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Become Berytech’s partner in supporting entrepreneurs across Lebanon

We are looking to partner with Innovation Support Organizations located in different regions, empowering them to catalyze entrepreneurship across the Lebanese ecosystem.

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About the program

Berytech has created the Partner Growth Program under the ACT Smart Innovation Hub Initiative to enable five Support Organizations in different Lebanese regions, for three consecutive years, to source entrepreneurs with innovative solutions in the agrifood and clean technology sectors, assist them in ideating and validating their solutions, and initiate them to apply and join the Agrytech or Cleanergy Accelerators and grow their businesses.

Increasing economic resiliency & employment

Building the next generation of entrepreneurs

Decreasing Lebanon’s brain drain

The program will help innovation support organizations across Lebanon

  • Acquire the skills and tools necessary to support entrepreneurs for this program and grow their potential to take part in other programs.
  • Receive capacity building to implement this program with the long-term vision of implementing other programs.
  • Run regional outreach activities to initiate and attract innovative ideas in agrifood and clean tech in their communities.
  • Organize ideation training for entrepreneurs and idea stage startups in their respective areas.
  • Conduct the Validation training where selected entrepreneurs receive up to $1.5K to validate their ideas and get the chance to receive acceleration support.

    The program in numbers

    5 Partners

    to be selected and supported from across Lebanon

    3 Years

    of implementation, running from Jan. 2023 till Dec. 2025

    250 startups

    to be supported in 5 batches of 10 startups by each partner

    $375K Grants

    $1.5K per startup, offered during the 2-month validation training

    Eligibility criteria

    Innovation support organizations

    The program is open to incubators, accelerators, for-profit enterprises, or other relevant entrepreneurship and innovation support stakeholders.

    Organization Location

    The organization should be located and operating in one of the following areas:
    North (Koura, Tripoli and Akkar) - North of Mount Lebanon (Metn, Kesserwan, Byblos…)

    Organization Facilities

    The organization's facilities should include a space to accommodate a minimum of 30 participants. The space should have internet and amenities.

    The program's timeline

    MAR - APR 2023

    Berytech provides capacity building

    • Providing the selected partners with the information, tools, policies and procedures needed to conduct the Validation phase.

    APR - May 2023

    Partners conduct outreach activities for five batches

    • Identifying potential entrepreneurs in the agrifood and cleantech sectors.
    • Establishing relationships with relevant stakeholders. 
    • Organizing and implementing outreach activities to attract entrepreneurs and young innovators willing to create solutions for challenges in the agrifood and cleantech sectors.

    June — July 2023

    Partners Implement the validation phase for five batches

    • Implementing five cycles of 2-month Validation Training
    • Supporting entrepreneurs with mentoring and linkages to be able to validate their ideas.
    • Organizing networking activities for startups in the ecosystem.

    Apply before March 5th, 2023

    Part of the ACT Smart Innovation Hub

    The ACT Smart Innovation Hub is a comprehensive initiative launched by Berytech to enable the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem and stimulate innovation and startup creation in the agriculture, food, and clean technology sectors.

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    Co-funded by The Kingdom of The Netherlands

    ACT Smart Innovation Hub is co-funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon. The Netherlands supports programs that are aimed at strengthening Lebanon’s social infrastructure and improving prospects for its people.

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