IdeaLab

Entrepreneurship Support Program

Transforming Small Ideas Into Scalable Startups

Turn your idea into a viable business by addressing challenges in clean and agrifood technology, and validating your solution in just 10 weeks.

Applications are not currently open but you can express your interest by filling out the interest form, below.

IdeaLab- Entrepreneurship Support Program

About the IdeaLab Program

Supporting Entrepreneurs Across Lebanon

IdeaLab is a 10-week entrepreneurship support program being implemented across Lebanon with the aim of providing the proper technical and business support needed for entrepreneurs to validate their solutions and turn their ideas into businesses.

The two-month cycle allows entrepreneurs with Cleantech and Agrifoodtech solutions to learn how to identify their problem, validate their solution in the market, build their first prototype, and create a strong team that has the capacity to take on challenges and scale their startup.

The selection process and delivery of the program is done through one of Berytech’s five partner organizations. You can apply to the IdeaLab Program in two ways, either through one of the partner organizations listed below or directly through the link provided and Berytech will forward your application to the relevant organization in your region.

12 Startups

supported per batch

10-Month Support

throughout two phases

Up to $100K

in grants and technical support per startup

Program Phases

Application

Fill out the program application form below. The application will be forwarded to the Business Support Organization in your region.

Shortlisting

Twenty startups will pitch their ideas in person to a judging panel to be shortlisted.

Validation

10 startups will be selected into the program where they will receive access to business training, coaching, and grants of up to $1,500 through one of Berytech’s partner organizations.

Reasons to Join

Receive the support you need to launch your startup

Business and Technical Support

Benefit from technical and business support provided to you in your region.

Training

Receive mentoring and coaching from skilled experts.

Grants

Get up to $1.5K in cash grants to validate your solution.

Connections

Connect and collaborate with startups, partners, mentors, and investors.

Who Can Apply?

Entrepreneurs working on solutions addressing challenges in the agrifood or cleantech sectors.

The applying teams should 

  • Be formed of at least two co-founders.

  • Have at least one representative who is Lebanese and residing in Lebanon.

  • Be able to commit to the two-month program.

  • Have a solution at the idea stage.

  • Possess a solution that addresses challenges within the agrifood or cleantech sectors, with a focus on innovation and practical application.

  • Preferably work on an innovation that drives a positive social or environmental impact.

  • Have multidisciplinary and complementary team members (recommended).

    Join the program through one of our five partners

    (Covering North Mount Lebanon)

    (Covering The Beirut Region)

    (Covering North Lebanon)

    (Covering The Bekaa Region)

    (Covering South Mount Lebanon)

    Take the first step
    towards launching your startup!

    IdeaLab applications are not currently open but you can express your interest by filling out the interest form, below.

    What are the innovations needed in the agrifood and cleantech sectors?

    What is Cleantech?

    Learn more about the clean technology sector

    What is Agrifood?

    Learn more about the agriculture and food sector

    Got some questions?

    Send us an email and get all the info you need!

    Partner Growth

    About The Partner Growth Program

    IdeaLab is part of Berytech’s Partner Growth Program under the ACT Smart Innovation Hub. Partner Growth was launched 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 through the IdeaLab Program, and initiate them to apply and join the Agrytech or Clyntech Accelerators and grow their businesses.

    Success Stories

    Berytech has graduated successful startups who have started with an idea and innovated scalable solutions in the sectors of agrifood and cleantech. Discover their journeys and get inspired to start!

    FAQ

    Your idea or solution should embody a potential innovation in technology or the business model, avoiding any sense of being over-represented or clichéd. Moreover, the idea should carry significant impact, whether it’s on economic, social, environmental, or other relevant aspects.

    By integrating one of the various technology components within your product, service, or process. This includes components such as hardware, software, IOT, low tech, biotechnology and life science, robotics and animation, nanotechnology, etc.

    Meet the team