Get tailored support to map your fundraising journey and scale your startup

Join the ScaleSmart program to benefit from tailored mentorship for investment readiness, connect with potential investors, and improve your chances to raise the capital you need to scale your venture.

While applications are closed at the moment, you can pre-apply to the program by filling out this interest form.

Applications for this program are now open.

Investment training and mentorship

About the program

Scaling Lebanon’s most innovative seed and pre-seed startups

The ScaleSmart program aims to support pre-seed or seed startups working in different sectors to scale up by equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to plan a solid fundraising path, matching them with investors and investment opportunities, and improving their chances of successfully raising funds.

5 Startups

per cycle

4-Month Support

per cycle

All Sectors

across Lebanon

Reasons to apply

ScaleSmart will provide you with all the support you need to become investment ready within four months

Hands-On Support

You will work closely with investment specialists to build your startup’s data room, determine its valuation, and build a solid investment pitch deck.

Capacitation of Founders

You will plan your startup’s fundraising path and lead successful negotiations with different types of investors.

Access to Advisors

You will get connected with senior executives and advisors from Lebanon, the Netherlands, and other countries.

Access to Investors

You will get connected with potential investors through investment events and tailored matchmaking activities.

Traction & Growth

You will increase your traction and grow your operations sustainably through scale up support and tools.

“We built this program to empower founders with the knowledge and networks they need to start their investment journey and scale their innovations.”

Eligibility criteria

ScaleSmart is open for Lebanese scalable early-stage startups

The ScaleSmart program is open for scalable pre-seed and seed startups that:

  • Are legally registered or are currently undergoing legal registration

  • Are partially or fully operating in Lebanon

  • Have at least one Lebanese Co-Founder

  • Are at MVP-level with a validated Go-To-Market strategy

  • Have a multidisciplinary and complementary team

  • Demonstrate a clear need for funding

  • Preferably have a tech-enabled or science-based product or service

  • Are willing to commit to a 4-month program

    Lebanese Startup seeking investment


    Meet the graduates of the ScaleSmart Program

    Applications for this program are now open.

    Join the second cycle of ScaleSmart to become investment ready and scale your startup

    While applications are closed at the moment, you can pre-apply to the program by filling out this interest form.

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