Start-up Booster Track

A bespoke support programme for MENA entrepreneurs!

About the Start-Up Booster Track

The Start-Up Booster Track is a flexible support programme for entrepreneurs composed of several services that help them go international, access key markets and meet potential partners (International Bootcamps, International Market Missions, Soft Landing), improve their strategy and investment readiness (Ask An Angel, Academies), meet investors (Power Meetings) and engage in a long-term relationship with committed mentors (Mentoring).

Flexible & tailor-made

You can access one or several services of the Booster Track.

Free of charge

We support your travel expenses!

We love diversity

Teams with at least one woman co-founder and/or young talents are most welcome!

Upon Selection

Entrepreneurs and startups are matched to the adequate services according to their needs, profile and availability.

Start-Up Booster Track Winners from Lebanon

The winners benefit from THE NEXT SOCIETY services including trainings in intellectual property and venture workshops, mentoring programs, international acceleration boot-camps, international business development missions, power dinners with investors, and soft landing in European innovation hubs.

2019 Winners

CloudSale, presented by Mohammad el Hoss, levels the playground between trading tycoons and small businesses in the hospitality industry. CloudSale supplies the HoReCa businesses with all their non-food related needs. Businesses can buy locally-sourced items such as cups, plates, cutlery, consumables, and equipment; easily, efficiently, and transparently, and have them delivered within 3 business days.

Live Love Recycle, presented by Georges Bitar, is a recyclables collection service based on a mobile application where residents in Beirut can order on demand pick-ups for their recyclable garbage. A driver on a bike will be present at the designated location in less than 30 minutes after the request is made, to pick-up the bags and drop them back to the nearest recycling facilities.

TeensWhoCode, presented by Nour Atrissi, organizes cutting-edge tech summer camps for teens. Students enroll in the courses of their choice from building a robot to flying a drone, engage in physical activities like parkour and self-defense, visit tech companies and learn from founders & CEOs.

2018 Winners

Bakala, presented by Myriam Awad: Bakala is a SaaS business intelligence tool with a web interface that provides FMCGs with real-time access to market analytics through extracting/aggregating data from its disruptive solution Willi, a double-sided tablet placed inside grocery stores; one side is a POS with four modules: billing, inventory, customers, and reports, the other is an advertising screen.

FabricAID, presented by Hussam Hanouni: FabricAID collects clothes from local NGOs for $0.5 per kilogram and through smart clothing collection bins. The bins are equipped with a sensor that monitors the level of clothes in each bin and draws collection routes to increase efficiency. For every kilogram collected through the bins, a partnering charity benefits from $0.5. Collected clothes appropriate for reuse are sorted into over 70 categories to be sold either through one of FabricAID’s own permanent shops or at pop-up markets for prices ranging between 0.3 and maximum $3 per item.

Spike, presented by Ziad Alame: Spike is a mobile assistant that helps diabetics better manage their diabetes. Spike monitors the patient’s daily behavior and jumps in with reminders and tips when needed about insulin, food, activity, etc. In addition to that, Spike stores the patient’s data supporting a wide range of supported devices for further analysis and/or sharing with doctors and caregivers. To complete the solution we provide a medicine adherence network from friends, family, and other diabetics. In addition to all that, Spike includes a real-time dashboard for doctors with smart alerts when required to intervene.

2017 Winners

209 Lebanese wine is a community platform built around a series of engaging channels created to help customers discover and appreciate a broad selection of Lebanese wine. Serving as a personal online sommelier, 209 helps them pick and purchase the best bottle to suit their tastes, preferences and budget, and delivers their choice straight to their door.
209 marketplace gives customers the choice among +350 wines from +50 different wineries from Lebanon, as opposed to only a few available in the traditional market. It uses a powerful online search and recommendation engine that offers great advice and service to help consumers select the right wine; receiving it at home hassle-free, guaranteeing an unmatched wine experience. 209 Wine Club is a subscription-based exclusive virtual club for wine enthusiasts.
209 Lebanese wine was one of the winners of the Elevator Roadshow in Lebanon and joined THE NEXT SOCIETY community in 2017.

Moodfit was cofounded in Lebanon in 2016 by Ghassan Abi Fadel, Tarek Jaroudi, and Mohamad Sabouneh. It is a platform that offers an online home furnishing and decoration service from professional interior designers. Through Moodfit’s platform and design tools, clients get to choose the designer who would submit a design that fits their style and furniture budget. Once the design is finalized, Moodfit then saves its clients the hassle of shopping by coordinating the delivery of furniture and decoration from the local suppliers to the clients’ place.

Recyclo is restructuring the recycling industry by making it digital, financially sustainable, and less volatile for recyclers, industry and local governments.

We offer a suite of services that helps all stakeholders trade scraps and recyclables across borders and navigate price volatility. We present a simple digitized platform that simplifies the current trading process and that levels the trading playing field for all traders including scrap traders, factories and governments.

Recyclo is building on the latest technologies of the fourth industrial revolution and the new economic paradigm of circular economy, a simple, standardized and guaranteed solution for the waste industry and accelerated mitigation of climate change.

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