Posted on October 7, 2020
Berytech is organizing The Euro-Med Scale up Innovation Day on November 19, 2020, under the EU-funded THE NEXT SOCIETY initiative, bringing together international speakers, investors, entrepreneurs, and experts to support innovative startups and SMEs from the EU-MENA region.
The event is an occasion to join forces to better navigate the current crisis and help startups adapt their growth strategies, access funding opportunities, forge new regional partnerships, and scale up across the European and Mediterranean markets against all odds.
This first digital event of its kind will provide an array of opportunities for startups to survive, innovate and grow despite the challenges and shifts that are occurring as the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The day will offer power talks featuring inspiring professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators, growth workshops. delivered by seasoned practitioners who will provide hands-on sessions and masterclasses, an exhibition featuring Mediterranean startups who will present their innovative solutions, and regional partners from the startups ecosystem who will present their services and support programs, as well as matchmaking sessions between startups, mentors, investors, and professionals from several countries.
More than 600 attendees from the region including innovators, academics, industry professionals, startup ecosystem players, entrepreneurship supporters, and investors are expected to join.
The event is open for startups, investors, organizations and professionals who want to learn about technologies and trends re-shaped by the pandemic while tapping into new strategies. It will provide opportunities to connect and explore potential collaborations, to access international business support, funding, and soft-landing programs and to promote to industry leaders and investors across the Euro-Med network.
The Euro-Med Scale Up Innovation Day is part of the first Business Innovation Week in Lebanon (BIW2020) organized by Berytech, which also offers an Acceleration Bootcamp for startups, and Power Meetings with investors.
The Lebanese Business Innovation Week is a disruptive event designed to bring together entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts, investors and ecosystem leaders from Europe, the MENA region and Gulf countries to work on business expansion and explore investment opportunities.
It will offer an intensive learning experience that includes coaching and mentoring, networking, one-to-one meetings, training and workshops by the best national and international mentors, and a full-day conference.
About Berytech & THE NEXT SOCIETY
Berytech is the exclusive project partner of THE NEXT SOCIETY in Lebanon, working since 2017 on the initiative, which gathers a large network of over 300 business and innovation, research and investment organizations, 2500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.
THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change-makers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, NGOs, public and private innovation, research and economic development hubs from Europe and 7 Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. It aims at mobilizing, promoting and reinforcing innovation ecosystems and economic development in the MENA region.
Launched by ANIMA Investment Network, THE NEXT SOCIETY initiated a four-year action plan (2017-2020), co-funded by the European Union up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.8 million, which impacts 4 levels of the innovation ecosystem: improve policy frameworks, foster startup successes, promote and internationalize clusters, and accelerate technology transfer towards the enterprise. https://www.thenextsociety.co