Compete in Berytech's Upcoming Startup Competitions

ArabNet Team, Oct 27 2017

Berytech organize and partner on local, regional, and international competitions open for students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. In the coming two months, interested startups will have the chance to compete in 3 competitions including the Start-Up Booster Track, Future Agro Challenge and the Global Social Venture Competition.

Start-Up Booster Track 

Berytech has partnered with EU project THE NEXT SOCIETY to give Lebanese startups the chance to join their Start-Up Booster Track.

The track is designed to help startups bridge with key markets and grow internationally while being matched with services that suit their needs including mentoring programs, soft-landing in Europe, international acceleration and contacts with investors.

The track is open for innovative early stage startups with impact-driven solutions in various industries including ICT, food, environment, energy, health, and social & culture.

Seven shortlisted applicants will get the chance to pitch during the Elevator Roadshow event which will gather entrepreneurs and stakeholders from Lebanon and Europe on November 16th, 2017. Three startups will be selected during the Elevator Roadshow to join the first promotion of THE NEXT SOCIETY start-ups.

Find out more and apply to the Start-up Booster Track before November 8th, 2017 here.

Future Agro Challenge 

Berytech has partnered with Future Agro Challenge (FAC), a global competition for food and agribusiness startups from various corners of the globe, to allow food and agribusiness startups from Lebanon to participate and compete for the international title of "Agripreneur of the Year".

FAC provides key tools and opportunities to help startups grow their businesses and expand into new markets.

Startups with business ideas in agriculture, food technology, food production & retail, packaging & logistics, and food waste & sustainability, can apply to the FAC and win:

  • An invitation to compete internationally at the Global Agripreneurs Summit in Turkey in April
  • $2000 in Cash for first prize/$1000 in cash for second prize winners
  • 6 Months access to Berytech’s Incubation Support
  • 6 Memberships at the Berytech Fab Lab
  • Getting a direct access to Batch 2 of the Agrytech Accelerator Bootcamp with a $3300 grant
  • Earning the title of the “Lebanese Agripreneur of the Year”

Learn more and apply to FAC Lebanon here before November 12th, 2017.

Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is a global competition that empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into fundable, scalable ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges.

Prizes are local and international and include 6 months of incubation at Berytech with access to the Berytech co-working space, a trip to France to pitch at the GSVC semifinals, access to international networks and grants, and a chance to win $80,000 at the finals in Berkeley, California.

Startups with a business idea with a social or environmental impact are encouraged to apply here before December 4th, 2017. 

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