Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Lebanon /

Al Majmoua

The Lebanese Association for Development – Al Majmoua is a Lebanese independent, non-confessional, non-profit microfinance institution (MFI) that focuses since 1998 on supporting low-income and vulnerable individuals, particularly micro entrepreneurs and women, with affordable financial and non-financial services to fund their activities and build sustainable businesses.

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AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute

The AMIDEAST Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) seeks to advance entrepreneurship as a way of stimulating job creation and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa. Located in Beirut, the AEI offers training and other support to new and aspiring entrepreneurs as they seek to launch and grow their business ventures.

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Antwork

Antwork is a collaborative space that is meticulously designed to welcome diverse communities of entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, startups, techies and many more.

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Arabnet Beirut

ArabNet is a leading events, insights and innovation programs focused on tech business and innovation in the MENA region.

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Asher Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACIE)

ACIE is a dedicated community of local professionals, founders, business owners, entrepreneurs, students, alumni, academics and staff supporting each other on an entrepreneurial journey to generate new business in lebanon and spur economic growth.

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B&Y Venture Partners

B&Y Venture Partners started with a vision: to create the go-to venture capital fund for early-stage technology startups.

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BDD Academy

The objective of BDD Academy is to bridge the gap between the outdated education system and the long-term requirements of the job market.
With that objective in mind, the BDD Academy aims to provide programs at the intersection of design, technology and leadership across four dedicated tracks: the youth track, the university track, the continuous learning track and the corporate innovation track.

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Beirut Creative Cluster

L’objectif du BCC consiste à promouvoir la transformation des industries libanaises innovantes à travers des actions stratégiques fondées sur la coopération entre entreprises, avec l’innovation comme finalité sous-jacente constante.

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Beirut Digital District

BDD is a community of 1,500 members hosted across 17,500 m2, and the preferred hub for over 100 companies in tech, digital media, accelerators, incubators, venture capitals, and startups, and over 400 events hosted per year.

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Beirut Digital District

BDD is a community of 1,500 members hosted across 17,500 m2, and the preferred hub for over 100 companies in tech, digital media, accelerators, incubators, venture capitals, and startups, and over 400 events hosted per year.

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Beirut Digital District

Berytech

Berytech offers the right ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurs to create and develop their own startups and SMEs, through research, incubation, business support, networking, mentoring, funding, access to markets, company hosting, and acceleration

  • Website
    http://berytech.org/
  • Phone
    + 961 1 61 25 00
  • Email
    info@berytech.org
  • Address
    Berytech Mathaf
    Damascus Street
    Museum District
    Achrafieh, Beirut

    Berytech Mar Roukoz
    Saint Joseph University
    Sciences & Technology Campus
    Dekwaneh, Mount Lebanon

    Berytech BDD 1294
    Bechara El Khoury Street
    Beirut Digital District
    Bachoura, Beirut
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Berytech Business Support and Development

Berytech aims to catalyze the growth of startups ensuring long-term sustainability of their businesses while assuring that they have constant and updated access to all the resources they need to scale-up. As such, Berytech’s Department of Business Support and Development offers customized support tracks to entrepreneurs at the different phases of their journey

  • Website
    http://berytech.org/
  • Phone
    + 961 1 61 25 00
  • Email
    info@berytech.org
  • Address
    Berytech Mathaf
    Damascus Street
    Museum District
    Achrafieh, Beirut

    Berytech Mar Roukoz
    Saint Joseph University
    Sciences & Technology Campus
    Dekwaneh, Mount Lebanon

    Berytech BDD 1294
    Bechara El Khoury Street
    Beirut Digital District
    Bachoura, Beirut
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Berytech DigiHive

Berytech DigiHive is a pioneer co-working space allowing interaction with the community in a collaborative approach. Joining Berytech will enable you to become part of a dynamic and vibrant community of entrepreneurs, promoting innovation, technology and business development.

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Berytech Fund II

Berytech Fund II is a 51 million US Dollar Beirut-based Venture Capital Fund. The funds were received from major banks in Lebanon under the Circular 331 issued by the Central Bank, an initiative that has played a massive role in the activation of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lebanon.

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Berytech Hackathon

The Berytech Hackathon is an exciting opportunity to develop sector-specific solutions using technologies such as Internet of Things, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence

  • Website
    http://berytech.org/
  • Phone
    + 961 1 61 25 00
  • Email
    info@berytech.org
  • Address
    Berytech Mathaf
    Damascus Street
    Museum District
    Achrafieh, Beirut

    Berytech Mar Roukoz
    Saint Joseph University
    Sciences & Technology Campus
    Dekwaneh, Mount Lebanon

    Berytech BDD 1294
    Bechara El Khoury Street
    Beirut Digital District
    Bachoura, Beirut
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Berytech Ideathon

Berytech’s Ideathon is an exciting opportunity for developers, creatives, tech enthusiasts, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, business professionals, and university students who want to collaborate and innovate in different sectors over the course of one weekend

  • Website
    http://berytech.org/
  • Phone
    + 961 1 61 25 00
  • Email
    info@berytech.org
  • Address
    Berytech Mathaf
    Damascus Street
    Museum District
    Achrafieh, Beirut

    Berytech Mar Roukoz
    Saint Joseph University
    Sciences & Technology Campus
    Dekwaneh, Mount Lebanon

    Berytech BDD 1294
    Bechara El Khoury Street
    Beirut Digital District
    Bachoura, Beirut
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Berytech Innovation Day

Berytech Innovation Day is a day to network, learn, pitch, invest and keep up with the sector’s innovations

  • Website
    http://berytech.org/
  • Phone
    + 961 1 61 25 00
  • Email
    info@berytech.org
  • Address
    Berytech Mathaf
    Damascus Street
    Museum District
    Achrafieh, Beirut

    Berytech Mar Roukoz
    Saint Joseph University
    Sciences & Technology Campus
    Dekwaneh, Mount Lebanon

    Berytech BDD 1294
    Bechara El Khoury Street
    Beirut Digital District
    Bachoura, Beirut
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BIAT

BIAT is managed by a motivated, professional, experienced, and caring team ready to assist clients with their financial, technical, marketing, legal, accounting, exporting and training issues along with relevant authorities’ connection.

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Brilliant Lebanese Awards

In line with BLC Bank’s mission to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & the Women’s Market, and to encourage entrepreneurship in the region, the Brilliant Lebanese Awards was launched in 2012 as the 1st Lebanese Banking Awards in Lebanon.

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Bubleik

Established on July 2012, BuBleik is a Business Center in Beirut, providing Virtual Office and Virtual Assistant services.

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Cedar Mundi

Cedar Mundi Ventures (“CMV”) is a Lebanese venture capital firm investing in international technology startups, having substantial economic presence in Lebanon and growth opportunities in the Middle East.

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Center for Entrepreneurship – BAU

The CFE aims to promote the culture of Entrepreneurship through identifying the individuals with entrepreneurial potential, providing them with a lot of relevant input, expanding their repertoires, and equipping them with skills relevant to entrepreneurship implementation in an integrated manner. Consequently, the CFE will be enhancing entrepreneurship competencies and consequently practices, namely.

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Center for Research and Innovation

With a vision to strengthen and elevate AUB’s stature as a dynamic, 21st century, research institution, the Center for Research and Innovation (CRInn) launched on February 2015 under the oversight of the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) and the Technology Transfer Unit (TTU) at the American University of Beirut (AUB)

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Changemaker Festival

The Changemaker Festival operates at the intersection of education, youth, entrepreneurship, and impact. The festival seeks to bridge the gap between 3,000 youth, 200 top decision makers, and more than 50 leading corporations to create broad-based partnerships that inspire action and deliver lasting and sustainable social change.

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Codi

The mission of Codi is to use coding and digital skills to enable inclusion and employment, and as a catalyst for social innovation and diversity. The programme is a combination between a coding bootcamp and a leadership course. It is based in Beirut and its mission is to get marginalised youth to participate in the growing needs of the local ICT and software sector.

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CONFIDEO VM

Powered by MIT Venture Mentoring Service (MIT VMS) and based on its 16-year proven methodology of team mentoring, Confideo Venture Mentoring (Confideo VM) supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity in Lebanon by matching both prospective and experienced entrepreneurs with skilled volunteer mentors to provide them with day-to-day professional advice.

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DEEL Competition

The general purpose of this competition is to strengthen the culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education in order to foster the emergence of companies with a potential for growth and job creation.

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Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD)

The Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD) is a governmental body dedicated to alleviate poverty in Lebanon through the creation of employment opportunities and through the improvement of living conditions in disadvantaged communities.

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ELCIM

The objective of ELCIM is to provide manufacturing SMEs a professional partner in meeting their business growth and productivity improvement objectives, by offering a unique opportunity to access European know-how and Lebanese expertise in the fields of financial and technical management.

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Endeavor

La mission d’Endeavor Lebanon consiste à accélérer la création d’emplois à valeur élevée et la croissance du PIB en soutenant les grands entrepreneurs du Liban.

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F6S Alpha

F6S is home to over a million tech founders, 800k startups and more than 10,000 startup programs globally. F6S delivers founders growth through startup programs, opportunities to drive traction, grants and services.

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Facebook Developer Circle

Facebook Developer Circle Beirut

Facebook Developer Circles are a create active communities for any developer around the world to access information, share knowledge, and collaborate with other developers.

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Femme Francophone Entrepreneure

The competition is organized since 2011 by AUF Middle East and Berytech, in partnership with L’Orient-Le Jour and le Commerce du Levant, with SGBL as strategic partners and LLWB as community partners. For the past 9 years, it has been promoting women’s entrepreneurship in Lebanon.

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Flat6Labs

Flat6Labs is a regional startup accelerator program that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas.

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Flat6Labs Beirut

Flat6Labs Beirut is a startup seed program and early stage fund designed to empower entrepreneurs to develop and scale viable companies in a short period of time.

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Forward LB

Forward LB is a shared space aimed at nurturing a Startup Community with room for over 90 resident entrepreneurs and freelancers who need fixed desks, private areas for meetings or just a public quiet zone with caffeine and megabytes.

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Fouad Makhzoumi Innovation Center – LAU

LAU FM Innovation Center is the place that seeds innovation, celebrates entrepreneurship, and transform education

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HBR Creative Platform

Founded by in 2014, HBR is a creative platform and design lab for co-working and design.

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Hult Prize

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues.

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IM Capital (Seeders program)

Seeders is a community of qualified Business Angels with a mandate to serve the Lebanese entrepreneurial landscape by injecting smart money in early-stage high-risk ventures.

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Kafalat

Kafalat is a Lebanese financial company with a public concern that assists small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to access commercial bank funding. Kafalat helps SMEs by providing loan guarantees based on business plans / feasibility studies that show the viability of the proposed business activity.

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Kapa Offices

KAPA Offices provides flexible, cost-effective workspace solutions that will help your business thrive. And while flexibility remains the main component with opportunities to rent workspace on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis, we also offer you the chance to feel part of a bigger community and to interact and share ideas with other like-minded people and companies.

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Leap Ventures

Leap Ventures will seek to make investments in companies meeting its investment objective which are considered to represent high growth opportunities and/or are otherwise considered capable of superior performance after an injection of capital.

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Lebanese Women Angel Fund (LWAF)

La Lebanese Women Angel Fund (LWAF) est une initiative qui redéfinit le rôle des femmes dans le secteur des affaires et ce, au-delà des frontières sociales et économiques afin de les aider à devenir des pré-investisseurs.

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Middle East Venture Partners

MEVP is a Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of innovative companies run by talented entrepreneurs in the Middle East Region with a focus on the GCC and Levant countries. The MEVP group operates from a number of jurisdictions including Dubai and Beirut.

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MIT EF Arab Startup Competition

MIT Enterprise Forum Arab Startup Competition (ASC) is a yearly competition initiated by the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab since 2006. This annual competition is designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an eco-system of innovation and entrepreneurship in the Arab Region.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Innovate for Refugees

Innovate for Refugees Competition (IFR) is a global competition for the best tech-driven solutions addressing the challenges faced by refugees across the globe.

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Mowgli Mentoring

Mowgli Mentoring is a social enterprise driving inclusive economic and social change in the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mowgli’s unique, accredited methodology provides a supportive framework which empowers and supports the talent and leadership development of entrepreneurs (micro, refugee and SMEs), women, youth as well as corporate leaders and employees to unlock their potential and seize new opportunities for growth.

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Neopreneur

Neopreneur is an Innovation and Startup Hub for Entrepreneurs, Startups, MSMEs, and SMEs.
Neopreneur provides an environment full of success and innovation and promotes sharing ideas, questions, and passions.

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Phoenician Funds

Phoenician Funds is a Beirut-based venture capital firm focusing on early-stage investments.

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Project Lebanon

A comprehensive and reliable platform for all aspects of the construction sector.

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QOOT Agri-Food Innovation Cluster

QOOT brings together SMEs and existing companies in Lebanon’s agri-food sector, creating a synergistic environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, prosperity and growth

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Regus

Regus enables people and businesses to work where they want, when they want and how they want.

  • Website
    https://www.lebanon.regus.com/
  • Phone
    +961 1 964 679
  • Address
    Azarieh Building, Azarieh street,
    Bloc A5 - 5th floor,
    Downtown, Beirut

    Beirut souks, Weygand street,
    Bloc M, 4th Floor
    Beyrouth souks, Beirut

    Mathaf
    Le Bureau Building,
    3rd. & 4th. Floor,
    Mathaf Street, Beirut

    Le Mall Dbayeh
    8th floor, Le Mall Building
    Dbayeh
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Saned Equity Partners

Saned Partners is an independently managed Venture Capital fund, aiming to nurture early-stage companies in the MENA region into growth and profitability.

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SE Factory

SE Factory (Software Engineering Factory) is an advanced coding bootcamp, based at Beirut Digital District, Lebanon, targeting youth from all socio-economic backgrounds and helping them become more job ready in Lebanon. It does so by selecting and intensively training computer science/engineering students to become professional full-stack web developers in cycles lasting three months each (full time).

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Seedstars Beirut

The 10 best startups from Beirut are invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup.

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Smart ESA

Designed by ESA, with the support of the French Embassy in Lebanon and the Banque du Liban (BDL), Smart ESA capitalizes on French Tech expertise and savoir-faire by creating an environment that fosters the development and growth of startups and an entrepreneurial mind.

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Social Entrepreneurship Summit

Le sommet de l’entrepreneuriat social vise à impulser le discours sur l’entrepreneuriat social au Liban et à favoriser la créativité, les aspirations et l’engagement des personnes en répondant à leurs défis personnels et à ceux de leurs communautés respectives.

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SOUTHBIC

Using local and international expertise, SouthBIC is geared towards assisting entrepreneurs and businesses in the South achieve their goals and enhance their competitiveness through enhanced innovation within existing business practice.

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Speed

Speed is a tech accelerator based out of the Beirut Digital District that empowers software startups to succeed and scale globally through a 3-month mentorship-driven program, $30,000 in funding, and a lifelong network of mentors and partners.

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Startup Weekend

At Startup Weekend, you’ll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources.

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The Competencies and Entrepreneurship Center

EC² establishes a framework for USJ students and young graduates that aspire to become entrepreneurs. In that perspective, EC² seeks to provide them with advice and guidance to support their efforts for their new enterprise.

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The Koozpace

The Koozpace is a space for Fitness, Coworking, Leisure and Housing located in a green, secure and calm environment with a unique view like no other on Beirut, the Mediterranean and the surrounding Hills.

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The Nucleus UK Tech Hub

The Nucleus est un programme de lancement de projets conjoints avec des startups au stade de l’idée et au stade d’amorçage afin de les faire parvenir à un produit commercialisable dans un délai de 3 mois.

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The Olive Grove

​The Olive Grove aims to make entrepreneurship & mentorship accessible to everyone, and to partner with players in the Beirut startup ecosystem to foster regional growth and innovation.

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The Submarine

The Submarine is a design-inspired coworking and event space for independent professionals and small teams looking to be part of a collaborative community.

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Torch Academy

Torch academy is a coding and technical Boot Camp, a Business Platform and a Training Hub.

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Touch Innovation Program

The touch Innovation Program will select high-potential entrepreneurs as “touch Innovators” and offer them benefits to further their startups.

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Wamda

Wamda is a platform of integrated programs that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship ecosystems throughout the MENA region.

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WTSUP Beirut

WTSUP! -Women Tech Start Up-is a value-driven platform supporting women-lead startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

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Young Entrepreneur Competition

INJAZ Lebanon’s Company Program gives University students the opportunity to enter the world of entrepreneurship! They get to organize themselves into management teams, select a business idea, raise capital, prepare a business plan, market and sell their product or service.

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