Brilliant Lebanese Awards

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.

The Brilliant Lebanese Awards is designed to acknowledge and honor entrepreneurs who have achieved excellence and demonstrated personal commitment to their business and community. These awards are part of the Bank’s promise to provide SMEs and

women entrepreneurs with consultancy, learning & development opportunities, access to markets and nationwide exposure, in addition to financing.

Brilliant Lebanese Awards at a glance

Number of Editions to date 7
Usual Date of Competition November
Average Number of Applicants 150
Average Number of Startups Accepted 12
Number of Winners 3
Goal of Competition Support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & the Women’s Market, and to encourage entrepreneurship in the region
Eligibility Criteria Sales/Revenue, Gender, For Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – Females only
Application Process Online Application, Pitch Video, Full Business Plan, Pitch Deck, MVP Demo, Interview
Participation Benefits Expert Feedback, Networking, Financial Rewards, Media Exposure, Workshops
Financial Reward $30k
Other Rewards Recognition & Exposure:

Selected finalists will take part in TV interviews, a 90-minute Awards ceremony broadcast live on LBCI including a full report about their business.

Finalists will also get no less than two months of social media coverage on all BLC Bank and We Initiative platforms. Learning & Development Finalists will attend an in-depth seminar on Digital & Inbound Marketing to learn how to succeed online and maximize exposure.

Reassessment Applying to the Awards will also grant finalists the opportunity to take a step back and reassess their business’ vision and strategy.

Coaching & Mentoring:

Finalists will receive valuable coaching and advice from the nine professional jury members along with opportunities to grow their business.

Financial Reward:

The winners of the Business of the Year and Woman Entrepreneur of the Year categories will receive, in addition to all the above, a wider media exposure following their announcement. Each winner will receive a USD 30,000 cash prize. As for the winner of the People’s Choice Award, s/he will walk away with a cash prize of USD 5,000.