Our diverse portfolio reflects a dedication to support entrepreneurship in Lebanon, contributing to the creation of more business and employment opportunities
Philippe Aractingi (“PA”) is an award winning Producer / Director, and a frontrunner among high caliber Lebanese directors. He has directed more then 50 documentaries and 3 features films.
Each of his movies (Bosta, Under the Bombs & Heritages) constitute a milestone in Lebanon’s cultural history.
With more than 30 years of experience, PA has extensive experience in writing, producing, directing and distributing films.
PA is in the process o producing a new movie called ""JOUD"". The proposed film is a love story; the story of Joud, a handsome young sound engineer, shy and affectionate by nature and Nathalie, a very sexy 22-year-old actress. Three months after a passionate and sensual relationship, Nathalie is victim of a car accident which sends her into a deep long coma.
The film is a universal love story that is not purely Lebanese and can be understood by a very wide audience around the world. The general theme, “a sensual film” from the Middle East, is timely given the major concerns posed by Islamic extremism these days.
The movie is co-produced with a French team, consisting of Denis Carot and Marie Masmontiel of Elzevir Films who have together won many awards in Cannes and have box office success in French and European markets.
SPEED@BDD is an accelerator program for early stage companies (teams at the idea or Minimum Viable Product stage) – currently the sole seed funding accelerator in Lebanon. SPEED@BDD is a collaborative effort between Lebanon’s leading Venture Capital funds and entrepreneurship support organizations.
The Program is to graduate two batches per year, with a capacity of 10 teams per batch. The program duration is expected to be around 3 months, with a main focus on software, digital, and Web/mobile start-ups.
Meacor is a biotechnology startup developing a novel catheter that enables the accurate positioning and attachment of an implant around the mitral valve annulus (ring) through a minimally invasive approach that aims at reducing the area of the valve and stopping regurgitation. The current treatment of MVR is a Surgical repair through open heart surgery, whereas the Proposed Treatment by MeaCor involves the Repair of the valve via heart access through a tube (catheter) inserted from the groin.
The Company plans to continue product development at university-sponsored research facilities at both McGill University and AUB, using research equipment and guidance from Dr. Anwarul Hasan
Launched in May 2012, ScoopCity is today one of Lebanon’s top online destinations for e- commerce, offering subscribers access to local deals at top venues and merchants. ScoopCity provides merchants with the ability to target a new range of customers and market their products and services via a measurable and effective online marketing channel. In 2016, ScoopCity launched a revamped website and a new mobile application, thus introducing an attractive pivot that enhances its value proposition.
After its collaboration with Quadron, a three-year old startup that has built a platform to run analytics for retailers, ScoopCity is planning a merger with the latter accounting for the following synergies: Access to high caliber merchants in the MENA region as well as a wider base of customers. Both companies will also benefit form access to technology and a high caliber technical team.
Element'n (ELN) is a specialized software house incubated within the Berytech system founded in 2003. With the early signs of the IoT market explosive growth, the company was able to identify a perfect fit for its platform in the spectrum of cloud services needed to cater for IoT solutions where it could leverage the decade long investment in the technology platform. The product was fine-tuned to the IoT and Big Data needs and re-launched as Scriptr at the SXSW show in Austin in March 2015. Scriptr is a platform that connects the hardware to the cloud and enables developers to write the back end code that creates business logic for the devices (or system of devices). The company has so far met several of its set objectives including Launching the business expansion phase of Scriptr in the US, by hiring the necessary executive team and deploying necessary market development budgets as well Reinforcing the company’s internal situation
L’Atelier du Miel is a brand and boutique solely dedicated to honey and honey products.
It was founded in 2011 by three men from different backgrounds with a common passion for nature, beekeeping and craftwork.
AM is distinguished by its unique production method which relies on moving the beehives every two to three months to follow the flower blossoming seasons, thus allowing the bees to feed only on nectar of flowers and honeydew of trees.
Their product offering entails 30 various and exotic types of Honey and Honey derivatives all made in Lebanon with 100% natural sources of Nectar.
Since its inception, the company has built a Strong brand identity as well a strong client engagement. The company is currently strengthening its Lebanese operations and presence as well as Laying the ground for its expansion.
KamKalima, a web-based platform for K-12 schools that helps teachers create engaging writing based assignments in Arabic. The software is easy for teachers to use and allows students to collaboratively write and publish at the school level. It also serves as an online archive for the school, including all student and teacher work
Taqa is a wheat-free, vegan, and GMO-free bakery dedicated to making local and healthy snacks for active lifestyles
At Bokja Design Studio, new and vintage textiles are used to create vibrant handmade accessories and furniture pieces.
Karoline Lang Collections are a new “prêt-à-couture” category in womenswear
Seeders Masterclass for Business Angels (MBA) is a one year program aimed to professionalize and democratize angel investing, and build investment readiness of novice angels through a structured approach. It uses the GoBeyond methodology which is a combination of a syndication vehicle with small investment tickets, and access to knowledge sharing tools to educate investors, thus mixing between a learning environment and an 'on-the-job' one year novice angel program.