Our diverse portfolio reflects a dedication to support entrepreneurship in Lebanon, contributing to the creation of more business and employment opportunities
For Lebanese filmmaker Philippe Aractingi, Listen is essentially a contemporary love story. It takes place in the war-ridden country of a Lebanon in constant turmoil where for me the only form of resistance and survival is love.
As a Lebanese living in the midst of political and social chaos, Philippe have deliberately decided to leave the drama genre and tell a story that breaks the conventions of typical Middle Eastern themes.
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
Trybe helps retailers acquire new customers, retain them, incentivize them to spend more and maximize their lifetime value through detailed customer and location insights.
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
Karoline Lang Collections are a new “prêt-à-couture” category in womenswear
MAD, the next generation of talent hunters & producers, is the marketplace to discover, launch and meet talented musicians, artists and designers.
Where new and vintage textiles are used to create vibrant handmade accessories and furniture pieces
Moodfit is an online interior design platform connecting people who want to furnish their houses with professional interior designers.
T5Tek develops GPS and IoT tracking devices for use by cargo transportation companies
Reef Kinetics is an IoT Based Automated Aquarium Monitoring and Testing Platform. RK aims at simplifying the management of aquariums by automating their monitoring and
Handiss is a web platform that connects construction & contracting companies with quality freelance engineers and architects, at competitive prices, in a timely manner, while facilitating secure payment between parties.
Geek Express (GE) is an edu-tech hub, that offers children and teens in-person workshops on STEAM topics through long-term tracks, camps, and single session courses.
Jaleesa is an online marketplace for trusted infant & child care. It allows families to search for and book child carers online.The platform accepts online payment, and aims to automate as many features as possible, without losing the essential human touch required to build trust with families and child carers. Jaleesa’s mission is to build a business with a social impact.
Vbout is a marketing automation platform for any business. The platform includes powerful email and social media tools, lead intelligence and comprehensive analytics.
YallaPlay is a software company focused on efficient and scalable gaming models.
Yakshof is platform building customized knowhow in the investigative journalism field by capitalizing on technology and human expertise.
The company provides its clients with the means to Track, Analyze Act and Control the news and conversations that matter to them by combining listening technology, analytical reports, command center visualization, alerting tools, etc.
In 2017, Emile Harb founded Shelvz and won the 2016 Lebanon Seedstars competition. Shelvz offers the retailers workforce a user-friendly cloud-based tool, that helps them complete their tasks and give them the ability to manage in a more efficient way.
IN2’s main aim is to bring like-minded people who share the same sports interests in life together for a healthier and more active tomorrow. It does that by facilitating the planning of sports activities and engaging users to their maximum capabilities. With IN2, activities come to you. It’s more than an app, it’s what will bring back the thrill and enjoyment to your daily lives!
Cinemoz is the leading free to watch VOD platform in the MENA region delivering an of impressive array of TV shows, documentaries, short features and movies from across the Arab world.
FLY-FOOT came out of the need to fulfill a desire - the desire to connect passionate football fans with the teams they so loyally support and the game action they long for.
Since 2011, it has been a long and exciting journey. Multitudes of fans, from the casual to the most hardcore one, have travelled with Fly-Foot from their homeplace to where the real football action was happening with all the support they needed to ensure they would come back with great adventures to tell.
Through this journey, Fly-Foot has learned that the game does not end in the field or at the stadium gates. The city and local people are an integral part of the experience. Since then, the company has decided to capitalize on its presence in three of the major European cities for football: Barcelona, Madrid, and London.
Every member of Fly-Foot’s team is entirely dedicated to ensuring that football fans get the best experience possible inside and outside the stadium. They make sure that all you need to do is 'Pick your game & Pack your bag’.
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.
Following the same structure of the Seeders Masterclass for Business Angels (MBA), the Lebanese Women Angel Fund (LWAF) aims to redefine the role of women in business beyond social and economic boundaries, empowering women to become seed investors, and funding women entrepreneurs.