It’s an acceleration program targeting idea stage startups offering young entrepreneurs an intensive life-changing experience to help them turn their innovative ideas into viable and investable startup businesses.
Applications are now open for round 5 of Startup Seeds. You may apply if you possess any of the following: Idea, Prototype Stage, Piloting Stage, and to be operational (or intend to operate) in North Lebanon.
Potential candidates will be selected after an initial screening of all applications. After about 2 weeks, A second screening (40% of participants) will be conducted through interviews, which will allow us to further meet and understand the dynamics of the applicants. If there is a missing component, an additional assignment may be required from the applicant after discussing it in the interview.
Our previous Bootcamp held 18 training sessions, 8 working sessions, and 6 team building activities. The topics covered were business components for startups, startup ecosystem in Lebanon, and branding and online presence. The Bootcamp will be located in a calm and joyful area away from the city over 5 full working days.
Participants will have a chance to work on their business plans along with workshops given by experts in different fields available. For the finale, business plans are submitted by each team for the shortlisting process to the next phase.
(A virtual Bootcamp is an option this year due to the general circumstances).
This stage is initiated by covering support areas needed through the administering of workshops which pave the way to mentorship and coaching. Each startup will then be matched with specific mentors & coaches who are specialists in their field. The topics are related to each startup ranging from business support to technical support. This phase is designed to boost performance and build a product that attracts investors. The approach includes achieving main milestones that help in achieving startup maturity: Customer Discovery, Basic Prototyping, Business Model Validation.
The winners of the pitching festival will receive a financial grant to help them launch their businesses. The following business support will continue 1-2 months after receiving the grant to help the startups launch their product and develop their go-to market strategy.
We will not let go until you succeed