GIMED: 17 green start-ups selected in Lebanon for the coaching phase
17 solutions were selected to receive coaching support in a pitching event organised by Berytech, the Lebanese partner of GIMED. In the event there were a total of 25 early-stage start-ups which took part of the GIMED Support Program for Green Start-ups. Among the candidates, the selected green businesses will receive training and coaching, access to business support, grants, funding opportunities and international and regional B2B meetings.
In addition to that, they will have access to a diversified network of green partners, investors, entrepreneurs and professionals. The pitching event, held on the 20th and 21st of December, was divided into 2 days. As a consequence, there were two Jury Committees. The Jury focused on green businesses that solve environmental and social challenges and offer products, services or technologies leading to environmental improvements in fields such as energy-saving, pollution-prevention, waste recycling, green product designs, or corporate environmental management. The jury included:
- Youssef Yammine – Liaison Senior Coordinator at Berytech
- Marc Ayoub – Program Coordinator at Issam Fares Institute
- Sami Saad – Investment Associate at IM Capital
- Dany Maalouly – Senior Advisor at Investment Lead
- Maurice Mouawad – Management & Business Consultant
- Sergio Moukarzel – Trainer, Meta Coach & Leadership Speaker
Meet the 17 Winning Solutions
GREEN TRACK, a social enterprise which uses awareness campaign together with the concept of ‘sorting at source’ to reduce environmental degradation in Tripoli. They offer toolkits and a free pick-up service to neighborhoods to give them the ability to properly recycle.
VEA – Upcycled Rubber Handbags reuses the material coming out of thousands of tons of rubber tubes from tires that are disposed of as waste. This material is not degradable and would be energy-intensive to recycle.
GARBALISER produces organic fertilizers, through converting organic leftover to liquid fertilizer via anaerobic digester system.
VAMOS TODOS fosters green eco-stays in Lebanon.
BESALIM ORGANICS uses local and organic fertilizers and pesticides, and IPM, and provides lectures and site visits to their farm for practices.
CULTIVA produces natural & organic potting mix and compost free of chemicals. Locally found, delivered to the doorstep of clients, ready to use without any additives, eco-friendly and sustainable.
GREEN MARKS, a renewable energy company. Their aim is to provide several solar energy solutions: that contribute into green and sustainable future as PV, heating solar system, solar pumps, and other green solutions.
WASTELAB produces local sustainable biodegradable materials made from wastes to replace imported materials.
A+ produces insulation for construction from sheep wools and blankets to replace all fabricated and unhealthy products used in the market.
BRIO provides reusable bags made of 100% biodegradable materials. The bags are characterized by their ergonomic, foldable, and practical shape aiming to save marine animals through creative and conscious graphic prints.
Native Nurseries plants Lebanese native trees for the reforestation efforts and for the landscape sector.
FOX AND FIG, a local concept store that focuses on sustainable value chains from production to post sales. They provide affordable healthy and local products.
SMARTLAND offers a smart irrigation and fertigation system to the farmers that will solve the problems of famers by increasing their yield, maximizing their revenues, and minimizing their costs.
CARBONE VERT is a project that involves transforming wastewater produced in informal settlements into clean water and electricity.
Mortben, a zero plastic Lebanese brand specialized in plant-based ready-to-eat meals packed in glass jars that redefine healthy eating in the most sustainable way possible.
T.E.R.R.E. Liban, an NGO devoted to the creation and implementation of environmental education within Lebanon and has been a leader in the promotion of environmental solutions for sustainable development.
THE MODERN FARM reduces 95% use of water and gives people access to vegetable insecticide-free pesticide-free by installing new greenhouse to grow hydroponically.