Agrytech Accelerator

Applications for Batch 3 are now open! Be the next agri-food innovator and grow your idea into a successful business with global impact

Last year, 22 startups joined Batch I of the Agrytech Accelerator with solutions spanning across the entire food value chain. Join Batch II of the program and get the chance to receive up to $40k in grants and 1 year of support.

Deadline September 15, 2019

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

From an idea to a growing
business in less than one year

Agrytech supports startups with innovations across
the Agri-Food sector through a yearly 3-phase program:

  • Validation
  • Up to 24 applicants are shortlisted to join and will receive a $2,000 grant to validate their market over a period of two months
  • Acceleration
  • Up to 12 startups will be shortlisted and move to this 4-month phase, to build a minimum viable product (MVP) and get traction with a $15,000 support grant
  • Incubation & Growth
  • Up to 8 startups will be shortlisted to join the 6-month incubation program and will benefit from up to $20,000 in matching grants

Voted Entrepreneurship Program of the Year 2017 by Lebanon Opportunities

Deadline September 15, 2019

Who Can Apply?

Make sure to apply if you have a creative solution to a challenge in food and agriculture, or if you have a working solution that can be adapted to solve a challenge in the agri-food industry.

You need to be part of a stratup or SME at an idea or early stage, and not necessarily an expert in the agri-food sector, but rather have a solid knowledge of your solution.

Your solution needs to use either science, technology or it should be an innovative food and beverage product that includes any of the below elements:

Deadline September 15, 2019

Why join the Agrytech
Accelerator Program?

The program offers you the resources, knowledge, support, and funding
necessary to scale your idea and grow it into an international business:

  • Startup Funding
  • Up to $37K cash injection in accelerated startups
  • Prototyping Facilities
  • Access to an electronics & hardware Fabrication Lab with technical support
  • Business Coaching
  • Bootcamps, training sessions and master classes developing entrepreneurial competencies
  • Customer Access
  • Promotion and visibility in local & international markets
  • Industry Connections
  • Linkages to Agri-Food community
    & pool of dedicated experts
  • Follow-on Mentoring
  • Intensive mentoring trajectories with
    follow-on immersion in Europe

Deadline September 15, 2019

Previous Batches In Numbers

51
startups admitted to the accelerator

28%
of the startups are co-founded by women

$724K+
grants provided to the Agrytech startups

 

$328K+
grants and awards received by the Agrytech startups from external competitions

 

18
startups participated in international competitions and events

906+
hours of coaching and training delivered

57
trainers contributed to the program

10
international experts welcomed

Deadline September 15, 2019

Agrytech Accelerator
Startups in Action 

Dutch Delegation visits Agrytech Startups

H.E. Ambassador Jan Waltmans lead a delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Finance on a visit to Byblos, where they met with three of the Agrytech Program startups – Quadra Machinery, Smart Gourmet and Startchy.

Mushtic: Biodegradable packaging startup wins local Hult Prize semifinals

The Mushtic team, currently enrolled in Berytech’s Agrytech Accelerator program, won the 2019 Hult Prize Lebanon semifinals over the weekend, earning them a spot at the Hult Prize Global Accelerator program in London this summer. The result keeps them in the running for the first prize of $1 million in seed capital.

touch partners with IOTree First NB-IoT Application in Lebanon

touch mobile telecommunications and data operator in Lebanon, managed by Zain Group, has announced a partnership with IOTree, Lebanon’s first wireless network of smart traps for harmful pests, at the Agri-Food Innovation Day organized by Berytech in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Start Your Application Here

Fill the form below to start your application. Once the form submitted, we’ll send you a fully-detailed email to let your learn more about the program and  guide  you through the application process.

 

 

 

 

 

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