Berytech Ideathon · Agriculture, Food, Water, Energy & Waste

Berytech Ideathon: Innovating Solutions Across Lebanon For Agriculture, Food, Water, Energy, and Waste Challenges

For the second year, Berytech has taken its Ideathon weekends to the Bekaa, Mount Lebanon and North Lebanon giving the opportunity to both students and professionals to collaborate and innovate solutions to challenges in food, agriculture, water, energy, and waste.

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Berytech Ideathon · North Lebanon

University of Balamand, Koura
Friday, 8 March, till Sunday, 10 March 2019

Berytech Ideathon · Mount Lebanon

Lebanese American University, Byblos
Friday, 22 March, till Sunday, 24 March 2019

Berytech Ideathon · Bekaa

Michel Daher Social Foundation, Ferzol, Bekaa
Friday, 12 April, till Sunday, 14 April 2019


Over 130 participants from diverse backgrounds including engineering, agriculture, marketing, business , design, and technology were able to meet, form teams, develop solutions and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs and mentors, getting them started on the entrepreneurial journey, all in one weekend.

After receiving training in ideation, business model value proposition and pitching essentials, three winners were announced each weekend after pitching to a jury with a first prize of $1500, a second prize of $1000 and a third of $500 in addition to 3 months of incubation at Berytech. Solutions developed by teams covered an array of possibilities with top winners focusing on indoor farming, renewable energy, generation and product traceability.


The Berytech Ideathons were made successful with the engaged participation of our team and mentors in addition to all the Berytech community of startups who were present to share their story and experience.

The Berytech Ideathons were organized under the Agrytech Program, in partnership with UNICEF, the University of Balamand, the Lebanese American University, Michel Daher Social Foundation, Fouad Makhzoum Social Foundation and sponsored generously by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon.




+ 3-Month Access to Berytech’s Incubation Support



+ 3-Month Access to Berytech’s Incubation Support



+ 3-Month Access to Berytech’s Incubation Support


1st Prize NL Photo

Smart Grow

1ST PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon North Lebanon

George Bahry & Omar Fakhreddine
Smart Grow is an automated device used to grow crops indoors providing the optimal environment, based on the plant.

2nd Prize NL Photo


2ND PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon North Lebanon

Mohamad Nazir, Abdul Ghani Lawzi & Jawad Kabbara
Hypess is an eco-friendly energy storage system for renewable energy sources.

3rd Prize NL Photo

Green We Go

3RD PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon North Lebanon

Hassan Najjar, Abdallah Haddare & Jamil Rassi
Green We Go is a solution to filter wastewater and sewage to be re-used in agriculture.

1st Prize ML Photo

Working Pendulum

1ST PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Mount Lebanon

Ali Mezher
Working Pendulum is a new disruptive electricity generator that can generate continuous power without the need for fuel, sunlight, or wind energy.

2nd Prize MLPhoto


2ND PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Mount Lebanon

Omar Zaatari & Wissam Hijazzi
Roly is an application that facilitiates the transportation of waste to sorting facilities.

3rd Prize ML Photo

Casa Lavender

3RD PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Mount Lebanon

Iyad Zaydan
Casa Lavender is an application in which you promote your empty piece of land, get free consultancy, free of charge plantation and maintenance.

1st Prize Bekaa Photo


1ST PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Bekaa

Georges Massaad, Youmna Bahout & Ali Haidar Ahmad
Tabe3 is a traceability platform for fruits and vegetables.

2nd Prize Bekaa Photo


2ND PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Bekaa

Ali El Mays & Walid El Mays
GreenPoo is valorizing chicken manure to be used as an organic fertilizer.

3rd Prize Bekaa Photo


3RD PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Bekaa

Alexandre Kfoury, Ghassan Abou Jaoude, Margueritta Abou Ali & Nour Abi Asaad
Supersnacks is reinventing the healthy snack world.

4th Prize Bekaa Photo


4TH PRIZE WINNERBerytech Ideathon Bekaa

Bassem Jaafar, Elis Mhanna, Elias Teeny, Mariana Monzer, Othman Othman & Sanaa Said
E-rrigator is a solution to reduce polluted water through a UV system device and sensors.


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