#EBDA Business Plan Competition is the culmination of the EBDA Training Programme that is running in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey in partnership with SPARK and funded by De Postcode Loterij.
The project aims to support Lebanese and Syrian youths residing in Lebanon, aged 18 to 35, whether they have a business idea or an existing business that they would like to develop. Youths participate in set of entrepreneurship and business plan trainings with mentorship and coaching support.
The top 15 projects will be selected to participate in the EBDA Business Plan Competition taking place on February 22, 2019 at AUB.
A total of 9 projects will win up to $10,000 in seed funding with access to finance and mentoring support.
Founder & Creative Director, Caustik Studios
Senior Consultant, AT Kearney
Research & Data Director, Arabnet
SME Development Specialist Jordan, SPARK
Dr. Rita Mokbel
Member at Seeders LWAF and Head of Sales Mobile Financial Services, Ericsson
Dr. Rodrigue Balaa
Chairman of Agriculture Department, Balamand University
Deputy General Manager, Kafalat
Omar Al Merhe
An online platform that allows e-commerce store owners to run their drop shipping stores efficiently.
"My dream is to build my own retailing multi-brand company."
Amin Al Khaled & Moussa Naasan
Bassateen counts on the abundance of nature in Danniyeh, North Lebanon for the Production & Supply of organic vegetables using the hydroponic system. Bassateen caters to the hospitality sector with ready to use chopped and packed healthy vegetables.
"To be a leading and distinguished organic vegetables company in the Arab region and all around the world."
Casa Energy offers a detailed energy audit with advanced solutions to make your house more energy efficient and helps you to manage your energy consumption effectively in order to reduce your energy bills.
"My dream is to become a leader in the energy sector across Lebanon through developing innovative solutions and having a strong network of satisfied customers."
Dr. Apple is a Mobile Juicing truck that transforms apples to juice on the spot with a shelf-life of 2-years. It can be driven from village to village with high mobility reaching grass-root farmers while creating awareness with a very high outreach.
"I dream to impact as many farmers as I can, and to transmit the know-how and knowledge to them so they can improve autonomously. I dream of bringing Lebanese Natural products to the world while giving back dignity and hope to our rural areas."
Lina El Khoury, Marie Mouzawak, Alaa Mrad & Rida Halbawi
Dr. Leda is an online anonymous affordable psychological counseling platform that aims to provide individuals with the help they need far from stigma and the eyes of the society.
"I aim to see a world with no discrimination, judgments, and most importantly stigma. I dream that my startup will be able to bring joy and comfort to people, becoming the leading mental health software tool in the MENA region by 2023."
Find A Nurse
Hussein Sleiman & Khulud Khalil
Find A Nurse is the biggest network of home health care providers that connects families with qualified caregivers quickly and affordably via an online platform.
"I dream of a better country to live in. I hope to play a major role in making this happen."
Khalid Al Hamwi & Moubadda Younes
Furbiture is a creative furniture design and production lab where interior and furniture design solidly partners up with craftsmanship to produce contemporary furniture that fulfills the unmet needs of the local market. Furbiture wants to twist up the furniture industry and market in North Lebanon.
"My dream is to complete masters degrees in architecture and sociology - Become an architect and contribute to big change in the world - Contribute to the rebuild of future Syria in the field of education specifically."
MyPlan is Software to build Amazing Projects Plan and interactive online planning tools for NGOs & community leaders to help users in preparing business plans and proposals.
"My dream is to start a holding company in online business serving all the world with a mix between technology and development."
Nawafez is a news website concerned about the developmental and economic affairs in the governates of North Lebanon and Akkar. A program will be launched through the website that hosts famous and influential people as well as analysts and opinion makers from the local communities who will provide documented information and reflect the beautiful image of North Lebanon and Akkar.
"My dream is that this news website will become one day a news agency and a main reference to any person who wishes to know more about North Lebanon and Akkar concerning developmental and economical affairs in the region. As well as giving an opportunity to the new generation to be part of the website and provide them with a platform to deliver their own voices in their own special way."
Mariam Al Kotob & Rajaa Abeed
No Blues is a small atelier where two designers and self-taught soap makers make high-quality handcrafted bathing and relaxing products inspired by the traditional local Tripolitan soap and the new trendy imported bathing products to be sold on the local market with very reasonable prices.
"My dream is to forever do passionately the things I love and believe of."
Plant Right Aquaponic
Salah Eddin Nashaat
Raising fish and growing vegetables at the same time in a win win situation where the fish waste is used as organic fertilizers for the vegetables and the plants purify the water eliminating the need to change it periodically for the fish.
"My dream is to achieve success through this project by developing it further and turning it into an income generating activity. I also plan to deliver training courses to youths who seek financial independence, and teach them how to establish similar projects in small areas like their houses, on the roof or in refugee camps."
Samer Moussa & Katia Zahwe
RearView is a mobile application that connects people to all local garages and car-related shops inside Lebanon therefore strengthening people’s trust and safety, and promoting these businesses in a competitive market.
"My dream is to make RearView the number one platform that people use to reach out to automotive specialists."
Reef provides catering services for NGOs while empowering women of the rural areas and other underprivileged communities by providing women with job opportunities and fostering their productivity and creativity.
"I have a lot of dreams! The biggest is to lead a multinational company, travel the world and discover endless number of villages."
An application that helps parents monitor and balance the time their children spend playing and learning.
"My dream is to build an e-learning system that complements the schools’ curriculum by integrating entertainment and excitement with scientific topics in order to encourage students to experience science in a practical and fun way."
Charbel Hanna & Chekrallah Hanna
Snacksy is the brand name of a snacks production company that sells packaged fruit snacks (such as apple chips and fruit based jelly beans) that will be made majorly of natural ingredients, fruits, herbs, spices, as well as vitamins to support a healthy growing process.
"My dream is to succeed in life by turning my business ideas into lucrative empires; starting with a family business in my village, where I can stay there and empower it while raising a happy family."