Startup Accelerator
LFE has played an instrumental role in the design, creation, and staffing of a new technology accelerator based in Beirut. The accelerator - named SpEED@BDD - is a collaborative effort between Lebanon's leading investment funds and entrepreneurship support organizations (LFE, Bader, Berytech, IM Capital, MEVP). The Board of Directors is currently composed of Maroun Chammas (Chairman of the Board; Chairman and CEO of Berytech), Fadi Bizri (Managing Director of Bader), Walid Hanna (Managing Partner of MEVP), and Abdallah Jabbour (Managing Director of LFE).

SpEED@BDD accepts start-ups at the idea or Minimum Viable Product stage, and is tasked with producing Lebanon's next high-impact businesses, particularly in the software, digital, and web/mobile industries. The services it offers include product development, mentoring, business development, accounting, and legal services. Hosted in the Beirut Digital District (BDD), SpEED@BDD admits two batches per year, and the top teams in each batch benefit from follow-on acceleration in Silicon Valley.

SpEED@BDD is accepting applications from start-ups on its website here. Apply now!