our impact

 
 

130

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Startups Supported

85

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Interns Trained Per Year

150

+

Startups Mentored Per Year

15000

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Attendances to BDD Events

 
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BDD and The BDD Academy influenced and supported the ecosystem across several dimensions:

 

Mentorship Programs

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Education Programs

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Underpriviledged Communities Support

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Cultural Support

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mentorship Programs 

 

Objectives

Connect entrepreneurs to experienced mentors that can inspire and guide them in their entrepreneurial journey from accessing funding, to building teams and doing business development

 

 
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Activites

  • Co-organizes with Wamda, Mix N’ Mentor, a yearly event with prominent mentors from the Arab world
  • Co-organizes with Endeavor, Ignite, a yearly event to connect entrepreneurs with scale-ups from the Endeavor network
 
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Education programs

 

Objectives

We strive to bridge the gap between traditional education system and talent requirements of digital companies. We aim to build technical, creative and leadership skills required to stay relevant in the age of Digital and AI.

 

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Activites

  • Provides free hosting to high-caliber technical skills program for university fresh grads
  • Manages an internship program with major Lebanese universities
  • Sponsors and provide free space and consulting to several youth programs (8-18) that teach STEAM
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Underprivileged communities support 

 

Objectives

We aim to support underprivileged communities with several initiatives including sponsorship, entrepreneurial support, and education

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Activites

  • Built  the Bachoura school and and donated it to the BDD neighborhood (7,500m2)
  • Employed personnel from the neighborhood in BDD
  • Hosted SE Factory that targets students from underprivileged backgrounds
  • Sponsors and hosts the yearly Jusoor startup competition for Syrian entrepreneurs
  • Hosted AltCity that promotes Social Entrepreneurship programs
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cultural support

 

Objectives

We promote a culture of innovation and experimentation and reduce the fear of failure.

We aim to inspire with local and international success stories.

 

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Activites

  • Sponsors Arabnet, the largest tech conference in Lebanon and hosts other meetups and ecosystem events
  • Hosts MITEF, the organizers of the largest startup competition of the Arab World
  • Hosts and sponsors two startup media outlets: Wamda and Arabnet
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