Bootcamp's Startup Sprint


Be the team that makes the difference

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About Us


The Startup Sprint will give selected startups a massive boost in developing a business solution to a core problem we have in Lebanon and globally, through a collaborative and mentor-driven approach. Unlike other hackathons, there is no coding involved and no prior experience is necessary; startups just need to bring their brains and enthusiasm. Our experts coaches will walk teams through every step of the way.  Over the three days, teams get mentored on key startup development topics including problem validation, market opportunity, competitive advantage, and more, in order to complete the program with a basic pitch deck and a work plan. The Sprint will result in improving the quality of teams to potentially continue on and benefit from further startup support in the Bootcamp Program and Elevate Accelerator.

What will startups gain?

  • An unprecedented opportunity to work with an incredible set of local and international mentors
  • A chance to be selected for the second phase of Bootcamp, focused on investment-readiness
  • A chance to be selected for Elevate Impact Accelerator, Lebanon's first social impact accelerator, formed through a partnership between UNICEF and AltCity and offering 20,000$ in funding.
  • Cash prizes worth USD 5,000

Meet Our Mentors

Ahmad Dhaine
Emile Sawaya
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• Business Development
• Growth Hacking
• Public Speaking/Pitching
Ahmad Dhaine
Ahmad Dhaini
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• Software/Hardware

• Customer Acquisition

• Business Model / Pitch Deck 

Jennifer Kenaan
Jennifer Kanaan 
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• Social Media Marketing
• Digital Advertising
• Blogging
Karen Lattouf
Karen Lattouf
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• Analytical ability
• Attention to detai
• Logical reasoning
Mark Dickinson
Mark Dickinson
• Training
• Management
• Leadership
Nada Mais Jarrah
Nada Mais Jarrah
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• Knowledge Management
• Event Planning
• Data Analytics
Nader Zaatari
Nader Zaatari
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• Product development
• Business Management
• Startup Experience
Naila Abou Khater
Naila Abou Khater
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• Marketing
• Business Management
• Startup support
Nour Atrissi
Nour Atrissi
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• Public Speaking/Pitching
• Digital Marketing
• Business Development
Rabih El Khodr
Rabih El Khodr
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• Public Speaking/Pitching
• Copywriting & Editing
• Marketing & Communictions
Rami Allaw
Rami Allaw
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• Capacity Building
• International Development
• Proposal Writing
Rene Gharios
Renee Gharios
• Business plan
• Financials
• Strategy
Rida Mawla
Rida Mawla
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• Startup Consultancy
• Data Analysis
• Fiancial analysis
Roni Matar
Roni Matar
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• Negotiation
• Project Planning
• Time Management
Salma Jawhar
Salma Jawhar
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• Online Marketing
• Marketing Strategies
Zeina Saab
Zeina Saab
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• Social Impact Design
• Public Speaking/Pitching
• Copywriting
Ziad Alame
Ziad Alame
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• Computer Programming
• Software Design
• Develop Software from scratch
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Georges Fallah 
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• Marketing Strategy
• Cusotmer Relationships
• Consumer Management
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Joelle Atallah
• Design Thinking Visual
• Communication Innovation
• Branding
Rachid El Darjani
Rachid El Darjani
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• Revenue Modeling
• Development
• Business Develpment
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Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
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• Workflow design
• Communications
• People Management
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Joelle Assaf
• Advertising
• Creative Writing
• Film Editing
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Abdallah Harfoush
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• Revenue Modeling
• Development
• Business Develpment
Bassem Dghaidi
Bassem Dghaidi
• Software Engineering
• Project / Product Management
• User Experience

The Judging Panel

Fawzi Rahhal
Mr. Fawzi Rahhal
Managing Director
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Mr. Alain Nohra
Country Manager
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Mr. Fares Samara
Chief Technical Officer
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Ms. Maya Rahhal
Editor in Chief
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Ms. Tara Nehme
Program Director
Elevate Impact Accelerator

Our Partners

Strategic Partner


Community Partners


Al Fanar
Speed Lebanon
Torch Lebanon
SE Factory


F&B Partners


Hosting Partner

Beirut Digital District

Furniture Partner