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1 The Berytech “trilogy” Dr. Nicolas Rouhana

2 About ideas/innovation « The best idea in the world, plus 1$, buys you a decent cup of coffee: ideas without people and the money to turn them into realities, remain… ideas !! »

3 Startup Life Cycle Exit Strategy Industry Clusters Venture Capital Funds Business Angels 3Fs Seed Funds Incubation Mentorship Business Plan Competitions Higher Education Prepare & MotivateFacilitate Grow & Expand Seed & Support Monetize

4 Today ! Exit Strategy Industry Clusters Venture Capital Funds Business Angels Kafalat Seed Funds Grants Incubation Mentorship Business Plan Competitions Higher Education Prepare & MotivateFacilitate Grow & Expand Seed & Support Monetize Other?

5 About Saint-Joseph University (USJ) Founded in 1875, one of the leading private universities in Lebanon 12 Faculties, 1 School, 2 Institutes 4 Campuses & 3 Regional University Study Centers 1 University Hospital (Hôtel Dieu de France) Over 10,000 Students Covers all Science Topics & Disciplines Scientific – Social – Religious – Human – Medical – Health - Technological

6 About Saint-Joseph University (USJ) (2) USJ spearheaded two leading Technologial Poles in Lebanon: Berytech I & II Objectives Facilitate the creation of companies Provide assistance in their development Fund startups Create jobs for graduates (Limit brain-drain)

7 Berytech Technological Pole Location Faculty of Engineering - Campus of Science & Technology Total cost : 5.5M$ Total Build up area: 8,000 m2 Total offices space: 3,000 m2 Total common area : 5,000 m2 Incubation & Business hosting spaces Videoconference auditorium & Training Center - Conference rooms Cafeteria/restaurant/food court Business center / Exhibition hall Management: Berytech scal Private shareholders 1M$ startup capital Income for university !

8 Campus of Science & Technology Faculties & Research labs Aquapark & Country club Berytech Technology Incubator Dorms Sports arena 800-seat auditorium R&D lab

9 About Campus of Science & Technology 80,000 sqm of land 3 Faculties: Engineering, Business Computer & Management, and Faculty of Science 8 Research Labs (Electronics, ICT, telecom, water, environment, materials, chemical, agro-food) More than 50 researchers & 1,700 students on Campus Berytech: 30 technology SMEs / 250 professionals 800-seat auditorium; closed sports-arena

10 Support services Projectmaturity Projects holders Start up Mature SME Incubator Hot Desks 15-30sqm Nursery/Accelerator 45-70sqm Company Hosting sqm Type of hosting Service offered Project assessment Ideas elaboration Rough business plan Entrepr. training Business counselling Help with technology Business plan to get finance Incubation grants Networking Help in financing Clustering Innovation mngmt Internationalization

11 Conducive environment Hassle-free quality environment 24/7 electricity – UPS - telephone lines - Internet access, parking, security, Maintenance and Janitorial service - Reception and Secretarial service Hi-tech environment Videoconferencing, training & documentation center Near-by Technological Platforms

12 Programs for entrepreneurs

13 Links with Universities Open-doors, Job fairs, roadshows “From.edu to.com » (4th edition) Operation 7ème jour Social Initiation to entrepreneurship Junior-Entreprise Punctual training for industries e-business, social media networking, iPhone app dvpt

14 9 th edition Incubation awards Since 2002: Access to $300,000 Berytech grants for 27 startup projects

15 Opening Corporate Innovation to Entrepreneurship

16 Broadband Internet Access Berytech is hosting and managing the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) of Lebanon The Campus is one of the 250 initial beneficiaries of the National Broadband Network plan consisting of fiber-optic connections across the country within the next 18 months

17 International First full EBN member with EU-BIC (Business Innovation Center) label in MENA since 2006 SOFTLANDING MATCHMAKING EUROEXPO BUSINESS BOOSTING

18 Berytech Technology & Health Created: 2006 – Campus of Medical Sciences Promoter: University Saint-Joseph + 3 NGOs Total cost : 3.5M$ Operating grant of 1.5MEuros from EU Total Build up area: 4,000 m2 Total offices space: 2,500 m2 Videoconference facility Training Center - Conference rooms Common areas: Lounge, business center Income for university !

19 Berytech Technology & Health Health Faculties USJ Research labs Health Technopole 20 startups/SMEs 150 jobs created

20 Since entities hosted 72 entities « graduated » > 550 job creations > 150 entrepreneurs trained Hosting around 60 entities TO > 20M$ KEY FIGURES

21 Cluster: Image industry Laboratory for movie (15/32mm) development Laboratory of telecinema Laboratory for film restauration and storage Digital Editing and post-production 2D graphics/animation/cartoon 3D architectural/walkthrough Sound studio editing Movie/video clips/TV program productions Fondation Liban Cinéma

22 Edulab.com.lb Multimedia CDs (physics & chemistry school curriculum) Winner 2007 MIT Arab Business Plan Competition (1560 applicants) Case 1

23 Paravision.org DigitalPostcards WSIS winners 2005 EuroLeaders Awards 2006 New packaged services/products: Touchless screens Case 2

24 Apstrata.com PaaS cloud-computing technology platform Ranked 4 in Lebanon Allworld Network Case 3

25 Activeidentity.net RFID solutions Finalists in the MedVenture competition Case 4

26 Funding for Technology Startups Started 2008 Seed Capital Fund 6 million USD Investments from 100k$ to 1.2M$ Shareholders –2 multinationals: Cisco & Intel –Leading Lebanese ICT companies –5 banks –University (Income!) Portfolio: edulab, activeID, dermandar, apstrata

27 Berytech: Intel Endorsement “Craig Barrett” Center at Berytech (April 2007) Intel Capital invests 500k$ in Berytech Fund (VC fund for technology startups) in 2008

28 Upcoming events

29 Contacts Mkalles, Lebanon Tel: Fax: bth.berytech.org Beirut, Lebanon Tel: Fax: Mkalles, Lebanon Tel: Fax: Nicolas FaceBook, LinkedIn, Blog, YouTube


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