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Welcome to Smart ESA
THE DIGITAL BOOSTER Bridging
Europe and the Middle East

logo smart esa

Welcome to Smart ESA
THE DIGITAL BOOSTER Bridging
Europe and the Middle East

Welcome to Smart ESA, the accelerator and incubator for the next startups, at the cross-roads of academic excellence and the entrepreneurial journey.

From Lebanon and across the entire region, our vocation is to champion the innovators who will invent and shape the world of tomorrow and promote the knowledge economy.

Designed by ESA, with the support of the French Embassy in Lebanon and the Banque du Liban (BDL), Smart ESA capitalizes on French Tech expertise and savoir-faire by creating an environment that fosters the development and growth of startups and an entrepreneurial mind.

We are pleased to welcome you to our digital booster, located on the ESA Business School campus in the centre of Beirut.  Begin your journey and share our ambition: establish Lebanon as the digital bridge between Europe and the Middle-East.

Welcome to Smart ESA, the accelerator and incubator for the next startups, at the cross-roads of academic excellence and the entrepreneurial journey.

From Lebanon and across the entire region, our vocation is to champion the innovators who will invent and shape the world of tomorrow and promote the knowledge economy.

Designed by ESA, with the support of the French Embassy in Lebanon and the Banque du Liban (BDL), Smart ESA capitalizes on French Tech expertise and savoir-faire by creating an environment that fosters the development and growth of startups and an entrepreneurial mind.

We are pleased to welcome you to our digital booster, located on the ESA Business School campus in the centre of Beirut.  Begin your journey and share our ambition: establish Lebanon as the digital bridge between Europe and the Middle-East.

The Campus

Joining Smart ESA means joining an incubator/accelerator located on an exceptional, hyperconnected campus, where creative exploration and knowledge sharing are nurtured.

As a knowledge and innovation hub, Smart ESA was specifically designed to help you achieve your objectives.

A 3000m2 state-of-the-art building is dedicated to startups and businesses that have decided to ride the digital economy wave.

Programs

From the initial project concept phase to its operational and commercial implementation, Smart ESA uses a customized approach to guide you through each stage of your startup development.

DISCOVER

A program dedicated to those curious about entrepreneurship, or not sure which idea they would like to launch.
2 WEEKS.

Program in evenings and weekends.

CREATE

If you have a clear project in mind, and are serious about developing it, the Advanced Program is for you. It is focused on setting the right business model and your business plan.
2 MONTHS.

Program in evenings and weekends.

INCUBATE

If you have set-up your company or are in the process of doing so, this program will help you build your first or second year as an entrepreneur in the right way. You also get co-working space within the ESA Campus, and a business matching trip.
8 MONTHS.

Smart ESA a la carte

GROW

If you have an established start-up, and are generating some revenues, the Growth program will help you reach new international markets. 2 Business matching trips planned.
4 MONTHS.

SMART ESA TAKES NO EQUITY AND NO PARTICIPATION FEES FOR THESE PROGRAMS.

CO-WORKING SPACE AND A BUSINESS CONCIERGERIE TO ANSWER YOUR START-UP NEEDS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT COMPETITIVE RATES.

Smart ESA and You

Smart ESA supports emerging startups, but it’s programs are also open to individuals, companies, institutions and innovators who share a common goal –  transforming their ideas, initiatives or businesses into a concrete and durable reality.

By giving you the opportunity to leverage our programs and markets, we are shaping future entrepreneurs who are driven to change the game and truly transform the economy.

Take control of your future now with Smart ESA, the incubator built around a strong professional team, an alumni network and international and corporate partnerships.

Your journey starts here.

Activities

Meet us

30 June

TRIPOLI START-UP FORUM

Connect

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Contact

Leave us a message or a question right here, or
call us on +961 1 373 373

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