After launching the 3rd edition of The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC), Berytech, in partnership with USJ and BLC Bank, gathered shortlisted social entrepreneurs in a focused workshop, on February 6 and 7, bringing together young, fresh and innovative ideas presenting social benefits to the Lebanese society.
In order to help competitors with their projects and prepare them for the local jury session, coaching session took place, led by expert partners. A round table around business model, led by Roger Khater, founder of Bubleik, kicked off the program, to expose models for social entrepreneurs being distinguished from other regular business models for their unique social impact purpose.
Afterwards, a workshop was led by Rabih Abi Ammar, Head of Credit & Financial Risks at BLC Bank, aiming at helping the young contestants in building financial projections. In addition, several opportunities for startups and support tools by BLC Bank were highlighted to the audience.
Great ideas adding value to our community were exposed and discussed during brainstorming sessions, collecting valuable information and input to their project.
The second day included an applied session around “Defining and Measuring Social Impact”, animated by Amale Damien, Instructor in USJ and Expert in social field, Highlighting social impact of the projects which suggested solutions to recycling, health, women, disabled people and a better economy.
In addition, participants had the chance to refine their marketing strategy during an interactive discussion presented by Krystel Khalil, program manager at Berytech, helping them focus on differentiation strategies.
Finally, the program was ended with the necessary exercises needed to boost their elevator pitch. Celine Chami, founder of Emagine inspired GSVC applicants with instructions to enhance their presentation skillswith an exclusive session on self expression and body language to better express themselves in public and show the great upshot of the projects on today’s society, making a change in of Lebanon.
Final results will be published by the end of the month, Stay tuned!