BDL Accelerate
Successful 2nd edition of BDL Accelerate in Lebanon

The second edition of the biggest international start-up conference in Lebanon, BDL Accelerate 2015 held under the theme “Emerging startup ecosystem”, took place on 10 and 11 December 2015 at Forum de Beyrouth, organised by Banque du Liban (BDL). The conference gathered over 6,000 attendees, featuring over 100 speakers, 100 start-ups and 100 exhibitors from 51 different countries. 

Over the two days, BDL Accelerate 2015 hosted two start-up competitions: The Idea Stage Competition rewarded with USD 10,000 and the USD 5,000-grant Early Stage Competition. Besides, it hosted two hackathons: One for web & mobile funded with USD 6,000-donation shared in 3 awards, and another for wearables, sponsored by Innovo along the same lines. 

Furthermore, the key achievements of this two-day event were 13 new investments announced by Berytech Fund II, a 50 million US Dollars Beirut based Venture Capital Fund, totaling almost USD 21 million investments on this 2015 edition of BDL Accelerate. 

For more information: UK Lebanon Tech Hub