Lebanon has been grappling with a severe humanitarian crisis, exacerbated by an influx of approximately 1.5 million refugees, primarily from Syria, putting immense pressure on resources and infrastructure.
The educational system faces significant strain, with over 250,000 refugee children lacking access to formal schooling, leading to long-term impacts on their future prospects.
Worsening hygiene conditions and widespread food insecurity affect nearly 22% of the Lebanese population, alongside vulnerable refugee communities, intensifying the struggle for basic necessities in the country.
We look for ideas to improve food security healthcare education water quality hygiene
Unsung Heroes is active in social development and innovation for humanitarian aid. Our goal is to select appropriate technologies to help people living in extreme poverty, without access to food, clean water and medical assistance. Regardless of nationality and origin.
November 15th - December 13th 2023
Lebanon’s Edition of the Unsung Heroes HumanitarianTech Incubator invites Founders who have innovative business ideas or are currently operating businesses and wish to transform them with a humanitarian focus.
Powered by Lebanese American Univeristy – Global Affairs Service Center
For Lebanese Startups / Idea Makers only.
CALL FOR IDEAS AND STARTUPS
For software or hardware ideas for humanitarian purpose
WATER SANITATION / HYGIENE
BLOCKCHAIN AND AI
Make your product to be a humanitarian-tech solution.
Build the new value. Open new markets. Try it.
See the plan
KICK-OFF WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
HOW TO WORK WITH HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS
STARTING FROM IDEA… STEP BY STEP
Up to November 30th
MENTORING SESSION I
HOW TO GET FUNDING FOR IMPACT STARTUP
Up to December 12th
MENTORING SESSION II
FOLLOW-ON WITH MENTORS
Speakers & Mentors
First of all you should apply to validate if the business idea makes any sense. The most common reason of startups failure is lack of market need for it.
The second of all, the program is for those founders who wants to become social entrepreneurs – to validate this idea with humanitarian organizations.
International team of mentors support you with understanding your business model from other perspectives and in the future, they might become your business partners.
Yes, 100% online.
Unsung Heroes is free of charge. You do not give us any equity.
Deadline to apply is November 13th
The Program conducts 4 workshops and 2 mentoring sessions.
You will understand the path between your idea to the working business. Morever, you will check if this business idea might support humanity. Last but not least you meet mentors from many countries who could support you with business scaling in next stages.
First stage is the application screening. Then this is interviewing with companies selected by our humanitarian partners. After online meeting with us and one of humanitarian partner you receive feedback and information GO / NO GO (and why as well).