Beirut, Lebanon – Fabric Aid, a startup that developed a socially and environmentally friendly sorting, collection, and redistribution value chain in the fashion industry captured first prize at the national finals of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition held recently in Beirut, Lebanon.
Omar Itani, General Manager at FabricAID, advanced to the next round of the global competition against national winners from 200 countries.
“I promise to bring the Entrepreneurship World Cup to Lebanon!,” said Itani.
In preparation for the EWC Global Finals, Omar Itani will participate in an acceleration program that features virtual training and one-to-one mentoring targeted to their company’s current stage and growth trajectory.
Fabric Aid emerged victorious from a pool of 50 contestants who applied – each receiving access to free virtual training services and up to $25,000 in perks to help them take their venture to the next level.
Other finalists at EWC Lebanon included:
- Counsela App, a platform providing online anonymous affordable psychological counseling.
- Dentiflow, a SAAS value-based dental management software enabling dentists to ease their practice, focus on their patients, save time and increase revenue.
- Partners with Sun, a startup that invented and patented the first solar convection oven in history.
- Tripntap, a website and mobile application that links outdoor seekers and tour operators while building a community that contributes to a sustainable world.
- Bildits SAL, is a construction educational toy. It replicates the real construction process on a small scale, the user will build wooden formworks, mix and pour the cement, build brick walls and paint the house.
- Fly Foot VR, a startup that digitizes the experience of attending a football match, by enabling fans to be closer to the game they love, wherever they are.
- FabricAID, a social and environmentally friendly sorting, collection, and redistribution value chain in the fashion industry that provides extremely affordable clothes to vulnerable people through a high-volume micro-price business model.
- Process Share, a B2B supply chain integration and collaboration platform between FMCG trade partners of all sizes
- Thebeehaus, a startup that developed a hardware IoT solution and a mobile application that helps beekeepers remotely monitor, manage, and optimize honeybee colony production.
- Opera Lebanon, they offer operas and musicals in the Arabic language where we sellthem to opera houses and festivals around the world and especially in the MENA region.
Judges for the competition were:
- Haitham Saab, President at Rural Entrepreneurs
- Ralph Khairallah, Chief Growth Officer at Beirut Digital District
- Mohamad Fanous, Accelerator Program Senior Coordinator at Berytech
- Nadim Zaazaa, Managing Partner at Nucleus Ventures