VEA™ was born from a conscious purpose to contribute in preserving the environment. Being Fashionably Responsible, we are in the business of upcycling inner tire rubber tubes into fashionable, handmade rubber bags, purses, wallets, belts and accessories. All our products are designed by talented Lebanese fashion designers and handcrafted by our skilled tailors, with the collaboration of Société Saint Vincent de Paul – Liban for our side work. The rubber used in our product comes from used bicycle, motorbike, car and truck inner tire tubes.
Bonocle is a company aimed at improving the lives of the blind community through technology. Our evolution has been driven by our close connection with the community and our customer-centric strategy being the defining aspect behind all our developments and operations. Our goal is to further integrate blind people in classrooms and workplaces while having equal access to technology.
Zelij Invent is an innovative provider of building and housing material solutions that integrates eco-friendly practices and green technologies in its products. We are transforming plastic waste and plastic-based gears into eco-friendly construction material.
Paltic is a Social Enterprise that focuses on reducing plastic pollution in Lebanon and the Region, by recycling tons of plastic waste and transforming them into multi-purpose panels. Since the beginning of 2021, we developed our new machine and MVP that is compromised of the recycled plastic boards. The boards have a current dimension of 1mx1m, and vary in thicknesses between 1cm to 2cm. With our initial lab tests, they are water resistant, heat resistant, and re-recyclable. The boards also have a terrazzo-like texture and come in a variety of colors, giving the client a wide set of options.
Innovative energy optimizer that assists refugees in camps, remote areas' residents, and people who have access to utility grid. The key factor is the high level energy management feature, a ``game-changing`` feature. AI-based algorithm with blockchain-based transaction system enable the most promising optimizer features. The optimizer is adaptable to any energy optimization solution in camps, isolated areas energy market place, and in the developed open energy markets. It relieves any energy stress on utilities or funding agencies where intervention to tackle such essential index is impossible by them.
Let Us Learn
Let us Learn is a business name under greentel co., Ltd. The main objective behind establishing (Let us Learn) is to create and deliver a valuable educational content to Sudanese Students in a very cheep price currently(1 $/month). Students can access to the content through our Android application, and web portal. Under the trade name (Let Us Learn) we have 3 running Android apps and one web portal, we have 200,000 students access to our content. We also sell the content in a very low price in a flash disks. The educational content we offer includes, videos and interactive questions and answers database.
We examine and evaluate facts to find solutions for challenges by creating social entrepreneurial projects and leveraging on our resources to support the most socially disabled communities in Lebanon (mainly through women and youth empowerment and socio-professional reintegration). . We also empower people to elevate and overcome their vulnerabilities through development, guidance, education and training. We merge people's concerns and initiate projects to create job opportunities for marginalized and unskilled individuals, intending to solve their social disability and burdens through economic solutions.
Alternative Solutions is a company whose goal is the valorization of palm's waste, by the production of an alternative wood 100% ecological, more resistant and cheaper, with characteristics much more interesting than the usual wood, certified according to European standards in the Ceribois laboratory in France.
ReFuse’s mission is to work with underserved communities affected by waste hazards, enabling them to sort recyclables and get rewarded for them. Where most people see a pile of waste, we see resources and opportunities to improve lives.
SchoolX is an international EdTech social impact startup, started in 2019 in UK to provide quality education. We achieve this by using technology to revolutionize education, especially after COVID-19 in Middle East and Turkey.
Up-fuse is a women led social enterprise that creates lifestyle products like Bags, footwear, and Apparel made from recycled waste. Our products are modern, functional and help create job opportunities for different sectors in the Egyptian society.We work with different NGO's who support women around Egypt to produce our pieces.'
Key2enable Assistive Technology
Key2enable caters to parents, healthcare professionals, teachers of Special Education, schools, and rehabilitation centers by providing innovative Assistive Technology tools that together with a unique inclusive educational platform empower People of Determination to develop their skills and individualities to efficiently use computers and mobile devices for communicating, learning, gaming, work and ultimately live with greater autonomy to be economically sustainable in the future.
Shabab Lab https://shabablab.com is the first social innovation e-learning platform in the Arab world. Currently, Shabab Lab operates under Riyada for Social Innovation SAL but plans to establish its own headquarters in the GCC very soon, in Riyadh or Abu Dhabi. Shabab Lab aims to become the ``Coursera`` for Arab youth, equipping them with the needed 21st-century skills to conquer the future of jobs. More importantly, Shabab Lab focuses on three main pillars: technology, entrepreneurship, and the social good which are crucial for the youth to master as a mindset. The platform serves as a virtual innovation lab where high-schoolers can tinker, innovate, and create technology-based solutions for real social problems in their communities based on the UN2030 agenda.
The initiative of LiveLoveRecycle came to life in 2017. When the garbage crisis started to hit Lebanon, Georges Bitar, one of the founding members of LiveLoveLebanon, couldn’t watch the streets of Beirut being flooded with garbage. One solution to this problem was to increase the recycling rate in Lebanon in order to decrease the amount of garbage that piles up in our landfills. He approached Uber and conducted with them a 3 months experiment which consisted of passing by the citizens’ houses to collect the recyclables upon demand. At the end of trial, Georges decided to launch LiveLoveRecycle and surrounded himself with a team of environmental enthusiasts whose sole goal is to make Beirut Greener and Cleaner.
Edufikra is an edtech social startup based in the UAE . At Edufikra , we are dreaming of becoming an education innovation catalyst for the arab world .Through our an All – in one platform , we are empowering educators and enhancing the quality of education through sharing ideas ,resources and expertise. The core of the platform is s marketplace where teachers can save time and efforts , make money , get recognized and find support and inspirations they need. Teachers also join our Edufikra community to learn from experts , be inspired, upskill and find the right support from our discussion groups , influencers and trainings.