Bring your Ideas to the right place

Welcome to ACIE’s Idealab Validation Program for early-stage Agrifoodtech and Cleantech startups.

Join our 2-month Idealab program and to create and turn your startup idea into a successful business.

Applications are not currently open but you can express your interest by filling out the interest form, below.

The Program

2-Month Intensive Program

Weekly workshops, clinics, expert sessions, concierge coaching, business follow-up, demo day...

Product / Market Validation

Idealab can help you to validate your product or service by analyzing your market and understanding your customer needs.

Personalized Coaching & Mentoring

Personalized coaching & mentoring from experienced mentors and industry experts. All the guidance you need to turn your idea into a business.

Grant Program

Financial support is provided through our grant program with grants up to $1,500 for your startup.

Pitching Demo Day

Idealab hosts a pitching demo day at the end of the program, where you can highlight your products or services to potential investors, mentors, and other stakeholders.


At Idealab, we are here to help agrifoodtech and cleantech startups validate their ideas and bring their products to market. Our two-month program at the Asher Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ACIE) aims to launch business in the agrifoodtech and cleantech sectors.

ACIE’s experience in incubating and accelerating startups, combined with USEK’s resources and network, Idealab is the perfect program for agrifoodtech and cleantech startups looking to succeed in the Lebanese and regional markets.

    To join the program you will need:

  • At least two co-founders

  • At least one co-founder residing full-time in Lebanon

  • A multidisciplinary and complementary team

  • A commitment to grow your business

  • A tech-based idea in agrifoodtech
    or cleantech innovation sectors



USEK Info Session

April 23rd, 2024 at 12:30 PM - Location: Jean El Hawa Auditorium, USEK

Online Info Session

May 2, 2024 at 4:00 PM - Platform: Zoom

Small Talk with Rami Daccache

Thursday 9 May at 7 pm - Jean El Hawa Auditorium USEK

Workshop: Design Thinking with Reine abbas

Tuesday May 20 at 6 pm - Jounieh Municipality


June 7, 8 & 9 at 10 am - USEK

Application Deadline

Apply Before May 30, 2024

About the IdeaLab Program

Our Partners

Batch 1 Startups

Batch 2 Startups