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The BDL Accelerate Startup Competition puts the world’s best early stage startups in front of industry leaders and veteran investors / VCs for what has become a Global Top 5 international startup competition.
Why are we in the Global Top 5?
Because we select on merit only, guaranteeing the best from around the world.
It doesn’t matter if you can afford to participate, BDL Accelerate will provide selected startups with free registration, free exhibition space, a free booth, free branding, and free accommodation for 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in the heart of Beirut.
Other leading international startup conferences in Europe and the USA charge thousands of dollars for registration, thousands of dollars for a booth, and then make some more if you book a night at any of the conference hotels.
Last year, over $500 Million USD of early stage VCs from the USA, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, & Africa participated in BDL Accelerate.
BDL Accelerate has been featured in leading international publications, including TechCrunch, Forbes, CNN, and The New York Times, ensuring tremendous exposure for participating startups.
Where does BDL Accelerate take place?
BDL Accelerate takes place in central Beirut, Lebanon at Forum du Beyrouth
Who can attend the conference?
Banque du Liban (BDL) Accelerate is the only innovation and startup conference in the world that is inclusive, because it’s free. We don’t charge our attendees, so that everyone, from all walks of life, can learn, engage, be inspired, and connect with industry experts, investors, like minded individuals, and changemakers from around the world.
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