The first corporate accelerator program in Lebanon, the Touch Innovation Program (TIP) is calling all entrepreneurs to apply for the upcoming 4th cycle for a chance to join and grow with the support of the Touch team.
Through its three cycles, the program has selected 19 innovative startups from 109 applications. Every six months, 6-7 startups are offered a wide range of benefits from Touch including access to the Touch co-working space; workshops by entrepreneurship ecosystem experts; meet-ups with industry leaders; and mentorship sessions offered by 43 Touch experts.
TIP has successfully graduated three cohort groups and granted them with certificates. Each cycle has been getting better and better! The cycle 3 startups benefitted from 10 hours of workshops, 60+ B2B meetings were conducted, 50+ meetings with their mentors, and not to mention the social media exposure they received!
To get the opportunity to become one of the TIP startups and receive those wide range of benefits, apply before November 5th if your startup is a digital & tech business, that has been around for at least 1 year and no more than 4 years, has between 3 – 50 employees, less than $3M raised, and is based in Lebanon.
All the previous cycles have witnessed innovative startups that have brought the Lebanese ecosystem forward with their solutions. From ecommerce to hardware, Touch has welcomed all sectors to be part of that program.
The startups who have participated in the TIP program have found the experience extremely beneficial having benefited from the mentorship, network, and access provided.
eComz, a TIP cycle 1 alumni, who raised $4M this summer, benefited from the mentoring program which helped both founders perfect their skills. The program also provided them with many networking opportunities and connected them with strategic players in the country.
Moreover, Touch has been partnering with its alumni opening doors and providing opportunities such as the recent partnership with Cherpa, a cycle 3 alumnus, hosted an education and fun workshop at the Touch headquarters for its employees’ children introducing them to the world of robotics.
At Touch, we are strong believers in the impact corporate partnerships have and have been proving it through the Touch Innovation Program.