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“Entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean Basin” – Start Cup Competition 2019 // Pre-Event to the UNIMED General Assembly 2019

On October 23rd, 2019, the Lebanese University in Beirut will host the “Start Cup Competition 2019”, one of the three pre-events of the UNIMED General Assembly, that will take place on the 24th and 25th of October in Jounieh.


This event is thought and organised in the framework of a day dedicated to entrepreneurship-student in the Mediterranean countries, launched among the activities of UNIMED SubNetwork on Employability.

The “Start Cup Competition 2019” is indeed an event jointly organised by UNIMED, coordinator of the SubNetwork on Employability and by the Lebanese University, with the Centre MINE, the Center for Trades, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences and the Faculty of Tourism and Hospital Management, and with the collaboration of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie – Moyen Orient, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Rally of Lebanese Leaders and Entrepreneurs (RDCL).

Following the “Start Cup RESUME 2018” which took place in Messina (Italy) in September 2018 within the initiatives and activities of the RESUME project, the “Start Cup Competition 2019” is a contest calling for entrepreneurial ideas developed by students enrolled in Mediterranean universities. This competition aims to encourage students of the universities of the two shores of the Mediterranean basin to present innovative ideas in the field of entrepreneurship.

Eleven teams of students from Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, Jordan and Libya will pitch their own business idea and a jury composed by ETF, AUF, RDCL World and UNIMED will select the most innovative and creative entrepreneurial idea.

The Start Cup Competition in Lebanon aims to be the first edition of a series of initiatives to be organised in the framework of the UNIMED SubNetwork on Employability, launched as part of the RESUME project, a European Union project funded under the Erasmus + Capacity Building program, whose objective is to promote cooperation between members on the theme of entrepreneurship and employability, through the collection of information and initiatives, through ongoing projects and partnerships already undertaken or in the process of definition, with university departments, research centres, researchers, professors, international experts, entrepreneurs, policy makers.

To know more on the UNIMED SubNetwork on Employability and to join the community, click here.

Stay tuned…Who will be the winner of the “Start Cup Competition 2019”?

Date: 23rd October, 2019, 09:00 am – 05:30 pm

Venue: Lebanese University – Campus Rafic Hariri – Hadath, Beirut (Lebanon)

To know the programme of the workshop, download the agenda of UNIMED General Assembly 2019.