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Launch Summit
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Launch Summit

September 22, 2016
Ecole Superieure des Affaires, Beirut,

The founder of Riyada conducted a workshop at Launch Summit at ESA in Beirut under the name of “How to increase the social impact of your startup”. More than 20 entrepreneurs from different ages participated in the workshop and worked together to conduct some research to find real examples of social impact startups. Moreover, they came up with ..

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Innovation Day
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Innovation Day

October 5, 2016
American University of Beirut, Beirut,

Riyada participated in the Innovation Day at the American University of Beirut and exhibited as one of the startups incubated at the Center for Research and Innovation at AUB. Students and other visitors of the booths area learned more about the startup’s mission and its future plans.

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Social Entrepreneurship Summit
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Social Entrepreneurship Summit

March 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ecole Superieure des Affaires, Beirut,

Riyada for Social Innovation was an ecosystem partner in the Social Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 held at ESA in Beirut, Lebanon. The founder was a panelist in the main panel on “What is Social Entrepreneurship in Lebanon" where the definition of Social Entrepreneurship and its criteria adapted to the Lebanese context was discussed. The role of ..

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She Entrepreneurs Program
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She Entrepreneurs Program

April 1, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden,

Riyada for Social Innovation was chosen as one of 27 promising social enterprises in the MENA region and the founder was invited to participate in a 2-module intensive program created by the Swedish Institute especially for women social entrepreneurs. The intensive first module spanned two weeks and covered trainings on values, business plan, marketing, ..

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New Arab Women Forum (NAWF)
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New Arab Women Forum (NAWF)

April 12, 2017
Movenpick Hotel and Resort, Beirut,

Riyada for Social Innovation’s founder was invited to be a panelist in the first panel of the New Arab Women Forum 10th annual conference highlighting women entrepreneurs in the Arab World. Moderated by Dr. Nibal Idlebi, Director of the Innovation Section at ESCWA, the panel’s topic was “Women Digital Entrepreneurs: Growing Beyond Borders”. The ..

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Future Trends in Technology Day
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Future Trends in Technology Day

May 4, 2017
Lebanese International University, Beirut,

Riyada participated as an exhibitor and a workshop facilitator in the “Future Trends in Technology Day” at the Lebanese International University in Beirut with the attendance of Management and Information System Students from all over Lebanon. The founder of Riyada conducted a workshop on "Technology for good...the need for social innovators". Many..

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Girls got IT
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Girls got IT

May 13, 2017
Tripoli, Beirut Arab University,

Riyada for Social Innovation participated in the Girls got IT third edition which took place in Tripoli as a workshop partner. The workshop offered 16 girls from Lebanese high schools and refugee communities technical and soft skills to design a mobile app for social good. The participating teams engaged in design thinking and chose the topics of child ..

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WIE ILC Pitching Competition
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WIE ILC Pitching Competition

May 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
San Jose Convention Center, CA, USA,

Riyada for Social Innovation was selected as one of five startups to pitch in the Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference Pitching Competition in San Jose, California. The founder, Mona Itani, pitched Riyada in front of esteemed jury member and investors from the Silicon Valley. The judges the great potential and market for the online ..

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Social Entrepreneurship MBA Guest Lecture
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Social Entrepreneurship MBA Guest Lecture

June 21, 2017
American University of Beirut, Beirut,

The founder of Riyada was invited as a guest speaker at the MBA Social Entrepreneurship Course at the American University of Beirut. The founder told the MBA students about how Riyada started and explained about the followed business model and the social impact that Riyada is aspiring to make in the society.

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Tripoli Startup Forum
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Tripoli Startup Forum

June 30, 2017
Rachid Karami International Fair,

Riyada for Social Innovation participated in the Tripoli Startup Forum in Rachid Karami International Fair as an exhibitor among prominent startups and entrepreneurship system supporters in Lebanon. It was great to meet many key players in the ecosystem who showed enthusiasm and support for Riyada whereas many showed interest for future ..

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Youth Innovation Summer Program
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Youth Innovation Summer Program

July 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Touch LAB, Downtown, Beirut,

The one-of-a-kind youth innovation program is in partnership with Touch Lebanon and will span ten weekdays from July 17 till 28 and will be hosted in Touch LAB in Downtown Beirut.

Participants 15+ will be exposed to social entrepreneurship in a project-based and hands-on manner where they will be ..

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Entrepreneurship Forum Rashaya
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Entrepreneurship Forum Rashaya

August 23, 2017
Layali Restaurant, Rashaya,

Riyada for Social Innovation was represented by the founder Mona Itani as a panelist in the Entrepreneurship Forum in Rashaya which was organized by Rural Entrepreneurs and Arabnet. The panel topic was "Entrepreneurship and Innovation Panel" and aimed to raise awareness about entrepreneurship in Lebanon as a means to better shape the economy and the society by creating new jobs and solving problems at the same time.

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ToT Program on Entrepreneurship and SME’s
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ToT Program on Entrepreneurship and SME’s

February 19, 2018 - March 30, 2018
Institut des Finances Basel Fuleihan,

In collaboration with the Arab Planning Institute HQ in Kuwait, the Institut des Finances Basil Fuleihan held a 4-week specialized training program between February 19 and March 30 in Arabic for trainers in Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium-sized enterprises. The training ended with presentations of the trainers' lesson plans and with awarding them as certified trainers from the Arab Planning Institute. We are proud to have this certification as Riyada for Social Innovation SAL. Learn more

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Design Thinking Process Workshop at Arabnet
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Design Thinking Process Workshop at Arabnet

February 20, 2018
Hilton Habtoor Hotel, Sin El Fil, Lebanon,

As part of Founders' day at Arabnet Beirut 2018, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL offered a hands-on workshop to early-stage entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship enthusiasts on the Design Thinking Process. More than 70 conference attendants participated in the workshop and each empathized with a customer partner from the audience and designed a special product that suits his/her needs according to the design thinking process. Learn more 

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ImpACT Social Entrepreneurship Conference
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ImpACT Social Entrepreneurship Conference

February 27, 2018
American University of Beirut, Beirut,

Riyada for Social Innovation SAL participated in the first impACT Social Entrepreneurship Conference at AUB which was organized by the Entrepreneurship Club at AUB in collaboration with We are Philia and many other partners. impACT is a global movement that works towards social impact through entrepreneurship; especially in fragile contexts. After impACT has been launched in Kabul byand took place in Berlin, the 3rd event was held in Beirut before their larger conference in Delhi. impACT Beirut brings together aspiring and…

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Exhibiting at Elle Fiesta for women empowerment
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Exhibiting at Elle Fiesta for women empowerment

March 10, 2018
Hilton Habtoor Hotel, Sin El Fil, Lebanon,

Riyada for Social Innovation SAL was proud to be one of the exhibitors in Elle Fiesta, the 3rd annual women empowerment festival. "To empower we must teach & share the knowledge, skill, desire, & opportunity to succeed in a way that leads to collective success of the community” Elle Fiesta is a full day and annual event dedicated to the empowerment and education of women. A networking forum for women to support and celebrate women and female entrepreneurs. - Empowerment…

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“Social Innovators” workshop at Girls got IT Beirut 2018
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“Social Innovators” workshop at Girls got IT Beirut 2018

March 10, 2018
USJ, Mathaf, Beirut,

In its fourth participation in Girls got IT, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL offered a workshop entitled "Social Innovators". Unlike other workshops of the day, this workshop was categorized as advanced and was tailored for Girls got IT alumnae who had previously participated in a technical workshop. Here GGIT alumnae learned about the newest technologies i.e. Internet of Things (IoT), Data Analytics, Drones, Robotics, Chatbots, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. After being exposed to the social applications of these technologies the…

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Earth Hour 2018
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Earth Hour 2018

March 24, 2018
Beirut waterfront, Beirut, Lebanon,

Riyada for Social Innovation SAL participated in Earth Hour 2018 in Beirut Waterfront and increased awareness on the U.N. 2030 sustainable development goals and the role of the youth in making a change. The theme for this year's edition was  #SeaOfPlastic #Connect2Earth Earth Hour is a global environmental movement organized by WWF that mobilizes hundreds of millions of people to raise awareness for the planet. Across the globe, whole cities turn their lights off for an hour to encourage people to…

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AIM Startup 2018 Dubai
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AIM Startup 2018 Dubai

April 9, 2018 - April 11, 2018
World Trade Center Convention Center, Dubai,

Riyada for Social Innovation SAL was selected after a competitive application process to pitch at the AIM Startup 2018 platform which had the theme of "TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH". The founder of Riyada for Social Innovation SAL pitched in front of renown investors and economic experts from across the world including the father of the fourth industrial revolution and won second place in the Second International Pitch Competition among over 50 startups from all over the world.…

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Anti-bullying hackathon
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Anti-bullying hackathon

April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018
The Olive Grove, Hamra, Beirut, Lebanon,

In collaboration with No Label NGO, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL organized a hackathon for teens 15+ on anti-bullying at The Olive Grove Beirut. Around 20 high school students spent 1.5 days searching for solutions to the bullying problem, prototyped their ideas, pitched in front of jury members, and one lucky team won medals. All participants received certificates from Riyada for Social Innovation SAL.   "Innovate against Bullying” is the first anti-bullying hackathon in Lebanon championed by No Label NGO and Riyada for…

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Tripoli Startup Forum 2018
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Tripoli Startup Forum 2018

June 23, 2018
Tripoli, Lebanon,

Riyada for Social Innovation SAL was glad to be a workshop partner and an exhibitor in the annual Tripoli Startup Forum. About the workshop: Social Innovation is trending in the world of entrepreneurship. In this workshop, conference attendees got the chance to know what it really means by exploring many impressive cases highlighting the utilization of the newest technologies for the social good. This workshop was perfect for wanna-be-preneurs, early stage entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts, and social entrepreneurs as it gave them…

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Qudra EU Madad Innovation Labs Social Entrepreneurship Training
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Qudra EU Madad Innovation Labs Social Entrepreneurship Training

July 18, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Gemmayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon,

As part of the EU Madad Labs II, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL offered the Social Entrepreneurship training for Qudra participants coming from several Arab countries and working on innovative digital to improve the situation of refugees and their host communities. EU Madad Innovation Lab on Youth and Digital Innovation is organized by the Qudra Programme. Over the course of 3 months, selected participants will develop your skills in the field of digitization, social entrepreneurship and networking. The Lab starts…

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“Robotics for Good” Youth Innovation Summer Program
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“Robotics for Good” Youth Innovation Summer Program

August 7, 2018 - August 20, 2018
Touch LAB, Downtown, Beirut,

Touch in partnership with Riyada for Social Innovation SAL have successfully implemented the "Robotics for Good" Youth Innovation Summer Program. The program took place between August 7 and August 20 in Touch Lab in Downtown Beirut, Lebanon.   Under its digital innovation strategy and responsibility to give back to the community, the Youth Innovation Program revolves around the three main pillars of technology, entrepreneurship, and social good. It targets youth ages 15+ going to grades 10, 11, 12 or freshman.…

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PeaceTech Hackathon
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PeaceTech Hackathon

January 11 - January 13
American University of Beirut, Beirut,

As part of the Professional Fellows Program, sponsored by U.S. Department of State and executed by Legacy International and in partnership with PeaceTech Lab in Washington DC, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL has organized the first PeaceTech Youth Hackathon in Lebanon. The Hackathon took place on January 11, 12, and 13, 2019 at the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the American University of Beirut. Participants worked for two and a half days to come up with technology…

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Peace Tech Youth Hackathon Mentorship Follow-up
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Peace Tech Youth Hackathon Mentorship Follow-up

February 8
Beirut Digital District, Lebanon,

In partnership with Search for Common Ground Lebanon under the #peacepioneers project, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL gathered 7 teams from the #PeaceTech #Youth #hackathon which took place in January to strengthen the peace-building components of their ideas with the help of expert mentors in the peace building community MAP- Media Association for Peace Peace Labs Mercy Corps - Lebanon The PeaceTech Youth Hackathon is a #RiyadaInnovation project as part of the Professional Fellows Program: 6-week US-based fellowship funded by U.S. Department of State and Legacy International and in partnership with PeaceTech Lab Learn more.

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Peace Tech Youth Mentorship with Corporate Sector
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Peace Tech Youth Mentorship with Corporate Sector

March 1
Beirut Digital District, Lebanon,

As a follow-up to the PeaceTech Youth Hackathon which took place in January 2019 and in presence of US delegates from the Professional Fellows Program led by Legacy International and funded by the US Department of State, Riyada for Social Innovation SAL partnered once again with Search for Common Ground #PeacePioneers project and brought seasoned mentors from the corporate sector to mentor the young teams working on #peacetech solutions to strengthen their business models and value proposition for corporates. Learn more.

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Social Innovation for Peace at Empower2019
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Social Innovation for Peace at Empower2019

March 14 - March 17
Qatar Foundation, Education City, Doha,

Riyada for Social Innovation Team was invited by Reach out to Asia (ROTA) a programme of “Education above all” to participate and exhibit at EMPOWER 2019 which is “ROTA’s 11th Annual Youth Conference on Personal Leadership, Service Learning and Global Citizenship” which attracts 550 youth between the ages of 16-32 in Qatar and the region. The Riyada team delivered a workshop titled "Innovate for Peace" to more than 25 youth from the MENA region at the EMPOWER 2019 conference under…

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Regional Launch Program for YLP5 “Youth Leadership Program”
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Regional Launch Program for YLP5 “Youth Leadership Program”

March 28
Mövenpick Hotel Beirut,

In Partnership with UNDP YLP5, the UNDP held a Regional Launching Workshop for their Regional Partners. Riyada for Social Innovation SAL is proud to be a #YLP5 partner where it will be providing the needed training and coaching for young social entrepreneurs from Lebanon to enhance their business ideas that tackle the #UN2030 Sustainable Development goals. It was a successful event where various partners and YLP youth alumni from the Arab region discussed how to meet today's development challenges to achieve the #SDGs & #2030Agenda Learn…

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VR for Good, Youth Innovation Spring Camp
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VR for Good, Youth Innovation Spring Camp

April 23 - April 26
Touch LAB, Downtown, Beirut,

Riyada for Social Innovation continues to bring unique innovative programs to the pre-college youth to teach them about social innovation in a fun and hands-on way. To make use of the Spring break, a group of eager-to-learn youth ages 13-16 joined the 4-day "VR for Good" program hosted by Touch Lab - TIP program where they created a VR app for the social good with the training partner Edutek. The theme was "Bringing back hope and joy" and focused on…

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Girls Got IT “CREATE AN APP FOR SOCIAL GOOD”
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Girls Got IT “CREATE AN APP FOR SOCIAL GOOD”

May 4
USJ, Beirut,

In partnership with Girls Got IT, Riyada for Social Innovation has introduced more than 12 girls to the world of potentials in STEAM in addition to the 17SDGs & Social Entrepreneurship under the theme “Create a Mobile app for Social Good”. 6 Groups of girls were able to come up with app ideas to solve social problems. Learn more.

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