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

August 7 - August 20
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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Qudra EU Madad Innovation Labs Social Entrepreneurship Training
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Qudra EU Madad Innovation Labs Social Entrepreneurship Training

July 18 - July 27
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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Tripoli Startup Forum 2018
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Tripoli Startup Forum 2018

June 23
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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Anti-bullying hackathon
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Anti-bullying hackathon

April 27 - April 28
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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AIM Startup 2018 Dubai
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AIM Startup 2018 Dubai

April 9 - April 11
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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Earth Hour 2018
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Earth Hour 2018

March 24
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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“Social Innovators” workshop at Girls got IT Beirut 2018
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“Social Innovators” workshop at Girls got IT Beirut 2018

March 10
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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Exhibiting at Elle Fiesta for women empowerment
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Exhibiting at Elle Fiesta for women empowerment

March 10
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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ImpACT Social Entrepreneurship Conference
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ImpACT Social Entrepreneurship Conference

February 27
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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Design Thinking Process Workshop at Arabnet
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Design Thinking Process Workshop at Arabnet

February 20
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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ToT Program on Entrepreneurship and SME’s
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ToT Program on Entrepreneurship and SME’s

February 19 - March 30
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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