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Applications are open till May 31st, 2019.

Please tick the below appropriate boxes in order to access the right application. This will help us redirect you to the category you are eligible for: Business of the year, Woman entrepreneur of the year or Tech Innovation of the Year.

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I am the founder of the project, and I am Lebanese.

The applicant represents the Business in the Brilliant Lebanese Awards entire competition (including and not limited to training, coaching, deliberations, TV appearances, social media, press, website and more). The applicant must be the entrepreneur behind the business idea, the main founder, a co-founder or a CEO.

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My Business is for-profit and registered in the commercial registry and more than 50% of the shares are Lebanese owned

The business should be designed to generate revenues (Non-profit organizations are not accepted). The business must be mostly owned by Lebanese (more than 50% of shares). Make sure your business is registered in the Lebanese commercial registry before applying.

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My Business is operational for more than 2 full years

The business should have been founded at least two (2) years ago as such you must be able to submit a minimum of 2 complete years of financial records.

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My Annual Turnover does not exceed 5 million $ per year

Lebanese businesses accordingly the maximum company turn over should not exceed 5 million dollars per year..

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I am a woman and more than 50% of total shares of my company is owned by women

For the applicant to be eligible for the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award category the entrepreneur must be a Woman and Total Women Ownership in the company should exceed 50% of the shares

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My Business is based on digital and/or innovative technologies as its core business

This includes but is not limited to any Businesses having developed their own IP (Intellectual property), Patent, algorithm and businesses based on new technologies or digital … are eligible to the Tech Innovation of the year category.

Rules to participate


  • The businesses must be at least 50% + 1 share owned by Lebanese.
  • The business has been operational for at least two financial years.
  • The business is for-profit.
  • The business annual turnover does not exceed USD 5,000,000.
  • The business is registered in the Lebanese Commercial Registry.
  • The applicant has never won prior business awards.
  • Each applicant may only apply to one category.
  • For the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, at least 50% + 1 share of the business should be owned by women.
  • The applicant is not a BLC Bank employee and/or a spouse or children of a BLC Bank employee.
  • The business to be eligible for the “Tech innovation of the Year” category be it owned by Women or Men, should be based on digital and/or innovative technologies as its core business, this includes but is not limited to: Businesses having developed their own IP (Intellectual property), Patent, algorithm , … and businesses based on new technologies or digital
  • All material and content provided within the application is considered as confidential.
  • The business to be eligible for the “Tech innovation of the Year” category be it owned by Women or Men, should be based on digital and/or innovative technologies as its core business, this includes but is not limited to: Businesses having developed their own IP (Intellectual property), Patent, algorithm , … and businesses based on new technologies or digital.

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Selection Criteria


CREATIVITY

30% for the project’s idea and concept as well as its uniqueness and differentiation in the market.

PERFORMANCE & FINANCIALS

30% for the profitability and growth of the business and the economic opportunities created.

SUSTAINABILITY & SCALABILITY

25% for the development strategy of the business, its governance structure and other aspects indicating its chances of scalability, long-term success and future growth.

SOCIAL IMPACT

15% for the social opportunities created and the impact of the business on the environment and society in terms of jobs created and diversity and inclusion in its employment structure.

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