Speed Accelerator

  • Location: MENA, Lebanon, Beirut
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: Cloud, Internet, Mobile, Software, Technology, Web-Based

Speed is a tech accelerator based out of the Beirut Digital District that empowers software startups to succeed and scale globally through a 3-month mentorship-driven program, $30,000 in funding, and a lifelong network of mentors and partners.


The accelerator offers software startups $30,000 in financial support, an intensive 3-month mentorship-driven program that includes in-house mentorship, mentorship from experts, workshops, access to a network of investors, and a free working space at BDD, in exchange for 5% equity in common shares. Startups also receive lifelong support from a network of 100+ local and international mentors, the opportunity to be sponsored by Speed for a 2-week immersion program in Silicon Valley in partnership with LebNet, technology perks worth $1M+ through the accelerator’s partnership with the GAN, and a fast-track referral to the 47 Techstars programs around the world.