SQWIRL LAB IS
We continuously generate start-up ideas and put them to the test using our mighty army of in-house resources, then gauge their performance and turn the best ones into independent businesses. We’re unleashing the limitless potential of Lebanon’s age-old entrepreneurial spirit, restoring this vivacious Mediterranean melting pot to its rightful place as an innovation capital straddling worlds Eastern and Western; ancient and modern.
CYCLE OF CREATION
We at Sqwirl Lab are helpless start-up addicts. Whether we use ideas generated internally or proposed by external partners, we turn concepts into reality overnight using our complete spectrum of in-house capabilities, from fundraising and app development to strategy and design to marketing and HR stuff. We’re different than an incubator or accelerator: we don’t just help start-ups; we found them ourselves, handling most or all of the management and operations, building them up and scaling them, then launching the best ones as independent businesses.
Start-up ideas are adopted;
whether generated in-house or
picked from our pool of external
Resources are assigned
to each idea;
tailored to its specific
begins; testing and
initiating the embryonic
An ongoing validation
process occurs, gauging
the start-up’s viability
over several weeks
Finally, we take a decision about
the business’ future (grow
further, spin-off, terminate, etc.)
Our philosophy, in summary, is: Build; Measure; Learn.
By repeating this cycle continuously, Sqwirl Lab creates and runs a select number of start-ups in parallel; pooling operational resources and expenses while diversifying our equity portfolio in the process.
Got the next brilliant idea, but need help making it happen?
Codenut signs its first project.
Inception of Codenut.
HAULO completes 100 container deliveries.
Launch of HAULO to the public.
First Message sent on Circle.
Inception of Circle.
Inception of Socialang.
Inception of HAULO.
Sqwirl becomes Sqwirl Lab
$4 Million Series A fund to start the studio model.
Completion of 5,000 deliveries.
Launch of Sqwirl App (On Demand Delivery Service).
Sqwirl App joins Speed accelerator program.
Inception of Sqwirl App.
The Sqwirl Lab fund provides our start-up with seed stage financing to cover the initial outlays incurred during product genesis, like software development and R&D.
Once the start-up is off the ground and showing growth potential, we’re also able to provide a follow on investment to scale operations and further optimize the product, in partnership with Leap Ventures, a Beirut-based venture capital firm specializing in growth-stage technology start-ups.
We are also interested in co-creating ideas that are proposed to the Lab. If you need capital to support your vision, tell us why we should fund it.
Restless innovators with proven start-up track records and
eclectic, wide-ranging experience from Europe to the Gulf.
Wissam El Kik
Digital Art Director
Rawi Abdul Ghani
Customer Experience Champion – Haulo.co
Jad Al Abdallah
Hanan Bou Akl
System and design thinking
Think you can help us build tomorrow’s coolest start-ups?
Come to our studio.
Sqwirl Lab provides entrepreneurs like you the means to turn your start-up vision into reality. Whether you need capital, technical know-how (e.g., programming), design, marketing, R&D, strategy, legal, accounting, or other HR functions – or all of the above – our team of pros can help you fill the gap, leaving you the freedom to dedicate your time and energy to what really matters to you: the product itself.
GOT WHAT IT
TAKES TO BUILD
Join the laboratorians.
We at Sqwirl lab are building an elite team of entrepreneurs extraordinaire. If you’re an irrepressibly driven visionary with a formidable skillset, a knack for innovation, and a passion for start-ups, get in touch with us