10 Lebanese Student-Owned Businesses You Should Check Out

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The youth of Lebanon is demonstrating an eagerness to overcome the economic crisis and move forward, braving the odds by taking entrepreneurial initiatives. They aren’t certainly giving up.

These Lebanese students, whether still on their educational journey or freshly graduated, are a source of hope for the nation as the future of Lebanon weighs heavily on them.

Equipped with their education and determination, they have opened their own shops, contributing as such to the economy of their country, each in their own way.

Their shops are not trivial ventures. They are actually providing the community with high-quality items and services while being student-budget friendly.

Here are some of these student-owned businesses you need to check out:

Aniné Lebanon

Aniné was started by Rayan Moussa, who is currently getting his master’s degree in Architecture at ALBA, in December.

Whether you’re looking for a refreshing cocktail bottle or bar catering services, Aniné caters to all your needs, and also offers delivery.

You can check out Aniné’s menu on their Instagram highlights and DM or Whatsapp for orders on +961 71 00 36 35.

Alwan Beirut

Alwan Beirut is a small business that sells lovely handmade accessories. Maria Abou Jaoude is a Business student at USEK and is the business owner behind the account.

With the help of her family, she creates, photographs, and manages all the aspects of the account.

Check out her Instagram page to see her wide variety of accessories. You can DM her on Instagram for your orders.

Frames of Joy(a)

Joya Baradei is an Agriculture Engineering student at AUB with a passion for photography. Amidst the graduation season and any occasion, she is your go-to photographer for any of your photoshoot ideas!

You may DM her on Instagram to book a photo session.

Apparatus By Yara

By a student for students! Yara Chamaa is currently a med student at AUB after completing her bachelor’s in Biology.

Apparatus by Yara offers curated items for any student looking to continue their studies while being as stylish and functional as possible.

Her online concept store delivers worldwide, and also locally across Lebanon. She also offers pick-up locations: AUB, Antelias, and Zahle.

You may reach her by DM on Instagram.

Leb Music Gear

To the Lebanese Music community, this one is for you!

Patrick Azzi is a senior student majoring in Business at USJ. His passion for music led him to create the Instagram page Leb Music Gear, selling, refurbishing, and trading all sorts of high-quality musical instruments.

You may check the instruments he is currently selling and DM him for more information.


One thing that helps any student escape the stress during exam time is online shopping and, Lebanese girls, this is the shop for you!

Luna Raad, an AUB student double majoring in Media and Communication and Business Marketing started her shop in 2021. Now, a year later, Soul Wave is still going strong with its unique and creative collections.

Check it out on Instagram.


Nadim Chidiac is a 2022 film student graduate from ALBA. Whether you’re looking for an editor, a cinematographer, or a film director, you can contact him for all your artistic needs.

You can check out his work on Vimeo or on Instagram.

Sixth Dimension Shop

Sixth Dimension is a clothing online store that offers vintage and limited series items. Started by two sisters, Julie and Liza, the pair searches the world to offer their customers unique pieces.

Check it out on Instagram! They also offer worldwide shipping.

Aquí Beirut

We can guarantee that you have seen one of their pieces worn on your university campus! Started by Eliss Hassan, an AUB student, Aquí is now a staple in the closets of most Lebanese girls.

All the clothing pieces sold are 100% ethically produced in Lebanon and you can order from their online store or check them out on Instagram,

Melissa Beirut

Looking for bracelets? earrings? ear cuffs? necklaces? Melissa Beirut has all types of accessories you can think of. Melissa Koranides, the brain behind the shop, started the business more than three years ago.

Today, you can check out the shop’s collection online, or in any of its pop-up shops in ABC Verdun, ABC Ashrafieh, and Faqra Club.

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