EGYPTIAN
Startup
Ecosystem

Egypt is becoming the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. Startups, in the historic city of Cairo, are addressing gaps in the market, solving local problems and ensuring entrepreneurship remains at the forefront of the economy. Despite the many challenges that hinder the growth of startups in this emerging market, innovation and enthusiasm within this growing startup ecosystem remains rife. 

Accelerators

Flat6Labs

Flat6Labs Cairo is the leading Startup Accelerator in Egypt that provides a launchpad to help entrepreneurs develop viable companies in a short period of time.

Inno 101

Inno 101 is an Alexandria based business accelerator
in a mission to Help building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Egypt .

Focusing in supporting Tech StartUps that have social impact as technology is the backbone of all sectors and industrial verticals .

Falak Startups

Falak’s mission is to find and empower talented and ambitious early-stage tech startup founders and help them thrive in the region’s rapidly changing entrepreneurship landscape.

Their 6-month acceleration program provides entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, resources, and networks to develop their strategies and expand their businesses.  Falak Startups’ new maximum investment size of 1,000,000 EGP is unrivaled and provides the leverage startups need to gain momentum and accelerate their growth, whilst we work together on securing follow-on investments from venture capital firms, angel investors, and corporates.

1864

The 1864 Accelerator constitutes the first local financial technology focused (FinTech) startup accelerator program of its kind in Egypt.

Powered by Flat6Labs in partnership with Barclays Bank Egypt, the accelerator is a solid platform for fostering the (FinTech) innovation space in Egypt through enabling entrepreneurs to transform their disruptive ideas into commercially viable solutions.

Incubators

Mint

Mint Incubator comes to you in partnership with Cairo Angels, one of the leading startup investment groups in the Middle East and Africa. Their incubator is designed to support startups with no strings attached.

MINT Incubator is an intensive program that is designed for businesses that already have a product, not just an idea.

AUC Venture Lab

AUC V-Lab is the first university based business incubator in Egypt. They focus on early stage startups, startups with MVPs and prototypes. and have a fintech track.They offer funding up to 20K EGP for winning teams with 0% equity.
AUC V-Lab runs two cycles per year.

Injaz

In partnership with the US Embassy, Injaz Egypt offers multiple programs starting from ideation phases until incubation, and their last program round was for StartUp Egypt Cycle 9. They have other programs like Meet Silicon Valley for later stage startups.

TIEC

Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, or TIEC, is a governmental incubation entity focused on incubating ICT startups. They offer up to 180K EGP fund for 0% equity.
TIEC’s incubation program is called StartI

Crowdfunding

Shekra

Shekra Network is a closed investors network. Investors join the network based on recommendations from existing members. For more information on the Shekra Network please contact us.

Since crowd funding is a new concept in Africa and the MENA region, a closed investor network is crucial to ensure the seriousness and reliability of the investors.

Angel Investors

Cairo Angels

The Cairo Angels is Egypt’s first formal angel investment network; investing in and supporting early-stage startups in Egypt and across the MENA region. Established in 2012, Cairo Angels convenes regular investment meetings to review pre-selected potential investees that meet the Cairo Angels investment criteria.

Alexandria Angels

Alexandria Angels was established in December 2016 as the First Angel Network in Alexandria and the Second in Egypt, engaging many individual & corporate investors from the MENA region. Investing in promising, early stage companies with a strong business case, inside and outside of Egypt, focusing  on seed stage investment.

Education

AUC - Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

AUC School of Business is the leading business school in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where entrepreneurship is at the heart of the School. The School’s programs are built around entrepreneurship, responsible business, and economic development.

Established in 2015 as the evolution of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP), the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was advanced as a catalyst for Entrepreneurship in the Arab region. The center is a multifaceted institute acting as an advocate of entrepreneurial education, a pioneer of cutting edge research and most importantly a provider for capacity building opportunities for Egypt and the region at large.

Support Units

Startups Galaxy

StartupsGalaxy is Egypt’s startup platform. Access a database of startups, or discover co-working spaces. You can even get deals and offers on services such as payment gateways, legal benefits and more. List your startup, space or service on the platform for free.

Facebook Communities

Startup Scene ME

Startup Scene ME emerges as a virtual space where entrepreneurs, investors, tech geeks, and innovators can connect, stay informed and spark conversations. 

With sections to highlight the latest investment news, discuss the startup lifestyle, unveil future trends, and share essential hacks for and by entrepreneurs, Startup Scene ME is the story of the Middle East’s fiercest entrepreneurs.

Co-working Spaces

SeedSpace

Seedspace Cairo is the perfect place for you and your venture. As part of Seedstars, Our hub boasts a large coworking space where you can work alongside other entrepreneurs, freelancers, consultants and many other people interested in the positive impact in emerging countries.

FabLab

Fab Lab Egypt is a makerspace founded in 2012 by young Egyptians. The lab is a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Fab Lab global network since 2012. It is a digital fabrication lab and a community-run public makerspace where anyone can make almost anything, from electronics to furniture and installations. Young children, college students, entrepreneurs and businesses materialize and prototype their ideas in the lab. We share our machines, tools, skills, resources and ideas with the community to create new opportunities for economic and social benefit.

Events

RISE UP

The best of MENA’s early stage startups exhibit at RiseUp’s Startup Station to capitalize on the immense exposure and marketplace opportunities.

The summit is held on annual basis at The Greek Campus in Cairo attracts thousands of founders, investors, tech enthusiasts and other stakeholders from entire MENA, Europe, United States and even Asia.

 

SWB Summit

Startups Without Borders connects the most ambitious refugee and migrant entrepreneurs with resources to grow their business, while providing investors with an entry-point to under-the-radar startups with disruptive potential.

The Summit 

 

Vested Summit

The World’s Largest Conscious Tech Summit.

Vested in humanity, in its capacity to steer the wheel of transformational technology and solve the world’s most impending problems; the real, tangible conundrums facing Emerging Markets sheltering 84% of the world’s population.

If you want to list your event with us, please register HERE.

StartupsGalaxy.com is Egypt's startup platform. Access a database of startups, or discover co-working spaces. You can even get deals and offers on services such as payment gateways, legal benefits and more. List your startup, space or service on the platform for free.

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