Alexandria has become a startup hub and Cairo shouldn’t feel so special now.
Entrepreneurs now have greater opportunities in Alex to kick-start on their potential startup ideas. Especially with innovative supports like like IceAlex and Techne Summit. They have helped create an entrepreneurial ecosystem to facilitate innovative ideas! Startups of Alex; an incubation program under IceAlex, observed the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Alex a few years back. What they saw was an increase in the number startups. However, they also saw that only a few became successful whilst a lot were simply not known. It’s great to now see diverse initiatives taken towards this sector, Alexandria might actually become a competitive startup hub to Cairo!
How is Alex becoming an entrepreneurial hub?
They provide DIY workshops, mentoring, prototyping & digital manufacturing services. As well as co-working spaces, training workshops and networking! IceAlex also took part in the Global Entrepreneurship Week by having the Alexandria Entrepreneurs Day Conference. They also have some things coming up too, so watch out for them! Here is their location on Google Maps.
Techne Summit is an international entrepreneurship event that takes part on a yearly basis in Alex (this year on the 29th of September), according to their website. It’s a great opportunity for all the stakeholders in the innovative ecosystem to meet! Startups, potential individuals, investors, mentors and public officials from all over the MENA region!
What are examples of startups in Alex?
1. Black Duck
Black Duck is a startup that turns up-cycled waste into goods.They offer customized bags and accessories made from up-cycled plastic bags and other sustainable materials.
Check out Black Duck’s profile on Startups Galaxy here.
HLPR is the first online home cleaning service in Alexandria, Egypt. It’s basically a digital platform that connects people to cleaning service providers. HLPR lets you easily book a cleaning service. Check out their profile and start booking now.
Check out HLPR’s profile on Startups Galaxy here.
7agat is a startup that offers local manufacturing therapeutic tools and toys for kids who suffer mental disability & learning difficulties. They use tools and techniques such as CO2 laser cutting to mass produce their interactive toys and they’re also skill development tools. Check them out and start supporting 7agat!
Check out 7agat’s profile on Startups Galaxy here.