We have compiled a full list of incubators in Egypt and everything you need to know about them for your early-stage startup!
Incubators are invaluable resources for startups, whether you are in early-stage or in MVP stage. That’s because incubators will provide affordable space, hands-on management training, marketing support, access to some form of financing, and crash courses on what it takes to convert your idea to a startup. If you want to save the information for later and access contact details about each incubator, here’s the Incubators in Egypt PDF.
What are the top 4 main categories of business incubators in Egypt?
1. Government’s Incubator
One of the ways that the government tries to help and support entrepreneurs is to launching local incubators for startups that are trying to solve issues that people are facing and enhance the local economics.
2. University-Based Incubator
University incubators have an added benefit by having direct access to calibres for hiring both as interns, or fresh grads. Some students turn their university projects and commercialize them through these university incubators too.
3. Corporate Incubator
It’s a business incubator that provides small business and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training, office space to work, and are usually interested in certain industries related to the corporate.
4. Private Incubator
It’s privately funded and managed by private organizations and it support startups as well as all incubators above.
Who are the incubators in Egypt you should apply to?
You have to know which incubator in Egypt is more suitable for your startup based on their mentors and advisers, their application due date, their alumni startups with a proven track record, and make sure that the incubator location is near because some incubators require you to move your business to wherever they are to participate in the program.
Let’s get to it! Alternatively, you can download the PDF with more details for later here.
Here’s a full list of incubators in Egypt
1. MINT Incubator
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. It’s an intensive program that is designed for businesses that already have a product, not just an idea. More details on the list.
2. BUE Business Incubator
BUE Business Incubator is offering a tailored technical and business program for early-stage start-ups and businesses. Before the incubation program, all participants will join the BUE Bootcamp then startups with high potential growth will be selected to join their program. Know more about their alumni from here.
3. Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center
Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, or TIEC, is a governmental incubation entity focused on incubating Information and communications technology (ICT) startups. They offer up to 180K EGP funds for 0% equity. You will find their contacts here.
Gesr is a Misr El-Kheir entity focused on incubating startups working in the following sectors: Water, Health, Energy, Food, or Education. They offer up to 200K funds for 0% Equity. Check more about GESR from here.
5. 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 and their application forms can be found in our list of incubators from here.
6. INJAZ EGYPT
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. All their programs can be found here.
Hemma is the first business incubator in an Egyptian state university focused on startups working in biotechnology and industrial technology in Upper Egypt. They don’t offer funding but can give you exposure to be scouted from potential investors. You will find their contact details from here.
8. FEPS BI
FEPS BI is a business incubator based in the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University. They accept startups from all sectors and do not select based on industry. FEPS BI also has an HER cycle to support female founders and entrepreneurs. You can find all their programs on the list.
Athar is a relatively new business incubator that is focused on startups in Upper Egypt and promises to help new entrepreneurs launch their MVPs. They offer funding up to 100K EGP for 3 startups without equity and taken as a grant. You can send them a message through Messenger here.
10. NAHDET EL MAHROUSA
Nahdet El Mahrousa is one of the rare business incubators in Egypt focusing on social enterprises. They are focused on founders in the following sectors: renewable energy, tech, social services, education, and healthcare. They offer funding up to 20K EGP for 0% equity and you can continue reading about Nahdet El Mahrousa and its program from here. Find their contact details on our incubator list.
EBNI is a startup incubator focused on startups working on the Internet of things (IoT) sector. Startups applying to the incubation program must have a prototype or a business model in order to be accepted and they support training and mentorship. You can know more about EBNI from here.
There’s still more to know!
Finally, you can reach more about incubators in Egypt like their program start date, incubation period, notable graduates, their contact information, and more from our Compilation of Incubator in Egypt PDF.
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