Startup Guide Cairo

Though Cairo is a city known for its rich history, a thriving community of entrepreneurs is helping ensure that its startup ecosystem has a leading role in the city’s future.





When some people think of Cairo, they think of pyramids and ancient civilizations. But today, the Egyptian capital – ranked by a 2018 UN report as the most attractive African city for foreign investment – is known as a blossoming startup hub buzzing with youthful energy. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the city is experiencing a rapid rise in entrepreneurship. With an extensive network of accelerators, incubators, VCs, angel groups and coworking spaces, founders have all the tools they need to get their ideas off the ground.


Startup Guide Cairo takes an in-depth look at the startups and founders leading the way, and is packed with useful resources, expert advice and insightful interviews to help young entrepreneurs navigate the city’s startup scene and grow their business.


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Published September 2019

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The only way to accumulate knowledge is to take on new challenges. So think of each and every contract as an opportunity to prove something new.
Ahmed ZahranKarm Solar
The mission statement should be well articulated and mention the social problem you’re trying to address as well as the target population you want to serve.
Dr. Wessam El BeihDrosos Foundation
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