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  • KPIs
  • What Is?

    TIEC's BootUp program is a technical accelerator that aims to speed the realization of innovative ideas which have clear business plans and preferably existing customers, yet missing a development team.

    The BootUp organizing team will discover talents and coach them to turn ideas into products using best practices in product development. BootUp carefully simulates an agile, typically scrum based, enterprise to guarantee a professional experience for the participants and help them develop products with high quality. BootUp minimizes for the product/idea owners (POs) the friction of establishing new businesses and startups. POs abroad are welcomed to benefit from BootUp to reduce the risks they perceive regarding their establishment of affiliated development sites in Egypt. BootUp utilizes open-source software and hardware for development but other alternatives may be considered if feasible.

    The Need

    There are many great ideas out there with no teams to push its implementation forward. These ideas could come from:

    • An entrepreneur with a solid business plan
    • Mature research looking for getting into the business world
    • A company thriving for innovation yet lacks resources

    Additionally, many developers are not aware and/or don't follow best practices in building software therefore the results usually don't match quality standards worldwide. We do not have a known community of software engineers with proven talent and knowledge. We need to build and connect such talents according to well-known quality standards.

    The solution

    With the main goal of facilitating innovation in Egypt, TIEC aims to solve the discussed problem through an intense program in product development that gives hands-on best practices.
    TIEC will give an opportunity to young developers with basic development knowledge and loads of enthusiasm to join the BootUp experience. The selected developers will be hosted for a 4-6 months part-time internship with one dedicated coach, scrum master, per team.
    Individuals will be teamed up and matched with a real idea received from companies, researchers, or aspiring entrepreneurs. In the meantime, product ideas are strictly protected through NDAs.

  • The Work

    The program will run over four to six months maximum. Interested developers will be interviewed to ensure their commitment and their readiness. In the meantime, an announcement is made for product/idea owners (POs) with clear business plans who could benefit from BootUp’s development teams. While submitting the idea, the PO is expected to propose compensating the development team when its product performance is found acceptable and the PO decides to move forward and establish the product-based business. Proposing revenue and/or equity share for the development team is expected and recommended.

    Once the program starts, an orientation session takes place in which teams will be matched with the ideas they will work on, their product owners, and scrum masters. The orientation will be a fun event to get teams to know each other and in the same time get to know the rules of the program. The program then continues with one intense month of training and practice. In this month the developers are committed full time on 4 BootUp camps. They attend every weekend and practice during the week with scheduled meetings throughout. After this intense month, a series of sprints starts. Every sprint has a planning/demo and lasts for two weeks. We might have “spike” talks in the middle of the sprints according to the progress of the teams. The program ends with a ceremony, demo and meetings with the POs to decide the way forward.

    The PO and development team can use and modify anything they co-developed during BootUp, but only the PO is authorized to establish a product-based business. The development team should refrain from using their BootUp deliverables to enable any competing business. In case the product performance is found acceptable and the PO decides to establish the target business, the PO is obliged to fulfill the commitment made to the team while presenting the product idea.



    • Motivation, ideas presentations, teams matching, and program rules
    • Signing NDAs

    BootUp Camps (4 weekends within one intense month)

    • BootUp Camp I - Day 1 & 2 (Requirements and User Stories)
    • BootUp Camp II - Day 3 & 4 (Design and Class Diagram)
    • BootUp Camp III - Day 5 & 6 (Testing and Refinement)
    • BootUp Camp IV - Day 7 & 8 (Planning)
    *Note: Contents may differ based on domain knowledge of the product

    BootUp Sprints (demo, planning, and retrospective every two weeks up to sprint 8)

    BootUp Closure Demos and Ceremony (judging)

  • Roles and Responsibilities

    BootUp Organizing Team

    • Coach, train, and monitor the performance of the teams for the first release of products. However, as expected, the success of any product idea cannot be guaranteed.
    • Protect product ideas through NDAs.
    • Assign one scrum master to each team.
    • If desired by POs, connect successful products to the other applicable TIEC services to help establishing sustainable businesses. However, BootUp is not accountable for the success of ideas as businesses after birth of corresponding products.
    • Facilitate the development team selection, avail the work locations, and help providing the needed development tools.

    Product Owners

    The product owner (PO) is a key stakeholder. Part of the PO’s responsibilities is to have a vision of what he or she wishes to build and to pass that vision to the development team. Business knowledge is important for the PO because he or she is the decision maker regarding what features the product must have. That means, the PO should understand the market, the customer, and the business in order to make sound decisions.

    The PO shows commitment by doing what is necessary to build the best product possible and that means being actively engaged with the product development team.

    As PO you should:

    • Give a presentation about your idea. This will be done in an orientation meeting. In this meeting, you will know your team and the scrum master (the coach).
      Note: you have to sell your idea really well. You want the best team to like your idea and do their best to make it happen.
    • Prepare something written to describe your vision and your idea. Simply write all your thoughts about the idea in a form of a list. This list will be used by the team to create and sketch “user stories” in your presence and based on your own clarifications. Anything else you have that the team can use to define the requirements should be provided, for example, videos, presentations, links to similar systems, etc.
    • You are responsible for prioritizing the features and specifying what needs to be done first. You will be requested to do this frequently as the product evolves and the requirements change.
    • You provide the specialized development tools if feasible.
    • You must attend the meetings related to the requirements analysis, planning, demos, and retrospectives as requested. These meetings are keys to the product success in scrum. Attending other meetings and gatherings by the team is encouraged but optional.
    • You may get involved in the technical part and software design if desired but this is done through alignment with the scrum master.
    • You can monitor and check the team’s progress.
    • You get access to all the artifacts produced throughout the project.
    • If there is more than one person representing the PO, they all need to sync well with each other before they communicate with the team. We don’t want to confuse the team or waste any time due to lack of communication.


    • Developers should have very high motivation, readiness to learn, and willingness to commit.
    • They should have knowledge of the technology of the product .
    • They should undertake to treat the product idea and any relevant information as confidential and not to disclose to any third party.
    • They should commit to full-time work on 8 camp days and additionally to 15-20 hours of work per week throughout the program duration.
    • They have their own laptops.
    • For student developers, nominations from university professors are preferred.


    Experts are invited to present on different aspects of business and technologies.

    Sponsors and Supporters

    Sponsors and supporters are welcomed to avail tools, equipments, and co-working spaces.

  • Technology (Others may be considered)


    • Web & mobile applications


    They will be different according to the domain of the product. In case of software related product, They will be:
    • Introduction to SE (Agile, Lean and Scrum)
    • Web Fundamentals
    • Agile Software Development (User Stories, Class Diagram, MVC)
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Testing (TDD, TSpec)
    • Database and MySQL
    • Bootstrap
    • Crosswalk Mobile Framework
    • Intro to JavaScript, JQuery and Ajax
    • Planning, Estimation, and Sprints


    They will be different according to the domain of the product. In case of software related product, They will be:
    • GitHub
    • Travis CI
    • ZenHub
    • Google Calendar
    • Diaspora

    Documents to Read

    They will be different according to the domain of the product. In case of software related product, They will be:
  • The Award

    Part I:

    Team with complete product development plan receives 4000 EGP


    Part II:

    Team with developed product receives a max value of 6000 EGP as per the judging outcome at closure.

  • Rounds

    Round 2

    Accepted POs and Developers

    Number Idea No. of Dev Working Space
    1 LDLSP 4 TIEC or others
    2 Ta2heel 5 TIEC or others
    3 Sensey 3 TIEC or others
    4 Vatel 3 TIEC or others
    5 Vidmy 7 TIEC or others
    6 High&speed 2 TIEC or others
    7 Beetw 2 TIEC or others
    8 Dawa2y 4 TIEC or others
    9 Quanoda 3 TIEC or others
    10 HR society 5 TIEC or others
    11 Smart Desk 2 ASU (iHub)
    12 BioBusiness 10 ASU (iHub)
    13 Consuitix 3 ASU (iHub)
    14 EMF 3 ASU (iHub)
    15 InterAct 5 ASU (iHub)
    16 Mogassam 4 ASU (iHub)
    17 Nas Hope 3 ASU (iHub)
    18 SiWare 3 ASU (iHub)
    19 Spectratronix 4 ASU (iHub)
    20 eBraille 5 ASU (iHub)
    21 Smartonic 7 ASU (iHub)
    22 Smart Water System 3 ASU (iHub)
    23 Solar ORC 10 ASU (iHub)


    1- LDLSP
    1. Ahmed Metwally Hegazy
    2. Mohamed Mounir Abbas
    3. Arwa Soliman Salem
    4. Manar Sherif
    2- Ta2heel
    1. Mohamed Moahmoud Mohamed
    2. Mohamed Hesham Shaker
    3. Abdel Rahmn Mohamed Mohamed
    4. Hesham Mohamed Saudi
    5. Rana Samy Menshawy
    3- Sensey
    1. Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed
    2. Assem Amr Mohamed
    3. Hossam Al-Fakher Hassan
    4- Vatel
    1. Mostafa Abdel El-aal
    2. Toaa Abdel Rahman Sherif
    3. Mostafa Kamel Kamel
    5- Vidmy
    1. Hagar Yahia Mustafa
    2. Aya Alaa Mohammed
    3. Amal Tarek Ahmed
    4. Engi Muhammad Tawfiek
    5. zainab El_sayed Rahei
    6. Amira Raafat Shaaban
    7. Samar Youssef
    6- High&speed
    1. Ahmed Nazer Ezat
    2. Ahmed Maher
    7- Beetw
    1. Sara Abou El Fatouh
    2. Mohamed Abdel Mahmoud
    8- Dawa2y
    1. Aladdin Adel Abdellatief
    2. Ahmed Abdel Sayed
    3. Muohamed Naser Abdel El_ Ftah
    4. Mohamed Magdy Mahmoud
    9- Quanoda
    1. Ahmed Hamada Mohamed
    2. Mohamed Faesal Ahmed
    3. Mohamed Abd El- Sattar
    10- HR society
    1. Mohamed salem
    2. Mohamed ahmed said kassim
    3. Mohamed abdel baki
    4. Mohamed abdel wahab
    5. Mohamed helmy
    11- Smart Desk
    1. Rania Farid
    2. Merryhan Helal
    12- BioBusiness
    1. Ezz eldeen Ahmed
    2. Abdelrahman Fahim
    3. Shadi Turk
    4. Khaled Abdelmoneim
    5. Mahmoud Naguib
    6. Mohamed Raafat
    7. Shaza Ismail Kaoud
    8. Nourhane Zakareya
    9. Sameh Abdelfattah
    10. Jahn Mansour
    13- Consuitix
    1. Somya Ahmed
    2. Mohamed Wael
    3. Ahmed Shehata
    14- EMF
    1. Amr Mahmoud
    2. Youstina Adel
    3. Ahmed El Gendy
    15- InterAct
    1. Gehad El Roby
    2. Mo'men Ali
    3. Mostafa Heiba
    4. Ahmed El Hinidy
    5. Eman Khedr
    16- Mogassam
    1. Amr Yassin
    2. Amr Mahmoud
    3. Ahmed Salah
    4. Bilal El Sheemy
    17- Nas Hope
    1. Abdarhman Sayed Mohamed
    2. Olfat Kamel Saber
    3. Mohamed Abbas
    18- SiWare
    1. Abdelrahman Sameh
    2. Nehal Fathy
    3. Nourhan Essam
    19- Spectratronix
    1. Ehab Mahmoud
    2. Mohamed Farid
    3. Isaac Ibrahim
    4. Iman Selim
    20- eBraille
    1. Abdelrahman Salah El- Araby
    2. Maram Mostafa Mohamed
    3. Samuel Antoun Wilson
    4. Osama Taha Shehata
    5. Ahmed Abubakr Abdel Hameed
    21- Smartonic
    1. Ahmed Magdy Elsherbiny
    2. Ahmed Mohamed Ayman Riad
    3. Amr Mohamed Taha
    4. Kareem Waseem
    5. Mostafa Alaa
    6. Mourad Amer
    7. Omar Tariq
    22- Smart Water System
    1. Khaled Ahmed Ali
    2. Ahmed Samy zaki
    3. Mennat_ Sayed Nady
    23- Solar ORC
    1. Ahmed allam mohamed
    2. Mahetab Sobhy Sadek
    3. Salma Sayed Mohamed
    4. Joseph alfy wadie
    5. Antoine atef abdel masih
    6. Andrew Fawzy kamel
    7. Amir Ramy Samir
    8. Peter Mohsen Ramsis
    9. Abdelrahman sameh abdelrazek oraby
    10. Yahya Amin Mohamed Kamal Alghonemy
  • Product Owner Application

    The application deadline is 20 August 2015

    Submission is Closed

  • Developer Application (Team / Individual)

    The application deadline is 20 August 2015

    Submission is Closed

  • KPIs

    Measuring Progress

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