Entrepreneurship & Business Support
“Smell what you sell” a famous quote by the global serial entrepreneur,
Lord Alan Sugar. Lord Sugar built an empire of 1.6 billion dollars from
nothing. The quote is about understanding the Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
of your products, dumping low-profit items, considering the sparkle of
innovation, sniffing customer trends and turning marginal profits from low
budgets. To have this flavor of concepts, BES department runs many tracks to let
startups follow suit. That is all done to realize the following:
- Having Tech displayed on global screens.
- Creating high value job opportunities.
- Increasing the patent rates.
- Enticing Investors to support startups.
- Advocating new policies on innovation and
entrepreneurship in the ICT cluster.
EgyptInnovate is the first online innovation hub for Egypt where innovators
and entrepreneurs get inspired, educated and connected. It is provided in
both Arabic and English Languages. EgyptInnovate aims at exposing Egypt’s
innovators locally and globally, connecting nodes and building collaborative
communities of Egypt’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. In
addition it aims at educating innovators, startups, and businesses about
technology and innovation management. In October, 10th 2015 TIEC launches
the first phase of EgyptInnovate.
The Entrepreneurship Accelerator
TEA is a pre-incubation programme running 3 times a year, aiming to help young
professionals and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into strong business plans.
TEA arms candidates with skills and tools across different domains including
marketing, legalities and financials.
(هي_رائدة) is a program to support early stage women entrepreneurs operating in
the Communication and Information Technology sector. The target of the program
is to reach out women entrepreneurs that have a skill set that would allow them
to start their own projects of startups.
Startup Support Program (S2)
S2 programme is designed to capitalize on developing competencies
through highly customized trainings and consultations. Besides; supporting
startups to be perfectly displayed on the local and regional exhibitions to have
access to sources of funding, testing concepts before new audience and building
B2B connections. Example of exhibitions we always keep an eye on: GITEX Dubai
and Mobile World Congress. On top of the above, S2 is offering the Soft landing
service – done in partnerships with the European Business Network (EBN). Soft
landing is concerned with providing startups with strategies needed to move from
their comfort zone in the local markets to penetrate high-end markets in Europe.