​TIEC  Pre-Incubation

TIEC Pre-Incubation program is key to 

catapult startups forward to investors.​​


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Program Details

The Pre-Incubation is a program that supports early-stage, growth-driven companies through education and mentorship. Startups enter accelerators for a fixed period of time.

The Pre-Incubation experience is a process of intense, rapid, and immersive education aimed at speeding up the life cycle of young innovative companies, compressing years’ worth of learning by doing into just a few months.

The Pre-Incubation is available for entrepreneurs from any Egyptian governorate, and the whole program is delivered online.

Each round consists of 20 working days devoted to workshops and mentoring sessions. The remaining weekdays are gaps for teams to implement concepts and put learned techniques into practice so they can best develop their startups.

Topics covered

Business model generation (Business Model Canvas)
Market analysis and market entry strategies
Operations and innovation management
Marketing strategies development: attracting venture capital (VC) and crowdfunding
Product development: minimal viable product (MVP) to lean startup
Budget planning and operations management
Financial management

Legalities for Startups

Who should apply?

Those have an ICT-related/-enabled idea with a business model or prototype or both. Using Key technologies such as (websites, mobile apps, IoT projects…etc.) and want to get their startups on the ground, are eligible to join our Pre-Incubation program.

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Eligibility Criteria
1A team of entrepreneurs with an innovative tech-enabled idea. Individual applicants are not eligible 
2Egyptian nationality. At least one of the founders should be Egyptian​
3Technology competency. The team should have the capability to develop the technology they claim to use as a basis for their startup
PRE-Incubation Outcomes

You will leave the Pre-Incubation journey with:

Business Plan.
Business Development milestones.
Technology development milestones.
Pitch to potential investors/support entities. ​​​​​​​​
Workshops & Mentorship

Development Phases:

Each round is broken down into 3 main phases:

Bootcamp / Onboarding
Program Core
Business Plan Writing & Pitching techniques


In a Pre-Incubation round, there are 12 hands-on workshops held to develop these building blocks in every team

Business Model Generation ( Business Model Canvas )

intellectual Property.
Team & Company Structure.
Innovation Management.
Startup Marketing.
Entrepreneurial Finance.
Lean Methodology for Startups.
Business Plan Writing.
Pitching to investors techniques.
Legalities for Startups.


Within each round, the teams spend six dedicated sessions. The mentoring session is usually half-hour long per team where mentors meet start-up founders and team members.

In a session, mentors understand the team’s core business, give their best possible feedback, and share their experiences.

Based on the different stages of the Pre-Incubation program, mentorship days' focus shifts towards suiting the teams' development stage. ​