Call for Application: Plug and Play Egypt

Call for Application: Plug and Play Egypt

About Plug and Play:

Plug and Play is the world’s largest early stage investor, accelerator, and corporate innovation platform with global headquarters in Sunnyvale, California in the Silicon Valley.

About the program:

Based in Cairo, Plug and Play Egypt will be focused on Digitizing both Private and Public entities. They are building a vibrant ecosystem to foster the collaboration and exchange of experiences among corporations, startups, and institutions.

Building on the momentum and the exponential growth of the Egyptian tech startups’ sector, the partnership aims to cement Egypt as a center for innovation-driven entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Focus Areas:

  • Gov-Tech
  • Supply Chain
  • Healthcare
  • Internet of Things
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Mobility
  • Fintech
  • Insurtech

Program Benefits:

  • Practical Workshops: in product, engineering, growth, and impact, you’ll learn how to scale your business and address key business challenges.
  • Mentorship from experts: Plug and Play will connect you to industry experts, leaders, and specialists in fields such as product management, business growth, and data science.
  • Office Space: You will be located at the Hussein Kamel Palace, where you will have office space dedicated for the batch startups. +IT Perks such as AWS, HubSpot, and others.
  • Infrastructure to do Pilots: Access to experimental farms, mines, solar parks and other spaces to test your products and technology.
  • Access to a Network of Opportunities: Opportunity to connect with regional and international VCs and investors. Introduction to potential partners and investors through Plug and Play events.
  • Potential Partnership Opportunities: The chance to meet with Itida business units to potentially develop a POC and establish a relationship to strategically support the goals of the company.

Key Dates:

  • Soft Launch: March 2022
  • Incubation Program Start: March 2022
  • Acceleration Program Start: March 2022

Tracks:

Incubation:

Program designed to help build startups and reach product market fit.
This Track is for:

  • Unicorn Ambition
  • MVP Ready
  • Top Tier Committed Founders
  • Traction not required
  • Funding not required ( FFF Round Preferred )

Acceleration:

Scale the growth of select startups with promising founders and MVPs.
This Track is for:

  • Unicorn Ambition 
  • Product in the Market
  • Top Tier Committed Founders
  • Traction required
  • Funding not required (FFF or Pre-Seed Round Preferred)

For more information: Plug and Play Egypt Website

Current Calls for Application:

Fintech Startup Seed Challenge by Orange

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