North Africa This Week: Startup Event Glimpses [13-19 August, 2018]

By  |  August 20, 2018

On the startup scene, the North African ecosystem witnessed a number of events in the past week, that were aimed at triggering further development of the region’s entrepreneurial and tech environment. From meetups, organized for experts in specific fields to office launches that culminated in pitches from social entrepreneurs, the ecosystem can be considered to have witnessed its fair share of startup events. As always, our weekly Startup Event Glimpses series has got them covered, in case missed you out on any of these happenings. Here are excerpts from the notable startup events that popped up on the North African event radar this past week.

Health Tech Meiosis Meetup Held In Egypt

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Health 2.0 Cairo put this event together in partnership with Falak Startups. The Health Tech Meiosis Meetup was focused on providing a chance for healthcare tech innovators to get inspired by and network with top mentors and industry leaders in the fields of healthcare, investment, business, and technology. The event took place on Monday, 13th August, at The Greek Campus in Cairo, Egypt. Speakers at the event included a network of doctors, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs and media gurus, passionate about fostering novel practices in healthcare, as they shared their insights and experiences with the audience.

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StartEgypt Launched Its New Office And Hosted Pitch Event In Egypt

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StartEgypt, an initiative that is the result of a partnership between the British Embassy Cairo, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Flat6Labs, is aimed at furthering the growth of social impact enterprises through the provision of entrepreneurial services, unveiled its all-new ultramodern office in Giza, Egypt, last week. The launch of the new office which took place on Monday, 13th August, also afforded five Egyptian social startups the opportunity to pitch their business ideas and possibly woo an audience which included notable personalities like John Casson; British Ambassador to Egypt, Ahmed El Alfi; Co-Founder of Flat6Labs, as well as Ragia Amr; Program Manager of StartEgypt. MedEx, Rasseny, Dairy House, VWaste, and iHelp were amongst the five social enterprises that pitched on the auspicious occasion.

Startup Haus Cairo Hosted The Closing Event of The Coaching Competition in Egypt

The past week also witnessed the closing event of The Coaching Competition at Startup Haus Cairo, as entrepreneurs from Yemen and Syria brought their ideas to Downtown Cairo. The event kicked off with a networking session for entrepreneurs to spark collaborations followed by a coaching session led by Egyptian Business Coach, Reem Sherif, who focused on growth and goals. The next session of The Coaching Competition is expected to unfold in the coming months.

 

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