Start-Up Competition

The ES Startup Competition is a 4-week long startup program for aspiring entrepreneurs, to take your idea from paper to reality. Work with  ES academic moderators to develop your ideas into functional startups, ready to be launched in the Egyptian market. You will get access to 13 informative and interactive sessions held by our moderators, guest speakers and prominent partners to learn about multiple topics essential for launching your startup. After developing your startup, you will pitch to our judges for a chance to win the prize money. Gain knowledge, exposure, and a new startup all in one program.

*Over the years, The Startup Competition has helped multiple startups to start and grow.

THE COMPETITION TRACKS

 

For the first time ever, we are providing you with 4 different tracks to join. After the submission process, we will place you on a  track that we feel your idea belongs to. Along with the sessions, each track will get special training and mentorships to ensure your success.

FINETECH & ECOMMERCE

The Finetech and E-Commerce track is intended to target startups that aim to revolutionize the financial industry by creating more feasible and reliable models for cashless technologies.

SUSTAINABILITY & GREEN TECH

The sustainability and green-tech track target startup ideas which are intended to have a positive environmental outcome on their local or global market.

CREATIVE & CONVENIENCE

The convenience and creative track target startup ideas which aim to create more convenient solutions for their target market or create industries of their own through unprecedented startup ideas.

EDUCATION & HEALTHCARE

The healthcare and education track target startup ideas whose main intention is to provide solutions to issues or inconveniences related to the healthcare or education sectors.

COVERED TOPICS
  • Marketing 

  • Financing Your Startup

  • The Lean Startup Method

  • Design Thinking

  • Building a Minimum Viable Product

  • Developing a Business Model Canvas

  • Pitching

  • Using Technological Tools

COMPETITION TIMELINE
  • Bootcamp                    6-7 March
  • Start of Tracks              9-12 March
  • Sessions                       16 March- 4 April
  • Top 10 Pitching            7 April
  • Final Pitching               22 April
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Age between 18 -25
  • Teams need to be comprised of a minimum of 1 member and a maximum of 5 members.
  • Need to have a preliminary startup idea
  • The whole team will commit to the full duration of the program. 
 
* The competition is open to all universities!       

Price

150

EARLY BIRD FEES

  • Access to the boot camp all the sessions

  • snacks and drinks to be served in all sessions

  • Access to the track

  • Chance to win 75,000 L.E.

  • (The deadline to sign up for this price is the 29th of February.)

250

LATE OWL FEES

  • Access to the boot camp all the sessions

  • snacks and drinks to be served in all sessions

  • Access to the track

  • Chance to win 75,000 L.E.

  • (This price starts for all applicants after the 1st of March.)

Right now, at this very moment, if you have a business idea in mind, you’re one step closer to cashing in EGP 75,000. All you have to do is sign up. And all we have to do is help you win!!!

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