Pre-Incubation – Cycle #2

Are you a team of women with a technology startup idea and proof of concept? We exclusively dedicate Pre-incubation Cycle #2 to supporting your business at this stage.

Product Design Pre-incubation program, sponsored by Export Development Bank, is designed to provide innovators with the ultimate support and guidance they need at the earliest stage of building a startup.

This year, within the framework of our campaign goals that focuses on achieving SDGs and supporting Egypt’s vision 2030, the 2nd cycle of our pre-incubation program focuses on SDG 5, which is gender equality by entirely dedicating this cycle to women in Tech Startups. 


During your pre-incubation period, you will have the chance to transform your business idea into a functional prototype through:

  • Up to 80,000 EGP Prototyping Fund and in-kind services for potential ideas including:
    • A co-working space with a suitable work environment that stimulates creativity.
    • Intensive business and technical training provided by industry professionals.
    • Guidance and mentorship for the incubated ideas.
  • Matchmaking incubated ideas with NP Startups.

Cycle #2 Timeline

1.5 Months

Step 1

Cycle 4 Application Opens

Step 2

First Filtration Announcement

Two Weeks
Two Weeks

Step 3


Step 4

Final Judging

One Week
One Week

Step 5

Winners Announcement

Step 6


Two Weeks

Step 7


Meet Our Trainers

Through our pre-incubation journey, you are entitled to receive the support you need from mentorship sessions and benefit from intensive training from industry experts. Get to meet them:

Ahmed Hamdy

Lecturer Assistant at The American University In Cairo

Amr El Abbasy

Deputy Manager, Investment & VC Department at MSMEDA

Ashraf Tawakkol

Entrepreneur, Product Innovator, Designer, Storyteller, Consultant & Educator

Mohamed Sayed Rashad

Marketing Director at Global Integrated Management Consulting

Nawar Abdelrahman

Business Development
Trainer & Mentor

Tarek El Sawaf

Founder and Designer Director
at Desirm

Meet Cycle #1 Startups