Pre-Incubation (Cycle 1)

Do you have a business idea but not sure if it is feasible? Our Product Design Pre-incubator is entirely dedicated to supporting you 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.

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During 3 to 4 months, 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.
  • A co-working space with a suitable work environment that stimulates creativity.
  • Guidance and mentorship for the incubated ideas.
  • Matchmaking the incubated Ideas with NP Startups.
  • Intensive business and technical training provided by industry professionals.

Selection Criteria

Wondering if you have what it takes to become one of only 10 pre-incubated ideas? Here is what we are looking for:

  • Team Requirements: diversity and integration of technical and business skills, knowledge, and expertise of 3 or more team members.
  • Idea Stage: At the idea or proof-of-concept stage of developing a physical technology product (Hardware/software) for the aim of launching a technology-based startup in the future.
  • Product innovation: Introducing a new, or an improved version of a previous product.
  • Market Requirements: Potential for Commercialization as well as Customer and Market understanding.

Cycle 1 Timeline

20 April, 2021

Step 1

Cycle 1 Application Opens

Step 2

Cycle 1 Application Closes

28 May, 2021
10 June, 2021

Step 3

First Filtration Announcement

Step 4

Bootcamp Starts

23 June, 2021
7 July, 2021

Step 5

Winners Announcement

Step 6

Program Starts

15 July, 2021
15 Dec., 2021

Step 7

Program Ends

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 Our Startups