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Gemini Uplift4Upper Egypt

GEMINI AFRICA FOR UPPER EGYPT STARTUPS

This program in partnership with the Sawiris Foundation aims to build the capacity of underserved startups in Upper Egypt from the early stage to the validation phase by untapping & unlocking business opportunities.

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Program details

This program will include several modules that will be provided to participating entrepreneurs over a period of 6 weeks by experts (coaches & mentors) in the field

1. Introduction to lean methodology.

2.Design thinking and problem stating.

3.Value proposition and business modeling.

4.Branding.

5.Marketing.

6.Finance.

7.Social Media and Growth hacking.

8.Pitching.

In addition to the modules, entrepreneurs will have a follow up session with designated coaches that will help them apply and practice the weekly modules.

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WHO CAN APPLY

1.Age: 18 - 40.

2.Gender: all.

3.Founding team: at least 2 founders.

 4.Must have a prototype.

5.Must have a revenue-generating business model.

6.Must have a social, environmental, or economic aspect to it (inclusion, providing job opportunities, providing a vital product or service, use and rfecycle waste material)

7.Scalability and novelty of the product. 

8.Preferably from Upper Egypt.

Can commit to the program either online or offline.

Timeline

December 8, 2021
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Applications opening
January 8, 2022
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Applications closing
January 13, 2022
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The shortlisted startups will be announced
January 16, 2022
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Bootcamp kick-off
March 10, 2022
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Phase two - online - qualifying competition
March 24, 2022
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Upper Egypt Program 1st Demo Day

WHAT ARE THE 3 MS?

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Matchmaking
We will avail a couple of relevant partners who will attend the final pitching and connect with the startups for work (securing the first business client or partnership).
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Mentorship
We won’t only provide training, but we will be with each startup throughout the journey with coaching to benefit from the training and taking it from the early stage (with prototype) to the validation stage (ready for go-to-market phase).
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Money
Monetary prizes by Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (EGP 60K).
WHy Participate?
#Uplift4UpperEgypt
MENTORSHIP, EXPOSURE, OPPORTUNITIES, AND NETWORK EXPANSION ARE SOME OF THE FEW REASONS YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE!