A program backed by European economic powerhouse Germany is expected to push Egypt's entrepreneurs out of the local startup scene and into international partnerships.
The two-year program will be run by the German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce
. It's designed to create opportunities for Egypt's entrepreneurs to meet established German and Egyptian businesspeople, and provide targeting mentoring and support for groups such as women starting science and tech-based companies.
During a day-long event on Sunday
at which over 60 startups were 'introduced' to companies that are currently members of the chamber, entrepreneur Sabrine Assem and Heiko Wildner, head of the MENA division of Germany's Ministry of Economics and Energy, explained to Wamda how this program will benefit Egypt's entrepreneurs.