Egypt launches new startup waste management program

The Leeha 2eema waste management entrepreneurship program launched last month, to support 45 startups with local manufacturing and value addition.

The program, which has a deadline for applications on April 12, is part of the activities conducted by the IWEX ‘Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt’ project.

The ‘Leeha 2eema – ليها قيمة’ program offers early stage waste management startups, from all governorates in Egypt, the opportunity to build companies that focus on local manufacturing and value addition products/services by offering them sector specific training, advisory and consultancy as well as access to finance, markets and service providers.

It will offer the following to early-stage startups:

  1. A total of 20 days of technical and business training sessions

  2. A total of six workshops on business modelling, market research, prototyping and supply chain management

  3. 10 prototyping grants for the top performing startups

  4. Technical, financial, marketing and needs-based consultation sessions

  5. Networking opportunities with potential clients, suppliers, financiers and key entrepreneurship ecosystem stakeholders through a major public event

  6. Access to debt and equity financing investors/entities

  7. Seven startups from outside Cairo will be supported to attend the program – travel and accommodation will be covered

There is an information session at the Injaz Egypt office in Cairo on April 10 at 7-9pm.

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