Resulting from a common will of France and Egypt to strengthen their bilateral ties in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, this competition follows the signature, during the visit of the French Republic President in January 2019, of a declaration of intent aiming to strengthen entrepreneurship and foster digital startup growth.
This competition aims to identity Egyptian startups with a high potential for growth having the ambition to become the next leaders of the digital transformation in three priority sectors of cooperation between France and Egypt: Health, Fintech and Sustainable Cities.
It is the first of its kind in Egypt and is made possible by the support of more than 15 French companies among which Axa, Crédit Agricole, Orange, Schneider Electric, Danone, Sanofi and Valeo, having extensive experience in these three sectors.
Entrepreneurs willing to participate can submit their application on the dedicated online platform by January 31st: http://startup.franceinegypt.com.
After an initial selection phase, pre-selected startups will be invited to attend a Bootcamp co-organized by the ecosystem partners of the operation, TIEC, Falak, EFG EV Fintech, and Flat6Labs.
The final selection will then be made and announced during a major event to be held next spring that will identify the seven winners of the competition in the presence of French and Egyptian officials, representatives of both ecosystems and investors.
The seven winning startups will share a prize of a total amount of 750 000 EGP. They will also benefit from numerous business acceleration support and exclusive benefits provided by Top French companies and partners of the competition in addition to international exposure, access to market, mentoring & training.
AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 160,000 employees serving 100 million clients in 60 countries.
Today, AXA Egypt has more than 750 employees serving more than a million customer nationwide. AXA’s strategy in the Egyptian market is to offer a one-stop-shop; where it provides all insurance solutions to all customers through various distribution channels. AXA’s staff focuses on moving from being a mere payer to true partner to its customers. Driven by innovation, AXA plays an active role in the start-up scene by encouraging ideas and offering expert mentorship to the ecosystem, enabling entrepreneurs’ disruptive services and business models to accommodate customer pain points in different field.
With a universal customer-focused model, Crédit Agricole Egypt is “a whole bank just for you” serving the entire spectrum of customers: individuals, SMEs, enterprises, Corporate and public sector. Crédit Agricole Egypt presents an extensive range of services, tailored financial solutions and the sound advice. Awarded most innovative bank in Egypt, convenience and distinguished customer experience is Crédit Agricole Egypt’s endeavor to attain its customers’ satisfaction throughout its nationwide network of branches and its state-of-the-art fully-fledged platform of digital services. Furthermore, Crédit Agricole Egypt encourages and implements an innovative environment to exceed its customers’ expectations.
Orange supports young people’s creative ideas financially and practically to turn their ideas into real projects.
Orange also conducts and supports many trainings and competitions to empower Egyptian youth and to sustain their projects to enable them to strongly compete in the Egyptian market.
Orange is participating in the initiative between the French and the Egyptian governments to strengthen their cooperation to empower the Egyptian youth and the startups through launching the “French Egyptian Startup Competition”. This cooperation will contribute in achieving Orange’s goal to transform our society from a consumer society to a productive society that support the Egyptian economy.
We provide energy and automation digital solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
We are committed to unleash the infinite possibilities of an open, global, innovative community that is passionate about our Meaningful Purpose,Inclusive and Empowered values.
Sanofi in Egypt is amongst the top three pharmaceutical companies in the market and we are in a leading position in therapeutic areas like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, rare diseases and neurology diseases. We also have a prevention portfolio, based on vaccines, we cover some acute diseases and we have consumer healthcare products.
As an innovative healthcare leader, we embrace the innovation ecosystem through start-ups. Our aim is to identify and support the best start-ups in their desire to invent tomorrow’s solutions in the health sector. Our commitment is to contribute locally by supporting the most daring and innovative entrepreneurs in the realization of their projects.
We believe that it is our responsibility to continuously seek out and encourage the most innovative and adapted approaches to improve access to healthcare for the Egyptian people. Also, to accompany, develop and shed light on these talented entrepreneurs. We trust in their capabilities to develop and showcase what will spark change in healthcare to empower patients’ journeys.
The center became a key player for Valeo Group as it currently develops 50% of the Group’s software production worldwide, hence exporting 100% of its services.
Valeo Egypt’s main focus is to design, develop, and maintain embedded software modules & systems for the automotive industry. Its open innovation ecosystem is built on numerous collaborations with universities, laboratories, start-ups, major industrial groups, as well as the creation of joint ventures or targeted acquisitions.
Since 2015, Valeo Egypt has been actively contributing to Valeo’s global software innovation activities through locally developed patents, publications, and new product development and has since then introduced an Innovation CarLab in Cairo that delivers advanced automotive technology proofs of concept.
Safety is a core value at Air Liquide and we take pride in applying the highest safety standards when it comes to our customers, employees & operations
Air Liquide Group has been operating in Egypt since 2002. Today Air Liquide in Egypt employs more than 450 employees and operates 22 plants located at 14 different sites at Alexandria, Sadat, Beni Suef, October, Soukhna, Portsaid and with our Head Office located in New Cairo.
Our continuous development and investments makes Air Liquide in Egypt the leading provider of industrial and medical gases such as nitrogen, oxygen, argon & argon mixtures, helium, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, specialty gases, gas mixtures and related services that are used in a variety of applications in industry and healthcare. We serve a large portfolio of customers and operate in different sectors such as metals, glass, chemicals and petrochemicals, food and beverage, environment, automotive and metal fabrication, laboratories and research, oil and gas, etc
In the Healthcare Sector, Air Liquide in Egypt is the main provider of medical gases and homecare services. We provide hospitals with medical gases networks and medical oxygen. For patients suffering from respiratory diseases, we provide them with home medical care devices.
Among its different brands, SOLIDWORKS is the leader in 3D CAD technology, empowering product design teams, entrepreneurs, Fab Labs, makers and students with intuitive, high performance software that is easy to use, and provides the freedom to design products that set you apart.
For more information, visit www.solidworks.com.
Gide is a multidisciplinary law firm that brings together 550 lawyers and jurists, including around 100 partners, of 35 different nationalities, representing 41 bar associations, and who are recognized as some of the best specialists in each of the branches of national and international business law. In each of its offices, particularly in Cairo, Gide offers its clients its exceptional knowledge of local markets, its regional expertise and the resources of an international firm.
The Gide Venture offer for start-ups means the firm now has a leading practice in venture capital and development capital, which enables us to support our clients in all their development processes. Gide is proud to be linked with the French Egyptian Startup Competition organised by the French Embassy in Cairo and to be able to participate in the establishment of an ecosystem favourable to the development of startups in Egypt.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Tablets, Border Control, Access control terminals, Telecom, Identity, Smart universal card, Traffic, ITS solutions, Passport/National ID, Transportation, Security and Banking we combine this technology knowledge to produce secure unique solutions.
NAOS Marketing is an Egypt-based company founded in 2007. Originally launched as a small in-house contact center supporting a marketing consulting firm, NAOS Marketing has forged itself a path the highly competitive contact center environment.
While strengthening its core activity and becoming a recognized expert in Customer Experience with a team of 1,500 contact center agents; NAOS Marketing successfully diversified its offering of services.
NAOS Marketing is now the only company in the Middle East who delivers an outstanding customer experience in the following business lines:
• 360º Marketing Services (market surveys, consulting in strategy, brand building, marketing digital and advertising, commercial development, contact center)
• HR Management Services (recruitment, insourcing, training, payroll management),
• Companies Incubator Services.
Servier celebrated its 40th anniversary in Egypt in 2017. It is operating two production sites in Egypt (manufacturing and packaging) providing patients with 22 millions of pack annually while also serving Middle Eastern and African patients.
Collective intelligence for a safer world. Whenever a critical decision needs to be made, Thales has a role to play. Our solutions help customers to make the right decisions at the right time and act accordingly in challenging environments. To help create a safer world, we serve five keys sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Digital Identity & Security, Defense & Security.
World-class technology, the combined expertise of 80,000 employees and operations in 68 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe. We are proud of the role we play in a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected, interdependent and dangerous.
Thales is established in Egypt since 1973 with major references in Defense, Security, Air Traffic Control, Space, Ground Transportation (Urban Rail and Main Lines). It has established two major Industrial Partnerships with Arab International Optronic and Benha Electronics. As history shows strong ties with the Egyptian customer, THALES sees promising future in Egypt through localizing and expanding our industrial footprint.