Egypt: green startups meet investors for coaching and pitching sessions

July 4, 2017
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Thirteen Green start-ups in Egypt will this month take part in the EU-funded SwitchMed Programme’s ‘Green Startups Meet Investors’ coaching and pitching sessions – one of 8 such activities to improve access to finance for Green Entrepreneurs in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan.

The selected start-ups in Egypt come from sectors ranging from energy efficiency to waste segregation and recycling, mobile solar solutions, distribution and production of dried fruit peel, sustainable clothing production, aquaponics clean farming, sustainability training and education and producing fertilizers from kitchen waste.

Founders of selected start-ups will be attending two coaching sessions in July. The first will help them optimise their business model, company profile and pitch deck. The second will focus on practicing and perfecting the delivery of their elevator pitch.

Based on performance during the coaching period, 8 start-ups will be shortlisted to deliver a 5-minute pitch to a panel of investors during the final ‘Green Start-ups Meet Investors’ event in August.

The SwitchMed sustainable consumption and production programme aims to promote a switch by the Mediterranean economies towards sustainable consumption and production patterns and green economy, including low-emission development, through demonstration and dissemination of methods that improve resource and energy efficiency. It also seeks to minimise the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of products and services and, where possible, to promote renewable energy.


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Countries covered:

  • Egypt