With 6 Startups Accepted, Silicon Valley Based Plug and Play and Raising Tide Launch Startup Accelerator in Egypt

22 Jan, 2011

Plug and Play Silicon Valley startups incubator and accelerator has launched its offices in Cairo Egypt in Smart Village calling it PlugandPlayEgypt.

PlugandPlayEgypt will offer Egptian entrepreneurs and startups physical office space, mentorship, access to its network for angel and venture capitalists and funding from its Venture Capital partner Rising Tide.

Rising Tide Chairman is Ossma Hassanien, Plug and Play founder and CEO Saed Amidi, Plug and Play Egypt is headed by Hazem El Wassimy.

The incubator already has incubated a number of Egyptian startups including:

  • Offerna.com: Egypt’s group buying like groupon and to compete with Cobone and GoNabit.
  • DNA: digital-advertising agency
  • EME International: Is a mobile developer develops in almost all mobile platforms mobile apps for education, payment and enterprise has sales force automation mSales, Mybroker stock prices, and mParent, the company has introduced a mobile application for the K-12 education industry.
  • WirlesssStars: Mobile app developer has “Inta Feen” app an Egyptian foursquare clone with check-ins and badges for usage with Amaekn features which tells users which places are the most popular.

PlugAndPlay is accepting applicants, anyone interested can fill a form here.

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  1. Ahmad Abubakr  |  January 22nd, 2011 at 4:16 PM #

    LOL @ the incubated projects. They are not even an ordinary websites.
    Saba7 el kosa ya masr fe ay 7aga

  2. Atef  |  January 22nd, 2011 at 4:31 PM #

    that is a good news 🙂

    “angle and venture capitalists ” typo on angel

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  January 22nd, 2011 at 4:54 PM #

    atef thanx for the tip it is fixed 🙂

  4. RG  |  January 22nd, 2011 at 10:10 PM #

    Great news indeed. The incubated projects are at varying stages, some very early and others profitable and growing.

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