Google’s Emerging Marktes Head Cofound an Incubator & Coworking Space in Alexandria, Egypt: Tahrir Sqr

17 Apr, 2011

“What happened in Tahrir  was a miracle by all mean, having a young generation lead the liberation of a nation with technology in the heart of this revolution changed all the standards and rules well known by the all of us. The World stood still watching what is going on and will continue to watch how we will accomplish the next wave of the revolution by liberating our economy and building a nation of startups from entrepreneurs rather than tycoons. Our belief in these values made us take the step to build the accelerator that will seed the revolution spirit, unlock the youth potentials and help them through their journey in building their empire. ” Said Samer El Sahan cofounder of Tahrir Sqr.

Startups in Alexandria egypt can now rejoice, Mohammed Gawdat who is heading Google emerging markets and businesses in Southern, Central and East Europe, Middle East and Africa. along with Samer El Sahn former CEO of eSpace a well known web development house in the region is launching Tahrir Sqr a web and mobile startup accelerator and cowering space in the city that was built by Alexander the great.

Tahrir Sqr offers startups physical location, mentorship and funding. We asked Samer El Sahan who acts as the CEO of Tahrir Sqr about how much they would invest and how much equity they would take from each startup he said that it is It is dynamic and will be handled case by case and would be around 15,000 USD and up. the seed funding called tahrir seed fund and the incubator would bring funding from other angel investors.

As for how much each startup will stay before graduating Samer said it is also dynamic and will be handled case by case.  As for corworking space, it will be offered for entrepreneurs for free.

The incubator currently accept applicants and will be launched officially April 1st. Mohammed Gawdat is the investor and partner in Tahrir also sets in its board of directors, Samer El Sahan is founder and CEO.

# Mohammed Gawdat’s image via TedX Dubai.

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  1. Jeff  |  April 18th, 2011 at 11:33 AM #

    Love the idea and passion. Look forward to see the resulting companies.
    Good luck.

  2. Ahmed Nazmi  |  May 2nd, 2011 at 1:51 PM #

    What about Cairo? Any hopes to support a social enterprise space- We are working tirelessly and the hundreds of groups that emerged post revolution are dying for a space to make their own as an open collaborative space for them to co-locate, collaborate & innovate for local grassroots initiatives-not not just entrepreneurs but also social entrepreneurs working directly for Egypt’s communities and local good!

  3. mbt footwear  |  May 8th, 2011 at 6:52 AM #

    Tahrir Sqr offers startups physical location, mentorship and funding. We asked Samer El Sahan who acts as the CEO of Tahrir Sqr about how much they would invest and how much equity they would take from each startup he said that it is It is dynamic and will be handled case by case and would be around 15,000 USD and up. the seed funding called tahrir seed fund and the incubator would bring funding from other angel investors.

  4. SeedStartup: Dubai Based Startup Accelerator and Seed Venture Fund for Startups From Around the World - ArabCrunch  |  May 23rd, 2011 at 3:07 PM #

    [...] programs that funds seed startups being launched across the region: Oasis 500 and Meydan in Jordan, Tahrir Sq. in Alexandria Egypt, PlugandPlayEgypt center in Cairo, and Seeqnce in [...]

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