Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) in Egypt

A commitment to support and empower entrepreneurs in Muslim communities around the world

Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) in Egypt

The objective is to support innovation and entrepreneurship, raise press awareness, provide business mentors, angel investors, incubators, etc. The project resulted in extensive press coverage to raise awareness of entrepreneurship initiatives in Egypt. The program supported business start-up events with over 2,800 participants which led to the creation of 63 new businesses (11 of which were women-owned), that are now in operation and generating approximately 400 new jobs. USAID helped in forming the first ‘angel investors’ group (Cairo Angels), facilitated three angel investor deals worth 3.5 million, and trained more than 1,650 aspiring entrepreneurs to refine their business models. They also funded licenses for two associations to be able to offer Start-up Academy courses to promising entrepreneurs. Part of the project also included conducting awareness sessions for students in Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, and Aswan Universities on entrepreneurship concepts and skills.


  • Flat 6 Labs

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    Egypt | Staff size: 26-50

    Flat6Labs is a leading startup accelerator and seed stage investment company that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas in the MENA region. It...

  • Cairo Angels

    Investment & Finance, Service Providers
    Egypt | Staff size: 6-25

    Egypt's first formal network of business angels looking to invest in local startups. Each of their members makes his or her individual investment decision — but they collaborate in...

  • Sawari Venture

    Investment & Finance, Service Providers
    Egypt | Staff size: 6-25

    Sawari Ventures is an international venture capital firm that invests in people turning visionary ideas into market-leading companies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). They believe in...

  • Chemonics International Inc.

    Development Consulting
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Founded in 1975, Chemonics is an international development consulting firm. In 70 countries around the globe, our network of approximately 4,000 local professionals share a simple belief: those...

  • Alexandria University

    Staff size: Unknown

    Alexandria University is a public research university in Alexandria,Egypt. It was established in 1938Alexandria University, Egypt offers undergraduate and graduate degrees...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Endeavor Egypt

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Aswan University

    Staff size: Unknown

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 2.5 Million