Monday, July 10, 2017
In Collaboration with GriffinWorx Orange Egypt Announces the Winners of the “Orange Startup Cup” for Emerging Businesses
Orange Egypt, in collaboration with GriffinWorx, announced the winners of the Orange Startup Cup for Emerging Businesses in the presence of youth participants, trainers and officials of Orange Egypt and Nile University.
The Orange Startup Cup platform has been successfully developed and launched to support young entrepreneurs, as well as to provide jobs through startups, and spread awareness of the resources available for entrepreneurial growth; aligning with Orange CSR strategy and hammering on the message of ‘supporting you in your dreams to be the next achiever’.
The competition focused on six relevant areas including: gaming and virtual reality, financial technology, mobile agriculture, urban development, digital education, and application development. .
The competition has 500 projects where the participants received world-class training and guidance, full support through an intensive business incubation process, contact with industry leaders, and an opportunity to build business and game-changing companies. At the end of the program, 13 projects were qualified for the final contest. After the projects were presented to the jury, 5 projects were selected to Orange prize of EGP 50,000. .
Winning projects serve a wide range of fields which are: Bokra, Network, Widepot, Imaginators, and Mermaid. .
Through the Startup Cup program, entrepreneurs were motivated to build a viable business, generate revenues and transform their business into investment-ready during few months of judging, coaching and mentorship-driven challenge. It’s designed to expand business and job growth, mobilize corporations, governments and community leaders along with maximizing the promotion opportunities in each community.
On this occasion, Jean Marc Harion, Orange Egypt’s CEO, expressed his happiness by saying, “Orange Egypt is extremely proud of the achievements recorded in collaboration with major global and local entities such as the GriffinWorx Foundation and the Nile University, which reflects Orange strategy towards empowering youth to compete in the labor market.” .