Disrupt Africa partners ITIDA to release Egyptian startup ecosystem report


Disrupt Africa, a startup-focused news and research platform is set to launch its first Egypt-focused research publication after it signed a deal with Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).

The new report, dubbed the the “Egyptian Startup Ecosystem Report 2021” and set to be released in September, will be an addition to the publication’s African Tech Startups Funding Report and Finnovating for Africa, which are distributed freely online.

Tom Jackson, co-founder of Disrupt Africa in a statement said, “Egypt is booming from a tech startup perspective, and this publication will tell that story. We are delighted to announce our first geographically-focused research publication will be centred around one of the fastest-growing African tech startup ecosystems.”

The report will be a deep-dive into the Egyptian startup scene, utilising Disrupt Africa’s datasets, expertise and networks to document what startups are doing what in Egypt, who is making investments, who is providing ecosystem support, and how startups from the country are expanding into the rest of Africa.

The Egyptian Startup Ecosystem Report will be available to all for free and will be approximately 80 pages in length and will provide a detailed overview of the Egyptian startup ecosystem and its development over the last 5-10 years. It will involve analysis as to what areas startups are active in, a detailed look at funding and M&A trends, and detail the range of startup support services available to Egyptian entrepreneurs, including hubs, incubators, accelerators, and government, corporate and university initiatives.

Another section will look at the growing trend of Egyptian tech startups expanding into the wider African region, and consider key success stories in this regard.

Jackson says this year’s African Tech Startups Funding Report 2021 has been downloaded almost 4,000 times while the Finnovating for Africa 2021 report has been downloaded 1,500 times,