Following the selection of the winners of the Startupper of the Year Challenge by a local jury of experts, the winners of the 2022 edition were awarded at an official award ceremony held on May 10th, 2022 at the TotalEnergies Marketing Egypt Academy in Cairo.
The three winners of the Startupper of the Year Challenge in Egypt are:
Alshaimaa Omar for the Award of Best Startup under 3 years old with EGAAD: an Agribusiness start-up specialized in producing high quality liquid organic fertilizer through recycling the organic waste via bioprocess, their product is customized for various soils.
Sherif Zikry for the Award of Best Business Creation Idea with Recyty: a platform that facilitates the delivery of e-receipts from the stores to the customers, Recyty strives to reach a receipt-less future, to ensure a safe and a healthier environment.
Ghada Hassan for the Award of Best Female Entrepreneur with Blutruve: An Egyptian startup for manufacturing Biotechnology materials and Molecular Biology reagents for research purposes.
These young entrepreneurs will receive financial support amounting to 140,000 Egyptian pounds. They will also benefit from personalised coaching for the development of their project from Ashoka Arab World as well as media visibility for their projects.
In Egypt, 360 applications were submitted, of which 82 were complete, and 11 out of 15 finalists were able to pitch their project in front of the local jury.
Each winner of this edition will have their project presented in front of a “Grand Jury” in charge of choosing, in mid-May, the three “Grand Winners” of the African continent amongst the 32 countries.