Startup Launchpad – 2022

8-Week immersive startup acceleration program

The Startup Launchpad Program is an 8-week immersive scholarship program powered by ITIDA and delivered by the AUC Venture Lab. AUC is a member of The Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education [founded & sponsored by Babson College]. The program aims at growing the technology entrepreneurship ecosystem all over Egypt & helping entrepreneurs, practically learn about the fundamentals of building a tech startup & design solutions for real-world market needs.

We will help you turn your idea into a startup!

Through the program, participants will learn about

  • The foundations of business and entrepreneurship
    This content will cover the entrepreneurial process and startup lifecycle, the business model design and canvas, foundational concepts of marketing and finance.
  • Ideation using the design thinking methodology
    You will learn how to identify new innovative ideas, assess them, and develop them
  • Communication and pitching
    You will work on developing your entrepreneurial communication skills by preparing a pitch deck and practicing with mentors. This will conclude with a “pitch day”.
  • Validation and Mentorship
    Through this process, you will identify the key assumptions/hypotheses of your business idea, and design experiments to test and validate these ideas with actual customers.

Benefits of the program

  • Fast track to join Start IT for top performers.
  • Access to TIEC Consultancy service for all participants during the program.
  • Access to ITIDA FabLab facilities.
  • 5000 LE support upon registering your company.

Expected Outcome

  • You will get the chance to practically learn all the needed steps and to turn your idea into validated startups.
  • You will be able to identify, design a solution for, and test a real-world problem based on market needs.

Who can apply to the program?

who can apply

Areas of interest

  • Machine learning
  • Mobile Applications
  • Hardware, IoT, and Robotics
  • IC Design
  • Artificial intelligence, BlockChain, Cloud, and Data
  • 5G and communication technology trends
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Extended Reality (XR)




January 15, 2022
Organizer AUC Venture Lab
Website Visit website
Targets Egypt
Sectors Sector agnostic