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MCSBE & Innoventures to host Cairo StartUp Cup 2013

The Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (MCSBE) and Innoventures are looking for Egypt’s startup of the year.

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<p>The Cairo StartUp Cup business model competition is open to any type of business idea. Entrepreneurs who compete in the Cairo StartUp Cup are rewarded for turning their idea into a viable business, going to market quickly, testing assumptions, and modifying their business model as they learn what drives customers and revenue. </p>
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<p>The competition is not looking for experts, but rather passionate youngsters that are willing to develop themselves in order to turn their startup into a successful, profitable business. </p>
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<p>The second round of the Cairo StartUp Cup is organized by MCSBE – also known as ‘Maksaby’ –, USAID/GEP, Innoventures, Nile University, Smart Village and the General Authority for Investment (GAFI). About 150 contestants will be part of the experience which will last until November 2013. </p>
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<p>The Cairo StartUp Cup is part of a global network called the StartUp Cup which takes place in 41 countries. </p>
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<p>Last year, the Cairo StartUp Cup helped around 14 companies increase their sales and attain key investments. These companies came from a diverse set of industries including recycling, product design and branding and technology. </p>
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<p>The competitive process educates entrepreneurs to design a viable business model, develop customers, and accelerate their startup in the marketplace through a comprehensive judging, coaching, and mentoring process. </p>
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<p>Deadline to submit your application is 8th June, you can submit online on <a href=” http://cairo.startupcup.com/submit/” target=”_blank”>http://cairo.startupcup.com/submit/ </a> </p>
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