NilePreneurs is a national, fast-growing, initiative funded by Central Bank of Egypt, and implemented by Nile University. NilePreneurs aims to enhance the ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Egypt through its different programs. The initiative works closely with different banks, governmental entities and international organizations to achieve its targets.
Establishment of comprehensive and effective infrastructure to support SMEs and entrepreneurship ecosystem
Sustainable economic development that is based on SMEs and entrepreneurship, with the support and integration of all affiliated parties
At NilePreneurs, we’ve developed a set of services for SMEs and Startups. We aim to integrate with the ecosystem, filling gaps, and avoiding redundancy whenever possible. As of 2019, our services are summarized under the following four groups:
Our BDS is a hub offering financial and non-financial advisory services to Entrepreneurs and SMEs. Enabling our clients to improve their market performance and achieve their growth goals.
We incubate innovative startups in strategic sectors for the Egyptian economy. Helping them till commercialization through our services and in collaboration with our extended network of Government, Banks, NGOs and International Organizations.
Our trainings are organized around growth. We provide trainings for export promotion, value chain strengthening, as well asa multitude of technical trainings to boost innovation.
We support startups and SMEs to push new innovations to the market. Providing them with the right expertise in engineering to create new products or re-engineer existing ones. Our services range from concept generation till design for manufacturability. We also support in design and manufacturing of dies or molds.
IECC has entrenched a set of noteworthy trainings to vest youth, students, and entrepreneurs with the needed qualifications in their business journey. The IECC trainings are delivering remarkable contents which are rarely to be find accumulated in one place. The following are brief descriptions of the trainings.
2) Entrepreneurship Trainings
She Leads: It is the IECC women empowerment program. It is been established to improve the ecosystem for female entrepreneurs and women-led SMEs to start and grow their businesses and economy. This will be done by equipping female entrepreneurs and women in business to apply innovation and technology in products and services that make a positive social impact via a series of workshops and lectures to advance their potentials.
3) Open Innovation Projects
NU100: NU100 is an entrepreneurship competition targeting individuals in the age bracket between 18 and 35, who have a technically feasible technological innovation that can be translated into a business. NU100 managed to provide training for 300+ participants in 10 locations across Egypt. The competition was not limited to IT, but expanded to cover a wider technological spectrum, including but not limited to, Advanced Technology, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Media, Chemical, Medical, Computing, Construction, Education, Paper & Packaging, Energy, Tourism & Leisure, Engineering, Transport, Environment, Wood and wood products, Healthcare, Industry, and Telecommunications.
BEMT Challenge: BEMT Challenge is a project aimed at Integrating Blended Entrepreneurial and Manufacturing Technology competency for the purpose of socio-economic development in Egypt. In BEMT, graduates from engineering and technology institutions receive an intensive training on manufacturing technologies and SME management basics.
Dairy Challenge: The Dairy Challenge is aimed to develop technology-based applications which facilitate digitizing the whole provided services from MCHubs (Milk Collection Hubs). This gives the capabilities for traceability and recording the process.
The challenge is running in three (3) tracks:
1. Traceability System
2. Management System
3. Use of Integrated Devices