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Our market validation and traction program

Located at the heart of Egypt's thriving entrepreneurial landscape, DMZ Cairo stands as a beacon of support for high-potential tech entrepreneurs. As we celebrate two impactful years, we aspire to be the driving force behind the success of Egyptian startups.

DMZ Cairo's program is sector-agnostic and helps tech startups in various stages of growth accelerate their success. Founders can access one-on-one guidance from Program Leads and mentors, peer-to-peer sessions, expert-led workshops, networking opportunities, and more.

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A city offering endless potential

Located at Universities of Canada in Egypt (UofCanada) Campus, DMZ Cairo supports the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders of all ages while transforming the local economy, increasing innovation, and driving job creation.

Our Incubator program provides unparalleled access to workspace, targeted programming, mentorship from industry experts, and integration into the North American startup ecosystem.

What we offer

At DMZ Cairo, we have a lot to offer. We're a startup incubator like no other - we take a customized approach to addressing each founder's unique challenges. When you join DMZ Cairo, here's what you can expect to get access to.


Power your sales engine, connect with the right customers, and fast-track your growth. Our startups get the support and opportunities to drive customer acquisitions.


Receive up to 300K EGP equity-free grant in addition to fundraising support, developing your data room, perfecting your pitch, and meeting investors.


Benefit from years of experience through our local and international Experts-in-Residence, specializing in legal, sales, marketing, product, leadership, technology, operations, and more.


Tap into an unmatched community during our Community Nights and other DMZ Cairo events. We help founders build relationships, grow their professional network, and connect with like-minded peers.


Enjoy a fully furnished space designed with amenities with your startup's needs and growth in mind at the UofCanada Campus located in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt.

Who can apply? Startups who:

  • Have an innovative technology solution to a defined problem
  • Are working towards a minimum viable product and customer validation
  • Have a coachable and collaborative team
  • Have one founder working full-time for the company
  • Are willing to work and conduct business from Cairo

Get startup perks valued at over $1 million

Through DMZ's partnerships, startups in our tech incubator receive exclusive perks and discounts from 110+ partners worth over $1 million in business savings.

Who we are

Camila Ramírez

Head of Communications

Nardien Saleh

Program Coordinator

Nour Abdelkader

Digital Marketing Specialist

Founding Partners

Toronto Metropolitan University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University is home to more than 46,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and over 200,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

Canwell is a leading provider of educational consultancy and management services to education providers. Canwell offers distinguished Canadian educational experience in Egypt & the Middle East by bringing Canadian education closer to students in the region.

Strategic Partners

A campus hosting top Canadian universities with futuristic and unique programs, Universities of Canada in Egypt promotes an all-round dynamic and diverse student life. It is the first International Branch Campus in the New Administrative Capital. All programs hosted mirror a blend of international experiences, academics, and cultures. Universities of Canada in Egypt encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset through experiential learning, state-of-the-art facilities, and cutting-edge technology.

The Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) has been supporting the science and innovation community in Egypt since 1972. ASRT has launched the national program for technology incubators “INTILAC” in 2015 to support to support Egyptian entrepreneurs launch and create technology based ventures.

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