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    Six Innovative Tech Startups Win at TIEC Start IT Competition

    Date published: 17 January 2019

    The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), affiliated to the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), has announced that six innovative tech startups won at the 21st round of Start IT competition.

    Start IT is a nationwide business plan competition targeting entrepreneurs, with ICT-related prototypes/proof of concept, who are willing to turn their ideas into actual enterprises. Winning ideas have the chance to be incubated at one of TIEC network of incubation centers among other benefits.

    TIEC provides, during the one-year incubation program, an integrated package that includes financial and technical support, which consists of a package of services totaling EGP 180,000, divided into EGP 120,000 for providing consulting services, software, computers, marketing services, an equipped office space with Internet connections, basic software and computer tools, and a cash support of EGP 60,000.

    The list of winning companies includes:
    § Garment IO: a smart IoT platform tailored to boost the productivity of the garment manufacturing industry. It is a plug and play, software/hardware solution providing garment factory managers and owners a complete overview of production processes, labor performance and production cost calculation.

    § El Zatona: a cloud POS platform that helps in automating the management of the sales processes for small shops. The app works online and offline and can be used via mobile or web with no need for any special hardware.

    § Green Fashion Store: a website and a mobile app that enable users to market recycled products such as clothes and bags produced by households using factories’ fabrics remnants/waste.

    § Mowafer Care: a mobile application that facilitates the provision of medical services for individuals who cannot afford to have medical insurance. It provides users with low-cost medical services using physical card holding ID and mobile application including medical network (+5000 Service provider).

    § Marketizer: a POS platform that facilitates the management and sales of inventory for small shops in Upper Egypt governorates including Assiut, Sohag and Menia. The Marketizer enables easy access and management of information as the POS desktop application is also connected online to mobile and web applications.

    § Harmonica: demonstrates a modernized and advanced approach towards matching people together through a set of scientifically driven, technologically enabled, and culturally sensitive set of inquiries that are validated by our matching algorithm. Harmonica provides users with reliable and intuitive opportunity to discover their life-partner.

    TIEC was launched in 2010 to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the ICT field in Egypt. The Center aims to promote Egypt as a competitor in the field of global innovations. It is the first center of its kind in Egypt, the second in Africa and the fourth in the Middle East and Africa region in terms of being a member accredited at the European Business and Innovation Centers Network (EBN).

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