Startupbootcamp FinTech Cairo

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About the Program

Pride Capital and Startupbootcamp bring Fintech Cairo to the MENA region as the first of its kind FinTech program.  This accelerator program supports innovative early-stage Fintech startups in Egypt, with a targeted focus of Financial Inclusion.  We are also working in the fields of Payments, Capital Market, Insurance, Identity Authentication, SME Lending, and Investment. Startupbootcamp is a world-class accelerator with 25 programs globally and the largest Fintech accelerator in the world. Pride Capital was established in early 2017 as a joint collaboration of reputable partners in the financial services ( Pharos Capital ) and technology industries ( Kamelizer ). Together Pride and Startupbootcamp will bring a unique focus in Egypt and help develop the ecosystem and drive the next generation of technology startups to success.

Our intensive six-month program provides ten selected Fintech companies with hands-on mentorship from over 100 industry experts, office space in the heart of Cairo, seed funding, and access to a global network of investors and corporate partners from across the Fintech industry. In addition to the acceleration program, this time we are supporting the startups to scale their products in collaboration with established players in Cairo during a three-month Proof of Concept phase

A group of amazing partners support the program including Bank of Alexandria, Pharos Holding and GIZ (partner of German Economic Cooperation). These key industry players provide expertise, exposure channels, APIs and unparalleled access to their deep Fintech network of industry professionals from around the world.

Key Focus Areas




capital Markets

SME Lending

Financial Inclusion

Identity Authentication



  • Nov 15

    Applications open

  • Dec 31

    Applications close

  • Jan 09 - 09

    Selection Days

  • Feb 03

    Program begins

  • May 22

    Demo Day

Why join the program?

6-Month Program

Over a period of 6 months, companies will receive support to scale their industry-changing technology businesses. In order to facilitate maximum growth, the program is designed around weekly touch point in Cairo, with continued support through off-site activities.

Workshops & Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions and customized workshops covering all the bases; scaling support in business development, marketing, legal, funding and expansion to name a few.

Corporate Partners

Collaborate deeply with leading corporates from the Fintech industry to secure customers, projects, and partnerships and to grow your revenue.

Regional and Global Access Network

Unmatched access to MENA and global network of mentors, corporate partners, financial services industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.

Tailored Mentorship

Over 50 carefully selected mentors from Fintech industry who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space in the heart of Cairo entrepreneurial scene for the duration of the 6-month program

Living Expenses

$25,000 in equity fund per team. Additional to in-cash support, program partners provide perks and discounts in the value of $300,000.

Perks & Discounts

More than €300K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Post-Program Support

Continued post-program support far after the 6-month program ends through annual alumni events, deals, and tailored introductions.

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Smart City conferences and events

Investor Access

Direct access to meet the most active venture capitalists and corporates investing in the FinTech industry from around the world.

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

Fintech Cairo has partnered with the industry giants: Alex Bank, Pharos Holding, Ayady, EBE, Visa, SANAD, IFC and GIZ to provide the expertise, exposure channels, and access to a network of industry professionals that most early-stage Fintech startups would not be able to access otherwise.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch at Please note that any information submitted in an application is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of our organization.

Startupbootcamp FinTech Cairo Team

Todd OBrien

Todd OBrien

Ahmed Elsherif

Ahmed Elsherif

Mohamed Elmahdy

Mohamed Elmahdy

Hadi Gaafar

Hadi Gaafar

Head of Marketing
Sara El-Sayeh

Sara El-Sayeh

Operation Associate

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