The European Business Council for Africa

This report provides an overview of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt, including mapping of existing programs and initiatives in key areas of the ecosystem, and identifying specific gaps and potential interventions that could expand support to entrepreneurs. The report covers the following areas: (i) entrepreneurial awareness programs, (ii) incubation and acceleration programs, (iii) access to finance, and (iv) entrepreneurship training and education. In each of these areas, we identify and profile the key programs and initiatives and provide an analysis for each area.

The research methodology used to build the data for this report was based on secondary resources as well as other resources and reports such as the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Egypt report. Organizational profiles were last updated in January – April 2022 based on data publicly available on each organizations’ websites and social media. The outcome of this mapping exercise could be used in various ways like a better stakeholder collaboration, a basis for the development of a strategy to promote entrepreneurship in Egypt, to design programs and interventions or to monitor changes in the entrepreneurial landscape in Egypt.

This report was commissioned by the African Development Bank with funding through a contribution by Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO); however, the contents of this report are solely the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of the bank.

 Please read the full report here