A ‘hackathon’ contest, launched by the British Embassy in Cairo, looks for Egyptian solutions to environmental problems in the fields of energy, recycling and sustainable farming, by finding the best aspiring social entrepreneurs in Egypt.
The competition, in partnership with Flat6Labs, a leading regional start-up accelerator that fosters entrepreneurs with cutting edge ideas, is themed ‘The Environment,’ with focus on tackling social solutions in three main areas: recycling, energy, and sustainable farming.
The major aim of the hackathon to identify inspiring Egyptians who want solve problems in an innovative and business friendly way.
The Hackathon is an open competition-any team of 3-5 people can set out their idea(s) on how to solve a problem in one of the three core areas, and how to make this solution into a viable business.
The British Embassy will then bring together the top 10 teams, inviting them to a two day workshop where they will be given the tools they need to grow their ideas into successful business, including mentoring and training in business skills. Finally, they will present their idea to a panel of judges, who will award prizes to the top teams.
Date: August 23 – 24, 2017
Venue: The British Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
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