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4 Egyptian Startups Selected For 500 Startups’ MENA Dojo Programme

Four Egyptian startups have been named among the 14 taking part in the third edition of 500 Startups’ Series A programme MENA Dojo, securing US$150,000 in funding and access to mentorship and training.

The 500 Startups MENA Dojo programme is part of a partnership with the Qatar Science and Technology Park, and counts the likes of Ahli United Bank, Zain, Niu, KAFO and Sirdab Labs as key partners.

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It is aimed at startups with significant traction that are on pace to raise a Series A round within six to nine months, giving them access to four weeks of intense growth sessions run by global mentors, one-on-one sessions with 500 Startups’ team of experts, and US$150,000 in funding from its 500 Falcons fund, which recently announced its oversubscribed final closing at US$33 million.

The four Egyptian startups selected to take part include mobility startup Buseet, a premium mass transportation platform that secured funding last year, and Garment IO, a plug-and-play garment manufacturing management solution that combines software and hardware.

Also, participating are travel startup Tripdizer, which enables users to plan and book personalised travel itineraries, and fintech startup Vapulus, a global payment gateway that enables businesses to accept payments and also provides them with customer acquisition and loyalty tools.

The month-long programme kicked off on March 31 and culminates with an Investor Day pitch event on May 1 in Kuwait.

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