Cairo ICT - Innovation Arena

4 Days Ecosystem built for

MEA’s largest tech community gathering for empowering MEA startup ecosystem.Innovation Arena brings together the most innovative  startups, incubators & accelerators, media, investors, mentors, advisors along with C-Level executives from top corporations, banks and Government agencies.

We build an Ecosystem. You build the company. Together we build the nation

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Entry Criteria


Products / services using AR or VR technologies or other visualization technologies including applications. These applications may be used in gaming, entertainment, data visualization, education, medical care, warfare, transportation, and many more subject.

Products/ services transforming, disrupting or optimizing the transportation industry for consumers or enterprises.

Products/ services related to consumer or business financial solutions including new payment methods, transaction processing, asset management, insurance, and/or any other functions provided by banks.

Products/ services that effects us or the community such as-BUT not limited to social media, digital marketing, fashion, networking, travel & hospitality,  dining and fashion

Products/ services revolutionizing the athletic sector. Targeting novices or elite professionals Examples of such fields include (but are not limited to) outdoor/ indoor recreation, sports experience, sports performance, performance measurement or any other analytical forms


Products/ services related to human-centric health

Products/ services transforming, disrupting or optimizing the education sector for individuals or enterprises.

Products/ services related to smart communities or IOT.

Products/ services transforming, disrupting or optimizing the education sector for individuals or enterprises.



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Women Innovates

Women Innovates is a community for women with BIG IDEAS. IDEAS that transform the way we live and work. It is where IDEAS create social change. In Cairo ICT Innovation Arena, women will gain support and success through the coaching, consulting, mentoring, networking activities during the exhibition
To participate please fill in the application for.

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Pitch Battle Overview

Innovation Arena 3-minute pitch battle will feature 20 startups from9 categories. These startups will pitch their companies in front of live audience in 3 minutes followed by 5 minutes  Q&A with our judges.The pitch and the  Q&A  will be streamed on our site and other main media portals .10 companies will be featured on Monday, December 4  and 10 companies on Tuesday, December 5  .

On Wednesday, November 29  at 5pm we will host the pitch battle award ceremony and announce the 3 winners

Entry Process

Now accepting applications Till Monday, November 28. Startups must apply to be considered for the pitch battle. Please read below for application details.


  • Each company may only present one product or service at the pitch battle
  • Only Founders and Co- Founders can apply to join the pitch battle
  • All participants must be over 18 years
  • The product or service must fall into Innovation Arena 3-minute pitch battle categories.
  • All participants must send the Pitch video / presentation before Tuesday, December 1
  • Approved startups to pitch onsite at the competition will be informed no later than Thursday, December 1