The Startup Ecosystem of Cairo

Cairo boasts 214 startups in our sample database which represents about 90% of Egypt’s sampled startups. Cairo is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in Egypt.

CITY RANKING

In 2022, the startup scene of Cairo developed considerably and increased in the Global Ecosystem Index by 20 spots.

National Ranking

1st
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In Egypt

Regional Ranking

1st
0
In Northern Africa

Global Ranking

160th
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20
Worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem in Cairo

Startups in Cairo excel in Transportation, Education, and and Health. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Transportation industry. One of the most promising startups in Cairo in 2022 is Paymob, WUZZUF, and elmenus.

Global Rank

Cairo is ranked within the top 200 startup ecosystems globally.

Top Industries

Cairo’s startups excel particularly in Transportation where it ranks 89 and in Education, and Health. Find out more

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Startups

Notable Startups in Cairo
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Paymob
WUZZUF startup icon
WUZZUF
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elmenus

Startups

Successful Transportation startups in Cairo
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Halan
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Bosta
Trella startup icon
Trella

Startups

Startups Ranking by Industry

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Transportation
#89 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 47 startups for Transportation.

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Education
#104 worldwide

In Northern Africa, Cairo's Education is in top 104. Cairo has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Education startups that are represented on our map.

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Health
#112 worldwide

Health is ranked 112th in the world. Our database contains 29 startups for this industry.

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Why should you join Cairo's Startup Ecosystem?

Overview

Within Cairo there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Transportation, Education, Health. These three industries represent about 54% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Cairo.

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National Rank

1st

Regional Rank

Overview

Cairo is Egypt's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 1st in Northern Africa. With a population of undefined, Cairo is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Paymob.

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Startup Infrastructure in Cairo
With a large variety of initiatives, Cairo's startup ecosystem stands out from other cities in Northern Africa. Cairo offers a number of funding opportunities for entrepreneurs and startups. Below is a list of Cairo's most prominent support initiatives:

Accelerators

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Flat6Labs Cairo

Coworking Spaces

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Consoleya

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Qafeer Labs

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Geek Zone Co-working Space

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