ITIDA Announces ‘Start IT’ 26th Round Winners

22 March 2020

The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has announced the winners of the 26th round of “Start IT” competition.

Start IT is a quarterly nationwide business plan competition, targeting entrepreneurs with ICT-related prototype and proof of concept, who work on turning their ideas into startups.

Winners are offered a unique opportunity to have their ideas incubated at one of TIEC incubation centers for one year. Incubation package includes cash fund, in-kind services, such as consultancy services, software and hardware tools and marketing support. This is in addition to a working space with basic furniture and Internet access, and access to technical, subject-matter advisory, business consulting and mentoring. The Winners list includes the below companies:

A recruitment website that matches companies with candidates through referrals in a unique, profitable and mutually beneficial way. Candidates are based on references and those who refer strong applicants can earn money in return.

A blockchain web application that allows business users, with absolutely no coding skills, to create their own blockchain applications or integrate it with their existing ones. As the startup positions itself, “the WordPress of blockchain”.

A specialized technical recruitment website that delivers tech talents to employers quickly without any hassle thanks to their proprietary vetting system. The hiring is based on a trusted network of referrals and head-hunting.

Talents Arena
A technical hiring website that brings together both the top technical talents and hiring companies in the EMEA region. The platform helps companies recruit and assess technical talents with less time and effort while providing developers with new job opportunities.

Aff Square
A website that links small-to-medium business advertisers with publishers (freelance marketers & influencers). The platform provides a powerful set of tools and features that help the advertiser in their campaigns.

Community of Babel
A language learning website that focuses on fast-growing regional Middle Eastern and African languages and targets language learners mainly in Europe, USA and Australia.

A hardware device that uses IOT to act as a solution for petroleum companies to watch and monitor their pipelines and oil production wells. This saves time, avoids inaccuracy and avoids late hazard detection.

Sal7lyy (Assuit)
A mobile application that provides repair and maintenance services for household appliances, electricity, plumbing, carpentry, air conditioning, refrigeration, showers, heaters etc. for individuals and businesses.

Arzakhana (Assuit)
A mobile app that provides online booking services, medical consultations, offers and discounts to patients. The startup is now focusing on Sohag governorate.

StackNet (Assuit)
A web app that acts as a medical insurance management system to facilitate requests by medical service providers.

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