Cairo Fast Track

Present – Get Feedback – Connect

As part of our global scouting tour and MENA Roadshow, the Dubai Smart City Accelerator, powered by Startupbootcamp, invites startups in Egypt to join us for a Smart City Fast Track on July 3rd.

Who is eligible? 

Startups in Egypt (post-ideation to pre-series A stage) with solutions in the following Smart City industries are encouraged to apply:

  • IoT & Connectivity
  • Urban Automation & Mobility
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Open City Data
  • Sustainable Cities & Living
  • Smart Government
  • Smart Retail industry

What does a Fast Track look like? 

Come ready to pitch your solution, receive instant feedback from the Dubai Smart City Accelerator (DSCA) team and a panel of industry mentors. The DSCA team will share more about the Accelerator program, which is currently open for applications for cohorts 3 & 4, and discuss overall trends in the Smart Cities industry in MENA with our alumni, Buseet.

Teams that attend a Pitch Night are 2.5x more likely to be invited to the final selection days, which will take place on September 3-4, 2019.

This experience is extremely valuable for everyone attending: teams learn from personalized feedback they get as well as from feedback that other teams receive. As the event is informal, you will also have the chance to connect with the mentors and other participating teams from the local ecosystem.

How do you apply?

Space is limited, so apply now! Complete this short form through Calendly and apply for the FastTrack to be held in Cairo on July 3rd. Our team will be in touch via email with the results of your application.


If you have any questions about the FastTrack event or the accelerator program, feel free to drop us a line at dubai@startupbootcamp.org or Whatsapp +971 55 116 7139.


Date: 3rd July 2019
Time: 5 – 9 p.m.
Venue: Rainmaking Offices, Greek Campus Cairo.
Event Category: FastTracks



Ibrahim “Abe” Seksek

Managing Director, Dubai Smart City Accelerator

Ibrahim “Abe” Seksek

Ibrahim “Abe” Seksek is the current Managing Director of Dubai Smart City Accelerator, powered by Startupbootcamp. Before joining Startupbootcamp he Co-Founded a couple of companies such as ZenHR Solutions, which addresses the entire HR cycle, and Crystel, Jordan’s first business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. Ibrahim also worked as Head of Global Operations Support for Naspers, the parent company of dubizzle and OLX, which oversaw the operations in 70 countries.

Leen Nabulsi

COO, Dubai Smart City Accelerator

Leen Nabulsi

Leen Nabulsi is COO of Startupbootcamp’s Dubai Smart City Accelerator. Previously, she worked as Entrepreneur in Residence with Startupbootcamp and served as Entrepreneur Search & Selection Manager at Endeavor, a global organization leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement around the world. During her employment, Leen proactively screened entrepreneurs and engaged with corporate leaders, founders and investors. Further to her duties, Leen also managed a portfolio of 10 scale-ups, assessed their priority needs including capital needs and strategic alliances, and deployed Endeavor services accordingly through local and global networks. 

Leen then shifted to working with one of the Endeavor portfolio companies; Alissar Flowers, to launch their e-commerce platform, taking their retail shops online. Her role focused on hiring the team, facilitating training, and managing the whole operation in both UAE and Jordan. This included everything from operations, fulfillment and pricing to product development and partnerships.

Leen graduated from Bentley University in Massachusetts with a Bachelors in Business Management and Marketing. 


Mohamed ElMahdy

COO, Startupbootcamp Fintech Cairo

Mohamed ElMahdy

Noha Shaker

Founder of the Egyptian Fintech Association, Board member at Africa FinTech Network

Noha Shaker

Noha Shaker is the founder and Secretary General of the Egyptian Fintech Association and an Executive Board member at the African FinTech Network – both are non-profit organizations that serve equitable Financial Inclusion economic growth through FinTech and entrepreneurship in general. 

Noha has been the the Head of the Digital Ventures and Strategic Alliance at CIB for 5 years, where she managed FinTech innovation and all initiatives pertaining to supporting the FinTech ecosystem in Egypt and Africa. She is also a board member at AABFS – driving Banking & FinTech education in the Arab world.

Over the past 20 years, Noha has held previous positions in banking such as Head of Business Development & Product Innovation, as well as Head of Operational Quality Assurance and Customer Experience.

Noha is also a management consultant who has worked on various key projects within the region across various industries including Tourism, Transportation, Energy, Telecommunications and Financial Sector. 

She is also a keynote speaker and an active member of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt and Africa, mentoring many successful and promising start-ups collaborating with various programs and foundations.

Noha has collaborated with developmental agencies operating in Egypt to support MSMEs, like USAID SEED program volunteering coaching and training services to build capacity of promising businesses! Worked closely with the CBE to develop the National FinTech strategy announced lately.

Noha is a mentor with Startup boot camp, GIZ accelerator and Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and is an Angel Investor at the AUC network. She is also a Member at the MIT Technology Review Global Panel!

Ahmed Monir

Head of Regulatory Sandbox, Central Bank of Egypt

Ahmed Monir

Ahmed Monir is the Head of Regulatory Sandbox with the Central Bank of Egypt. He has more than 16 years experience in the areas of automated clearinghouse, settlements, and Financial technology.

He has participated as a team member at developing CBE FinTech strategy. He also has been an active Fintech mentor and judge in summits and innovation around Fintech, including participation as a FinTech guide at Visa FinTech pitch off.

Mohamed Zahran

Lead Business Analyst, e-finance

Mohamed Zahran

Mohamed is working as a Lead Business Analyst in e-finance, with more than a decade of business analysis experience in various domains from the government to public and private sector. 

Leading mega and national initiatives in government digitalization, e-payment solutions, data science, data analytics and visualization, product development, business process excellence, start-ups and fintech coaching and mentorship, current President of the Egypt Chapter for the IIBA, Member of the leadership committee of the IIBA Analytics Special Interest Group, Jury Board member of the Ukrainian IT awards 2019 Version. 


Hazem El-Senoussi

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Magnablitz LLC.

Hazem El-Senoussi

Hazem El-Senoussi is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at Magnablitz LLC., where he pursues his passion in helping companies become great in what they do, through delivering comprehensive marketing, sales, customer experience, CRM, relevant commercial programs and complementing them with reliable digital tools and platforms that will help increase effectiveness and productivity. Hazem is an accomplished senior executive who brings exceptional commercial and operational skills. Through his 19+ years of experience in the field of Marketing and Sales at MagnaBlitz, Mortimer Harvey and Vodafone Egypt, he was able to build successful winning teams across different functional areas and lead them to deliver exceptional results. During his role as Managing Director for MagnaBlitz and Mortimer Harvey, he was able to build the two businesses from scratch and deliver Marketing and Sales services to numerous businesses locally and regionally while attracting the best talents and building one of the best working environment and cultures. Moreover, during his role in consumer sales & market development he strongly contributed to transforming Vodafone Egypt from the second player to the first player in both revenue and customer numbers.

Moreover, Hazem teaches Marketing at the School of Business Administration at Nile University, the first non-governmental and non-profit university of its kind in Egypt. Hazem is also very passionate about helping entrepreneurs and start-ups grow their businesses by giving regular marketing consultancy, mentorship and advisory at several incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurship forums. He also sets on the advisory board for several start-ups and SMEs.

Hazem is respected as a talented leader and change-agent that inspires and develops people and teams. He brings an extraordinarily rich business perspective that has experience within many functions. Functional experience includes channel marketing, sales, customer experience, strategy, engineering, IT, operations, and business development. He has hands-on experience in managing big scale operations and has strong passion for growing companies top and bottom line.

Hazem completed his business administration studies from IESE Business School University of Navarra, Spain in cooperation with Nile University and obtained his EMBA in 2000. He is an alumnus of the American University in Cairo and also Nile University where he earned his M.Sc and E.M.B.A. degrees respectively and he is also an active board member of the Alumni Association at Nile University.

Hazem Emam

Startup Scout

Hazem Emam

Hazem Emam is the leading business analyst in Rainmaking Innovation who is responsible for recruiting innovative startups to Corporate partners. In this role he is currently a Startup engagement analyst in Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai where he helps startups to join acceleration programs to expand in Dubai.

Previously, he worked as a senior learning and development professional in Orascom Construction. He has also served as head of business development in several startups in Egypt. He is also the Founder of Stardust – Gamification designs to help tech applications and startups gamify their content. Hazem studied business Management and business psychology.