About AUC Venture Lab

AUC Venture Lab is Egypt’s first university-based startup accelerator and an award-winning accelerator in Africa and the MENA region. We support innovation-driven and passionate entrepreneurs looking to turn their solutions and technologies into viable businesses. Since 2013, we have accelerated more than 270 startups covering multiple sectors. We believe in evidence-based entrepreneurship and with the support of our expanded network, we provide you with the right business and specialized know-how, tools and resources to connect with the entrepreneurial world and reach your full potential.

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News

Kandil and co-founders ring the Nasdaq Opening Bell on the day of Swvl's debut

AUC Venture Lab Graduate Swvl Debuts on Nasdaq

Just five years after joining the AUC Venture Lab as a budding startup, Swvl has made its debut on the Nasdaq ––  the first Egyptian unicorn, first V-Lab graduate and first North African tech startup to list on the U.S. stock exchange. 

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An award for impact: AUC Venture Lab recognizes its most influential startups

The AUC Venture Lab launched the V-Lab Innovation Fund Award in partnership with Oxfam and the Danish-Arab Partnership Programme to honor its graduate startups.

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AUC Venture Lab Named Best Accelerator/Incubator Program in North Africa

The AUC Venture Lab, Egypt’s first University-based startup incubator and accelerator, was recognized as the Best Accelerator/Incubator Program in North Africa by the Global Startup Awards, a competition based in Copenhagen that reaches 124 countries. The Venture Lab now sits among the continent's top 60 digital future shapers — selected from a pool of over 7,000 nominations.

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OUR PROGRAMS

Startup Launchpad

Startup Launchpad

An immersive 8-week program in collaboration with ITIDA helping entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into technology startups. Startup Launchpad participants will learn the basics of entrepreneurship and business design, get mentorship, and support with validation and practice the best pitching techniques

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Startup Accelerator

A 16-week program providing support for early-stage, high-growth, and innovative startups. We support startups from different industries including e-commerce, energy and environmental sustainability, healthcare innovation, creative and more! 

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VLab Fintech

Fintech Accelerator

16-week customized program for financial technology (FinTech) startups providing specialized business finance and technology support.

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V-Lab in Numbers

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V-Lab In Action

In case you missed them, here are our latest Demo Days featuring our Fall'20 cohort

Testimonials

Contact Us

AUC New Cairo, AUC Avenue, P.O.BOX 74, New Cairo 11835, Egypt

 The American University in Cairo

t: 20.2.2615.3295|email: vlab@aucegypt.edu