Your V-Lab Journey

  • Evidence-based entrepreneurship: expand your mindset though business model prototyping and validation and get experienced business design support
  • Know-how: believe in the power of advanced knowledge and learn about cross-cutting topics as well as sector-specific insights
  • Feature: are you pitching your business idea effectively?
  • Demo day: you made it! Now it’s time to convince your audience why your startup is worth investing in
  • Stay Connected: remain part of our AUC V-Lab network with continuous access to our mentors, sessions, events and support

Why Join?

  • Extensive business and growth-hacking training
  • Business model design support
  • Mentor matchmaking
  • One-on-one business coaching
  • Off-site retreat
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to AUC networks, community and facilities
  • Fundraising and investment training
  • AUC Angels clinic
  • Access to Egypt's top investors and VC firms
  • Pitching training and pitch deck design support
  • Access to technology and regulatory sandbox
  • 0% equity
  • Demo day
  • Business perks even after graduation

Our Process

  • Apply: fill out our online application, open twice a year before the initial start date of each cycle
  • ​​​​​​​Screening Interviews: meet our team and tell us more about your business and why your startup should make it
  • Bootcamp: be part of our 3-day boot camp where we get to know you better in a work environment while giving you a glimpse of our acceleration activities
  • ​​​​​​​Panel: the final stage of our selection process where you pitch your business to our panelists

What do we look for?

  • Innovative and scalable startup: we look for startups with original ideas and lean models
  • ​​​​​​​Working prototype or minimal viable product (MVP): show us how hard you've worked on validating your product or service. The more established your startup, the more you will benefit from our program
  • Strong and relevant team: we look for teams with the right combination of accumulated experiences. Having a strong background in the field your startup is attempting to venture in empowers you with indispensable insight
  • ​​​​​​​Commitment: at least one founding member should be fully committed to the whole duration of our program, which runs for four months

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