About this Program
Are you building the next giant startup? We can help you make it the next unicorn. AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab) is Egypt’s first university-based incubator and an award-winning regional accelerator at The American University in Cairo.
Want to make your business investment-ready quickly? Looking to scale your startup and accelerate growth into new markets? We provide you with solid business know-how, access to AUC's top talents and investors as well as access to corporates and the brains behind them.
Are you ready to join a portfolio of 250 startups that have raised more than EGP 3 billion in investment? We provide you with a full range of acceleration services at ZERO% equity and connect you with a powerful network that includes AUC alumni, faculty, expert mentors and seasoned investors in only three months! Our programs are supported by corporate market leaders and development partners including: Arab African International Bank, DROSOS FOUNDATION, Shell Egypt, Oxfam, Danish-Arab Partnership Programme, Mountain View and Nestlé.
We serve disruptors, innovators and go-getters in every sector including: Health-tech, e-commerce, AI, logistics, IoT, ed-tech, energy and sustainability, food value chain, creative industries and more! AUC Venture Lab programs are for early-stage startups that are high-growth and innovation-driven. Our startups get selected through a rigorous process based on the novelty of the idea, scalability and commercial potential as well as the team’s track record, cohesion, tenacity and commitment to success.
The AUC Venture Lab acceleration program runs in two cycles per year where each cycle includes around ten startups. Each intensive acceleration experience is three months long.
Aerospace, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Business Products, Business Services