CELEBRATE | August 8, 2019


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GEN Egypt is happy to be part of the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition as they announced their first-place winner “WideBot” after thrilling pitching during Egypt's national finals.
Egypt's national competition was on fire with seven solid startups competing for the chance of becoming “Egypt’s National Winner”. The teams presented their ideas in front of a jury that consisted of experts from different fields such as business, marketing, information technology, and entrepreneurship.
One pitch led to another, the judges made up their minds and we have a national winner!

Our national winner, "WidBot", is the first Arabic-focused Bot builder platform that gives a tool to businesses in MENA to build smart chatbots without coding in a few minutes. The national competition took place at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology Campus on the 18th of July. The competition started with a remarkable speech that was given by Engineer Ahmed Osman, ICSB President, and GEN Egypt Managing Director, in which he talked about how entrepreneurs should benefit from obstacles they face to get to what they want.

When you see an opportunity, you run for it and grab it and that was the case with the “Entrepreneurship World Cup”. Thanks to GEN and Misk foundation who made this opportunity happen. From webinars to presentations and manuals, GEN and Misk supported all the participating countries with the needed information and directions needed for a smooth flow during EWC phases.  

Imagine waking up to a phone call that tells you “you’re traveling to introduce your startup to a global audience”, that’s the dream, right?
Entrepreneurs work to change the world, to innovate and make lives better. Now, it is not difficult to go global with a well-established website and active social media channels, do that and you’re already there! But how can you know you are getting to the right decision-makers, the right audience, and the right mentors?

Entrepreneurship World Cup provides this kind of opportunity to all entrepreneurs who dream to go global and get connected to the right people at the right place with minimum cost. The best thing about Entrepreneurship World Cup is that it is more than a traditional pitching competition, EWC is an integrated competition that supports bright entrepreneurs with resources, mentors and financial prizes through its five phases.

EWC provides tools and online training during the "Acceleration One" phase to support entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to develop their ideas/startups. EWC opens the door for all startups at any stage whether they are idea, early or growth stage. After the national competition phase, national finalists go through the "Acceleration two" phase to get more advanced online training as well as be prepared for their participation in the global finals if they got selected. What distinguishes EWC among other competitions is the amount of support given after the competition itself. National winners join "GEN Starters Club" to have access to a global network of entrepreneurs so that they can help each other in any matter, also, various mentorship programs are offered to global winners to help them grow their startups.

One hundred countries are following eagerly to know who will get selected to attend the global finals and witness one of the greatest events that will be happening this year in November. We are hoping our national winner will be one of them, fingers crossed!