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  • About

    A competition brought by the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) and Microsoft to support Egyptian startups to scale and grow their business

    The initiative focuses on 4 main technology tracks related to :

    1-IOT
    Azure IOT Suite

    2-Client Development
    Azure-Backed Xamarin Applications (Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS)

    3-Open Source Web Development (PHP/Node.js)
    Azure Web Apps (Azure App Service)

    4-Bot Framework
    Azure-Backed Bots using Azure Cognitive Services especially Language Understanding Intelligent Service API.

  • Benefits & Prizes

    1- Seed fund from Microsoft of 90,000 EGP for each of 5 winning teams.
    2- Acceleration program at TIEC for 2 and half months.

    *Teams will be provided either an Acceleration Program at TIEC or consultancy sessions in the Areas of Marketing, Digital Marketing, Finance & Technical (The number of sessions will be determined by the juries recommendations).

  • Eligibility Criteria

    - Privately-owned Egyptian Startups actively engaged in development of a software-based product or service in the above mentioned technologies.
    - Startups less than 5 years old.
    - Be a BizSpark member, if you are not, you can apply through BizSpark program for startups and notify staregy@microsoft.com with your submission.
    - Be registered on Egypt’s Startup Map www.egyptinnovate.com.
    - Innovative solution is in the Prototype stage.
    - Solution Running on Azure: Solution has to be hosted on Microsoft Azure.

  • Timeline

    Date Activity
    7th of February Launch of the competition & Application submission
    28th of Feb End of competition submission
    5th of March Announcement of preliminarily accepted applicants
    7th & 8th of March Technical Hackathon by Microsoft (accepted applicants have to attend the hackathon)
    9th of March Pitching Day & announcing the winners

  • Judging criteria

    there will be judges from Microsoft along with TIEC and other partners to help participants understand that Microsoft would judge the contest

    Judging criteria Description Weighting
    Concept -Innovation: The idea of the project must be original, new and an advancement to any of the solutions readily available in the marketplace or industry.
    -Does the app have a clear target market or audience?
    -Does the app address a clear need, problem, or opportunity and is the solution clearly explained? Solving a real problem: The project has to offer a real solution for an existing need or problem in the society; traffic, healthcare, education, etc
    20%
    User Experience -Is the project easy to use?
    -Does the project perform well and respond crisply to input?
    -Does the project have a professional degree of production in terms of user interface, visuals, and audio?
    -Does the project follow the design guidelines of its platforms?
    30%
    Implementation -Does the project make effective and appropriate use of the major features of its platform?
    -Does the project include innovations in technical design and/or implementation?
    -Does the project handles offline sync, push notifications and application life cycle management?
    40%
    Monetization -Does the app apply any monetization model?
    -(Ads/Paid/Free Trials/In-App Purchase)
    10%

  • Winners

    Congratulations! 5 winners

    - COOLTECK
    - VDITORY
    - MA&FAZTAK
    - TRACKKY
    - PASSIN

icon Tip of the week
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Anon
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