​TIEC Entrepreneurship Accelerator

What does TEA do?

TEA provides a set of well-formulated topics covering the aspects of turning ideas into strong business plans; going through legalities, financials, marketing, operations management, branding and writing business plans.​

Program Details

How many rounds are there every year? and How long is each round?​

TEA runs 2 times a year.
Each round runs for 12 weeks (3 months)
During the 12 weeks, the workshops and mentorship sessions take place on 18 working days. The rest of the 12 weeks are gaps for the teams to implement the concepts and techniques they have learned to develop their startup.

Where does the program take place?

TEA runs in 5 locations in each round:

Cairo TIEC, Smart Village
Alexandria Arab Academy for Science & Technology
Mansoura Mansoura University
Assiut Assiut University
Menia Menia University ​​

Who should apply?

If you have an idea or a prototype in Information & Communication Technologies (Website, Mobile Application, Software, IoT ...) or enabled by them and would like to turn that into a startup then you are eligible to join the TEA program​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Eligibility Criteria
1A team of Entrepreneurs (not individual applicants)
2Egyptian Nationality (at least one of the founders should be Egyptian)
3Technology Competency (the team should have the capability to develop the technology they claim to use as a basis for their startup)​
What will I develop in TEA?
Business Plan.
Business Development milestones.
Technology development milestones.
Pitch to potential investors / support entities. ​​​​​​​​
Workshops & Mentorship

Development Phases:

Each round is broken down to 3 main phases:

Bootcamp / Onboarding
Program Core
Business Plan writing & Pitching techniques
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During each round, there are 12 hands-on workshops that aim to develop the following building blocks in every team:

Business Model Generation.
Team & Company Structure.
Innovation & Technology Management.
Startup Marketing.
Entrepreneurial Finance.
Lean Methodology for Startups.
Business Plan Writing.
Pitching to investors.


During each round, the teams spend six dedicated sessions. The mentoring session is usually an half hour-long time slot per team where mentors meet start-up founders and team members Mentors spend that time understanding the core business of the team to give them their best possible feedback and share their experience. Based on the different stages of the program, the mentorship days' focus changes to suit the teams' development stage.​​​​​​