The leading startup
Accelerator in Upper Egypt

Our mission

We are on a mission to unleash Upper Egypt’s startups potential, enabling them to solve local society problems.
Supporting startups with funding, mentorship and network, Building a good environment for local talents to work and thrive, and strengthening the startup ecosystem of Upper Egypt.
In 2020, Our startups were able to make 500 Job opportunities, solve several local health, employment and education problems.



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Training & Mentorship

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featured startups

Sala7ly is a marketplace that connects technicians with customers, founded in 2017 in Assiut. They Joined Athar Accelerator in 2020, after that they Joined TIEC incubator (2020), and expanded to Sohag (2021).

Vetution is a marketplace that connects between suppliers and vets. Founded in 2019 by a team from Minia and Cairo. They Joined Athar Accelerator in 2020.

Free Consultation

Are You Looking For A Business Consultant For Your Startup!

Now You Can Get A Chance To Book Your Consultation Hours With Athar.

Consultation  hours will help you take your startup to the next level. You will get the opportunity to work on your startup’s  with a dedicated mentor

Who Can Apply

  • If you have an early stage startup (Idea stage, MVP stage).
  • Or if you Joined one of Athar’s Acceleration programs.

How It Works!

Book Your Slot

Connect With Your Consultant

Meet & Learn

The Consultant Will Help You To:

  • Validate the need for your business
  • Have a very clear understanding of your customers.
  • Develop a clear business model
  • Design and implement validation experiments
  • Pitch your startup to investors.

Our Partners

Invest In Upper Egypt


For me, Athar is a starting point for any successful startup. before joining Athar, we’re already in market, but we didn’t know how to develop our team or tracking our growth.
With Athar, we’ve learned how to think as an entrepreneur. It’s not about money or the grant we’ve got, it’s about learning, gaining experience, and moving forward with your team.

Ahmed Qenawy

Founder & CEO @Sala7ly

Last April, we’re chosen as one of the best 5 startups in Upper Egypt, and we’ve got the chance to meet more investors, and to be trained by one of the most efficient trainers in Egypt.
All this opportunities were possible because of Athar which helped us to understand more concepts in business world. 

Ahmed Azeema

CTO @ Wasalny

For X-Labs, Athar was an important stage. It helped us to define our customer clearly, and to understand their main problems. What was really good about Athar is its mentors, they have a lot of experience as they’re already in market.

Alaa Dardeer

Co-founder @ X-Labs

Athar is a startup accelerator that supports entrepreneurs in Upper Egypt with funding, connections, and mentorship. Our main goal is to activate and strengthen the startup ecosystem of Upper Egypt.

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