The Leading Startup Accelerator of Upper Egypt

Athar is Upper Egypt's leading early-stage business support network, with an ambitious mission to activate and strengthen the region's startup ecosystem.

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Startup Accelerator

The pre-seed acceleration program lasts for 4-month, and provides startups with: business knowledge, funding, 1:1 mentoring, networking, access to finance, and office space.

Business Consultation

We provide tailored consulting sessions to business owners and startup founders, to help them overcome their business challenges.

Digital Skills

we provide a wide range of digital skill training to assist people in exploring, learning, and working in a number of tech careers such as web development, graphic design, and digital marketing.

Coworking Spaces

Cloud Coworking is an experimentation space, with a vibrant community of young people who explore, learn, work, and engage while creating side projects, innovations, startups, and social initiatives.

We are on a mission to unlock Upper Egypt's potential.

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.

Meet Our Startups

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. In 6 months, they were able to reach: 1.2 million EGP in GMV, and serve 250 customers.

The On-demand delivery app based in Minia, which Founded in 2019. Taslima team worked and received mentorship from Cloud Coworking until moving to their own office a year ago. Presto joined Falak Accelerator, (2020) and Raised angel investment. (2021) They reached 21290 customers and 73919 orders in 2020, and they’re expanding to Sohag.

The Ride-hailing app for transporting between cities. Wasel founded in 2017. The Wasel team worked and received mentorship from Cloud Coworking until moving to their own office. They Joined Flat6labs (2018). Expanded to serve most Upper Egypt governorates. They hit  5000 rides and employed 100 captains over the last 3 years.

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). During the last 3 years, they served +7500 customers and employed 35 technicians.

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