Athar Climate Action

Athar Climate Action Program is an initiative aimed at fostering a vibrant startup ecosystem in Upper Egypt and supporting local startups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in addressing pressing climate challenges. The program is designed to provide mentorship, funding, and other resources to help startups and SMEs develop and scale innovative solutions to tackle climate change.

Upper Egypt

Jan : May

Athar Climate Action Project


El Minya

23/2/2023 To 25/2/2023


El Minya




1/3/2023 To 30/5/2023

This program is funded by the U.S Agency for International Development and implemented by Athar Accelerator


Applications are now open!

Athar Climate Action Hackathhon

The goal of the climate action hackathon is to bring together diverse perspectives and skills to create innovative solutions that can help mitigate the effects of climate change and promote sustainability. These solutions can be in the form of software or hardware products, services, or and initiatives. At the end of the event, teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges, which will select the best 3 projects to win financial prizes
30.000 LE for each of the top 3 startups.

Hackathon Timeline

  • 20 Jan 2023
    Application open
  • 1 Feb -7 Feb
    Offline Iinfo Sessionss
  • 10 Feb 2023
    Online Iinfo Sessionss
  • 15 Feb 2023
    Registration close
  • 18 Feb 2023
    Acceptance Mail
  • 23 -- 25 Feb
  • 25 Feb 2023
    Closing Ceremony

Accelerator Timeline

  • 18 Jan 2023
    Application open
  • 1 Feb -7 Feb
    Offline Iinfo Sessionss
  • 10 Feb 2023
    Online Iinfo Sessionss
  • 18 Feb 2023
    Registration close
  • 18 -- 22 Feb
  • 22 --27 Feb
    Acceptance Email
  • 1 Mar 2023
    Accelerator Starts
  • 30 May 2023
    Demo day and prizes announcement

Athar Climate Action Accelerator

The Climate Action Accelerator is a 3-month program that aims to support startups and SMEs in Upper Egypt in developing and scaling innovative solutions to tackle climate change. The accelerator utilizes the lean startup methodology, which is a process for rapidly testing and iterating on ideas, in order to validate assumptions about the market and the solution, and to minimize the risk of failure.
 10 Startups will get a 15000 LE Grant One Startup will get 150.000 LE as an investment opportunity

Climate Cluster

The climate action cluster: which aims to create a supportive ecosystem for these businesses, by connecting them with resources, mentorship, and funding opportunities during and after the accelerator. The cluster will also serve as a platform for these businesses to connect with potential partners, customers, and investors.

The first Cluster event will be “Climate Action Round Table”
It will be held in Minya, 25 Feb 2023

We want to meet you!

We are visiting all the governments of Upper Egypt during the first week of February 2023, sign up in the form below and we will send you the specific information of your government.

Sign up to attend the info session