Application Deadline:15 November 2021
Meet Silicon Valley is a 10-day intensive acceleration exchange program that is implemented by INJAZ Egypt, in partnership with TechWadi, and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Cairo. The program takes high impact Egyptian entrepreneurs (ages 23 to 35) on a tour of the Silicon Valley entrepreneurship ecosystem – providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to network with tech executives and investors, entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders/supporters; visit accelerators, co-working spaces and leading tech companies such as Google, Facebook, and Apple; and receive mentorship from TechWadi. Additionally, participants have the ability to gain global exposure for their startups.
The program covers a roundtrip flight from Egypt to Silicon Valley, transportation, accommodation, meals and program fees.
As with any exchange program, an objective includes sharing the knowledge learned with others within the community. Therefore, all participants are expected to dedicate agreed upon mentorship hours upon return. These hours can be in the form of panel discussions, workshops, or direct mentoring.
A tailored program offered by TechWadi gives participants firsthand access to the ecosystem, engaging with a network of tech executives and investors, entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders/supporters as well as visiting accelerators, co-working spaces and leading tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple. Mentorship and guidance will be provided by TechWadi.
Egyptian National (dual U.S. citizens are not eligible)
Proficient English speaker
No previous participation in any U.S. Government funded exchange program
Founder of an operating startup/company for at least the past two years
Completed or exempted military service
Commitment to attend the entire program
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