Introducing the newest tech incubator in
Egypt’s bustling capital

Situated in a dynamic startup scene brimming with opportunity, DMZ Cairo is a startup incubator that gives high-potential tech entrepreneurs access to workspace, programming, mentorship, and the North American startup ecosystem.

DMZ Cairo’s program is sector-agnostic and helps tech startups in various stages of growth accelerate their success. Founders can access one-on-one guidance from Program Leads and mentors, peer-to-peer sessions, expert-led workshops, networking opportunities and more.

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A city offering endless potential

Delivered by Universities of Canada in Egypt (UofCanada), DMZ Cairo supports the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders of all ages while transforming the local economy, increasing innovation, and driving job creation.

With a commanding economic and social influence, Cairo possesses an enduring appeal for high-potential entrepreneurs to access new markets, tap into investment opportunities, and grow their business footprint.

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Enjoy a fully furnished space designed with amenities with your startup's needs and growth in mind
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Tap into virtual workshops, mentorship, and award-winning business support offered at the DMZ’s headquarters in Toronto, Canada
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Join an incubator that puts founders first with access to coaching, customers, community and capital

Why Cairo?

The beautiful city of Cairo has become a vibrant and fast-paced centre for entrepreneurship. With a population surpassing 20 million, Cairo offers an attractive consumer market for entrepreneurs with a budding business.

Cairo has a well-developed and affordable infrastructure – especially when it comes to electricity, office space and internet connectivity. As an ecosystem, Cairo is very well connected to the rest of the MENA region, as well as to Europe and North America, which gives startups great scaling opportunities.

Startups in Egypt received a record $190 million in funding in 2020, accounting for more than one-fifth of every venture capital deal in the broader Middle East and North Africa region.

Over the last decade, entrepreneurship became seen by many young people to make meaningful changes in society. Are you ready to build an impactful startup?

Who can apply? Startups who:

  • Have an innovative technology solution to a defined problem
  • Are working towards a minimum viable product and customer validation
  • Have a coachable and collaborative team
  • Have one founder working full-time for the company
  • Are willing to work and conduct business from Cairo
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Stay tuned for when applications open for our next cohort.


Founding Partners

Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. Urban, culturally diverse and inclusive, the University is home to more than 46,000 students, including 2,900 Master’s and PhD students, 4,000 faculty and staff, and over 200,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

A campus hosting top Canadian universities with futuristic and unique programs, Universities of Canada in Egypt promotes an all-round dynamic and diverse student life. It is the first International Branch Campus in the New Administrative Capital. All programs hosted mirror a blend of international experiences, academics, and cultures. Universities of Canada in Egypt encourages an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset through experiential learning, state-of-the-art facilities, and cutting-edge technology.

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