About Falak Startups


Powered by the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and it's venture capital arm, Egypt Ventures, Falak Startups‘ mission is to find and empower talented and ambitious early-stage tech startup founders and help them thrive in the region’s rapidly changing entrepreneurship landscape. Our sector-agnostic program focuses on improving startups’ product-market fit, finetuning their business, operating and revenue models, growing their customer base and raising follow-on investments.

Through our renowned 6-month acceleration program we arm entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, resources, and networks to develop their strategies and expand their businesses. Our program entails equity investment, growth hacking, networking, mentorship, trainings, and a wide variety of perks and benefits. Each cycle culminates in a Demo Day, where founders showcase their startups to potential investors, policy makers, stakeholders, and partners. Our support does not end on Demo Day as we continue to back our portfolio companies throughout their journey.

Falak Startups’ new maximum investment size of 1,000,000 EGP is unrivaled and provides the leverage startups need to gain momentum and accelerate their growth, whilst we work together on securing follow-on investments from venture capital firms, angel investors, and corporates.

Although Falak Startups is industry agnostic and focuses on tech-enabled and scalable startups, we have an additional focused track that specializes on Financial Technology powered by EFGEV. We also foster sub-tracks that are sector specific with the support of key industry partners.

Our accelerated startups reside in our fully-equipped state of the art, 700m2 office, in the heart of Downtown Cairo, that meets all their office space needs during the program.

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Our Team


Yousef El Samaa

Managing Director at Falak Startups

Mahmoud Zohairy

Managing Director at EFG EV Fintech

Ahmed Hazem Dakroury

Head of Investment

Karima El Hakim

Head of Business Development & Investor Relations

Tarek Seif El Nasr

Head of Venture Growth

Nihal El Chami

Program Manager

Miral El Essawy

Community Manager

Laura Mansour

Venture Growth Manager

Nour El Hoda

Portfolio Manager

Dina Mouselhy

HR Manager

Karma El Naggar

Communication and Business Development Specialist

Donia Sallam

Graphic and Media Design

Amina El Refai

Investment Associate

Hussein El Gindy

Program Coordinator at EFGEV Fintech

Mary Gries

Office Manager

Board of Directors


Ahmed Gomaa

Chairman

Heba Ali

Vice Chairwoman

Youssef El Samaa

Managing Director at Falak Startups

Rafeh Saleh

Board Member

Mohamed Fahmy

Board Member