Message | 22-04-2021 | 10:35
Given the framework for sustainable development, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Egypt is pleased to announce its partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation as patron and ALEXBANK as Egyptian main private partner for the entrepreneurial program ‘Orange Corners Egypt’. .
Entrepreneurship and innovation are important drivers for sustainable economic growth and for creating decent employment opportunities.
Orange Corners Egypt is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands that provides young entrepreneurs with training, networks and facilities to start and grow innovative businesses. The initiative consists of two separate incubation programs – one in Cairo and one in Upper Egypt (Assiut) – each offering recurring 6-month training cycles for 15 to 25 entrepreneurs each. Entrepreneurship training pays special attention to startups in agriculture and the creative sector and ensures that women entrepreneurs participate at least 50%.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of International Cooperation, Orange Corners Egypt will be able to more easily connect enrolled entrepreneurs with follow-up opportunities within the Egyptian entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Ministry will assist the program’s implementing partners in identifying the untapped opportunities where innovative ideas can contribute to Egypt’s development in different sectors while achieving the SDGs. HE Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat, Minister for International Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt: “Egypt’s youth are the driving force of our nation. Only by engaging, empowering and empowering them can we make real progress towards sustainable development. 2021 is the year of private sector engagement: we are pushing the national development agenda through public-private partnerships that promote the sustainability ethos and spread it across sectors. especially the entrepreneurial scene. “
ALEXBANK, one of the largest banks in Egypt, will join the program as the most important partner of the private sector. ALEXBANK will support the program with an annual financial contribution and in-kind contributions, including master classes and mentoring for participating entrepreneurs. Dante Campioni, CEO of ALEXBANK: “Our participation in the Orange Corners initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with the Ministry for International Cooperation is based on our strong belief in the Egyptian startup scene. Egypt is a country of talented youngsters looking for the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and the Orange Corners model can certainly help fulfill that desire by also bringing an experienced startup framework to Egypt. In addition, we are pleased that the program contains chapters in two different and lively regions of Cairo and Upper Egypt and thus offers a truly integrative approach. We are also particularly pleased that the program offers opportunities in the agribusiness and agritech sector and offers a new generation of entrepreneurs the opportunity to venture into the development and integration of the agricultural sector, which is so important for Egypt. “
Han-Maurits Schaapveld, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Arab Republic of Egypt: “Young Egyptian entrepreneurs are the oxygen of the Egyptian economy. We are therefore very pleased to be working with the Ministry for International Cooperation and ALEXBANK to offer entrepreneurs substantial support in developing their skills and ideas through Orange Corners Egypt. “
The entrepreneurial training in Egypt is carried out by the Egyptian service providers Cultiv in Cairo and Outreach Egypt in Upper Egypt. The first training cycles began in the first quarter of 2021.
Orange Corners Egypt values a strong connection with the local Egyptian private sector and welcomes new private partners who can contribute financially and / or in kind to the program. For more information or to request a partnership proposal, please contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Egypt at [email protected].
For more information on Orange Corners in Egypt, visit the Orange Corners Cairo and Orange Corners Upper Egypt Facebook pages. Follow the Dutch Embassy in Egypt on their website and Facebook.
For the Dutch Embassy in Egypt
Sally Barsoum, Political Officer for Public Diplomacy: [email protected]
Website Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt
Facebook Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt
Tel .: (+201) 023988310
For the Ministry of International Cooperation
Farah Shimy, Senior Communications Manager: [email protected]
LinkedIn: Ministry of International Cooperation
For the ALEXBANK
Mohamed Allam, Senior PR & Sponsorships Officer: [email protected]
Tel .: (+201) 000244588