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29th February, 2024
Organon and Flat6Labs Announce Second Cycle of Women’s Health Accelerator Program, Expanding Focus to Address Key Women’s Health Challenges Across MENAT

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Empowering Female-Led Innovation in Healthcare Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 29 February 2024: Organon, a global healthcare company dedicated to improving women’s health, in partnership with Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, is thrilled to announce the launch of the second cycle of the Women’s Health Accelerator Program. […]

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15th February, 2024
What’s the hidden potential in Saudi Arabia? Key Learnings from a decade of early stage investing

In 2013, Flat6Labs made its first regional presence in Saudi Arabia, with the goal of supporting Saudi entrepreneurs to successfully launch their businesses and reach regional and global markets. Today, as per MAGNiTT’s KSA VC report, Flat6Labs is deemed the most active investor in KSA startups in 2023. In that year, Flat6Labs’ Startup Seed Fund […]

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15th November, 2023
Christine Namara Joins Flat6Labs as Partner for Africa Seed Fund: Expanding Flat6Labs’ Reach on the Continent

In a strategic move to strengthen its existing footprint in the vibrant African startup ecosystem, Flat6Labs, the leading seed venture capital firm in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, proudly welcomes Christine Namara as Partner for its Africa Seed Fund. With more than a decade of profound experience in private equity, startup operations, […]

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05th November, 2023
Riyadh Valley Company Announces Strategic Investment in Flat6Labs’ Startup Seed Fund

Riyadh Valley Company, the investment arm of King Saud University and a prominent player in the investment landscape of Saudi Arabia, is delighted to announce its strategic investment in Flat6Labs’ Startup Seed Fund, a move that solidifies its commitment to supporting the growth and development of the region’s vibrant startup ecosystem. This investment marks a […]

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09th August, 2023
Flat6Labs, SIAC, and Dar Launch “Makers” ConTech Accelerator Program

Investing Up to $100K in Construction Tech Startups in Egypt Flat6Labs, the region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, has launched the “Makers” ConTech Accelerator Program in partnership with SIAC and Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners). The program is the first-ever construction-focused accelerator program in the Middle East that aims to support advanced startups […]

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30th May, 2023
New entrepreneurship initiative to boost job creation in Libya

Tripoli, May 2023. The new “Deraya – دِرَايَــة Entrepreneurship Initiative” for young entrepreneurs seeks to build a dynamic ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurs and startups in Libya. Young entrepreneurs in Libya face many challenges, including accessing markets and financial resources, and navigating regulations and administrative procedures. The Deraya initiative is designed to equip entrepreneurs with the […]

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14th March, 2023
​​Flat6Labs Launches New US$95M Venture Capital Fund to Expand its Impact in Africa

Cairo, Egypt – 14th, March 2023: Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed investor, has announced the launch of a new US$95 million Seed Fund to nurture the growth and development of early-stage tech startups on the African continent. Flat6Labs has a proven track record in carefully vetting out and investing in promising startups in North Africa since […]

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11th March, 2023
Flat6Labs Holds Third Demo Day in Amman

(Amman, Jordan – March 11, 2023) — Venture capital firm Flat6Labs recently held its third demo day on March 7, at the Four Seasons Amman, bringing together a wide array of mentors, investors, and entrepreneurs. The special event celebrated the seven startups’ successful completion of the Amman Seed Program. And it was an opportunity for […]

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06th March, 2023
Flat6Labs Launches ‘StartMashreq’ Initiative to Support Entrepreneurs across the Levant Region

– StartMashreq seeks to support innovative entrepreneurs in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq, with a focus on empowering women, refugees, minorities, and displaced persons. – The program will work to build a diverse digital community of entrepreneurial pioneers, while promoting socioeconomic development, prosperity, and sustainability through innovation and inclusion. – StartMashreq will provide comprehensive business incubation […]

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20th February, 2023
Flat6Labs Hosts 12 Startups During Demo Day at the Grand Egyptian Museum

Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, hosted its 18th and 19th cycle startups on February 15th, 2023, at the Flat6Labs 2023 Demo Day in Cairo at the Grand Egyptian Museum. This Demo Day event introduced 12 growth-driven tech startups from the Flat6Labs Seed Program in Cairo, operating in an array […]

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14th February, 2023
Flat6Labs signs MoU with PwC to support regional startups

Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, and PwC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide support to start-ups with high growth potential in the region. “Flat6Labs has a proven track record in carefully vetting out and investing in promising start-ups, and thereby enabling thousands of passionate founders to […]

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07th February, 2023
Flat6Labs announces the first close of the “Startup Seed Fund” with the participation of the Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC) and “Jada”

Flat6Labs announces the first close of the “Startup Seed Fund” in Saudi Arabia, with the participation of the Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC), subsidiary of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Bank, one of the development banks affiliated with the National Development Fund, and the “Jada” Fund of Funds, wholly owned by the Public Investment […]

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03rd January, 2023
Flat6Labs and Wio Bank sign MoU to streamline and enhance SME-centric banking services for start-ups in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – In a bid to further strengthen Abu Dhabi’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s leading seed-stage program and early-stage venture capital firm, and Wio Bank, the region’s first platform bank, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Under the agreement, start-ups from Flat6Labs Ignite, a specialised seed program run […]

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12th December, 2022
ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC and The Knowledge Hub Universities in Partnership with Flat6Labs Launch Climathon – Clean and Deep Tech Hackathon Program

Cairo, Egypt – 12 December 2022 ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC – the leading energy & infrastructure solution provider, The Knowledge Hub Universities (TKH), and Elsewedy Education’s initiative – the Innovation Hub – launch a “Clean and Deep Tech Hackathon Program” (Climathon) in collaboration with Flat6Labs – the region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm. The program […]

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23rd November, 2022
Flat6Labs in partnership with SIAC and Dar-Al-Handasah launch “Makers”, ConTech Innovation Program to foster construction startups across Egypt

Cairo, Egypt – 23 November 2022 Flat6Labs, the region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, has launched ‘Makers’ a construction-tech Innovation Program in collaboration with SIAC, a leading regional private construction firm, and Dar-Al-Handasah (Dar), an international consulting company in engineering, to foster startups in the construction technology solutions across Egypt. Makers ConTech program […]

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16th October, 2022
Flat6Labs Hosts its Third Demo Day in the UAE in Conjunction with GITEX

As a part of the Flat6Labs Ignite seed program, Demo Day is an opportunity for investors to engage with some of the most innovative start-ups in the UAE Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 05 October 2022 – Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s leading seed-stage program and early-stage venture capital firm, today announced it will be making […]

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27th September, 2022
Flat6Labs Appoints Yehia Houry as Chief Programs Officer

Cairo, Egypt – 26 September 2022 Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s leading seed and early-stage venture company, announced today the appointment of Yehia Houry as Chief Programs Officer. His appointment and move to Egypt follow a successful five-year journey as the Managing Director of Flat6Labs in Tunisia. Mr. Houry spearheaded the launch of Flat6Labs and its […]

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14th September, 2022
Organon and Flat6Labs Announce Winners of MENA Region’s First Digital-Health FemTech Accelerator

Omgyno’ founded by Doreen Toutikian and Elisabeth Milini in Greece and Lebanon, ‘Siira’ founded by Sandra Salame in Lebanon, and ‘Maternally’ founded by Yasmin El Mouallem in the UAE, were announced the winners of the region’s first digital-health FemTech accelerator, marking the culmination of the program that was launched by Organon and Flat6Labs at Expo […]

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11th September, 2022
Is the Global Femtech Industry Empowered Enough?

Women’s healthcare looks uncertain in the future. But, the femtech industry is still developing and you’ll find out why. The lack of research into the health of women led to the need for femtech. Despite the fact that women spend $500 billion on medical costs each year, just 4% of research and development funding was […]

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06th September, 2022
Flat6Labs Celebrates Second Demo Day in Amman

Amman, Jordan – September 6, 2022 Flat6Labs, a leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm in the MENA region, celebrated its second Demo Day in Jordan, showcasing the seven graduated startups of the Amman Seed Program’s second cohort. The event took place on September 5, at the Four Seasons Hotel Amman. During the event, the […]

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06th September, 2022
Flat6Labs and SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy Launch Agritech Accelerator Program to Support Agri-digital Start-ups Across Egypt

Flat6labs, the region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, in collaboration with SANAD Entrepreneurship Academy launched an agritech accelerator program to assist 10 to 12 startups in each cycle to improve their business models, product development, customer relationships, marketing plans, and financial management. The collaboration marks the beginning of Flat6Labs’ mission to support emerging […]

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03rd July, 2022
Flat6Labs invests a total of $805,000 in seven Jordanian startups

Amman, Jordan – June 26, 2022 – Flat6Labs—the MENA region’s leading seed- and early-stage venture capital firm, currently running the most renowned startup programs in the region—has recently announced that it is investing in seven new Jordanian startups, as part of the second cycle of its funding program, which was launched last June. By funding […]

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28th June, 2022
Flat6Labs and DisruptAD Launch Largest Cycle Yet with 10 New Startups in Abu Dhabi

The cohort includes 7 UAE-born start-ups and 3 international companies that will now establish significant business operations in Abu Dhabi as they receive world-class mentorship and a total investment of AED8.8 million under the program Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 28 June 2022 Flat6Labs, in partnership with DisruptAD, the venture platform of ADQ, today […]

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23rd May, 2022
Flat6Labs In Abu Dhabi Kick-Off Bootcamp with 20 Innovative Startups

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 17 May 2022 – After receiving and vetting over 650 applications from promising start-ups from over 65 countries — including 158 startups that were founded in the UAE — Flat6Labs, the MENA region’s leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm, this week commenced its 4-day Bootcamp for 20 of […]

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06th April, 2022
Survey Results: Key Insights About the Startup Ecosystem in KSA

Over the past few months, we conducted a survey to gain more insight about Saudi startups, including early-stage funding, specifically pre-seed funding, as well as the overall challenges facing the entrepreneurship ecosystem in KSA. We gathered the responses of 100+ full-time startup founders in KSA, who shared their diverse experiences and perceptions throughout their entrepreneurial […]

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03rd April, 2022
The Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC) and Flat6Labs launch the “Startups Seed Fund” and Flat6Labs Riyadh Seed Program

Saudi Venture Capital (SVC), one of the most prominent venture investment ecosystem development companies in KSA, has signed a new investment agreement with Flat6Labs, the leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm in the MENA region, to introduce the “Startup Seed Fund”. The fund aims to support startups with growth potential and provide more than […]

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15th February, 2022
Flat6Labs and Taibah Valley Sign MoU to Support IT Entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, KSA: 15 February 2022 – Taibah Valley, owned by Taibah University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and one of the investment companies investing in innovation, modern technologies, building emerging companies, and venture investment, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Flat6Labs, a leading seed and early-stage venture capital firm. Taibah Valley will […]

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20th December, 2021
Flat6Labs partners with ESLSCA University to Launch Innovation & Entrepreneurship Incubation Program

Cairo, Egypt. 19th December, 2021 – Flat6Labs, in partnership with ESLSCA University, has launched a new innovation and entrepreneurship incubation program to empower undergrad students to develop viable and sustainable businesses upon graduation. The partnership was signed in October this year, marking the commencement of the program for the current semester’s business students. The program […]

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07th December, 2021
Flat6Labs Launches the DICE Program Demo Day in Cairo In Partnership with The British Council and Hatch Ideas

Cairo, 30 November 2021 – The DICE Program Demo Day launched in Cairo where 24 startups unveiled their remarkable products and services to investors, prospective clients and guests who were looking forward to providing additional support. This day is a culmination of all the effort and work done by the participating startups on their products […]

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05th December, 2021
Flat6Labs Celebrates Nine Startups at Fall 2021 Demo Day in Cairo

– Cairo, 2nd of December, 2021 Flat6Labs introduced nine of their most innovative startups publicly at the Fall 2021 Demo Day in Cairo, their first in-person demo day since the COVID-19 outbreak, that took place on November 24th at the Nile Ritz-Carlton hotel. The graduate startups from the 17th cycle of the Cairo Seed Program […]

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24th November, 2021
The GrEEK Campus in Cairo Hosts HRH Prince Charles of Wales as part of the StartEgypt Annual Forum 2021 powered by Flat6Labs

On November 19th, 2021 (Cairo, Egypt), His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales, was the guest of honor at StartEgypt’s Third Annual Forum 2021 at the GrEEK Campus in Cairo. The program is funded by the British Embassy in Cairo in partnership with the IFC and is powered by Flat6Labs. Ten startups were selected to […]

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14th November, 2021
BLOMINVEST Announces Partnership with Flat6Labs Targeting Saudi Startups

Leading KSA-based Asset Manager BLOMINVEST has announced a new partnership with Flat6Labs, one of the MENA region’s largest seed-stage VC firms, to launch funds targeting early-stage start-ups in the Saudi market. Flat6Labs runs some of the region’s most notable startup programs and invests in 100 tech startups a year. Its seed-stage VC funds and programs […]

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27th October, 2021
Organon and Flat6Labs Launch Accelerator for Female Founded Start-ups Operating in Digital Healthcare in MENA

Organon and Flat6Labs launch the Femtech Accelerator Program to help female-founded digital health start-ups, across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), succeed by providing support to build products, test market fit, and improve business models. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 26 October 2021: A global healthcare company with the vision of creating a better […]

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11th October, 2021
Flat6Labs Celebrates 10 Years of Investing in MENA Startups

Cairo, Egypt. 11th of October, 2021. Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed and early-stage VC firm and the manager of the most renowned startup programs in the region, celebrates 10 years of supporting startups and empowering entrepreneurs all over the region. Launched in Cairo in 2011 by the founders of Sawari Ventures, Flat6Labs has since expanded to […]

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27th September, 2021
Expanding Its Footprint In Africa: Flat6Labs Announces Second Close of Its Tunisia Seed Fund with the participation of Sawari Ventures

Flat6Labs, a regional seed and early stage VC firm, announced today the second close, and increase of its Tunisia-based Anava Seed Fund (ASF) from $3 million to $10 million, expanding its impact through world-class startup programs across the North African markets. This is following a recent second close of Egypt-based Flat6Labs Accelerator Company fund (FAC) to […]

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02nd August, 2021
Flat6Labs Celebrates Eight Startups at Spring 2021 Demo Day in Cairo

Cairo, 1st of August 2021 – Eight exceptional Egyptian startups have just graduated from Flat6Labs Cairo Seed Program’s 16th cycle, which comes after over 230 hours of online business training to help them grow their customer base, refine their offerings, expand to new markets and build strategic partnerships. On the premise of pumping fresh blood […]

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08th July, 2021
Flat6Labs Celebrates 7th Demo Day in Tunis and Welcomes Sawari Ventures As A New Investor

Flat6Labs celebrated its 7th Demo Day in Tunis on Thursday, July 8, in an online event that gathered more than 1000 live viewers. The ceremony was also an opportunity to announce a new investor in the Anava Seed Fund, Flat6Labs’ investment vehicle in Tunisia: Sawari Ventures. The Demo Day commemorates the 4 months of work […]

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16th June, 2021
Flat6Labs Launches in Jordan: A $20m Seed Fund and Seed Program

Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed investor and the largest manager of startup programs in the region, has announced the launch of a new USD 20 million Seed Fund in Jordan. Created to nurture the growth and development of early-stage companies, the Jordan Seed Fund (JSF) has achieved a first close of USD7.4 million and attracted contributions […]

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02nd June, 2021
Ignite Tunisia: A New Program Launched by Flat6Labs and Supported by the EU

Building Capacities for 20 Regional Supporting Structures in Tunisia Launched by Flat6Labs, Ignite Tunisia is a capacity building program for regional support structures in Tunisia and is a part of the “Innov’i” initiative which is funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France.   Given the fact that 90% of startup support structures […]

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23rd May, 2021
Flat6Labs Closes EGP 207 Million of its FAC Egypt Fund, and Increases Cash Offering for Startups

From Left to right: Dina El Shenoufy (CIO, Flat6Labs), Ramez El-Serafy (CEO, Flat6Labs), Marie Therese Fam (Managing Partner, FlatLabs Egypt), Albert Malaty (Managing Director, Flat6Labs Egypt) Flat6Labs, a regional Seed Program and Fund, announced today the second close and increase of its Egypt fund from EGP50 million to EGP207 million, to support Egyptian early-stage startups. […]

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31st March, 2021
DisruptAD and Flat6Labs Launch Ignite In Abu Dhabi, an AED 120m Seed Program

DisruptAD, one of the region’s largest venture platforms, is partnering with Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed investor and the largest manager of startup programs in the region, to launch Ignite, a new start-up accelerator in Abu Dhabi that will support early stage companies with AED 120 million in funding and other benefits including office space and […]

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16th March, 2021
Flat6Labs Launches New Global Brand Identity

Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed and early stage VC, and manager of startup programs in the region, introduces a new streamlined visual brand identity and a new unified website. Given Flat6Labs expansive operations and impact across MENA over the past 10 years, the new brand identity is launched to ensure a consistent and enhanced experience for […]

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01st March, 2021
The National Council for Women, UN Women, and Flat6Labs Launch a Hackathon on “Fighting Violence against Women Using Technology”

Cairo, 24 February 2021 — Today marks the launch “Fighting Violence Against Women Using Technology” Hackathon on social media platforms.  This hackathon is organized by StartEgypt powered by Flat6Labs in collaboration with the National Council for Women (NCW) and UN Women Egypt, recognising the significant role that entrepreneurship plays in providing innovative solutions to address […]

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05th January, 2021
Flat6Labs Turns 9: A Journey Through Time With 9 Startups

Over the past 9 years, Flat6Labs has enabled the transformation of the startup ecosystem through the 290+ pioneering startups it has invested in, the 660+ founders it trained and mentored, and the 38 Demo Days that exposed the startups to investors, corporates and the media. Flat6Labs has also achieved its first exit in less than […]

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14th May, 2020
Flat6Labs Tunis Hosts Its Fifth Demo Day & Graduates 8 Startups Digitally

Flat6Labs Tunis has proudly celebrated it’s fifth Demo Day on Wednesday May 13th at 2 PM Tunis time / 1 GMT online, with 8 innovative startups presenting their businesses to hundreds of registered attendees. The fifth cycle includes startups operating across a range of industries including Industry 4.0, Automotive, Marketplaces, Robotics, Education, FinTech and Tourism. All startups […]

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11th May, 2020
Flat6Labs Bahrain Hosts A Digital Demo Day & Graduates Cycle Four Startups

Flat6Labs Bahrain held its fourth Demo Day, also its first Digital Demo Day for its 4th Cycle on the 6th of May, 2020, where 7 innovative startups presented their businesses virtually to hundreds of registered online attendees. The 4th Cycle included startups addressing problems with unique solutions across an array of industries including Telehealth, Education & […]

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05th February, 2020
The Flat6Labs-Powered StartEgypt Hosts Its 2020 Forum

StartEgypt, the pre-acceleration incubation program, established to inspire and support thousands of Egyptian entrepreneurs in the field of social impact enterprises, held its second annual forum to showcase its 45 graduating startups, from all over Egypt incubated in Cairo, Assiut, and Alexandria during 2019. StartEgypt Forum is an annual showcasing event that presents the incubated […]

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19th December, 2019
Flat6Labs Trains 100+ Saudi Entrepreneurs at Misk Innovation Startup Bootcamps

5 Cities, 5 Bootcamps, 75+ Startups, 100+ Saudi Entrepreneurs Empowered by Flat6Labs The Misk Innovation Startup Bootcamps powered by Flat6Labs program, was held late 2019 in five different cities across the kingdom to see that those with vision, ambition, and insight, get the best the MENA has to offer of mentorship, funds, and exposure to […]

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15th December, 2019
Flat6Labs Hosts First Regional Demo Day

Flat6Labs hosted its First Regional Demo Day during ArabNet Riyadh on December 10, 2019, which took place at the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. The Regional Demo Day is a first of its kind for Flat6Labs on a regional level, following more than 30 successful local Demo Days across Flat6Labs locations in Egypt, KSA, […]

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08th December, 2019
Flat6Labs Cairo Graduates 11 Innovative Startups at its Fall 2019 Demo Day

Flat6Labs Cairo, the leading Startup Accelerator in Egypt, held its fall 2019 Demo Day with eleven new start-ups graduating from its second cycle of fiscal year 2019. Flat6Labs Cairo’s fall 2019 cycle commenced on August 25th in 2019 and welcomed eleven promising new teams, filtered from over 1200 applications, who are now excited to launch […]

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17th October, 2019
Flat6Labs Beirut Graduates 7 Startups During Its Fourth Demo Day

Under the patronage of HE Minister of ICT, Mr. Adel Afiouni, Flat6Labs Beirut, Lebanon’s leading regional startup seed program and early stage fund, hosts its Fourth Demo Day at Music Hall in Beirut. The Demo Day introduced seven new startups from Flat6Labs Beirut’s seed program. This event showcased the graduating startups, acting as a platform for founders […]

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17th October, 2019
Flat6Labs Tunis Graduates Cycle Four Startups

Flat6Labs Tunis hosted its Fourth Demo Day; introducing eight new startups from its acceleration program. This was an opportunity for 8 innovative startups to present their projects to an audience made up of representatives of investment funds, bankers, Tunisian and foreign entrepreneurs as well as selected experts from the information and communication technologies sector (TIC). […]

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16th October, 2019
IFC Invests in Flat6Labs Tunis to Help Boost Startup Ecosystem in Tunisia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $1 million into Anava Seed Fund (ASF), an accelerator and early stage fund managed by Flat6Labs Tunisia, to help support tech entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs in particular, as well as to boost Tunisia’s nascent venture capital ecosystem. Half of this amount is provided by the […]

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03rd October, 2019
35+ Corporates and Investors Meet Flat6Labs Beirut’s Startups

On Friday, September 20th, 2019, Flat6Labs Beirut held its first Business Networking Event at Beirut Digital District 1280. The purpose of this event was to allow international and local corporations to meet Flat6Labs Beirut’s both current and alumni startups on one-on-one speed-dates in order to discuss potential collaborative partnerships and/or investments. 20 of our startups had the chance […]

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29th September, 2019
Dabchy, Peer-to-peer Fashion Marketplace, Raises $300k In Seed Funding

Funds to aid augment its infrastructure expand its team and regional footprint to MENA countries Tunisian-based peer-to-peer fashion marketplace Dabchy, today announced that it has closed a seed round of US$300,000. The funding was led by 500 Startups with participation from Flat6labs Tunis, Saudi Venture Capital, Vision Venture Capital, Daal Venture Capital and a group of leading […]

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