26 Egyptian Companies and Startups at Gitex 2017

ArabNet Team, Oct 11 2017

For the 12th consecutive year, Egypt is participating in the Gitex Technology Week Exhibition in Dubai. The IT executive arm of the Ministry of Communications and IT, ITIDA, has promoted the participation of 20 local ICT companies as well as 6 startups offering a range of services and solutions in the areas of contact centers, software development, ERP, CRM, cloud computing, systems integration, RFID solutions, smart tourism solutions, POS software, among others. The companies and startups will be presenting their demos and showcasing their up-to-the-minute services under the newly branded Egyptian pavilion ‘Time for Egypt’.

The Startups

Fifth Dimension – 5D
Fifth Dimension – 5D is a full service digital marketing agency based in Cairo with an expertise in emerging technologies such as virtual reality, motion detection solutions, and interactive experiences. The agency handles social media for many local and international brands including Nestle Egypt, Danone Group, Hero Group, Americana Group, Hienz, Azha, Samcrete development.

Amgad is an innovative provider for energy management solutions and IoT systems, and provide smart metering systems for clients in the commercial and industrial sectors to help them save 25% on their electrical bills and control their energy consumption.

Microsystem Hotspot
Microsystem is a smart WiFi platform that aims to provide solutions for slow internet connection and allows users to control access, bandwidth and quote all from the cloud. The platform features four main products: hotspot (for automated internet management), WiFi marketing (for WiFi guest access, marketing and monetization solutions), Microcharge (for internet billing and prepaid internet), and EventHub (for complete event WiFi cover, smart tracking and full hardware and software management).

Open Minds
Open Minds is an engineering, consulting, and professional service provider in Egypt that offers design services from concept to detailed design as well as implementation support especially in Intelligent Transportation systems and smart city infrastructure.

Webville is specialized in content discovery solutions. Their Social Rating Engine helps users discover quality content, and Webville’s engine measures the quality of online content by analyzing content ratings from all across the web. The results are then ranked by quality and published on Webville’s website. Webville also provides users with a browser plugin allowing them to preview the quality of any link at a glance and letting them rate the content they consume on the go.

Widebot is the first bot builder platform in the MENA region, and allows anyone to build their own intelligent chatbot without any coding or technical experience in just 10 minutes. Widebot’s innovation comes from their ability to provide intelligent bots that interact with humans using both text and voice in Arabic and English and keep learning from humans via machine learning engines. Earlier this year, Widebot came in first place at ArabNet's Cairo Startup Battle

A Booming Sector

Egypt’s ICT sector is driving the country’s economic growth with an exceptional annual growth rate of 12.5%, an export volume of USD 1.87 billion per year, 90,000 direct offshoring jobs and 3.2% contribution to the country’s GDP. The sector is currently embarking on fresh investments and a series of expansion plans of existing global IT companies that have already recognized Egypt’s potential and invested in it.

For the past years, GITEX has been offering a unique opportunity for the Egyptian companies to showcase their latest solutions and technologies and penetrate one of the world’s fastest-growing regions that resulted in numerous investment deals and contracts at a total value of $2.1m in the last year participation only.


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