Cairo’s Winning Startups: A Round of Applause!

Nadine Kahaleh , Mar 31 2017

As all good things must come to an end, so does Cairo’s Startup Battle 2017. Nevertheless, ArabNet’s events’ endings are merely beginnings – a stepping stone for promising tech and digital startups, into the vast world of entrepreneurship.

Our visit to Egypt was - as always - imbued with innovation and tech creative projects, at the end of which three startups were crowned as winners.  

Before telling you all about them, we must mention that these startups secured the chance to fly to ArabNet’s Digital Summit this year, which will be held in Jumeirah – Dubai.  They will get on the stage, and pitch their business model to a panel of judges, investors, and professionals for a chance in receiving a $20K prize, as well as a scholarship to participate in the Blackbox Connect program.

So, let’s get to know these startups!


Widebot team celebrating the moment of victory at the Startup Battle - Cairo. 

In first place – WideBot – Intelligent Chatbots
Entrepreneur –
Mohamed Nabil, Country – Egypt
Requiring no coding or technical background, WideBot allows users to leverage chat bots to transfigure the food ordering process; its framework provides a broader array of intelligent services, including artificially intelligent modules that give bots a unique and smart personality.



 Waleed Abd El Rahman (Founder & CEO of  Mumm) during the Startup Battle's pitch in Cairo.  

In second place - Mumm – Homey Food for All
Entrepreneur –
Waleed Abd El Rahman, Country – Egypt
Making homemade cuisine accessible to the Egyptians is why Mumm came to life; it functions as a marketplace and consultancy service that offers nutritious meals at the price of junk food.


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CEO of dotMeta, Ahmed Mehessen, pitching to the judges at Cairo's Startup Battle.

In third place - dotMeta – Personalising the Video Experience
Entrepreneur – Ahmed Mehessen, Country – Egypt
Creating videos that cater to the viewers’ preferences and interests is at the core of dotMeta’s work; this video platform allows content creators to personalise the video experience, by basing themselves on the views’ aggregated data.


We will be heading to Casablanca on the 12th April for more startups to award. Interested in being among us? Well, why don’t you tag along!

Also, you can reserve your place now at the Digital Summit, for an exclusive access to the immense world of tech and digital genius.



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