Deadline to Apply: 18 June 2020









About the Hackathon

Digital & Financial inclusion have transformative power on the economy, community and employment. Digital transformation initiatives have been held back for various reasons but the COVID-19 outbreak showed that the need for Digital transformation can no longer be ignored, especially for vulnerable communities.

Therefore, Seedstars is launching the hackathon: It’s Easier Online under the theme “ ﻋﻠﺷﺎن اﻟﺷﻐل ﻣﯾﺗﺄﺛرش ” This is the best time to convince the informal sector and people in vulnerable communities of digital & financial inclusion.
Challenge A

Challenge A

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, bustling markets, such as Attaba, Mosky, Darb El Barabra had closed down. The vendors were losing money by the hour and consumers had no access to their needs. The reopening of the market on 13th .. See More

Challenge B

Challenge B

Farmers and producers in Upper Egypt don’t have access to a broad consumer base, especially with the limited movement between rural and urban areas. How to highlight speciality products in rural areas and transport them to urban .. See More

Explanation of the Challenges

Hackathon Timeline

Idea Applications 1st - 18th of June

Interested participants can join slack to ask questions, dig deeper in the challenges and matchmake team members before submitting the applications. Deadline to submit the applications is June 18th 2020.

Idea Evaluations 18th - 20th of June

Judges evaluate the submitted applications and give feedback to the participants. This evaluation phase is 3 days. Results will be announced on the 20th of June.

Idea Phase Results - 20th of June

Results are announced. Total of 50 teams will be selected to join the mentorship phase.

Mentorship 22nd of June

50 teams will join group mentorship session and receive feedback to work on their business plans. 25 Teams will be selected to move on to the prototyping phase.

Prototype Phase 23rd - 26th of June

The 25 teams will join the prototyping phase, attend workshops, receive 1:1 mentorship sessions and submit their prototype and business plan details on the platform. The deadline to submit the prototype is June 26th at midnight.

Pitching 27th of June

Teams will receive the art of pitch training and will pitch in front of the Judges Panel and Q&A on the 27th of June.

Results Announcement - June 29th

The top 5 teams will be selected after pitching and announced on the 29th of June 2020.

Top 3

Incubated under Intelaq, incubator program by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology

Receive 200.000 EGP initial funding throughout the six months program by the ASRT

Judging Criteria

Customer Pain and Market size

Solution: Creativity, Scalability and Technology

Business model and Sustainability

Job Creation

Commitment and Diversity of Team Members


Complexity and Design Aesthetics

Top 5

Support from Seedstars to implement submitted Business Models

Discounted Services from our partners

Three Months Zvendo membership

Six Months Vexls membership

Support on Logistics and Data by Aramex

20.000 EGP Cash Prize for 4th and 5th places


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