Startup-focused news and research company Disrupt Africa will next month launch its first geographically-focused research publication after partnering with Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA).
Since launching its research arm in 2016, Disrupt Africa has built up a significant portfolio of publications, most notably the African Tech Startups Funding Report and Finnovating for Africa, previously available for sale but now made available free for all via open-sourcing initiatives with various partners across Africa’s tech ecosystem.
Now, Disrupt Africa is preparing to release the “Egyptian Startup Ecosystem Report 2021”, its first country-focused publication. To do so, it has teamed up with ITIDA, which aims to develop the local Egyptian IT industry via custom-tailored programs, policy advice and implementation, and trade promotion in regional and global markets.
Due for release in September, the report will be a deep-dive into the Egyptian startup scene, utilizing Disrupt Africa’s datasets, expertise, and networks to document what startups are doing what in Egypt, who is making investments, who is providing ecosystem support, and how startups from the country are expanding into the rest of Africa.
“Egypt is booming from a tech startup perspective, and this publication will tell that story,” said Tom Jackson, co-founder of Disrupt Africa. “We are delighted to announce our first geographically-focused research publication will be centered around one of the fastest-growing African tech startup ecosystems.”
As with this year’s African Tech Startups Funding Report 2021, which has been downloaded almost 4,000 times, and Finnovating for Africa 2021, released in June and already downloaded 1,500 times, the Egyptian Startup Ecosystem Report will be available to all for free, making the data and analysis contained in its pages accessible to those for whom the information is most valuable – entrepreneurs.
The publication, which will be in 15th in total released by Disrupt Research, will be approximately 80 pages in length and provide a detailed overview of the Egyptian startup ecosystem and its development over the last 5-10 years. It will involve analysis as to what areas startups are active in, a detailed look at funding and M&A trends, and detail the range of startup support services available to Egyptian entrepreneurs, including hubs, incubators, accelerators, and government, corporate, and university initiatives.
Another section will look at the growing trend of Egyptian tech startups expanding into the wider African region, and consider key success stories in this regard.