empowering entrepreneurship

enpact's biggest initiative - 330 businesses and 950+ entrepreneurs supported to date!

Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative

The Empowering Entrepreneurship Initiative was created to provide direct support for entrepreneurs in emerging markets. In 2020, the initiative launched with two programs that provided support to 330 businesses in Egypt, Jordan, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia and Mexico in overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Towards the sustainable recovery of the tourism industry:

The Tourism Recovery Programme

The Tourism Recovery Program is supporting 315 businesses across Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya. The program recently expanded to Tunisia and is currently in the evaluation phase where up to 100 businesses will be selected to receive training, mentoring and financial support.

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What's new?



Europe, AsiaGermany, Singapore, Japan, South Korea

empower issue #3 — Berlin: A startup bridge between Asia & Europe

For this edition of empower, we took a look inward. How can we make Berlin a more powerful entry-way for international startups scaling into Europe?



North AfricaTunisia

100 Businesses in Tunisia to Receive Support as Part of the Tourism Recovery Programme!

The Tourism Recovery Programme is expanding to support up to 100 businesses in Tunisia! Applications are now open until Wednesday, the 27th.




315 Businesses across 4 Countries Work Together towards Tourism Recovery!

315 tourism businesses from Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya team up to work towards the recovery of the tourism industry.

Startup Friendliness Index

enpact Data & Research assesses entrepreneurial ecosystems based on 80 indicators in more than 60 cities globally


Current Projects

Egypt, Mexico, South Africa, Kenya

Tourism Recovery Programme

12/08/2021- 31/01/2022

The Tourism Recovery Programme is supporting 315 businesses across Egypt, Mexico, South Africa and Kenya on their path towards recovery through dedicated mentoring, financial support and business development training!

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Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia and Jordan

COVID-19 Relief Program

01/08/2020- 31/03/2021

The COVID-19 Relief Program kicked-off in Egypt, Jordan, Ghana, Kenya and Indonesia with 600+ participants across 200 businesses. Over the next 6 months, they will receive dedicated mentoring, financial backing, and business development resources!

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Mexico, Jordan, Kenya, Indonesia

COVID-19 Relief Program for Tourism

01/09/2020- 30/04/2021

The COVID-19 Relief Program for Tourism is supporting travel and tourism businesses in Mexico, Kenya, Indonesia and Jordan to rebuild and overcome the challenges of the pandemic.

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Clinical Innovation Fellowship (CIF) Egypt 2021

01/04/2020- 31/12/2020

The Clinical Innovation Fellowship is an 8-month health innovation scholarship starting June 2021 that provides participants the opportunity to work in a transdisciplinary team to create solutions based on verified healthcare needs.

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01/01/2021- 31/12/2021

epMentoring empowers entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and social impact through one-on-one mentorship sessions with seasoned founders and tech professionals.

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