CiviConnectors: Empowering innovators and tech startups to develop citizen-centric solutions in Egypt | Healthcare Track

Three young women innovators participating in the CiviConnectors Support Program

Empowering tech-focused innovators and startups in the Egyptian CivicTech sector

The CiviConnectors support program is dedicated to pushing forward progress in the CivicTech ecosystem in Egypt by building a collaborative support network and providing direct financial and training support for tech-enabled startups. The purpose is to develop citizen-centric solutions that can enhance the engagement of Egyptian citizens with digital public services and create a seamless experience.

CiviConnectors are the program’s participating tech-enabled startups and innovators that aim to transform their digital prototypes into scalable and sustainable solutions that help improve the quality of life for citizens by enhancing availability and usability of digital public services across vital aspects, including healthcare, urban development, and transportation. 

The second track of the CiviConnectors support program will support innovators and tech startups with health-tech solutions. In addition to the Healthcare Track, CiviConnectors currently supports innovators and tech startups in Transportation and Urban Development. To find out more about the tracks, the stages and the  network of CiviConnectors, visit our overview page.

15 digital ideas for solving challenges in healthcare

A nationwide call for tech startups and tech-focused innovators is now open to solve challenges in Egypt’s healthcare sector — Do you have a health-tech solution or service that can

  • Address existing gaps in accessibility, affordability, and quality of healthcare, especially for underserved populations?
  • Leverage technology to enhance disease prevention, early diagnosis, and personalized treatment?
  • Improve healthcare system efficiency and sustainability through data-driven insights and resource optimization?

Download this document for more details about the challenges and eligibility criteria. (5.17 MB PDF)

How does the program support you?

Dedicated mentoring

Over the course of the program, CiviConnectors teams will meet, exchange, and get mentored by national and international experts, who will also help them validate and develop their solutions further.

Networking events

CiviConnectors teams will also get the opportunity to take part in the CiviConnectors network events to connect and pitch their solutions to key industry players and ecosystem experts.

Financial support

The founder of each participating startup receives 600 Euros per month to support them in dedicating their time and energy to the journey of developing their MVPs.

Fixed workstations

CiviConnectors teams will access digital fabrication labs and physical workspaces with full amenities throughout the program’s duration.

Budget for Expert Services

Each participating team will access a technical expertise budget of up to 4,000 Euros during the 6-month incubation.

Business development resources

CiviConnectors teams will get the chance to improve their operations and boost efficiency by receiving comprehensive training and coaching sessions that will tap into legal principles, financial management, investment readiness, and more.

CiviConnectors Timeline

20 February 2024

Call for applications launch

10 March 2024

Applications close. Selection process starts.

6 April 2024

Idea Competition (15 teams)

April - September 2024

6-month incubation (6 teams)

September 2024

Demo Day

How does it work?

Take a look through the steps to find out what to expect from the CiviConnectors startups support program and how to prepare.

  • Review the challenges and criteria

    Read the challenges and call for solutions carefully, review the eligibility criteria and requirements, and download the one pager for more information and easy reference.

  • Prepare the needed information

    We advise you to go through the form once before applying. You will need to prepare a scan of your national ID and your startup’s register, your CV/Resume, and a brief of your digital prototype as you apply.

  • Fill out the application form 

    Complete the application form; please note that this is the only way for us to be able to consider your application, as we don’t accept submissions by e-mail or other formats. If you need support with filling in the form, please feel free to reach out to

  • Join us for an online chat

    Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by multiple experts from our team. If your application is eligible, you will be invited to a 30-minute interview to talk more about your idea and why you’d like to join the program.

  • Check your e-mail

    You will receive an e-mail with the status of your application within three weeks. The e-mail will notify you if you are accepted or share feedback in case we are unable to accommodate you in the program. Please make sure to also regularly check spam.

Who are the CiviConnectors?

CiviConnectors are innovators and business owners with medium, high-fidelity, or functional digital prototypes that can be applied on the national level to improve the citizens’ everyday lives, enhance their engagement with public services, and push forward the CivicTech sector in Egypt.

CiviConnectors is the right program for you if you are a team of up to five members who are: 

  • Operating a growing tech startup that is based in Egypt and founded after 2010, or
  • Graduated from an Egyptian or internationally recognized university within the last seven years, or 
  • Currently enrolled in a program at an Egyptian university

In order to qualify for the idea competition, the first step of the CiviConnectors program, your team should have an existing prototype for a digital solution that: 

  • is tackling one of the focus challenges directly or indirectly;
  • can be presented in a medium, high-fidelity, or working simulation;
  • is innovative or disruptive characteristics that do not exist in the market, and
  • has the potential to be scaled up and marketed commercially;
  • the potential to generate social and economic impact, such as improving citizens’ lives and/ or enhancing citizen engagement

In addition to fulfilling all the criteria above, your Team Lead should also:

  • legally reside and be eligible to work in Egypt,
  • have a founding or key managerial role in the team,
  • have power of attorney and legal ownership of the solution (in the event of a registered business);   
  • have an entrepreneurial mindset, and
  • be available to commit to developing and commercializing their solution throughout the duration of the program. 

Teams that are women-led or with a female majority and teams that create sustainable social, economic and/or ecological impact through their solutions are given priority in the selection process. This is in line with our dedicated focus to promote diversity and inclusion, gender equality and sustainable practices.

Download this document for more details about the challenges and eligibility criteria. (5.17 MB PDF)

You can always e-mail us at to receive support with your application within 24 hours of your request. Please note that this is the only official support channel for the CiviConnectors program and the only way to guarantee a timely response.

Meet our CiviConnectors in Health-tech!

6 teams of young entrepreneurs started their journey of 6 months of incubation, the second and last stage of the CiviConnectors support program, in April 2024. Get to know them:

Galsah, led by Aya Makharita

Galsah is a mobile app providing personalized therapy, online communities, and educational
resources for children with special needs and their families.

Glaveko, led by George Talaat

Glaveko is a clinical documentation tool to standardize data entry and integrate patient information for doctors, reducing paperwork, and improving efficiency.

Insu-care, led by Sanaa Hossam 

Insu-care is a wearable patch pump with a mobile app for insulin-dependent diabetic patients, offering automated insulin delivery and remote control.

Quareb, led by Mohammed Issa

Quareb is an online platform providing culturally sensitive psychosexual therapy for individuals in the Middle East.

Vitally, led by Reem Ghazal

Vitally provides remote patient monitoring services using technology to offer personalized and proactive healthcare solutions.

Welmnt, led by Hazem Abdelghany

Welmnt is an AI-powered mental health app for K-12 students offering personalized mental wellness education and emotional intelligence training.

Program partners

The program was developed and is being implemented by the nonprofit organization enpact. It is supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Egypt, within the framework of the Supporting e-Government and Innovation in the Public Administration (InnoPA) project, on behalf of the German Government.   

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