8 teams of young entrepreneurs started their journey of 3 months of pre-incubation, the second phase of MADE Program, in March 2023. Get to know them:
Biri, led by Ahmed Sami
Biri produces calcium chloride, hyaluronic acid, and collagen from eggshells through an eco-friendly process at low cost and high quality. This innovation can benefit the manufacturing of food supplements, natural fertilizers, dairy products, etc.
AlProtein, led by Omar Zagloul
AlProtein produces a tasty, nutritious, cost-effective, eco-friendly protein powder through an AI-powered hybrid-production platform that integrates floating plants and microalgae using local organic nutrients. The next-generation platform is scalable to multiple sites and integrates AI and IoT systems, enhancing productivity. AlProtein’s complete water-integrated system can retain up to 85% of water, reducing costs and resource usage while promoting sustainability. The platform offers an efficient alternative to traditional protein production methods and can potentially transform the protein production industry in Egypt.
Bees-Out, led by Mariam Salem
Beeswax wraps are antimicrobial, minimizing the risk of infection and food waste. Made from natural, renewable material, Beeswax food wrapping directly addresses the challenge of developing sustainable and affordable food packaging solutions. Farmers, food processors, and retailers can reduce their environmental footprint in production and packaging operations by using beeswax food wraps, contributing to the decarbonization of supply chains and low-carbon production.
Valley Dates, led by Menna Ghanem
From the heart of the New Valley Governorate, Team Valley Dates converts less marketed dates into high-quality food-integrated products to enhance the added value of these dates. The governorate houses a crop of over 250,000 palm trees of the targeted kind of dates. With their solution, the team contributes to the food gap by producing more than 20 health products, benefiting a wide range of social segments.
RFR, led by Ahmed Abolmagd
RFR recycles agricultural residues into 100% local Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) approved by the Egyptian Drug Authority according to US Pharmacopeia, meets European Standards, and is a more affordable alternative to imported products.
Papero, led by Marwa Mohamed Hussein
Papero produces paper bags from recycled rice straws to reduce the environmental damage caused by using plastic bags.
Handfarmer, led by Ahmed Sherif
Handfarmer is an IoT system giving farmers insights into the types and quantity of fertilizers relative to their crops, thereby increasing the amount and quality of the produce. The team also provides the farmers with their solution, an integrated online market for selling crops and increasing their profitability.
Zadio, led by Khaled Ali
Zadio aims to develop an innovative product for agricultural and poultry use – producing biologicals based on microorganisms and enzymes. These products increasingly find applications as biopesticides, biofertilizers, and biostimulants, helping eliminate chemical fertilizers usage.