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Application deadline: January 31st 2017

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About the program

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  • The Youth Entrepreneurship Program is implemented by AMIDEAST Egypt in partnership with Citi Foundation. 
  • Participants in the program will receive a six-month training program on real life entrepreneurship skills.
  • One-year coaching and mentorship. 
  • Incubation and introduction to different sources of funding to set them on the right track towards starting their own business.

Why join the program?

Six-month training including 160-hours of workshops on entrepreneurship, business management and personal development.

Interactive support through mentorship and coaching.

Financial and legal consultation.

Incubation within state-of-the-art facilities and offices.

Logistical support.

Introduction to innovative methods of funding. 

Access to massive networks. 

Attend tailored interactive lectures by leading entrepreneurs.

Receive advanced training of trainers on entrepreneurship in a pay it forward model.

Who can apply to this program?

  • Egyptian Citizens.
  • Must have a developed idea or have taken concrete steps towards implementation of their business. 
  • Must have 2-5 business partners.
  • Business ideas are innovative and focused on the development of Egypt in the areas of, but not limited to, education, agriculture, transportation, health and environment. 
  • Engaged in community service activities.
  • Committed to the program and establishing a business.

AMIDEAST is a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. AMIDEAST has operated continuously in Egypt for over 50 years. With main offices in Cairo and Alexandria, AMIDEAST provides programs and services to Egyptians interested in exploring study opportunities abroad and enhancing their communications and managerial skills for personal and professional advancement.

The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation's "More than Philanthropy" approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation. For more information, visit www.citifoundation.com.

Citi's presence in Egypt dates back to 1955 when it opened its first branch in the Middle East. The bank focuses on serving institutional clients, i.e. subsidiaries of multinational companies, global investors, Public Sector entities and large local Banks and corporations.


* Groups are encouraged to apply separately, but must state the same project name in the application.


How can you apply?

  • Register in the form above to start your application.
  • Complete the application. 
  • Submit all the required documents (Photo, CV, Video)
  • Submit a 2-minutes video discussing your idea/business.
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How can you make your video?

  • Get your phone.
  • Use its camera and shoot a 2 minutes video explaining your idea/business
  • Go to www.wetransfer.com and Upload your video.
  • Write your name in the message bar.
  • Send to Cairo-YEP@amideast.org

The Process of  the Program












Initial Screening



Move into Office Facility

Six Month Training


Introduction to Investors

AMIDEAST Egypt is proud to be administering the Youth Entrepreneurship Program through a partnership with CITI Foundation.

Application deadline: January 31st 2017


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