Development Agencies and Governments
A BRAVE, BOLD COMMUNITY
Startups Without Borders’ is fueled by a 15,000+ community of entrepreneurs with one thing in common: they are the most valiant, ambitious and resilient minds you’ll ever meet. They’ve gone through far corners and risked it all over and over again – they embody the resilient mindset at its best.
AN UNMATCHED NETWORK
Whether you are a corporate, government institution, university or non-governmental agency, we help you leverage on our international network to achieve your innovation and development goals, build impact at scale, and invest in high-potential startups under the radar.
BECOME A TRAILBLAZER
Champion diversity and change perceptions. Our unique community of entrepreneurs includes refugees, migrants, locals and women: underrepresented founders who embody powerful role models to inspire millions.
Training investors in diaspora
We hosted the webinar series “How to become an angel investor and support Egypt’s startups,” in partnership with GIZ egypt. The webinar focused on providing insights to investors and angel investors in the diaspora.
Nurturing Diversity and Innovation with the American Embassy in Rome
We collaborated with the American Embassy in Rome to organize the “Diversity Innovation Days” project. This initiative aims to foster entrepreneurship and innovation among young migrants in Rome through a series of hackathanks, to equip 200 youth with the skills to build their entrepreneurial projects. The goal of the events is to create leadership opportunities and support the creation
Strengthening the investment landscape in Egypt
MSMEDA teamed up with us with the objective to host the Investment Track at the summit 2023. Together with MSMEDA, we worked to gather regional and international investors, exploring approaches to invest in Egyptian startups, and offer networking opportunities for Egypt’s startups.
Supporting refugee entrepreneurs
UNHCR was a sponsor with us at the summit where we collaborated with them to support the refugee entrepreneurs through connecting them with investors, experts and industry leaders, and give them the opportunity to thrive.
Boosting the Impact Investment sector
Leveraging on Startups Without Borders’ focus on impact-driven business, the partnership with UNDP Egypt aimed at increasing awareness and advocacy on the SDGs, as well as the importance of impact management in the context of the startup landscape, with thought leadership instances involving entrepreneurs. intermediary organizations, investors, and stakeholders.
Was great to witness the dynamism of Egyptian startup ecosystem (3rd largest in the MENA region in terms of investment) as well as the extraordinary resilience of Palestinian and Syrian communities.
Thomas BIOTTEAU / SPARK
Seeing the motivation, the grit, and the warmth of all the people attending, speaking, and working behind the scenes makes me feel very confident about the future! A better world with opportunities for all is possible!
Laura Di Santolo / Forward·Inc
The Startups Without Borders team transformed a global pandemic into a global stage, successfully gathering audiences and speakers from every corner of the world for a day of knowledge-sharing, networking, and mentorship. An event truly without borders.