Agora Business Incubator

The ASB Business Incubator was developed to enhance the knowledge and experience of entrepreneurs by providing a real-life environment for supporting and developing business ideas. Student teams admitted to the Incubator receive advice from subject matter experts, alumni, and seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.



The Business Incubator strives to:

  • Empower students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
  • Build businesses that have potential for impacting the real world.
  • Allow students to learn through practice.

advisors

Mr. Naguib Sawiris

Orascom TMT

Mr. Onsi Sawiris

HOF Capital

Mr. Ramy Adeeb

1984 Ventures

Ms. Lana Sawiris

KITH

Mr. Alex Shalaby

Mobinil

Mr. Mark Morgan

Day Pitney

Process

1.

Consultation of applicants with the Incubator Director

2.

Complete and Submit the Application

3.

Evaluation of the application

4.

Business idea presentations

5.

Announcement of competition results

6.

Participation in the Business Incubator

Program Benefits

Participate in training events: conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.


Guidance and advice from entrepreneurs, subject-matter experts, alumni and faculty members on starting a business, financial planning, accounting, marketing, legal, record keeping, etc.


Find small funds to help the venture get started.


Opportunity for students to partner with other motivated and talented students.


Connections to seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and professionals from the greater business community.


Applicants

Applications are available for students who have graduated from ASB within the past year.


Students from other Higher Education Institutions who will be joining ASB students and wish to participate are permitted to apply only if the team includes majority of its members from ASB.


The maximum number of participants in a team is 5 students.


Application Process

1.

Students must submit the online application, their academic transcripts along with a full CV.

2.

Students are also required to submit two reference letters, one professional and one academic.

3.

Finally, the students are also required to submit the business proposal in consultation with the Business Incubator director.

4.

The application as well as the attached documents will be evaluated by our admissions committee and the results will be published on our website.

Admission Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following:

  1. Completion of application and submission of required documents.
  2. The business plan shall not exceed 10 pages
    1. Quality of short description of business idea – max 5 points; 
    2. Sustainability of business idea – max 10 points; 
    3. Competitiveness of business idea – max 5 points; 
    4. Business idea innovation – max 5 points; 
    5. Nature of business idea: production or service – max 5 points.

incubator program director

Mina Salib

program director

Email: mina@asb.ac

Mina Salib comes with 7+ years of operation & investment experience. Serving as a director & manager at various organizations including New York University, WeWork Labs, Fleeting, and now Curio. He has closely worked with over 200 startups on business development, marketing & fundraising strategy. He is also a former founder himself, having started his own media company (Usspire) in 2014. Mina now serves as Growth & Operations Manager at Curio, the premier NFT platform for entertainment brands.

for investor relations

Eng. George Mikhail

Corporate Relations Officer

Email: george@asb.ac

If you are interested in supporting the ASB Business Incubator program or investing in student advising, and incubator projects, please contact Eng. George Mikhail.