FOUNDING PARTNER(S)

Flat 6 Labs

WHO WE ARE

Flat6Labs is Sawari Ventures’ dedicated startup accelerator for seed stage investments. Launched in Cairo in 2011, it assists and encourages entrepreneurs throughout the critical first steps of development. Every four months, it funds and mentors a number of carefully selected start-ups from Egypt and the MENA region, providing them with seed capital and physical hosting at its premises. In addition, it offers interaction-based mentorship and educational experiences, organized in conjunction with the American University in Cairo. Flat6Labs’ philosophy is centered on immersing entrepreneurs into the real-world challenges of creating and managing successful enterprises in an open, collaborative and value-added environment. In May 2012, Flat6Labs joined the Global Accelerator Network (GAN), as the first member from Africa.

$6,300,000

TARGET SIZE OF FUNDS

Sector

Enterprise Tech, SaaS, Education, Marketplace Apps, Tech-Agnostic

Stage

Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed

Region

Middle East/ North Africa (MENA), Europe

Countries

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Tunisia

Founder(s)

Ramez Mohamed

Ramez is the CEO of Flat6Labs, a startup accelerator in Cairo, it was launched by Sawari Ventures in conjunction with the American University in Cairo, which provides seed funding, support and mentorship for early-stage startups, Flat6Labs is the first member of the Global Accelerator Network in Africa. Before managing Flat6Labs, Ramez was responsible for building and managing the mobile apps unit at Sarmady Ð a Vodafone Company. Prior to that, he initiated and led the product design team at eSpace, the leading software house in Alexandria. Ramez holds a B.Sc degree in Computer Engineering from Alexandria University.

Ahmed El Alfi (founder)