The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT)  has announced through its official page on Facebook that, in light of Egypt’s rising tech savvies and state-of-the-art developers, they have sent ten start-ups to represent our beautiful country at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, USA.

The much anticipated annual CES has been a platform for all tech enthusiasts and major companies to display their latest innovations and technologies, and this year it marks a milestone for Egyptians to take part in this gigantic event.

The ten start-ups from Egypt are specialised in an array of fields related to Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain (used for the mining of cryptocurrency), Internet of Things (IoT), and more. Regardless of all those bizarre terms that we don’t like to geek-out with, we’d like to tell you more about the selection process of the start-ups.

Those selected have been carefully filtered out of 100 start-ups by a panel of representatives from ITIDA, the General Division of Digital Economy and Technology, the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), and a number of experts in the areas of ICT, Investment and Entrepreneurship, according to MCIT.

The start-ups are SavvyTech, Noqood, Dippy Dudes, Elkrem, Aquatika, BotCommander, ShopX, Selena AI, Waste Marche, and GBarena.

Most notably, Noqood, Waste Marche, and GBarena provide services that were nonexistent in the capital and maybe even the whole world. For one, Noqood is an application-based service that gives you the tools to compare different banking and financial services in Egypt. Waste Marche, on the other hand, is an online service aimed towards a greener environment through collecting, recycling, and selling of waste material.

In another growing field in the capital, GBarena (Game Battle Arena), is an online gaming community dedicated to being a platform to guide gaming experts to the latest local multiplayer tournaments in many games: Fortnite, FIFA, PUBG (PC & Mobile), and more. Their service is directed towards helping rising Egyptian gaming stars earn an income out of gaming, especially since it is a very underrated (yet growing) industry in Egypt. One of their hugest tournaments was a PUBG Mobile tournament where the first-place squad is set to win a LE100k prize.

By Adel M. Fakhry