January witnessed the beginning of the third phase of the Agrytech Accelerator where only 9 teams out of the 14 were chosen to continue to the final phase of the program, a 6-month incubation period where they will benefit from up to $22,000 in matching grants conducted in partnership with Sanad Entrepreneurship Academy. Read about the 9 finalists.

To kick off this third and final phase, the startup teams went through an intensive Scaling Boot Camp to help them develop a compelling growth plan for their solutions. The four-day program was executed by Agrytech’s training partner, the IES – Social Business School with the support of the Agrytech certified team of trainers.


The Boot Camp

Held in a dynamic and experimental approach, the program started by evaluating the current status of each team and the growth challenges they are currently facing. Through a sequence of work sessions, the program allowed the teams to build a growth plan relative to their startup needs. The program ended with pitch presentations of the growth plan developed throughout the program to a jury composed of Head of Global Sales and Mobile Financial Services at Ericsson Rita Mokbel, Berytech Deputy GM Ramy Boujawdeh and Ahmad Touffaha.

Carlos Azevedo, trainer and president of IES describes what scaling means to these startups in this blog post.