Ctartup

Ctartup

Cairo, EgyptCairo, Egypt
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Ctartup is a social network connecting all parties involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, incubators, accelerators, investors, mentors, business angels, venture capitals, startups, innovators, inventors, crowd-funding service providers, and others.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if all entrepreneurs at anywhere in the world, can connect with each other, connect to investors, mentors, and incubators?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Economies need to be accelerated by facilitating the work space for entrepreneurs and inventors physically and virtually.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Connecting entrepreneurs from allover the world, with all parties involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. and enabling the virtual work space for these parties by providing each segment with a specific set of tools that help them collaborate online.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Two startups met on Ctartup social network, and been able to exchange services with each other. Lot of startups been able to participate in events announced on the network.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

- Having members from all over Africa, east Asia, Europe, and the united states with a target to be the social network #1 for all people and organizations within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world. - Ctartup has successfully attracted 3,000+ registered members to its platform within the first two months of its operation. - Partnering with two large entrepreneurship events: 1- DEMO Africa: the largest pitching event in Africa 2,500+ annual attendees. 2- Webit: The hub between Europe and Asia takes place in Istanbul, Turkey with 10,000+ attendees. - Ctartup have been covered by more than 10 newspapers, and news portals, one of them is by the Air France / KLM online Magazine.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Ctartup is going to be the social network #1 for all people and organizations within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the world. Ctartup will connect all parties involved in the entrepreneurship ecosystem by providing a workspace that is full of tools helpful to run your business, suitable for each segment on the network, making their work a pleasure and their success a habit.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We plan to drive revenue from Web apps, and advertising.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Angle.co Gust.com f6s.com We differ by being an entrepreneurial network with a social flavor, because we found out that people spend long hours on social networks.
Team

Founding Story

Having worked as an entrepreneur for eleven years myself, I know how difficult it can be to connect with the right partners and build a strong network that makes your business thrive. Before launching Ctartup, I was directly involved in an enterprise called ViVifi. It took me to Germany, where I met many potentially interesting partners – but did not manage to stay connected in the aftermath. The same happened in Kenya, and the year after in Malaysia. Some people use Facebook. Others use LinkedIn, but not Facebook. Again other relationships use Twitter, and of course there are those who can only be reached by email. To put an end to these frustrations that every entrepreneur is familiar with, an end to the loss of valuable contacts.

Team

Ahmed Darwish: Founder & CEO Mohamed El Sharkawy: Outreach Manager Ayman Said: Forums Manager
About You
About You
First Name

Ahmed

Last Name

Darwish

About Your Project
Organization Name
How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, Cairo

Country where this project is creating social impact

, Cairo

What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, Customers.

Supplemental
Sector

Fairness in the Workplace, Inclusive Business.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

1- Entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses, inventors and creative persons.
2- Mentors, coaches, consultants, attorneys, and all influencers in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
3- Service providers, such as incubators, accelerators, event organizers, competitions, universities, research labs, crowdfunding platforms…etc.
4- Angel investors, and venture capitalists.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

This of course will help us bring in more members, and develop more online tools for them.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

I launched 4 startups before:
- WasilaFX: Forex broker.
- Xpertalent: Business training.
- Reptipedia: Reptiles wikipedia.
- 3DCV: a 3d CV portal.

Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?

Comments

Fayaz Yousuf's picture

Completely a new concept. The number of entrepreneurs are increasing day by day and the need of a certain network becomes an emergency for entrepreneurs by which they will remain connected to each other.

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