With the outbreak of the world-sweeping COVID-19, and entrepreneurship has been from the greatly affected sectors. However, entrepreneurship’s main purpose is to solve the world’s real problems, and we’ve come across many entrepreneurs smartly coping, stepping up, and presenting solutions to help fight the consequences of the crisis. On the other hand, enablers play an essential part in supporting these startups, especially in the times of lockdown.
AUC Venture Lab, one of Egypt’s leading accelerators with more than 170 startups under their belt and a track specifically tailored for Fintech startups, launched three online activities to continue supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt.
Responding to the current circumstances and leveraging their strong network and the power of the virtual community, the accelerator kicked off a list of events to help the staying-at-home-entrepreneurs to safeguard their businesses. From mentoring sessions to live webinar series to free psychiatry sessions for entrepreneurs, AUC VLab has got the whole package, and here is a list of the three activities that you can join:
1- V-Lab Quarantine Clinic
The clinic offers entrepreneurs free personalized online consultations and mentorship and helps them with the challenges they are facing through evidence-based entrepreneurship. All entrepreneurs from all industries and individuals with innovative ideas are welcome to use the service. Entrepreneurs get a 25-minute one-on-one consultation with the relevant members of the AUC Venture Lab acceleration team. To join, sign up from here.
2- Free Psychiatric Sessions
AUC VLab partnered with our graduate Takestep, Altibbi and RiseUp Connect to offer entrepreneurs free psychiatric consultation sessions and help them cope with the psychological impact of COVID-19. Many individuals are affected by the influx of news of the virus’s spread which can take its toll on their mental health. This initiative will offer entrepreneurs free, on-demand 15 – 45 minute sessions with psychiatrists. If you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out here.
3- AUC VLab Talks
They kicked off our series of live webinars V-Lab Talks last Thursday. In the first webinar, AUC VLab Director Ayman Ismail talked about why he believes the Coronavirus is bringing to our lives a “New Normal” and what kind of opportunities this “New Normal” will entail. Tune in to V-Lab Talks from this link.