Egyptian and Tunisian Startups Chosen for Climate-Focused Mega Green Accelerator
May 20, 2024
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Two Egyptian startups and one from Tunisia are among eight ventures from the MENA region chosen to participate in the Saudi-based Mega Green Accelerator, which focuses on advancing innovative climate solutions.

The Mega Green Accelerator, launched by PepsiCo, SABIC, AstroLabs, and other partners, aims to support innovators in developing and scaling sustainable solutions to combat climate change. This program will nurture the next generation of innovators, equipping them to tackle both regional and global sustainability challenges.

Over the six-month program, the selected startups will receive funding, mentorship from industry experts, and market access to scale their innovative solutions. After the program later this year, one winning company will be awarded $30,000 in funding to further its expansion.

Among the startups chosen are two from Egypt and one from Tunisia, selected from 363 submissions from sustainable startups across the region.

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The Egyptian startups include:

  • Viridia Tech, which offers a platform for crop analytics at scale for industrial agricultural companies.
  • P-VITA, a biotechnology hub specializing in producing natural raw materials for the cosmetics and food and beverage industries using AI and IoT technologies.

The Tunisian startup, Kumulus, is a water-tech venture that converts air into fresh drinking water through innovative Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) machines.

The other five selected startups are Mrüna and The Surpluss from the UAE, Mirai Solar and Ahya Technologies from Saudi Arabia, and YY ReGen from Lebanon.

“With solutions spanning agriculture, water, and the energy sectors, this is an opportunity for us to accelerate the development of practical climate technologies crucial to address the MENA region’s challenges and strengthen our position as a testbed for climate innovation globally. Startups can act as epicentres of innovation, and reshape, disrupt, and define our future. The Mega Green Accelerator provides the incentive to bolster this through cross-sector collaboration and nurture the region’s next generation of entrepreneurs by providing the needed mentorship, funding, and market access,”

said Eugene Willemsen, CEO for Africa, Middle East, and South Asia at PepsiCo.

May 20, 2024
Enrich Africa
2 minute(s) Read
Mega Green Accelerator
Viridia Tech
The Surpluss
Mirai Solar
Ahya Technologies
Eugene Willemsen

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