Algeria Startup Challenge

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Algeria Startup Challenge ?

Algeria Startup Challenge is a program that aims to boost project leaders with startup ideas in the form of innovative solutions to improve the daily lives of Algerian consumers and the development of the collaborative economy.

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Boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the framework of the valorization of
strategic and future sectors as factors of attractiveness and innovation of startups.


Creating a linking bridge between higher education institutions
and the professional world.


To facilitate the emergence of a new generation of entrepreneurs who are open to the world
and to technological development.


Bringing together the different actors in order to create an
ecosystem that benefits everyone.


Developing project leaders exposing them to the challenges of research and development problems of SMEs problems.

Why should you participate ?
  • The ultimate accommodation program
  • Public and private financing and procurement contracts
  • Representation abroad and participation in vivatech 2020
  • Media exposure

E-commerce and Fintech


Circular economy and renewable energy




telemedicine and patient record processing


Improvement public services


Logistics and distribution


Preliminary stage

  • A national program that brings project leaders from across the country together

  • 10 to 15 projects will be pre-selected by the scientific committee in each wilaya, which will have to compete by presenting a pitch in order to seduce the jury and bring 3 projects to the finals.


Final stage

    WorkshopDay :

  • A conference dedicated to the latest news about the entrepreneurial scene in the Algerian market.
  • A series of workshops ''the entrepreneur's must-have toolbox''.

    PitchDay :

  • Opening conference and presentation of the different actors.
  • Exhibition and stand/booths of the different organizers.
  • Pitching of the winning projects coming from all over the country in order to seduce the jury and win the Grand Prize in each category.
  • The result : One winner in each category.

Preliminary stage


Scientific Club of the National School of Computer Science of Algiers

Alumni HEC Algiers -

Scientific Club of the School of Higher Commercial Studies

Muhandis -

Scientific Club of the EcoleNationale Polytechnique of Oran

Cirtec -

Scientific Club of the National Polytechnic School of Constantine

Elite Club -

Scientific Club of the University of Béchar

Pépinière d’entreprises -

The business incubator of Ouargla

Scientific committee

Mr. Hichem BABA AHMED Founder of BRIM

A teacher and assistant master class A at HEC Algiers.Graduated in computer science at the USTHB.

Mr. Adel AMALOU Co-founder at IncubMe

28 years old, Studied at USTHB, he is the Co-founder of IncubeMe, a private business incubator in Algiers.

Mme. Meriem Benslama Director at The ACSE

She is the head of the Algerian Center for Social Entrepreneurship, a private organization that promotes social entrepreneurship in Algeria.

Mr. Omar Berkouk Admin at SELECTAIR

Economic and financial expert graduated from the Toulouse and Paris Dauphine Economics Universities.

Mr. Karim Brouri Founder-CEO Brenco

An entrepreneur, an engineer of Polytechnique Alger and “Arts et Métiers Paris” as well as a management researcher specializing in business development.

Dr. Hamid Bakli Founder-CEO CapcoWork

Holds a Doctorate in Public International Law from the University of Paris V and has followed the US programs in constitutional law from the Amity Institute and the International Visitor leadership program at Harvard School.

Mr. Noureddine OUADAH Project Manager at CDTA

In 2016, he launched "Fikra-Tech", the first startup technology incubator within a Research Center and He participated between 2017 and 2018 in the prestigious international program "MIT-REAP".


- Executive on the Algiers Stock Exchange between 1997 and 2005
-Vice-President at Deutsche Capital Market Algeria (Deutsche Bank) between 2007 and 2011.
- Advisor to the President of COSOB in 2011.

Mr. Lamine BELBACHIR Directeur Général AYRADE

Active member of Jil’FCE since 2016, he was appointed President in 2019 which was the continuation of his successful career.


President of Algeria Digital Cluster, member of the Bureau of the National Council for SME Development, in charge of the digital economy commission.

Mr. El Mahdi YETTOU General Manager at YASSIR

Today, he is Managing Director of this company which offers its services to more than 1 million users in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

Mme. AIMEUR Houda Founder of Ph7 Coaching

Master in Marketing, Master in human resources management and doctorate in human resources management in the civil aviation sector at CNAM-Paris (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts).

Mr. Karim BIBI TRIKI Intel Corporation

Today, he is Director in Algeria of Intel corporation, world leader in the field of IT innovation.

Mr. Hakim Djaballah CEO of Keren Therapeutics.

Hakim Djaballah is an Algerian-born American molecular pharmacologist and technologist, and the co-founder, president & CEO of Keren Therapeutics.

Mr. Lofti Belkhir Associate professor

Lofti Belkhir is currently an associate professor in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Walter G. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology.

Our Partners


The Algerian Center for Social Entrepreneurship




tStart -

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CapCoWork is an incubator dedicated to the creation of an entrepreuneurial ecosystem.Cakewalk dynamic is based on the promotion of and the coaching of Algerian youth with the support of the local economic actors. CapCoWork was created in 2018 with the aim of promoting entrepreneurship, federating, supporting and accompanying young people, entrepreneurs in the processes of creation, development and to perpetuate their business. Its mission is to:- Contribute to the growth of a startup ecosystem favorable based on to the development of innovation while encouraging the exchange of good.

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