"How to Startup" program in Alexandria

April, May & July 2016

Apply to the "How to Startup" program in Alexandria, For the aspiring and novice tech entrepreneurs of the city

Organized by:
ITQAN for Smart Solutions (
Untap for Open Innovation Services (

Sponsored by:
MENA-Projektpartner (

Designed for the wanna-be and novice entrepreneurs in Alexandria with a proven solid tech background and interest in either mobile & social apps, SaaS & enterprise apps, or analytics & big data.

Apply to one of 3 tracks:
- General Tech, Mobile & Social: 29 April - 14 May (deadline to apply: 20 April)
- SaaS & Enterprise: 20 May – 4 June (deadline to apply: 15 May)
- Analytics & Big Data: 15 July – 30 July (deadline to apply: 10 July)

“How to Startup” program for Novice Alexandrian Entrepreneurs

How? (What's so different about it)
6 workshops covering Opportunity Identification, Product Development, User Research, Growth Hacking, Sales, Team, Legal & Accounting. Relevant case studies & market insights
Guests joining online from Egypt, Germany, USA, Lebanon (may include more from other countries). Get connected with opportunities (events, competitions, mentors, incubators, accelerators). 6-months follow-up and support after the workshops

Wanna-be and novice entrepreneurs in Alexandria with proven solid tech background and interest in either mobile apps, SaaS applications, or analytics

Only 120 EGP (Registration Fees)

Al-Warsha co-working space

5 Mokhtar Abdel Haleem Khalaf St. in front of the Swiss Consulate.

All workshops will be held:
Fridays 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturdays 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
throughout April & May 2016

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Haffington Post

Mar. 15, 2016

Eng Rania Reda (Founder & CEO) was featured on Huffington Post These Techpreneurs Are Changing the Business Model in the Middle East
"The Berlin-based magazine Zenith recently hosted a talk featuring the CEOs of four successful tech SMEs from the region, namely Rania Reda (ITQAN, Egypt), Mohamed Hamada (Ennota, Egypt), Ramzi El-Fekih (Creova, Tunisia) and Khaled Bouchoucha (IRIS, Tunisia). The event was designed to generate European exposure for the companies - and MENA startups more generally - including through connecting them with investors and the tech ecosystem in Berlin.

Despite the disparate backgrounds and business foci of the speakers - from mobile payments to honey production, to small business software and IT solutions - common themes emerged. I interviewed Rania and Ramzi for a feature on tech startups in the region for Zenith’s first English edition last year, and found them to be engaging, inspiring and smart."

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African Entrepreneurship Award - 2016

Mar., 2016

Eng Rania Reda(Founder & CEO) has become African Entrepreneurship Award Mentor
As an active mentor in Alexandria, Rania is an engineer who worked for corporations for years before starting a software development business because IT is her passion, even when her local society does not pretty much support women in this sector. Today, Rania, a TEDx speaker and ZenithTalk speaker is inspiring generations with her passion for Augmented Reality and her unique model of 80/20 female/male staff organization.
“My advice to women entrepreneurs: make your own happiness by pursuing the career you deserve and help others to follow you.”

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ITQAN takes part at CES, Las Vegas, US

Jan., 2016

For 50 years, CES has been the launch pad for new innovation and technology that has changed the world. Held in Las Vegas every year, it is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies and where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

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Nov., 2015

In zenithTalk, Eng Rania talks about her experiences as a female entrepreneur and her own personal challenges.

zenithTALK goes beyond the realm of networking conferences. It looks to actually plant the seeds of innovation with the end-goal of facilitating a proactive environment for entrepreneurial creativity throughout the greater Middle East.

By improving the business climate for small and medium companies and empowering individual start-up founders, we are fostering a new culture of entrepreneurship, harnessing the potential of the region’s teeming youthful population and bridging the gap between investors and entrepreneurs (which goes well beyond national and regional borders).

Al Sada Al Mohtaramoon TV Show

Dec. 2015

مؤتمر" الحوكمة الاقتصادية والعدالة الاجتماعية"

Nov. 21, 2015

شاركت المهندسة رانيا رضا فى فعاليات مؤتمر" الحوكمة الاقتصادية والعدالة الاجتماعية" بحضور مستثمرين شباب من العالم العربي. وكان المؤتمر فرصة لتبادل الخبرات والتعاون بين ألمانيا والشباب العربي. قامت وكاله DW الالمانية بالكتابة عن هذه المشاركة :
شابة مصرية تسعى لتجاوز النقص التكنولوجي في بلدها

المستثمرة المصرية الشابة رانيا رضا التي أسست شركة متخصصة في البرمجيات وتقدم الحلول في مجال المعلوماتيه من بين المشاركين المستثمرة المصرية الشابة رانيا رضا التي أسست شركة متخصصة في البرمجيات وتقدم الحلول في مجال المعلوماتية. فبعد دراستها في مجال الإعلاميات وعملها لسنوات في عدد من الشركات قررت أن تؤسس شركتها الخاصة.

"بعد الثورة المصرية لاحظت أن هناك حاجة ملحة لمشاريع ذكية وجديدة في مجال المعلوماتية وسد الفجوة الموجودة التي تراكمت مع الحكومات السابقة خصوصا في مجال التكنولوجيا". غير أن اختيار تأسيس شركة خاصة لم يخلو من تحديات كبيرة. وتوضح رانيا رضا ذلك قائلة: "أهم تحدي كان هو غياب الاستقرار الذي تلى الثورات التي شهدتها مصر، وتعطل الدستور والقوانين دون أن ننسى فترة غياب الأمن حتى في الشارع وحضر التجول في بعض الفترات وتريث الشركات الكبرى في الاستثمار.

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ITQAN takes part at CairoICT, Cairo, Egypt

Dec., 2015

Following 18 years of success in attracting major international players in the domains it covers, Cairo ICT is taking a quantum leap at the conclusion of a significant year in the history of Egypt and the region, both politically and economically.

Technology needs have taken a new turn to cover significant domains that are on the rise in every country in the Middle East and Africa, now that everyone is convinced traditional methods will not stand up to the challenges of the time.

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28 Jan., 2015

Our ‪‎ITQAN‬ Founder & CEO Eng. Rania Reda is sharing her experience with ‪#‎IEEEAlexSB‬ and is giving a talk "‪How To Build Your Startup From A to Z‬" Join Integrating Engineers by Management ‪#‎EDM‬'15 event Wednesday 28 Jan. 2015 at ‪BibAlex‬

Global Entrepreneurship Week
13 Nov., 2014

#ITQAN Founder & CEO Eng. Rania Reda mentioned by the U.S Consulate Stephen Fakan after sharing ITQAN story with fellow young ‪#‎women‬‪#‎Entrepreneurs‬ at the American Consulate in Alexandria during the GEW - Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014. U.S. Consul General Stephan Fakan:
"The audience heard about Rania's experience in overcoming challenges to developing a business in the hi-tech sector."

Smart Homes and Building Automation exhibition - UAE
10 Nov., 2014

ITQAN is leading Smart Homes and Building Automation exhibition at Arab Future Cities Summit - Dubai 2014 at Sofitel the Palm, Dubai, UAE from 10-11 November 2014.

Arab Future Cities Summit, the Middle East's premier smart cities event, is coming to Dubai. Taking place on 10 & 11 November 2014 at the luxurious Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, over 350 of the region's senior city stakeholders, high-profile government authorities and cutting-edge technologists representing the world's leading smart city brands will gather to address key projects and initiatives in smart urban development.

ITQAN takes part at GSMA, Barcelona, Spain

Mar. 2-5, 2015

The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the place where mobile leaders to gather, collaborate and conduct business.The annual event provides the planet’s best venue for mobile industry networking, new business opportunities and deal-making. Mobile World Congress includes a world-class conference featuring visionary keynotes and thought-provoking panel discussions; an exhibition with more than 2,000 companies displaying the cutting-edge products and technologies that define the future of mobile; the world’s best opportunity for mobile industry networking; and the annual Global Mobile Awards ceremony, which recognises the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world.

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10 Nov., 2014

Based on the raised global awareness of energy consumption reduction, ITQAN has invested in building its own energy monitoring and saving solutions. ITQAN's solutions not only include energy monitoring and saving products, but also luxurious home control features through an easy and smart mobile App. ITQAN is launching its first Augmented Reality system "DECOAR" which is a one of its kind, using indoors navigation and positioning based AR techniques to provide interior designers and real estate managers with a smart App that gives their customers an enhanced experience of visualizing the designs and models augmented above real scenes to have a near-real perception of what's going to be built and to have it early enough.

ITQAN is participating in Gitex Dubai 2014 with a large set of offerings including but not limited to: Web-based applications, Mobile smart Apps, Augmented Reality Apps and last but not least Homes & Buildings Automation. ITQAN is offering readymade packages including ERP, CRM, E-Learning, Retail web-based applications and more. And on the other Hand ITQAN is offering Smart Buildings Automation solutions to monitor and control power and energy consumption and make the world greener and healthier.

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"إتقان" تشارك في مؤتمر دبي للمدن الذكية
2nd Nov., 2014 - مجلة لغة العصر

تقام قمة مستقبل المدن العربية برعاية حكومة دبى تحت شعار " الحلول الذكية لمدن ذات تنمية مستدامة " و ذلك فى العاشر و الحادى عشر من الشهر الجارى و بمشاركة لفيف من الأمراء و الحكام و الوزراء العرب و عدد من الشركات العالمية و الخبراء فى المجالات المختلفة حيث من المنتظر أن تناقش القمة المشاكل التي تواجه المدن العربية من مشاكل فى الطاقة و المياه و تخطيط التوسعات و التنمية المستدامة و كيفية إشراك المواطن في آليات التطوير المستخدمة لتحقيق ذلك . وسيتم خلال القمة استعراض عدد من المقترحات و التكنولوجيات المزمع استخدامها فى التطوير و تشارك عدد من الشركات العالمية باستعراض عدد من المنتجات و الخدمات المتطورة والتى تتماشى مع هذه الرؤية و الاهداف من أجل مستقبل أفضل لمدن المنطقة وتصور أشمل لكيفية التغلب على التحديات الحالية والعبور بها لمستقبل أفضل . وستشارك شركة إتقان للحلول الذكية بالمؤتمر كأحد العارضين حيث ستقوم الشركة بعرض نماذج لعدد من المنتجات الخاصة بالشركة فى مجال المبانى الذكية، والتى توفر من استخدام الطاقة وتزيد من معايير الأمان والحماية لها وذلك بالتوازى مع الارتقاء بمستوى الرفاهية وسهولة التحكم عن بعد فى التكنولوجيات المستخدمة .

كما ستقوم الشركة باستعراض أحد التطبيقات الذكية و الذى تم تطويره ليساعد فى استبصار المخططات التنموية للمدن و المبانى بما يساعد مديرو المشروعات فى الوقوف على نقاط القوة و الضعف قبل البدء الفعلى فى التنفيذ بما يوفر ملايين الجنيهات للمطورين وبرامج التنمية . و يستخدم التطبيق تكنوجيا حديثة للغايه تم تطويرها بواسطة فريق الشركة ومجموعة متميزه من الباحثين و الخبراء التقننين المصريين . وقد صرحت المهندسة رانيا رضا – المدير التنفيذى لشركة إتقان بأن الشركة والتى تعمل فى مجال الحلول والتطبيقات الذكية تفتخر بأنها ستكون السفير المصرى الوحيد للشركات المصرية بالقمة العربية للمدن الذكية، وأنها تمثل تحديا جديدا لتأكيد مكانة مصر وقدرات العقول المصرية فى المنافسة فى صناعة و تطوير التكنولوجيا جنبا إلى جنب مع الشركات العالمية .

ISMAR, TUM , Munich, Germany

Sep. 10-12, 2014

The concept of augmented reality (AR) has been introduced to variety of fields in the last decade. Recent development of portable devices such as smart phone and tablet PC provides the community a lot of possible applications in AR systems. Even in the medical field, various AR systems have recently been proposed: systems for education, pre-planning, and those in the operating room. The aim of this tutorial is to bridge the expertise between the researchers in ISMAR community and medical doctors so that researchers can contribute to the medical domain with their specialty more than one can do right now.

This tutorial aims to make a bridge between researchers in augmented reality field and medical doctors. We target an audience interested in medical augmented reality systems.

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ITQAN takes part atComputex, Taipei, Taiwan

Jun. 3-7, 2014

Since 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI progresses as the world ICT grows and transforms. Every year, top ICT elites, innovators and entrepreneurs from every corner of the world gather to showcase the most advanced and innovative ICT products, attracting more than 38,000 international visitors.

COMPUTEX TAIPEI is now Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest ICT show. Its core components are the all-stars like Acer, AMD, Asus, Broadcom, Corning, Delta, Ford, Gigabyte, Hisense, Intel, MediaTek, Microsoft, MSI, NVIDIA, SanDisk, Transcend and many more.

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ITQAN takes part at GITEX, Dubai

Oct., 2013

GITEX ("Gulf Information Technology Exhibition") is an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference that takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Reimagine realities with the most global startup movement, new sectors in VR, AR, AI, Wearables, Smart Living and Digital Marketing. GITEX is once again the definitive platform enabling businesses embrace cutting edge technologies, by bringing the world's best minds and most innovative companies.

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