Africa Food Manufacturing & Draper Aladdin Start-up


Middle East and Africa Food manufacturing start-up competition 30 May 2022 Cairo, Egypt

The Africa Food Manufacturing Draper-Aladdin Start-up Competition is a start-up and innovation competition designed for the Middle East and African entrepreneurs to showcase their new ideas to the Food and beverage manufacturing Industry


Awards & Applications process

To apply, please ensure you are registered to exhibit at Africa Food Manufacturing – then our sales contact will send you a link to the application portal. Applicants will be judged by a series of VCs, Angel Investors, and Incubators on their creativity, innovation, potential, functionality, and impact on people and society.

Applications close on 9 May, and the ten highest-scoring start-ups will be informed by 16 May. Successful applicants will pitch for five minutes on 30 May live at Africa Food Manufacturing to a panel of major global and local investors and entrepreneurs.

A prestigious panel of judges willselect up to 15 top start-ups to present their pitch on the Africa Food Manufacturing stage to an audience of investors, industry professionals and judges. 
The winner will receive a minimum of $30,000 up to a maximum of $500,000 investment along with the chance to appear on Tim Draper’s TV show, Meet the Drapers, where they compete for another $500,000 while gaining access to a crowdfunding network of 12 million viewers.





• Applications submission Deadline 10 May 

• Participants Shortlist 20 May 

• Start-up live presentations and Winner announcement 30 May



Submission fee


Local and international $1000


Including a start-up pod to showcase your product and network with industry leaders from the F&B industry in the Middle East and Africa

Competition Partner