Amongst the cohort, which also includes startups from the United States (US), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Turkey, China, Canada, South Korea, and Lebanon, are two Egyptian startups.
Harmonica is a mobile application that helps users find the right life partner with a safe and scientific approach that focuses on quality and fits conservative cultures, while Shezlong is an online mental health platform that allows patients to be connected with licensed therapists via video on mobile or web.
The batch kicked off with the Marketing Hell Week, a week-long bootcamp focused on growth. The four-month intensive accelerator will focus on sales, fundraising, and storytelling, culminating with a demo day on June 28.
“We’re thrilled to continue our vision of supporting founders in their missions to create successful companies at scale, and to ultimately build thriving global ecosystems with this batch,” 500 Startups said.
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