GASC 2015

Call for Participation in the 2015 German-Arab Startup Competition (GASC 2015)
Sponsored by DAAD, Transformation Partnership Program

The German Arab Startup Competition (GASC) is an international competition aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting a “start-up culture" in universities in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Germany. This year, a special edition of GASC will be held. Participants of the previous three editions who managed to found a company that is running in the year 2015 will be invited to participate at this special edition and to attend a training in Darmstadt, Germany in Mid June 2015. The travel, accommodation, and training costs will be covered by the DAAD project "Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit for Academic Innovations in Information Technology" in the context of the DAAD transformation partnership program.


Hotel Reuterhof
Mainzer Str. 168 64293 Darmstadt, Germany
Tel: ( +49) 06151 9270
Fax: (+49) 06151 92751

Travel Information

  • Frankfurt Airport to Darmstadt by Bus

  • Darmstadt Train Station to Hotel:
    • Bus F: off get at station at the last station Haasstrasse
    • Bus 675 and 5513: get off at station Bunsenstrasse

  • Taxi from Darmstadt Main Station to Hotel: Approximate cost 8 euros.


  • BreakOut 2, Eygpt: Tarek Safwat
  • CNIT, Morrocco: Hind Jabir
  •, Tunisia: Ben Abdallah Mohamed Ali
  • NextGenCorporation, Tunisia: Moez Lachneb and Abd El Aziz Trabelsi
  • ProCAN, Tunisia: Wajdi Louati and Wassef Louati
  • QEYE, Egypt: Mahmoud Kotb


  • 12 June 2015: Training by Katrin Redmann (SAP) and Dr. Alejandro Pifarre (SAP)
  • 13 June 2015: Training by Prof. Sherwat Elwan (GUC)
  • 14 June 2015: Training and Coaching by Nils Hafa (Gründer Taxi)


  • Bernd Freisleben, Philipps-Universität Marburg , Germany (Co-chair)
  • Anis Charfi, SAP Research, Germany (Co-chair)
  • Slim Kallel, FSEGS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Mohamed Jmaiel, ENIS, University of Sfax, Tunisia
  • Slim Abdennadher, German University Cairo, Egypt
  • Mira Mezini, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • Mohamed Erradi, ENSIAS, University of Mohammed V, Morocco
  • Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou, ISIMS, University of Sfax, Tunisia

You can download the program here.
The presentations will be available after the competion.

For further information please contact one of the organizers.