The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), UNDP Egypt, and the UNDP Alternative Finance Lab (AltFinLab) are collaborating to foster a crowdfunding capability in Egypt. In February 2019, they kicked off a week of activities with a national roundtable, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce, on the challenges and opportunities of crowdfunding in Egypt. The roundtable brought together high-level representatives from the banking sector, entrepreneurs, investors and enterprise support organizations. Issues raised included regulatory and policy challenges facing the entrepreneurial ecosystem when planning and executing crowdfunding campaigns, the need to create an enabling environment for innovative models to emerge, and an emphasis on financial literacy/awareness to improve penetrability rates as currently only around 10% of the Egyptian population have a bank account. A one-day Training of Trainers (ToT) was then held, targeting supporting entities working closely with startups and providing them with the know-how to support their startups with accessing alternative finance and specifically to develop crowdfunding campaigns. Immediately following the TOT, the trainers then supported a three-day Crowdfunding Academy, led by the AltFinLab, in which 10 startups participated.