متحدثين 2018

Tarek El Kady
  • Tarek El Kady
  • Founder | Managing Director
  • Founder | Managing D..
  • Techne Summit | KD Group
  • Techne Summit | KD G..
  • Tarek El Kady is a leading entrepreneur in his native Alexandria, Egypt. Born and raised in Alexandria, Tarek has worked in the U.S. as a part-time web designer before launching his first company called WebArchitect. After a successful decade in this business, he launched Markade which focuses on marketing, advertising and branding. Eventually, he started Cactus which is an event management and on ground activation agency. Lastly formed KD Group which manages the operations of the three agencies and their clients which are local, regional and global. Last year, Tarek shook up the technology world by hosting two episodes of Techne Summit in Alexandria (October 2015 & May 2016). Techne Summit is a two-day international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: industry professionals as speakers, technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, users and media representatives. In December 2016, Tarek announced the launch of “Alexandria Angels”, the first Alexandria based Angel Network. Consisting of a select group of founding members, all experienced in business and enthusiastic about entrepreneurship in Alexandria, the newly established network seeks to invest in promising, high-growth startups in Alexandria and the Nile delta region from mid next year onwards. The announcement came during the opening of Rise Up Summit, the leading entrepreneurship event in the Middle East and Africa. Tarek is passionate about helping young people start their businesses. As Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community Alexandria hub, he spends much of his time “giving” to the next generation of business owners in the region.

Mohamed Shehabeldin
  • Mohamed Shehabeldin
  • Founder
  • Founder
  • ALSHEHAB-RESOLVE
  • ALSHEHAB-RESOLVE
  • "Mohamed Shehab Eldin www.mohamedshehabeldin.com • Mr. Shehab brings in 17 years of experience as a social entrepreneur, Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator and an International Speaker focusing on Leadership, Strategic planning, Conflict Resolution, Negotiation • He is the founder of RESOLVE consulting and AL-SHEHAB & Partners • A confounder of: o AL-SONBOLAH Textile o Newstar Textile o AGRICYCLE for agricultural waste energy • A co-founder and a former board member of Nahdet El-Mahrousa, leading social enterprise incubator. • The Founding Curator of the Global Shapers Community- Cairo Hub, established by the World Economic Forum. • Currently Lectures at the American University in Cairo, Business school – School of Executive Education. • Previously taught at: o The Institute for Peace Studies o Canadian International College o Modern Sciences and Arts University • Lectured at: o George Mason University o American University in Washington o Vienna University o The Institute for Peace Studies • Holds: o Masters degree in International Conflict Resolution from the University of Notre Dame in the USA o Bachelor degree in Business Administration and o A certificate in economic and political studies from Georgetown University o A Diploma in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Erasmus University in the Netherlands."

Loay Shawarby
  • Loay Shawarby
  • Partner
  • Partner
  • Shehata, Attorneys-at- Law.
  • Shehata, Attorneys-a..
  • Practicing in the areas of start-up structuring, governance, pre-growth and growth venture finance; joint ventures; international business transactions; mergers and acquisitions; international trade agreements – antidumping, subsidies, safeguards and countervailing measures; and competition laws. Angel Investor – Solo; and Member of the Cairo and Alexandria Angels Networks. Invested in Nebras Technology, Abu Erdan Technology, PayMe, Eventtus, Insanyah, Nawah Scientific, Untap, Barek, and Techne Summit, among others. Mentor at V-Lab – The American University in Cairo; Imagine Cup – The German University in Cairo; the Reactor Program – Innoventures LL.C.; Gesr - Misr Elkheir Foundation; Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center – Ministry of Information and Telecommunications; and Flat-6- Labs LL.C. Entrepreneurship and incubator competitions judge at Start-up Cup, the Hult Prize - Egypt, Endeavor Egypt, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology – Egypt. Current board member of HEGTA - (healthcare governance). Previously, chairman of the board of the Nahdet Elmahrousa NGO – (2009 – 2016), (the first social enterprise incubator in Egypt and the Middle East). And, member of the adjunct faculty, teaching business law, at the school of management, the American University in Cairo (2014 – 2016).)

Ashraf Tawakol
  • Ashraf Tawakol
  • CEO/Principal Designer
  • CEO/Principal Design..
  • Forty Nine Design Studio
  • Forty Nine Design St..
  • "Ashraf Tawakkol is a designer, a techno-functional and a business leader. He had spent more than 30 years managing, assisting and mentoring talented designers, architects, engineers, artists and software developers to create innovative and inspiring premium products and services. He is the founder and principal designer of Forty Nine, a Design and Design Management Consultancy focusing on innovating products and ideas that move people, physically and emotionally. Ashraf Tawakkol is a mentor, speaker and Judge with incubators, the early stage VC firms and public events in Egypt and the region such as; Innoventures, GESR, Flat6Labs, AUC, TIEC to name a few. He mentors for value creation and designing and developing compelling products and services and lectures about start-up strategy, product design and development, customer creation, and innovation."

Heba Zakaria
  • Heba Zakaria
  • Program Manager
  • Program Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • After working at Microsoft for 2 years and acting as the Learning and Development manager for Cairo’s Inside Sales Center, Heba Abdelfattah joined EdVentures, Nahdet Misr’s Corporate VC focusing on education and culture startups. She is currently EdVentures’ program manager, and she works closely with the portfolio startups on enhancing their experience and reporting their growth. Earlier as a student, Heba cofounded TEDxGUC and later cofounded the education-based startup CampUs which worked on serving Egyptian University Students building stronger personal skills preparing them for the labor market.

Ahmed Nafie
  • Ahmed Nafie
  • Consultant & Programs Manager
  • Consultant & Program..
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed is a consultant providing services in the fields of educational management and entrepreneurial development. Delivering professional entrepreneurship training and mentoring startups was his major success in the last 10 years. His aim is to develop the capabilities of youth through encouraging innovation, enhancing business skills and maximizing the impact of new technologies in education. Ahmed started his own business in 1996 specializing in industry-related services focusing on laser engraving and ERP systems’ implementation where he gained his entrepreneurial skills. Now, he is a managing partner of 1TO1 consultancy & management services


Ahmed M. Dahe
  • Ahmed M. Dahe
  • Incubation Senior Specialist
  • Incubation Senior Sp..
  • TIEC
  • TIEC
  • Egypt
  • Ahmed Mohamed M. Dahe is Incubation Senior Specialist in TIEC and he is the director of TIEC programs in Assiut. He is working in assisting and mentoring and evaluating (TIEC) incubated companies Besides that, He is holding MBA degree, He is also a certified entrepreneurship trainer from national and international institutions, Ahmed participated in several international projects aimed to support entrepreneurship and start up formation in Washington DC, USA , Freie university of Berlin, Germany and Politechnico Di Torino University, Italy. This is beside his work in projects funded by TEMPUS program by the European commission. He is participating as a trainer and mentor in several initiatives that focus in entrepreneurship support, in the past 6 years he trained and mentored over 700 teams on how to turn their ideas into business and also how to protect their ideas. He is interested in supporting Technology Transfer that links research, businesses, and the community together by bridging the technological innovation gap. That is beside his interest in Nano-Technology, as he prepared his master degree in Nano-Science.

Ahmed Bastawy
  • Ahmed Bastawy
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Busine..
  • iceHubs Global CIC
  • iceHubs Global CIC
  • Egypt
  • I am a social engineer who believes that informal education can mediate the gap between academia and private sector. I am a facilitator who is passionate about applying new experiential learning and practical training methodologies. I founded My Vision Training Agency to support social initiatives and enterprises in Alexandria. I also initiated icealex (innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship) hub to establish an enabling ecosystem for action-oriented minds co-creating sustainable solutions for local challenges. I am mainly concerned by innovation in making, and social responsibility in entrepreneurship. Part of my vision is to locate Alexandria on the entrepreneurial world map.

Hesham Wahby
  • Hesham Wahby
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Executive Offi..
  • Innoventures
  • Innoventures
  • Egypt
  • "Hesham Wahby is a Co-Founder and CEO of Innoventures. He is responsible for the company's strategy and relationships, access to ventures, and coaching entrepreneurs. Innoventures is a platform for supporting early-stage startups. The company's activities primarily include seed-stage startup acceleration, venture funding, business mentoring and training and creating and running innovation spaces. Through Innoventures, Hesham has also co-founded Ideaspace, a new innovation/hacker/maker/coworking space for innovators and entrepreneurs. Hesham is also Principal, Middle East & Africa for Mercator XXI, a professional services firm helping clients engage the global economy. In addition, Hesham is also a Co-Founder of the Radio El-Afkar (idearadio) podcast, and one of the main hosts for this online show. He has a background of 17 years in the startup and technology industries, with experience in strategy, business development, product design, software development and circuit design. Hesham’s previous employments included Human Network Labs, Scenario Design and Mentor Graphics. He has also been involved in economic development initiatives through affiliation with the IEEE, Egyptian Engineering Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Hesham holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial and Strategic Management from the Wharton School, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Cairo University."

Ahmed Elsherif
  • Ahmed Elsherif
  • Cofounder & Chief Business Development Officer
  • Cofounder & Chief Bu..
  • Techne
  • Techne
  • Egypt
  • "Ahmed is the Cofounder and Chief Business Development Officer of Techne, and has been fully nurturing and investing his passion for entrepreneurship and supporting startup ventures across different growth stages, verticals, and markets since 2010. Throughout, Ahmed has so far accumulated a total of 8 years of extensive hands-on and on ground subject matter and consulting experience across a set of organizations and startups with an extensive focus on driving business development strategies, building strategic partnerships, and executing accelerator programs. His track record spans from designing, managing, and implementing programs and coaching startups in entrepreneurship support organizations, such as Flat6Labs, to spearheading strategic expansion strategies with AIESEC Egypt, building strategic enterprise partnerships with brainquil training & coaching, and directing startup venture design & product-market fit projects as the founder of Jumpstart."

Mohammed Reda
  • Mohammed Reda
  • Founder – CEO
  • Founder – CEO
  • EduVation
  • EduVation
  • Egypt
  • "I came from Education background where I excelled in software engineering and process design in addition to my passion for the intersection of Education and technology. Besides my entrepreneurial I am interested in marketing and event management where I launch .moreover I am interested in organizing events. I help startups, corp-orates, and nonprofit gain greater value and maximize their outreach and return on investment through marketing,fundraising . My interest in event management started when i was responsible for student activities in my university and leading it to hit the top with organizing the most-attended events in the MENA region, I recently operation executive startup grind Cairo (A global startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs). Specialties:e-learning, website content management, using social media, using web2.0 tools to deliver content, online training, teacher training, collaborative learning."

Malak El Masry
  • Malak El Masry
  • Senior Associate
  • Senior Associate
  • Ahead of the Curve
  • Ahead of the Curve
  • Egypt
  • "Malak El Masry works in the field of art, entrepreneurship and youth development. She is a consultant with Ahead of the Curve and a certified Facebook and Instagram for Business trainer under the initiative of #Shemeansbusiness. Malak is currently focused on her small business Fantasiam Art Space, founded in 2010 an art based business focused on making murals, teaching arts, supporting young artists, selling customized and personalized art pieces. She was a Senior Associate at Ahead of the Curve working on the Google Mobile Application Launchpad (MAL) Program and developing entrepreneurial training programs. Malak spent 2 years working with Google under the scope of education and outreach, developing multiple student and outreach programs and managing them across the MENA region. She took part in a range of student and community led initiatives, promoting Google programs and managing the Google Student Ambassador program. Malak gained 2 years working experience in marketing and communications as a marketing specialist at the British University in Egypt. Throughout her career she has been primarily focused on working with youth and helping bridge the large gap between students lack of exposure and experience, and the needs of the job market. In her free time she also play music, sings and dances."

Ramy Kandil
  • Ramy Kandil
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • hug digital
  • hug digital
  • "Ramy always liked taking on big problems head on, which is why he spent two years working for Google in the MENA region as the Public Relations & Communications Manager during the testing time of the Arab Spring and its aftermath. Seeing his growing passion for more challenges, he took on the route of private PR and worked with global brands including Coca-Cola, Vodafone, Barclays and many more. Fast forward two more years and Ramy has finally found the love of his life in the form of digital media where he now leads as the General Manager & Head of Operations at hug digital's - a regional advertising agency - Cairo office. Not one to shy away from challenges, Ramy is currently working on many exciting brands and taking their online strategies to the next level including Emaar Misr, Alwaleed Philanthropies, Shell, Americana Group, Festival City Group, Abou Ghaly Group, Allianz, Americana Group and others! When he isn't in the gym, Ramy is probably trying to coerce one of his cats into taking a selfie with him."

Tarek Fahmy
  • Tarek Fahmy
  • Strategy Designer
  • Strategy Designer
  • Engage//Innovate
  • Engage//Innovate
  • "A strategy designer helping corporate organizations, entrepreneurs and startups innovate their business model and design a strategy for the future through co-creation and visualization More than 18 years experience in different roles in Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Lean Six Sigma working for multinational firms like Schlumberger, Elsevier, General Electric, Honeywell & United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in Middle East & Africa. Established leadership experience in building, mentoring, and managing high performance teams. MBA, Masters of Arts in World History, B.Sc Electrical Engineering. Fluent in French, English & Arabic."

Yasmin Abdou
  • Yasmin Abdou
  • Head of Acounts
  • Head of Acounts
  • MagnaBlitz
  • MagnaBlitz
  • "Yasmin H. Abdou completed her BSc degree double-majoring in Marketing and Innovation Management at the German University in Cairo in 2012 and her MSc Degree in Global Management at Antwerp Management School, Belgium in 2013. Throughout her academic studies, Yasmin delved into the fields of consumer behavior and digitization, highlighted by her BSC thesis in The Effect of Religiosity on Price Consciousness and Shopping Impulsiveness in Egypt and her Master’s Research on Factories of the Future (conducted in Germany). The BSc thesis research was nominated to be discussed at an International conference at the Ajman University of Science and Technology in 2012 and the Master’s research was taken by the Government of Antwerp, Belgium as a best practice for the digitization of factories. Afterwards, Yasmin immersed herself into the digital field with a variety of clients including BMW, AXA, Magrabi Optical and Total, working on the digital transformations of brands and advising on dealing with consumers’ changing preferences online. Yasmin believes in the power of knowledge transfer across fields and industries. Her exposure to varying industries and countries in research and in client management have helped her develop a knack for spotting opportunities for brands that leverage on consumer behavior and digitization simultaneously."

Mostafa Farahat
  • Mostafa Farahat
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • CEO & Co-Founder
  • Nafham
  • Nafham
  • "Mostafa Farahat, CEO & Co-Founder of Nafham, earned his bachelor degree in architectural engineering in 2001, Mostafa spent 13 years working in various digital field jobs from the operations side as a creative director and from the business side as a marketing manager, he was an early team member in Sarmady - A Vodafone Company, then co-founded Nafham in 2012. Mostafa is Ashoka Fellow, Flat6Labs, IVLP and Synergos Alumni. On behalf of Nafham, he received many local and international awards in ed-tech and social entrepreneurship as Nafham now considered a leading online education platform in the Middle East, Nafham supports 900 thousand school students monthly in 5 countries through crowdsourcing educational videos and online tutoring marketplace."

Nabil Shalaby
  • Nabil Shalaby
  • Founder&Chairman
  • Founder&Chairman
  • ARENHO
  • ARENHO
  • "Dr. Shalaby is the founder and chairman at the Arab Entrepreneur House (ARENHO) Consulting Firm, Advisor of SME Capacity Building and Entrepreneurship for 57 Islamic Countries, members of OIC. He is the co-founder of Delta Technopreneurs Association, and Lecturer in Misr Academy for Engineering & Technology and Mansoura University Faculty of Engineering. He is the author of 29 books, and more than forty research papers pertained to SMEs Development, ICT, Production Engineering, Marketing, Hi-Tech Project Management, Pitching Skills, Business and Technology Incubators, Microfinance, and Productive Families. He has 30 years' experience on fostering entrepreneurship, SMEs Development and capacity-building programs. His expertise ranges from on-the-ground experience as a SMEs development consultant at the Canadian small and medium enterprises support project, director of Mansoura University Technology Incubator, and an international expert, helping Arab governments to establish small business centers, incubators and foster entrepreneurship on a macro level. He writes periodical articles for Al-Ahram magazine, Loghat Al-Asr, and the international magazine; ""Entrepreneur"" on entrepreneurship, SMEs development, and youth inspirational topics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in industrial engineering from Mansoura University, Egypt."

Malak Mitch
  • Malak Mitch
  • Business Development Manager / UX Designer
  • Business Development..
  • Mitch Designs
  • Mitch Designs
  • He is the founder and managing director of MitchDesigns, since 2005 Started in the Web design field earlier in 2000 as a passionate career while he was studying Computer Engineering. Over the years many projects have been launched between eCommerce platforms, B2B websites and mobile apps. The market called him a specialist guy in UX design, an entrepreneur, digital marketer, and data analyst.

Osman Badran
  • Osman Badran
  • Brand Architect
  • Brand Architect
  • The Brand Bees
  • The Brand Bees
  • "Osman is a expert in the branding industry in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region with a career that features a diverse background in marketing communications and strategic corporate brand building. Osman has built and nurtured both local and international brands from their inception – these include PEPSICO, Vodafone, EFG Hermes, Ahl Masr, Unilever, United Nations, Inertia Real Estate, Arab African International Bank, Mercedes Benz & many others. During his time in BBDO, PEPSI won accolades for the best TV campaign both regionally in New York. He also picked up the “Best Practice Award” for Vodafone’s UEFA Champions League brand activation. Osman believes in telling your brand’s story – from inception to maturity – by building and growing its DNA."

Moustafa Khater
  • Moustafa Khater
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • "A young man, Moustafa invented more effective ways to build and establish schools in poor areas, changing both how they were built and how education was organized At 25, he had raised $3.5M funding, and built 182 new schools in Egypt, enabling collaboration between the US and Egypt, creating immense social impact http://springboarded.org/map/giza#gizaSchool Post-university, he entrepreneured as an architect, and among other projects, he designed several institutional buildings in Cairo and ElGouna, Egypt Later he joined Shell, operated for 12 yrs in more than 50 countries, and filled several leadership roles in sales, marketing, operations & general opportunity management, launching and scaling award winning global teams and strategic play books Traveling the world, he was promoted into high influence roles combating bribery & corruption, money laundry and monopolization, first in post-war Iraq, then in over 12 countries with the highest portfolio risk ratings, advising Shell’s directorate on key tactics & policies, covering 14,000 employees, and making sure the right culture sinks into peoples' diverse hearts and minds Apart from a top global ranking executive MBA from Insead, Moustafa conducted master studies in value engineering & green design, design thinking at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is licensed amongst the first global innovation practitioners by Innovation360 in Stockholm Offering programmes for product co-creation as part of his partnerships, Moustafa is becoming one of the most sophisticated urban futurists & innovation names located in Africa & The Middle East, currently directing MENA’s leading startup VC/Accelerator, Flat6Labs.. Moustafa’s is inspired by all sorts of progress and is focused on companies that have potential to yield macro-economic impact across the spectrum from seed to growth capital."

Tarek Nasr
  • Tarek Nasr
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • ThePlanet
  • ThePlanet
  • Tarek Nasr is a serial entrepreneur. Currently he is the Managing Director of ThePlanet, a digital creative agency as well Mintrics, a SaaS based social video analytics platform. He is also MD at JuiceLabs, a tech accelerator. Partner at Tawseela, an innovative transport firm and Partner at Untap a crowd sourcing innovation platform

Nader Iskander
  • Nader Iskander
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • EME
  • EME
  • Founder and CEO of EME International since 2004. Enterprise mobility solutions leader with partnerships across the region with players such as Fawry, Microsoft, P&G. Over 3 millions mobile transactions a day. MBA Duke University, Previous Co-chair at Amercian Chamber entrepreneurship and innovation committee, Executive Coach and Speaker

Mohamed Roushdy
  • Mohamed Roushdy
  • Founder - COO
  • Founder - COO
  • EMMA
  • EMMA
  • "Mohamed Roushdy has been the founder and COO of EMMA, an e-commerce fashion brand since 2016. From 1997 he served as the co-founder and business development manager of Beblianne Rosche, a marketing and advertising company. In 2000, Mr. Roushdy was the vice president and COO of Nomad International, a dotcom venture, that employed 180 employees before the bust of the dotcom bubble. In early 2004, Mr. Roushdy co-founded Value Source, a business valuation and business brokerage company in the US. Mr Roushdy managed a privately closed fund that invested in equities, commodities and real estate, in Egypt and in the international markets, from end of 2005 till 2009, where the fund had multiplied in value more than 6 times. Since March 2009, Mr. Roushdy has been heavily involved in the gold and silver markets. He has been the founder and CEO of Bullion Rosche, an Egyptian Joint Stock Company since 2010. Mohamed Roushdy has been the CEO of Circle Apps LLC since late 2012, a mobile technology company that he had angel invested in since 2010. Mr. Roushdy received a Bachelor degree of Arts in Business Administration from The American University in Cairo in 1997. He received his Masters in Business Administration from Thunderbird, School of Global Management in 2004. Mr Roushdy is a licensed real state agent in the state of Arizona. He is also a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, having passed its rigorous courses and examinations in 2004. Mr. Roushdy also attended Technical Analysis, Fundamental Analysis, Pit Trading and Advanced Commodity Trading courses in Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange."

Ezzeldin Ahmed
  • Ezzeldin Ahmed
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Dopay
  • Dopay
  • "Throughout the 40+ years of exposure in a wide spectrum of disciplines, experience was gained in the field of financial technology. Through the association with NTC holding, and in a span of 12 years, three companies were established, managed and then later sold to investors in the field of fintec. A proven track record in top management position in SMEs with strength in turning around challenged companies.https://www.linkedin.com/in/ezzeldin-ahmad-162232"

Mohamed Sirag
  • Mohamed Sirag
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Ticketsmarche
  • Ticketsmarche
  • Engineer with 10+ years of experience in Business Develooment, Customer Relationship Managment, Scaling and Executive Management and Strategic Planning across multinational FMCGS, local and regional start-ups.

Yasser Dahab
  • Yasser Dahab
  • Doctor
  • Doctor
  • Arab Academy for Science and Technology
  • Arab Academy for Sci..
  • "Yasser Dahab is at the South Valley branch of Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in Aswan. Besides his work as Branch Assistant Manager for Training and Community Services, he currently acts as the Department Chair of Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering and Technology. He received his B.Sc. and M. Sc. in Computer Science from Friedrich- Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in information technology from Cairo University, Egypt. His primary research interests are in the fields of Vehicular Ad hoc NETworks (VANETs), wireless computer networks, robotics and Cloud Computing. Prior to coming to AASTMT, he worked at Nabrah as a software consultant. He worked also by Siemens AG, Germany as a software developer for several years. E-mail: ydahab@aast.edu"

Alshaimaa  Omar
  • Alshaimaa Omar
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Biomix company
  • Biomix company
  • "Alshimaa Omar from sohag , a chemical engineer ,graduated from faculty of engineering ( El-minia university in 2012 ) An executive with 4 years experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining biogas units. in 2013 joined to ""Bio-energy for rural sustainable development project"" funded from UNDP & EEAA in 2014 started my own business "" biomix company for renewable energy"" worked in 13governorate in Egypt until now recycling organic waste to energy & organic fertilizers . .always seeks for chances to make the life better"

Ahmed Negm
  • Ahmed Negm
  • Cofounder
  • Cofounder
  • Raye7
  • Raye7
  • Ahmed is an Artist, Engineer, and Social Entrepreneur! He is a winner of 10+ Global entrepreneurship awards including IBM and many more. He has been featured in the media more than 100+ times, spoke in more than 40 conferences. Ahmed started his career working with multiple social enterprises and companies around 30+ countries engaging and building a global Network, he took part in organizing international events with plenty of stakeholders. He is currently a Co-founder at Raye7, the carpooling app of the middle east. Along with his team, He aims at building a sustainable world with no empty seats. Although Ahmed is looking European and born in Asia, He is an African Native. Ahmed character resembles diversity, empathy, and Unity.

Karim Abobakr
  • Karim Abobakr
  • Co-Founder & Co-CEO
  • Co-Founder & Co-CEO
  • Mirqah
  • Mirqah
  • "Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Mirqah, Karim uses his background in psychology and mental health to help various corporates, SMEs, and Startups create healthier businesses and healthier workplaces. Over the past decade Karim has worked with countless executives, managers, and entrepreneurs through events, workshops, classes, and coaching engagements. Karim also sits as a board member for several Egyptian organizations such as PHI-Knowledge and Robusta Studios."

Sharif El Akhdar
  • Sharif El Akhdar
  • Managing Partner
  • Managing Partner
  • LimeVest Partners
  • LimeVest Partners
  • "Mr. El Akhdar founded LimeVest Partners in 2017. LimeVest Partners is a growth capital investor focused on investing in promising middle-market Egyptian companies to support and accelerate their growth all while enhancing their governance, profitability, and sustainability. Mr. El Akhdar is the Managing Partner and a member of the investment committee. He is responsible for deal sourcing, investment evaluation, origination, operational oversight of portfolio companies, and exit strategies with a focus on the overall firm management and strategy. Mr. El Akhdar was previously a Partner with BPE Partners (formerly Beltone Private Equity) since 2008 where he led the firm’s team building efforts and was responsible for fundraising, deal sourcing and origination, operational oversight of portfolio companies, and exit strategies. He led BPE Partners’ investments in MNHD, Total Egypt, PGESCo, and Pickalbatros. Prior to joining BPE Partners, Mr. El Akhdar was at American Capital Strategies where he was responsible for equity investments in the form of growth financings. He started his career as a management consultant with Abt Associates. Mr. El Akhdar is the co-chairman of the Capital Markets Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Frontier Market Council and the Egyptian Private Equity Association. Mr. El Akhdar received his MSc in Finance from the George Washington University School of Business and his BA in Accounting and Economics from the American University in Cairo."

Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar
  • Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • SolarizEgypt
  • SolarizEgypt
  • "Yaseen holds a BSc in Chemistry from The American University in Cairo. He held managerial and technical roles in local and international companies including Edita Food Industries and ExxonMobil Egypt. His exposure to successfully operating companies and his experience within the energy sector have prepared him to bring his dream to life through founding SolarizEgypt in 2013, where he currently holds the position of Managing Director. Yaseen dedicates his time and effort to ensuring that Egypt realizes its full potential through achieving energy independence and ultimately becoming an energy exporter. Yaseen also serves on the Board of The Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise Development Agency 'MSME' As well as being part of the Board of Advisors AUC School of Science and Engineering"

Raghda El Ebrashi
  • Raghda El Ebrashi
  • Professor of Strategy - Chairperson
  • Professor of Strateg..
  • GUC - Alashanek ya Balady
  • GUC - Alashanek ya B..

Mohamed Rahmy
  • Mohamed Rahmy
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Mohamed is a mid-career professional with ten years of Middle East-focused work experience, and international exposure having lived, studied and worked across Cairo, Dubai, London and New York. Originally a banker and an economist with some of MENA's top financial institutions, including Arab African International Bank, Beltone Financial and EFG-Hermes, after completing his postgraduate studies from University of London’s SOAS in Economic Development of the Middle East, Mohamed has made a transition to the non-profit sector driven by a strong desire to tangibly contribute to the economic development of the region and Egypt. Starting January 2013, Mohamed joined Seeds of Peace, a NY-based leadership development organization dedicated to empowering youth in conflict areas. In his role as Director of Graduate Programs, Mohamed oversaw the organization’s graduate alumni community. During this period, Mohamed led the conception, development and launch of Seeds of Peace’s GATHER initiative, a platform that lay at the intersection between social change and conflict transformation. Since April 2016, Mohamed joined Endeavor, a global non-profit with presence in 30+ growth markets that is leading the high-impact entrepreneurship movement, in the capacity of Managing Director for Endeavor’s Egypt operations. In Egypt, Endeavor currently supports 45+ Entrepreneurs leading 26 high-impact businesses, across sectors and industries, who combined have contributed to creating 6400 jobs in the local economy and generating LE2.2 billion in revenues (2016).

Nayra Elberry
  • Nayra Elberry
  • Incubation and Entrepreneurshop Officer
  • Incubation and Entre..
  • INJAZ
  • INJAZ

Bahaa Galal
  • Bahaa Galal
  • CTO
  • CTO
  • Crowd Analyzer
  • Crowd Analyzer
  • Bahaa Galal is the CTO & Co-Founder of Crowd Analyzer, an Arabic focused social media monitoring platform. Galal took of with his career by programming his own 2D games and music players at the very young age of 13 . He ranked the highest GPA in the Computer Engineering department at Ain Shams University. He was a key developer in different Egyptian startups. His experience includes contribution to Wuzzuf, DAREnDEAL and Raya Social Media. Bahaa's passion is Artificial Intelligence. He cracked the challenge by teaching machines how to automatically understand the Arabic language. He successfully implemented algorithms, which are now used commercially. These algorithms can infer the location and gender of authors of users on social media. He also implemented algorithms that can infer both dialect and sentiment of online Arabic content.

Mai Medhat
  • Mai Medhat
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Eventtus
  • Eventtus
  • Mai Medhat is the CEO and co-founder of Eventtus; an events engagement platform and the leading event app platform in the Middle East. Mai is an Egyptian tech entrepreneur holds a Computer Engineering degree from Ain Shams University. She co-founded Eventtus in 2012 with a mission to mobilize events after a personal experience at some events that used to be managed manually. The company successfully served 9,000 events since then and growing into 15+ countries. Mai was named “Entrepreneur of the year" by Arabian Business in 2016 and she has been recognized by the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 as one of the most promising entrepreneurs.

Gehad Hussein
  • Gehad Hussein
  • Senior Editor
  • Senior Editor
  • Business Forward
  • Business Forward
  • "Gehad Hussein, senior editor at Business Forward, has seven years of experience in journalistic writing, content curation and copy editing. Her focus has been on economic, financial, political, social and stock market stories. She has worked at Daily News Egypt, Egypt Business Directory, RiseUp LLC, and Mubasher.info, among others. Gehad has a BA in Online and Print Journalism from Misr International University (MIU) and an MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo (AUC)."

Ahmed Mekkawy
  • Ahmed Mekkawy
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Spirula
  • Spirula
  • With a background in Engineering, I've started the first FOSS community in Alexandria in 2007. My career started as a System Administrator and then a Team Leader, until in 2010 I decided to start my own companyso I founded Spirula offering server management, DevOps, and security services. I've also been a speaker in some technology events, and have made TV appearances concerning data privacy and protection. I've co-founded OpenEgypt organization that is concerned with FOSS strategy and culture, and I'm also a board member in Mushtarak that is Egypt’s first tech hub. I have worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology from 2012 to 2014 for preparing the Egyptian government's FOSS adoption strategy. Currently working on expanding Spirula to the EU.

Gehad Barakat
  • Gehad Barakat
  • Partnerships Officer
  • Partnerships Officer
  • Yomken.com
  • Yomken.com
  • Gehad Barakat has recently obtained his BSc. in Biochemistry from El-Minya University, however, his interests go beyond biochemistry. He has varied experiences in different volunteering organizations, including two years of working as a facilitator and curriculum developer at EYouth, an incubator for developing young leaders and social entrepreneurs. He is also one of the co-founders of Cloud, a co-working space in El-Minya. Barakat has passion for social entrepreneurship and education and is currently a Lazord Foundation Fellow. Barakat pride himself on being a lifelong learner and in his spare time he enjoys reading and photography.

Ahmed Galal
  • Ahmed Galal
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Taskty.com
  • Taskty.com
  • CEO and Founder at Taskty.com with 10 years of experience in software development, digital marketing and entrepreneurship. Taskty is achieving great success in disrupting the tough home services market. We are proudly serving thousands of customer in 19 different services offered by hundreds of active suppliers. The company was seed-funded and incubated at Flat6labs. Later we received multiple investment rounds from Cairo Angels and lately 500 startups.

Mohamed Hamza
  • Mohamed Hamza
  • Manager
  • Manager
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • AUC Venture Lab
  • Mohamed Hamza is the manager of the American University in Cairo’s business accelerator, the AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab). AUC Venture Lab is the first university based Accelerator in Egypt, it provides early stage startups with business training, Business Mentoring, connections with Investment opportunities and Access to AUC Faculty, Facilities, students as well as a co working space. Hamza co-founded two new acceleration programs under the V-Lab; the Fintech Accelerator and the Investment Accelerator in addition to that he also co-founded AUC Angels. Hamza’s efforts were crowned by receiving the High Impact Incubation Program award for the Middle East & North Africa by University Based Incubator Index, Sweden (UBI).

Ahmed Korayem
  • Ahmed Korayem
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • EdVentures
  • EdVentures
  • "Ahmed Korayem is a marketing practitioner turned entrepreneur turned academic turned investment manager. He is versed in both sides of practice and academics of Marketing, Investment, and Entrepreneurship. Ahmed worked with McKinsey & Company as an Associate Consultant then joined Crispin Porter and Bogusky (CP+B) Creatives Team, then went afterwards to co-found startups like Konnectual (An agreement-based job matching platform), Knellen (An online marketplace for arts and authentic creations), and Peerz (A peer-to-peer learning platform). Ahmed currently works as a Lecturer of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of London International Programmes and manages Nahdet Misr's newly launched education-specific venture capital - EdVentures. Korayem holds a B.Sc. with double major in Marketing and Psychology with Highest Honors (Suma Cum Laude) from the American University in Sharjah, an MBA degree with a focus on Marketing for small and medium enterprises."

Moody Boles
  • Moody Boles
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Co-founder and CEO
  • Imaginators
  • Imaginators
  • Tech Entrepreneur, founder & CEO of Imaginators; an online platform that helps people create interactive presentations and showcase their work online. Formerly, founded Ezzaii, an online publishing platform that shares tech-related news. Passionate about building tech products and scaling startups. Specialized in business development, web development, and enhancing user experience.

Mahmoud Saied
  • Mahmoud Saied
  • CEO
  • CEO
  • Happiana
  • Happiana
  • Bachelor Degree in Petroleum & Mining Engineering 2013 Vice-president of Organization Development AIESEC in Egypt 14-15 Vice-president of Professional Internships Program AIESEC in Russia 15-16 CEO & Founder of Happiana"

Farah Abdelbaki
  • Farah Abdelbaki
  • Assiut Branch Manager
  • Assiut Branch Manage..
  • The Greek Campus
  • The Greek Campus
  • "Farah Abdelbaki majored in Innovation Management at the German University in Cairo. Ever since her graduation in 2014, she has been supporting entrepreneurs. Starting with a program called Idea2Business at AWTAD NGO. She worked in business development on an international scale at RiseUp Summit 2015 and 2016. She lead study tours around top entrepreneurship ecosystems namely Berlin and Silicon Valley as the manager of RiseUp Explore. Farah is an expert at delivering pitching trainings and is often invited to mentor and judge startups at early stage programs. She is currently dedicated to managing The Greek Campus New Assiut, serving the Upper Egypt region."

Mahmoud Badr
  • Mahmoud Badr
  • IT trainer Tawar wa 3'ayar
  • IT trainer Tawar wa..
  • Tawar wa 3'ayar initiative
  • Tawar wa 3'ayar init..
  • "Mahmoud Badr IT consultant Tawar wa 3'ayar. Deliver it trainings, web design, MOS and digital literacy. Very excited to be with you on this tour."

Hassan Mansi
  • Hassan Mansi
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • StartEgypt-Flat6 Labs
  • StartEgypt-Flat6 Lab..
  • "Hassan Mansi, is an entrepreneur who co-founded training and consultancy firms in Egypt and UAE; coming from an engineering and business background, he managed several organizational development projects using the Lean Six Sigma methodology as well as organizational re-structure for a wide variety of clients, featuring financial institutions, across different countries in the region. He also headed the Youth Committee at Alexandria Business Association, providing training for young entrepreneurs; supported the entrepreneurial movement in the city of Alexandria by collaborating with international programs featuring the USAID and others enabling access to finance for local startups. He received last year his MSc in Technology Commercialization from McCombs School of Business - Austin, Texas and he holds a Bsc in Industrial Engineering & Management from Arab Academy For Science & Technology."

Ragia Amr
  • Ragia Amr
  • Program Manager
  • Program Manager
  • StartEgypt, Flat6labs
  • StartEgypt, Flat6lab..

Rana hegazi
  • Rana hegazi
  • Product Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Eventtus - Startup School
  • Eventtus - Startup S..
  • Passionate about people, design, products and user experiences. Rana is a Product Manager at eventtus.com. Prior to eventtus.com, Rana drove a portfolio of 7+ diversified products at Homebell.com, a Berlin-based tech company, practicing innovation through Design Thinking; Rana also co-founded Startup School, Startup School have delivered over 22 rounds of training in Egypt and Berlin. Rana holds B.A. in Economics from the American University in Cairo, she holds a MSc. in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation from Grenoble Ecole de Management, France, and a certificate in Design Thinking from (HPI d.School) Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, Berlin, Germany.

Marwan Messiry
  • Marwan Messiry
  • General Manager
  • General Manager
  • Concepts Consulting LLC
  • Concepts Consulting..
  • Marwan El Messiry is a management consultant, trainer, lecturer, and researcher with a great passion for productivity (Recently the first Egyptian Certified Evernote Consultant), development, and strategy. Holding an MBA from the American University of Cairo with honors and in two disciplines (Marketing/Operations Management) Leading Concepts Consulting LLC and serving a wide range of clients through solving marketing, management, human resources, and operation management problems as well as inspiring a group of entrepreneurs, students, employees, and business catalysts through a variety of lectures, training, teaching engagement, brainstorming sessions, and casual meetings.

Farida Salah
  • Farida Salah
  • Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Associate
  • Entrepreneur Selecti..
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Endeavor Egypt
  • Farida originally joined Endeavor as an Analyst and developed her passion for entrepreneurship and the non-profit sector, after which she started full time as part of the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth team. Farida graduated from the American University in Cairo with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and minor in Economics. She also spent a summer abroad studying at UCLA. Farida has previous experience as a Teaching Assistant at the American University in Cairo and Treasury Analyst at ExxonMobil. Farida joined Euro-Med Scola and this is where she developed her love for travel and meeting new people from around the globe. She is also passionate about fitness and sports.

Munaf Emmam
  • Munaf Emmam
  • COO
  • COO
  • Innoventures LLC
  • Innoventures LLC
  • Munaf Emam is a Partner and the COO of Innoventures. Munaf is a British expat living and working in Egypt for the last 9 years. Formerly, he was CEO and Co-Founder of Total Access Group, an E-Commerce and E-payment platform linked to Network Marketing. Prior to this, he had a 13-year association with Avon Cosmetics Inc, a Fortune 500 Company, working on several senior executive assignments throughout Europe, America and Africa. He successfully led, managed and developed Avon businesses in South Africa and Egypt to generate in excess of $100m in revenues. He has also held senior management roles in multinational companies in Retail and Hospitality. Munaf brings a wealth of knowledge and experience on Business Strategy, Organizational Development, People Management, Business Processes, Crisis Management, Business Growth & Financial Management.

Shadwa Ibrahim
  • Shadwa Ibrahim
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Monitoring and Evalu..
  • Yomken.com
  • Yomken.com
  • Shadwa is a graduate of Economics from the Lebanese American University. After returning to Egypt, she was awarded the Lazord fellowship from the American University in Cairo, where she was trained on project management and research methodologies. Currently, Shadwa is the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at Yomken.com where she's pursuing her passion for Public Administration and Participatory Development.

Sara Abdelazim
  • Sara Abdelazim
  • Community Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Flat6Labs
  • Flat6Labs
  • Sara Abdelazim is a Media Engineering graduate from the GUC, with a master’s degree in Informatics from the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. She joined Dell-EMC as a Systems Engineer, then a Regional Service Lead, from 2011 till 2015. After which, she spent two years co-creating brands such as Off the Wall, Inkrypt and Rock Garden Productions as well as freelancing as a writer, graphic designer and photographer, before joining Flat6Labs as Community Manager.

Ahmed Rizk
  • Ahmed Rizk
  • Head of Business Development
  • Head of Business Dev..
  • SkaleUp Ventures
  • SkaleUp Ventures
  • "Ahmed is a management and entrepreneurship consultant who's been in the field since 2010. He is the Head of Business Development at SkaleUp Ventures, the former Venture Director of Nahdet Misr's Educational Venture Capital, EdVentures and a former Partner and Education Manager at Startup School Egypt. Rizk is currently a business consultant with AB & Associates in areas of Innovation Management and Process Improvement. He is also a startup Mentor at FEPS BI, Canvas GUC and Startup Institute. Ahmed has worked with Injaz Egypt for 2 years as an entrepreneurship trainer and consultant and he’s been a judge at its Startup Competition and a mentor for the Company Program teams. In 2012, he co-founded SEED (Social Entrepreneurship Empowering Development), a project empowering Social Entrepreneurs and has been supporting startups and social enterprises since then. In General, Ahmed is an entrepreneur, a knowledge-seeker and an educator both by nature and study."

Ayman ElNahass
  • Ayman ElNahass
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Creative Business Solutions (CBS)
  • Creative Business So..
  • "Ayman El Nahass, CHT, MBA, Ph.D. Ayman El-Nahass is a Business Consultant and the owner of El-Nahass Consulting; he is also the founder and Managing Director of CBS for Training Services in Alexandria. For over 20 years Ayman has been working with people and organizations on different levels driven by strong personal passion of adding value and relentlessly promoting positive change and improvement in every setting he is at. He has worked in both, the hospitality industry and education inside and outside Egypt joining multinational companies. Up till this moment Ayman has delivered thousands of practical training hours investing in the Human Intellectual Capital with corporate entities and organizations in different fields. In addition to leading successful projects transforming organizations; by providing guidance, counseling and advising on HR best practices that help achieve desired results through designing customized Strategic Plans; and planning, designing, and implementing Integrated Talent Management Program (ITMP) and Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP). Ayman is well renowned for his outstanding strengths in leadership, communication, conflict resolution, facilitation, and influencing. These traits have always attracted people and organizations alike for inviting him as a speaker in their public speaking events, and also to be a representative in their business committees, as he is respected for his good judgment and foresight. Most recently, he is the Chairperson of the Employment Committee of one of the highly respected organizations in Alexandria. Ayman strongly believes in the importance of continuous learning and personal development. Hence, he has pursued his studies and received his Ph.D. in Training Effectiveness, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and is a certified trainer from several bodies."

Ayman ElNahass
  • Ayman ElNahass
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director
  • Creative Business Solutions (CBS)
  • Creative Business So..
  • "Ayman El Nahass, CHT, MBA, Ph.D. Ayman El-Nahass is a Business Consultant and the owner of El-Nahass Consulting; he is also the founder and Managing Director of CBS for Training Services in Alexandria. For over 20 years Ayman has been working with people and organizations on different levels driven by strong personal passion of adding value and relentlessly promoting positive change and improvement in every setting he is at. He has worked in both, the hospitality industry and education inside and outside Egypt joining multinational companies. Up till this moment Ayman has delivered thousands of practical training hours investing in the Human Intellectual Capital with corporate entities and organizations in different fields. In addition to leading successful projects transforming organizations; by providing guidance, counseling and advising on HR best practices that help achieve desired results through designing customized Strategic Plans; and planning, designing, and implementing Integrated Talent Management Program (ITMP) and Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP). Ayman is well renowned for his outstanding strengths in leadership, communication, conflict resolution, facilitation, and influencing. These traits have always attracted people and organizations alike for inviting him as a speaker in their public speaking events, and also to be a representative in their business committees, as he is respected for his good judgment and foresight. Most recently, he is the Chairperson of the Employment Committee of one of the highly respected organizations in Alexandria. Ayman strongly believes in the importance of continuous learning and personal development. Hence, he has pursued his studies and received his Ph.D. in Training Effectiveness, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and is a certified trainer from several bodies."

Eman Hassan
  • Eman Hassan
  • CFO
  • CFO
  • CUBII
  • CUBII
  • Eman Hassan is Co-founder and CFO of CUBII Industrial Solutions with 8 years experience in building startup company. Eman believes that everyone should have an impact in social life that's why she decided to make best use of her knowledge in business and mechanical engineering to enhance food industry by designing and manufacturing production lines and packaging machines that solve problem of contamination in factories.

Hesham Yossery
  • Hesham Yossery
  • Project coordinator
  • Project coordinator
  • GEN Egypt / MCSBE
  • GEN Egypt / MCSBE
  • "Hesham in a nutshell is a young entrepreneur, (passion, target and challenges) oriented who have a continuous eagerness for developing and strong passion for Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Interactive Trainings. Hesham engaged with 15+ international and local communities and founded 2 Startups. Finally he is a project coordnitor at GEN Egypt / MCSBE."

Amira Swillam
  • Amira Swillam
  • Programs Manager
  • Programs Manager
  • Innoventures
  • Innoventures
  • Amira graduated from English Interpretation and Translation from Azhar University. She has 7 years of experience in Digital Marketing, Account Management, Digital Projects Coordination, Translation and Interpretation, and Teaching. Her career focus is Incubation Management and Technology. Her employment history includes Hindawi Publishing Cooperation, Excelogica, MateWay Group, and XY Circle.

Mohamed Assad
  • Mohamed Assad
  • Programs Officer
  • Programs Officer
  • Innoventures
  • Innoventures
  • Mohamed is managing and overseeing the Startup Reactor acceleration program from the starting point of receiving applications to selection, acceleration and growth of the chosen startups with a focus on connecting the startups with the right resources, mentors and investors. Mohamed is also heavily involved with his own startup Wasteless Egypt, a platform which links consumers and businesses with recyclers and NGOs, enabling individuals and organizations to become more responsible consumers. Mohamed obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cairo University. With leadership experiences through working with several volunteering organizations and international leadership programs that took place in USA, Germany, Japan & New Zealand. Mohamed is curious about exploring and finding innovative solutions to pressing social, economic & business challenges in different contexts, which makes his work at Innoventures and his own startup nothing short of fulfilling.

Mohamed Barakat
  • Mohamed Barakat
  • Co-founder
  • Co-founder
  • Tomatiki
  • Tomatiki
  • Co-Founder at Tomatiki Smart Solutions with over three years of experience in product development and project management. He graduated from Faculty of Agriculture in Cairo University, and started his career as an agricultural engineer. Currently, he is overseeing R&D and Operations at Tomatiki, utilizing his experience as agricultural engineer and as a production-driven project manager to foster innovation and growth in the company. His employment history includes ElWaha, Blue Nile, Encon Group and Schaduf.

Ahmed Akhtaby
  • Ahmed Akhtaby
  • Investor
  • Investor
  • Alex Angels
  • Alex Angels
  • "Graduated mechanical engineering at AAST Egypt then further aerospace studies along with management courses in City University London. Worked as a teaching assistant in engineering subjects then later as an engineer in Schlumberger. Started two companies, one in renewable energy and other in F&B. Have been investing for 8 years in various sectors like F&B, manufacturing, Automotive Services, Consumer services, real estate, online platform. My passion goes for impact investing and innovation, through enabling extraordinary education to my community and utilizing all the resources."

Hanzada Abou Youssef
  • Hanzada Abou Youssef
  • Senior Advisor
  • Senior Advisor
  • Ahead of The Curve
  • Ahead of The Curve
  • "Hanzada is a passionate impact entrepreneur who believes in serving others through impactful initiatives that would contribute to the community's happiness and well-being. She is currently working as an entrepreneurship consultant and trainer across the region and is serving as Senior Advisor at Ahead of the Curve (ATC) leading on the impact business track since 2014 when she led the launch of the Impact Training Program, a 5-day boot camp based on design thinking tools that educates, inspires, and empowers entrepreneurs to build sustainable impact businesses to serve the region. The program has reached over 650 entrepreneurs across 11 countries. In addition to the adaptation of the program into mini camps or sessions to prepare startup competition finalists through their final pitches such as MITEF Pan Arab, Hult Prize Egypt and Misr el Kheir’s incubator (GESR). Prior to joining ATC, Hanzada worked as a freelance consultant for several medium, large and multinational corporations in Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Cairo; where she advised them on their Corporate Responsibility and Marketing strategies and programs. She has over 12 years of experience in Advertising, Brand Management and Consumer Research, almost 5 years of which were at PepsiCo Egypt and 2 years at J.Walter Thompson Cairo. Hanzada holds a BA in Integrated Marketing Communication from The American University in Cairo (AUC) with a triple minor of Business, Economics and Theatre and holds an MA in Market Research and Consumer Behavior from the IE Business School in Madrid. She is a founding member of the Top 20 Egypt as well as the Founder and Past President of Heliopolis Sporting Rotaract Club and has served as the Chairperson for the Rotaract District2450 Conference in 2011. In 2013, she served as the team leader of Marketing and Events in Tedx IE University Madrid as well as used to head the Marketing Communications Committee of TedxCairo in 2015. Hanzada has been voted to be IE Alumni Egypt Club

Hussein El Nazer
  • Hussein El Nazer
  • Manging Editor
  • Manging Editor
  • Entrepreneurs magazine
  • Entrepreneurs magazi..
  • Writer and journalist, and Managing Editor at Entrepreneurs magazine. Researcher specializing in Entrepreneurship Lecturer and trainer specialized in media, journalism and entrepreneurship"