He is a co-founder of the NilePreneurs initiative in 2017, and founder of NP INCUBATE (the innovation challenges and the incubation program at Nile University) . He is the former Associate Director and Head of business Incubators program at NilePreneurs initiative, IECC, Nile University. He was supervising 5 sector focus incubators (Hardware and Software incubators in different industrial sectors) and 3 satellite incubators with different entities.
Abbas is an Assistant professor teaching Entrepreneurship at Engineering School. Nile University. He got his M.Sc and Ph.D degree in Management Of Technology (MOT) from Nile University with a focus on Personal traits affecting the success or failure of the Egyptian Entrepreneurs.
Currently he is the operations director of KD group (The group consists of 4 companies: Techne Company for Conference Management, Alex Angels Angel Investments, Mediterranean Investors Group and Marked For advocacy and advertising). He had more than 19 years of practical experience working with Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs in and out of Egypt. He is the founder of Entrepreneurship unit in ministry of trade and industry in 2012 during his working for 12 years in the Ministry as head of technical support and Entrepreneurship unit supervising 13 technology centers working in 13 industrial sectors. Also, worked in Private sector, NGO, University, and he had his own startups for 4 years.
He is a PFP alumni. (professional fellowship program) funded by US state. He worked as fellow at University of George Washington in the Office of innovation and Entrepreneurship OIE for strategic partnership and student entrepreneurial activities
He is working as Innovation and Entrepreneurship consultant support entrepreneurs, startups and entities as mentor and consultant in and out of Egypt to build their business model, system, incubation programs and, matchmaking with investors.
Amr Ghannam, Master of Business Administration(MBA) . he has 10+ years of diversified experience in business development, sales, operations, partnerships management, and training. He is a professional trainer with experience in the development sector, especially in entrepreneurship, employability, Women Empowerment, and soft skills. He occupied different positions as a trainer, coach, and mentor with various well-known organizations such as IECD, International Labour Organization (ILO), EBI, Ministry of Sports & Youth, EYouth, TIEC, Aspire, IOM, Plan International , and GIZ.
Shakoura El Zaafarani, with over 25 years in human resources and business training, embodies leadership excellence. Her education, including a bachelor's in Political Science and an MBA from R.B. College, UK, underpins her expertise in leadership development, alongside skills in management, human resources, and business skills. Her career features notable collaborations with prestigious institutions and impactful work in the Gulf, significantly enhancing leadership qualities within sales teams and across organizations.
She employs an interactive, hands-on approach to training, emphasizing experiential learning for effective leadership development. She tailors her programs to meet the specific needs of organizations, ensuring practical application of the skills taught. Beyond her training role, she is recognized as a thought leader, contributing to research and the development of strategic models that demonstrate the value of leadership training.
In summary, Shakoura El Zaafarani is a key figure in elevating leadership training and human resources, making her an invaluable resource for organizations aiming to boost their leadership capabilities.
Mohamed Rashwan, is Co-founder/COO of Kemitt, the leading e-commerce platform specializing in furniture and home accessories. Over the last eight years, he played a pivotal role along with his co-founders in transforming Kemitt into one of the top online destinations for furniture buyers in Egypt, shifting the mindset of the traditional furniture industry to a more modern one.
Currently, Kemitt is strategically expanding its reach into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Concurrently, he spent over 13 years at the helm of his own architecture and furniture design studio. This parallel venture has provided him with valuable insights into the intricate interplay between design, manufacturing, and business.
His background in architectural engineering, with a Bachelor's degree from Cairo University's Faculty of Engineering, has further fortified his ability to navigate the dynamic intersections of design and business.
Dr. Wafaa Mohamed Abdel Rashid, Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Clubs at universities and research centers across the Arab Republic of Egypt and an international entrepreneurship trainer. Member of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. Executive Director of Cooperation Projects between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
Mohamed's diverse background and expertise in marketing and entrepreneurship promise to offer valuable insights to our participants.
Mohamed Elberbawi is a versatile professional with a commitment to making a difference:
As the Marketing Manager at Athar Accelerator, Mohamed has been instrumental in delivering tailor-made services to the right users and customers. His marketing expertise has contributed to the success of Athar Accelerator.
Mohamed's dedication to continuous learning led him to study innovation management, design thinking, and entrepreneurship, enhancing his skills for mentoring and guiding emerging entrepreneurs.
Mohamed's entrepreneurial journey includes founding his own business, addressing the challenges faced by young makers in Upper Egypt. Through digital fabrication technology and efficient fabrication process design, he provided solutions to access skilled workers and industrial spaces.
His medical background adds a unique perspective, enriching his abilities in research, customer communication, and meticulous attention to detail. He has been a hospital manager where he was in charge of overseeing all the operations, budgeting and staffing.
With his multifaceted expertise and experiences, Mohamed Elberbawi is a valuable asset in marketing, entrepreneurship, and mentorship.
Hesham ElMetwally, a dynamic Growth Marketing Manager at a top-notch venture capital firm specializing in Edtech!
Hesham is responsible for overseeing the growth and marketing strategies for a portfolio of cutting-edge Edtech companies to develop custom marketing plans that get results.
With 10 years of experience in the marketing field and a commitment to making positive change, Hesham is on a mission to become one of the most impactful marketing gurus in the MENA region.
But wait, there's more! Besides his daily job, Hesham is a savvy business consultant, offering expert advice to SMEs on how to establish internal marketing departments tailored to their specific needs.
Meet Belal Yehia, a dynamic professional with Management Bachelor degree from GUC with double majors. Innovation and Strategic Management. He has collected over the past years many experiences in business development, project management, event management, edtech evaluation, fund raising, and digital educational platforms. With a passion for driving growth and identifying educational gaps.
Associate Professor of Sport Sociology at The Faculty of Physical Education at The University of Mansoura, Focusing on Socio-economic Topics.
The Executive Director of the Training and Entrepreneurship Center at Horus University
Project Manager and Director of The Technology Transfer Office (TTO).
Executive Director of Delta Association for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology.
A Certified Trainer at the Supreme Council of Universities, Egypt.
Dr. Mina Kerols is a writer and lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Venture Building. He is currently the Incubation Program Manager at Cultiv LLC and the Founder and CEO of TalkStartUp.
Dr. Mina has more than 7 years of experience in managing startup companies and designing entrepreneurship and incubation programs. He was selected as one of the influential entrepreneurs in the Middle East by the One Young World Summit in the United Kingdom.
He holds an Entrepreneurship and Digital Innovation Fellowship from Queens University in Canada. He also has a Masters degree in Intellectual Property Rights and Creativity Management from Helwan University.
Dr. Mina has completed several diplomas, including Projects Evaluation and Feasibility Studies from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, Management and Development of Financial Resources from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from the German University in Cairo.
He is a certified trainer from the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, as well as the International Labor Organization and the Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC).
Dr. Mina serves as an entrepreneurship and investment management mentor for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Creativa programs, and many other entities.
He is also a visiting lecturer at the National Planning Institute and various universities, including Cairo University, Zewail University, Technological University, Heliopolis University, Alexandria, Horus, and Menoufia.
As Head of Programs at Athar, I oversee program implementation and cross-team collaborations to ensure a smooth and efficient operation. Since starting Athar, I've played a vital role in building successful and strong relationships with investors, ESOs, and other significant stakeholders. I'm also responsible for designing effective and efficient entrepreneurship programs that drive results and foster growth.
With a background in user experience design and senior operations management, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. I've mentored and trained numerous startups through the process of validating their ideas, improving their operational efficiency, and becoming investment-ready.
CEO and Founder, Conseil Consulting.
President of the Businesswomen Council in the Federation of the Chambers of Commerce of Egypt, 2021- 2023.
Egypt chair director, the Global Council for the Promotion of the International Trade.
Egypt Ambassador, MENA Businesswomen Club
Experienced Operation Specialist, Event Manager, and Soft Skills Trainer with a passion for driving innovation in the tech startup and entrepreneurship space. With over 4 years of experience in EdTech and startup environments, I have a proven track record in streamlining operations, managing high-impact events in multiple governorates around Egypt, and empowering individuals with essential skills for success.
? Operations Team Lead, Pyramakerz Technologies (Aug 2022 - Present)
- Overseeing operations, sales, marketing, and customer care teams.
- Strengthening departmental communications for seamless workflow.
- Active participation in strategic planning initiatives.
- Successful implementation of an Odoo-based CRM system.
- Led cross-functional teams to achieve operational excellence.
- Spearheaded strategic initiatives resulting in increased efficiency and productivity.
- Collaborated with departments to streamline processes, ensuring optimal resource utilization.
? Operations Manager, Techne (Aug 2021 - Apr 2023)
- Led initiatives in entrepreneurship and community engagement.
- Orchestrated Techne Drifts competition and managed the Ambassador program.
- Expertise in comprehensive entrepreneurship programs and strategic alignment.
- Established key partnerships in the Egyptian ecosystem.
- Managed high-impact events and led a team of 300+ volunteers.
- Enhanced Techne's market presence through engaging social media campaigns.
- Provided coaching for confident event hosting.
Let's connect and collaborate to drive innovation, create impactful events, and empower individuals in the tech startup and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Together, we can make a difference!
Seif Al Akkad is a distinguished leadership trainer with a robust background spanning over two decades in sales, marketing, entrepreneurship, and innovation. His training philosophy emphasizes creating an engaging and comprehensive learning environment, where participants gain essential skills to drive tangible improvements in their organizations. Seif's approach to leadership training is fueled by his entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous commitment to personal and professional development. His expertise is deeply rooted in practical business acumen, derived from extensive work with a diverse range of clients across Egypt and the Gulf region. His portfolio of client collaborations boasts engagements with leading global corporations, including Microsoft, Intel, and Vodafone, highlighting his ability to address complex business challenges through effective leadership training.
Co-founder & Head of operation @akhdar experienced operational person with a passion for learning and the education sector willing to learn more from other people.
Hoda coming from a marketing and entrepreneurship background. Currently working as Incubation and Acceleration Program Manager at Edventures.
Hany is an accomplished expert in entrepreneurship, logistics, and supply chain management. With extensive experience in academia and industry, he is highly regarded as a leading authority in the field. Dr. Hany holds a Ph.D. in Green Supply Chain Management from Strathclyde University, UK, and is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the prestigious Arab Academy for Science Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST).
Dr. Hany's expertise lies in providing entrepreneurship consultancy and training services. He possesses a deep understanding of sustainable business practices and their integration into supply chain operations. His profound insights into operational efficiency, strategic planning, and green supply chain management have helped numerous startups and businesses achieve growth and success.
As a dedicated mentor, Hany guides emerging entrepreneurs through the challenges of establishing and scaling their ventures successfully. His commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship awareness is reflected in his involvement in national and global entrepreneurial competitions as an honored advisor and esteemed jury member.
Dr. Hany's consultancy and training project aims to empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the dynamic world of entrepreneurship. By leveraging his academic background, industry experience, and passion for sustainable practices, Dr. Hany provides invaluable guidance in developing innovative strategies, enhancing operational performance, and embracing sustainable business models.
Through his impactful seminars, training sessions, and collaborative initiatives conducted in partnership with governments, NGOs, universities, and companies, Hany has facilitated the growth and success of aspiring entrepreneurs and startup ventures. His dedication to advancing entrepreneurship and supporting business development makes him a trusted partner for those seeking to thrive in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Mohamed Atef Assran is a seasoned professional with 5 years of experience in education, business development, entrepreneurship, and networking. As the YEN Network Manager, Mohamed specializes in programs management, strategic partnerships, operations, and networking. He excels in project management, business development, and driving impactful initiatives that empower young entrepreneurs and foster a culture of innovation.
Mohamed is committed to advancing YEN's mission and values of integrity, collaboration, and continuous learning.
Menna Badr, Content & Speakers' Relations Manager.
With 4+ years of years of experience in marketing, content creation, and event management.
Equipped with 25+years’ extensive experience in venture building and growth hacking in multiple sectors, Rasha is motivated to accelerate smart growth, empower women entrepreneurs and enhance digital innovation strategies for companies. Passionate about creating impact through technology, policies
Established executive, proficient in development of data-driven, solution-oriented, smart and sustainable business growth strategies and innovative business models.
Entrepreneurial leader with demonstrated capacity for leading a cross-functional team possessing a strong background in partnership building and business development with key stakeholders in major organizations, governments, multinationals, and NGOs in MENA.
Affluent communicator, and negotiator in deal closing.
Member in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation committee at AMCHAM, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), European Business Network (EBN), co-founder and member at the Women Entrepreneurship Network (WEN)
Rasha holds a DBA from the Swiss Management Center University focused on “The entrepreneurial Intentions of Egyptian Youth to startup”. She also holds a Master of Management of Technology, a Master of Engineering, and a BSc. in civil engineering.
Jomana Heiba is a distinguished professional currently serving as the Program Manager at EdVentures VC, a subsidiary of Nahdet Misr Publishing Group. In her current role, Jomana leads the development and execution of a lead management strategy, overseeing the scouting, screening, and evaluation of over 400 startups through rigorous filtration phases before guiding them through concurrent incubation and acceleration cycles.
Jomana has made significant contributions to the entrepreneurial landscape, pioneering the expansion of the "Leaps" event, a flagship for early-stage entrepreneurs. From 10 mini editions in 2022, she transformed it into full-scale quarterly gatherings in 2023, attracting 200-300 attendees per edition. Her leadership extends to providing mentorship sessions to startups in both Egypt and Tunisia, offering tailored guidance to nurture their growth and success. Jomana's career is marked by accolades such as the 2022 Accelerator of the Year and the 2021 Incubator Excellence Award, showcasing her exceptional contributions to startup incubation and acceleration programs.
Before assuming her current position, Jomana Heiba held the role of Incubation and Acceleration Program Coordinator at EdVentures VC. In this capacity, she achieved notable results, with an impressive 67% of accelerated startups successfully attracting follow-on investments. Jomana also gained valuable experience during her internships, including a finance internship at Roberts & Ryan Investments Inc. in Wall St. New York, where she streamlined cost allocation processes and contributed to potential brokerage clientele development. Jomana's journey extends back to her educational foundation, as she graduated with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude) with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics from The American University in Cairo. Additionally, she pursued further academic enrichment with studies in Finance and Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
In addition to her impressive professional journey, Jomana Heiba is committed to continuous learning and growth. In October 2023, she completed the 500 Global Bootcamp for Accelerator Managers Program, earning a valuable certificate that attests to her expertise in managing accelerator programs. Furthermore, Jomana has pursued further development through the IncuDev program, focusing on designing and managing effective incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurship programs. This program, conducted in partnership between the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, AUC (The American University in Cairo), and the Drosos Foundation, has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of best practices in fostering entrepreneurial ecosystems and supporting startu
• Founder and CEO of Mozfibre for Handicrafts
• Founder and Community Manager of Dandara Alebdaa
• Eight years of experience in entrepreneurship and innovation
• Member of Dandara Development Center
• Bachelor's degree in mechatronics engineering"
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I’m a pharmacist, wanted to add value to ladies of Portsaid though social media mentally, healthy care wise & economically by giving tips & tricks about all they need and want & interviewing specialists in every field.
And yet helping them to start up their own businesses through “lili’s room”
I'm a dentist
Bachelor of dentistry at 2017 sinai university
Worked at al azhar university, Cairo university ( al qasr El ainy ) , Alexandria university then worked at Suez canal authority and now at Egypt healthcare authority
Got MBA/ TOT , sign language & المرأة تقود فى المحافظات المصرية
وظيفتى الحالية مسؤول الإحالة و التحويلات الخارجية و المسؤول عن ملف الاعتماد بإدارة رضاء المنتفعين بفرع الهيئة العامة للرعاية الصحية ببورسعيد
I crowned with title of miss Egypt tourism global 2022
Youssef studied law with business at Queen Mary University of London, then shifted his interests to the startup world; and he's loved every second of it. He works as an investment analyst, sitting with founders and analyzing their business for investment opportunities. He's been exposed to a plethora of startups, and is here to relay what he's learned. Youssef is also a certified fitness trainer and fitness fanatic, so feel free to ask him about anything fitness-related too!
Shoaib Elqady is the founder and CEO of Athar Accelerator, with over a decade of experience in the Egyptian startup ecosystem. Shoaib's extensive experience has enabled him to assist over 100 international and local businesses with business strategy, brand strategy, business model innovation, and UX design.
Entrepreneur and passionate about business and technology , founder and CEO of NASLST
Currently working as a Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Commerce section, Suez Canal University.
Head of the Employers Relations Department at the University Center of Career Development in SCU, affiliated with the American University in Cairo.
Bringing extensive expertise in economics, environmental sustainability, and fostering employer relations for academic and professional advancement of students.
Hossam Mady is a highly skilled and dedicated professional with a passion for technology and education. With over two years of experience as a Program Coordinator for ITIDA|TIEC at Creativa Aswan, he has played a crucial role in managing and coordinating various programs and initiatives related to technological creativity and entrepreneurship.
In this role, Hossam Mady has demonstrated exceptional organizational and leadership abilities. He has been responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of trainings, ensuring their successful completion within defined timelines and budgets. His strong communication and interpersonal skills have allowed him to effectively collaborate with stakeholders, including government organizations, educational institutions, incubators and industry partners, fostering valuable relationships and promoting the growth of the technology and entrepreneurship sectors in Aswan.
In addition to his work as a Program Coordinator, Hossam Mady has also served as a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Engineering at Aswan University. This position showcases his commitment to academic excellence and his ability to impart knowledge to aspiring engineers. He has provided valuable support to professors, facilitated discussions, and mentored students, contributing to the overall learning experience.
With his combined experience in program coordination and teaching, Hossam has proven himself to be a versatile professional who excels in creating opportunities for growth and learning in the technology and entrepreneurship sectors. His dedication, expertise, and passion make him an invaluable asset in any educational or organizational setting he is a part of.