You are here, you made it or if you are reading this, you are at least almost there! Your dream of turning your passion into a business has finally eventuated into reality, and it's exciting. The world today has more entrepreneurs than ever seen before, it is no longer the norm to finish university, get [...]
Etisalat is a leading international telecom company operating in 19 countries around the world. Egypt is one of the countries where operation was launched in May 2007 as the first 3.5G operator. Etisalat’s entry to the Egyptian market ushered in a new era for the telecom industry. Today, Etisalat Misr’s 2G and 3G robust and [...]
All around the world, the 'creative economy' is talked about as an important and growing part of the global economy. Governments and creative sectors across the world are increasingly recognising the importance of the creative industries as generators of jobs, wealth and cultural engagement. The UK has been a leader in the development of this agenda, [...]
The RiseUp movement Quantum Leaped from an exciting local event into a global phenomenal. In 2015, we promised that the world would be coming to Downtown Cairo, and thanks to an incredible level of commitment from our tireless team and phenomenal partners, we delivered. Thought leaders, media mavens, tech-legends and power player investors gathered to share [...]
With a growing momentum, the team expanded from 4 core members to 15. The team included a dedicated member for everything from marketing, to partnerships and startups. The team realized that in order to sustain the momentum, we needed a unique RiseUp experience, (enter our Chief Experience Officer!). Check out the team :)
The team continued to develop the idea and prove that it could remain constant. The scope expanded from Egypt to the Middle East, and 17 countries and delegations came to Cairo to showcase the region. #RiseUp14 had more entrepreneurs, more investors, better media, and higher quality speakers. The team knew there was still a long way [...]
After the first summit, it was clear that this was only the beginning. Sharara and Con began on-boarding team members with a promise, but without a complete plan. The first true believers grew to include Muhammad Mansour and Gehad Hussein.
Sharara set up a booth at TEDxAUC to showcase RiseUp. Sharara and Con gather a team of volunteers and founders of startups. A social movement ignited named “Toz Fel Zoroof” where people shared their determinedness to move forward regardless of the situation in Egypt. Con and Sharara reached out to their connections and received support from [...]