Speakers

Who’s Coming?

Andrew-Daniel

Andrew Daniel

Founder & CEO at IRSC

Amir-Atiatalla

Amir Atiatalla

Strategy Manager at YVOLV (A JV Company by Alibaba Cloud and Meraas)

Dorra-Fayech

Dorra Fayech

Nada-Abdelnour

Nada Abdelnour

Tech Venture Partner & Startup Advisor

Ayman-Ismail

Ayman Ismail

Chairman & CEO at DMG

Alex-Williams

Alex Williams

Akram-salama

Akram salama

ICT Marketing Manager-PreSales

Yasmine El Baggari

Yasmine El Baggari

Founder at Voyaj

Valentina Primo

Editor of Entrepreneurship and Human Stories at Cairoscene, MO4 Network

Noha Mahmoud

Founder at OwlCircle.io

Mohanad Kojak

Founder and designer of Kojak

Hesham Nabil

Hesham Nabil

Senior Human Resources Partner at Barclays Bank Egypt

Omar Elsahy

Omar Elsahy

General Manager Souq.com - Egypt

Noomane Fehri

Noomane Fehri

CEO of BIAT Incubation Acceleration Program

Omar Shawky

Co-Founder & King Kong at Monkeys In Tuxedos

Mai Abaza

Co-founder & CEO of Publicist inc

Nader Iskander

Nader Iskander

Ahmed Wadi

CEO at moneyfellows

Dan Taylor

Photographer

Sharif El Akhdar

Sharif El Akhdar

Managing Partner - BPE Partners

Amira Salah-Ahmed

Business and Economy Editor

Farida Gueretly

Master teacher at Mavericks Schools

Hossam Taher

CEO & Co-Founder at Orcas

Nadine Salib

Filmmaker

Mostafa Youssef

Director and Producer

Roger McShane

Cairo Bureau Chief, The Economist

Mayye Zayed

Filmmaker

Mohamad El-Hadidi

Filmmaker

Tam Le

Sales and Product Development at Biz2bot

Khaled Talhouni

Khaled Talhouni

Managing Partner at Wamda Capital

Mouhamad Rabah

Mouhamad Rabah

General Manager of ZRE / Beirut Digital District

Mohamed Raslan

Mohamed Raslan

Mohamed is a Co-Founder and Partner of Levari LLP

Bassem Elhady

Bassem Elhady

Founder and CEO - Kijamii Agency

Rania Salah Seddik

Rania Salah Seddik

Founder, GebRAA

haytham-nawar

Haytham Nawar

Festival Director / CAIROTRONICA

galia

Ghalia Elsrakbi

Exhibition Director / CAIROTRONICA

maria

Maria S.Munoz

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Maison Pyramide

ines-gohar

Ines Gohar

Fashion Buyer/ Consultant

Abeer-El-Sisi

Abeer El Sisi

Co Founder / Queen Elf

Ibrahim-Al-Safadi

Ibrahim Al-Safadi

Founder, CEO Luminus Education

Elizabeth-MacBride

Elizabeth MacBride

Journalist at Forbes and Communications Consultant

Omar Khashaba

Omar Khashaba

CEO at Tutorama

mohamed-rahmy

Mohamed Rahmy

MD, Endeavor Egypt

Amr-El-Salanekly

Amr El Salanekly

Investment Professional - Ezdehar Management

Ezzeldin-Ahmad

Ezzeldin Ahmad

Dopay Egypt general manager

Ashraf-Hassan-Abdelwahab

Ashraf Hassan Abdelwahab

Chief Technology Officer, Africa Initiatives, Microsoft

Kenza Lahlou

Kenza Lahlou

Co-Founder, StartupYourLife & Managing Partner, Outlierz

Eman-Hylooz

Afef Ajengui

Space Manager and Project Assistant At Cogite Coworking Space

karim

Karim Elsahy

Founder / CEO at Elves

Nelly-Elzayat

Nelly Elzayat

Vice President for Learning and Education Technology and Founder of Newton Education Services

Tarek-Shawki

Tarek Shawki

Secretary General of Presidential Specialized Councils in Egypt

Seif-Abou-Zaid

Seif Abou Zaid

Mavericks Co-founder and CEO

mostafa-farhat

Mostafa Farahat

Co-founder and General Manager at Nafham

amir-sherif

Ameer Sherif

CEO of WUZZUF

Muhammad-Nagi

Muhammad Nagi

Managing Director at AlMaqarr

Ahmed Abu Elhaz

Ahmed Abu Elhaz

CEO at Shezlong

Karim-Khalifa

Karim Khalifa

CEO & Co-Founder at Digital Republic

ayman-shehata

Ayman Shehata

CSR Strategy Manager at PwC

Khaled-Ismail

Khaled Ismail

Managing Partner, Algebra Ventures

mohamed-ramez

Mohamed Ramez

Head of Technology Development at Digital Republic Linked by Isobar

Willie-Elamien

Willie Elamien

Managing Director - Flat6Labs Cairo

Stephanie

Stephanie d’Arc Taylor

Co-founder and COO of Jaleesa

Amir-Sohrabi

Amir Sohrabi

Bjon

Björn von Sivers

Investment Analyst

Sherif-El-Helw

Sherif El-Helw

Executive Director at Arqaam Capital

Frans-Van-Eersel

Frans Van Eersel

Founder & CEO - DoPay

Mahmoud-Ayman

Mahmoud Ayman

Former managing director 360daleel.com

amy-mowafi

Amy Mowafi

Co-Founder & CEO MO4 Network (+ CairoScene & CairoZoom)

Tarek-Ghobar

Tarek Ghobar

Uldis-Leiterts

Uldis Leiterts

Co-founder at Infogr.am, Fragmentic

Kiran-Maverick

Kiran Maverick

Founder @ The August Fest - India & I Am Tomorrow - Europe

hany-o-soliman

Hany O. Soliman

Head Of Business Banking Development at CIB  

ines-gohar

Ines Gohar

Fashion Buyer/ Consultant

beto

Beto Pallares

Joseph Advisory Services

annachiara-scandone

Annachiara Scandone

Youth employment project specialist at UNIDO

ziad-mokhtar

Ziad Mokhtar

Managing Partner, Algebra Ventures

Tarek Assaad

Tarek Assad

Managing Partner at Algebra Ventures

Yasmine El Hamalawi

School Manager at The Design Studio by Azza Fahmy

galal

Bahaa Galal

CTO & Co-Founder at Crowd Analyzer

Fawzy-Abu-Seif

Fawzy Abu Seif

Chief Marketing Officer at Vezeeta.com

abdelhameed-sharara

Abdelhameed Sharara

CEO and Co-founder at RiseUp

Momtaz-Moussa.

Momtaz Moussa

General Manager at OLX Egypt

mina

Mina Girgis

Producer & CEO at the Nile Project

Sandra Farid

Sandra Farid

Founding Partner at Acumen Consult

Ayman-S.-Ashour

Ayman S. Ashour

Managing Director at Newton International Management, LLC

Hanan Mahmoud

Hanan Mahmoud Elhadary

Chairperson of the Industrial Council for Technology & Innovation

ali abo sena

Ali Abo Sena

Director of Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre

helmy-abouleish

Helmy Abouleish

CEO, SEKEM

hisham haddara

Dr. Hisham Haddara

CEO at Si-Ware Systems

Mohab Anis

Dr. Mohab Anis

CEO at Innovety

alaa adris

Dr. Alaa Adris

Professor at AUC

Malak-Makar

Malak Makar

Project Coordinator at Zawya

Menna Emad

Menna AbdelRahman

General Manager at Cairo Angels

Thomas van Halen

Thomas van Halen

Research Lead at VC4A

Omar Soudodi

Omar Soudodi

Managing Director at PayFort

Aly El Shalakany

Aly El Shalakany

Chairman of the Cairo Angels

Rasha El gohary

Rasha El gohary

International Human Resources Senior Director

Amina K.

Amina K.

Founder at Amina K.

Ousso

Ousso

Musician and Entrepreneur, The 19th Corporation

Amira Azzouz

Amira Azzouz

Founder of Fustany.com

Omar Kandil

Omar Kandil

Program Manager, Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi

Dina El Mofty

Dina El Mofty

Founder and CEO, INJAZ Egypt

Jon Clay

Jon Clay

Director: Global Threat Communications at Trend Micro

Hassan M. E. Azzazy

Hassan M. E. Azzazy

Professor at AUC & CEO at NanoEbers, LLC

fatma

Fatma Ghali

Managing Director, Azza Fahmy Jewellery

Amina Ghali

Amina Ghali

Head Designer at Azza Fahmy Jewellery

Ahmed El Alfi

Ahmed El Alfi

Chairman at Sawari Ventures, Flat6Labs, the GrEEK Campus

Tarek Salem

Tarek Salem

Network Analytic and Customer Experience Engineer in Vodafone Egypt, Helm’s Ambassador

Ahmed Zahran

Ahmed Zahran

CEO & Co-Founder at KarmSolar

Hessain Almenawy

Hessain Almenawy

Co Founder , Business Development Director at PayME

Tarek Ghobar

Tarek Ghobar

Startups Service Manager at 1776 Dubai

Dr. Maher Hakim

Dr. Maher Hakim

Managing Director , Qatar Science & Technology Park

Karim Hussein

Karim Hussein

Angel Investory & CEO at D-Kimia

Mahmoud El Magdoub

Mahmoud El Magdoub

Head of Product at Forasna

Ma'n Abu Taleb

Ma’n Abu Taleb

Founding Editor of Ma3azef.com

Ahmed Huzayyin

Ahmed Huzayyin

Co-founder at Cleantech Arabia

karim samra

Karim Samra

COO Hult Prize Foundation

aly samaha

Aly Samaha

Co-Founder at ScoutMee & Velping, Advisor at Telokwento

Eman Hylooz

Eman Hylooz

CEO & Founder of Abjjad

Nadine

Nadine Hachach-Haram

Surgeon, CMO and Co-Founder of Proximie

Sherif Zaki

Sherif Zaki

With an astonishing record of being the youngest executive analyst of an 86 year old consulting firm in Chicago, Sherif Zaki proved himself as well in sales and marketing while filling the position of a [...]

Ahmed Abaza

Ahmed Abaza

Technology Territory Manager at Oracle

Ahmed Gaber

Dr Ahmed Gaber

Chairman of Chemonics Egypt

Waleed Abd El Rahman

Waleed Abd El Rahman

CEO, mumm

Ehab Abdel Moaty

Ehab Abdel Moaty

Marketing and Analytics Manager of Vezeeta.com

Tarek El-Gammal

Tarek El-Gammal

Founder & CEO at NGS-EGYPT

Martha Sami

Martha Sami

Director of People & Culture at Vezeeta.com

Islam Yassine

CEO of Napata

Fady Saad

Fady Saad

Managing Director Dale Carnegie Egypt

Omar Gabr

Omar Gabr

CEO/Cofounder at Instabug

Islam Amin

Islam Ameen

Product Manager at WUZZUF

Rachel McArthur

Rachel McArthur

Managing Editor at Digital Ink Content

Islam Shawky

Islam Shawky

Co-founder and CEO, PayMob

Wael Fakharany

Wael Fakharany

Managing Director Careem Egypt and SVP Gov. Relations Careem

Matt Hackett

Matt Hackett

Co-Founder & CTO of Beme (acq. by CNN)

Shehab Marzban

Shehab Marzban

Deputy Minister at Ministry of International Cooperation

Ahmed Abbas

Ahmed Abbas

Founder & CEO of Sun City Energy

Amine El Yazghi

Amine El Yazghi

Co-founder of Biodome

Ayman Ismail

Ayman Ismail

Founder of AUC Venture Lab, Co-founder and member the Board of Directors of Nahdet El-Mahrousa and Assistant Professor, AUC School of Business

Farid Tadros

Farid Tadros

Senior Private Sector Specialist, World Bank Group

Motaz Elewa

Motaz Elewa

Cofounder, Business Development Biodiesel Misr

Yara Yassin

Yara Yassin

Co-founder of Up-fuse

Sherif Hosny

Sherif Hosny

CEO of Schaduf

Noha El Taher

Noha El Taher

Chief Design Officer at Kiliim

Leandro Sanchez

Leandro Sanchez

Owner and Founder of Mediasur Holding and Geschenkidee.de

Shaimaa Atef

Shaimaa Atef

Researcher at Mahatat for Contemporary Art

Sara El Sayed

Sara El Sayed

Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Tarek Fahim

Tarek Fahim

Managing Partner at Endure Capital

Fady Ramzy

Fady Ramzy

Insideout Today CEO & Co-Founder

Ahmed Khaled Zaki

Ahmed Khaled Zaki

CEO at Conativèe-Labs

Ahmed Galal

Ahmed Galal

Compost Project Manager at Nawaya

Walaa El Safadi

Walaa El Safadi

Project Manager at Recycle Lebanon

David Kim

David Kim

CEO and Founder of GRIDWIZ

Seifallah Zoghbi

Seifallah Zoghbi

Managing Director at CI Capital Partners

Inji Amr

Inji Amr

Founding Partner Acumen Consulting

Abdulrehman Ubare

Abdulrehman Ubare

Director of Technology at YVOLV

Alvaro Abella

Alvaro Abella

Managing Partner at BECO Capital

Elissa Freiha

Elissa Freiha

Founder of Womena

Nadia Asfour

Nadia Asfour

Visual Story teller at Recycle Lebanon

Mostafa M. Hassanen

Mostafa M. Hassanen

Chief Governor at Agrimatic

Dina Aly

Dina Aly

Matter Branding

Housam Abul-Fotouh

Housam Abul-Fotouh

CEO at Albustani

Norhan El Sakkout

Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Manager

Daniel Hires

Daniel Hires

Project Manager at SwitchMed

Ahmed Hassan

Ahmed Hassan

Backend developer at Instabug

Ayman Hakky

Ayman Hakky

Founder & Managing Director, The TriFactory

Mahmoud Mahfouz

Mahmoud Mahfouz

Senior Backend developer at Instabug

Seif Fawzy

Seif Fawzy

Head of Operations, The TriFactory

Rania Abu Rabiaa

Rania Abu Rabia

CEO and Founder of Think

Angus Blair

Angus Blair

COO Pharos Investments

David Damberger

David Damberger

Managing Director M-KOPA SOLAR Tanzania

Fred Walti

Fred Walti

Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator (LACI) President & CEO

Toby Hammond

Toby Hammond

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Futurepump

Robin Farnworth

Robin Farnworth

Talent Manager at Sanergy

Adham Abdelsalam

Adham Abdelsalam

Head of R&D at Brainquill

Momen Al-Adl

Momen Al-Adl

Data and Analytics Lead at MO4 Network

Issa Aghabi

Issa Aghabi

Investment Officer Venture Capital Group, IFC

Ali Fakharany

Ali Fakharany

Investment Analyst at Beco Capital

Khaled Bichara

Khaled Bichara

CEO Orascom Development Holding , Co-Founder Accelero Capital

Ahmed Salahy

Ahmed Salahy

Regional Manager, Payfort

Morell

Morell

Co-Founder and Creative Director of ‘Thirty Three Thirty Three

Yahia Arafa

Yahia Arafa

Business Development Officer at Career Advancers

Pierre-Dimitri Gore

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty

Head of EMEA, Uber

Nour Ahmadein

Nour Ahmadein

Head of Marketing at UBER,  Egypt

Anthony Le Roux

Anthony Le Roux

General Manager at UBER, Middle East & Africa

Tino Wakid

Tino Waked

General Manager at UBER, Egypt

Ahmed Ellaithy

Ahmed Ellaithy

Senior Director, Technology Transfer Office at The American University in Cairo

Gautam Handa

Gautam Handa

Head, Corporate Development at Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited

David van Dijk

David van Dijk

Director General - ABAN

Dalia Ibrahim

Dalia Ibrahim

Chairperson & CEO of Nahdet Misr for Publishing

Rania Badr El Din

Rania Badr El Din

Founder & CEO  of Mother & Child

Aya Tarek

Aya Tarek

Painter, Street Artist and Illustrator

Sherif Makhlouf

Sherif Makhlouf

Partner & VP at Innovety

Nadeem Aburabia

Nadeem Aburabia

Internal Affairs Governor at Agrimatic

Sherif El Mahdi

Sherif El Mahdi

Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Dr. Matthew Spence

Dr. Matthew Spence

William J. Perry Fellow at Stanford University and a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz

Jean Pierre Kloppers

Jean Pierre Kloppers

CEO at BrandsEye

Mike Fairborn

Mike Fairburn

General Manager of Sony Music Entertainment Middle East

Jeff Harbach

Jeff Harbach

President and CEO of Kauffman Fellows

Emeka Afigbo

Emeka Afigbo

Strategic Partner Manager at Facebook

Reem Khedr

Reem Khedr

Program Coordinator at Mahatat for Contemporary Art

Hani W. Naguib

Business Designer & Mentor in Residence at The Venture Lab of the American University in Cairo

Zak El Fassi

Zak El Fassi

Product Partnerships for Facebook

Yasmin Helmy

Yasmine Helmy

Growth Marketing Head at Instabug

Somaya El Sherbini

Somaya El Sheribini

Talent Acquisition Leader at Microsoft, Middle East and Africa

Nermine Fawzy

Nermine Fawzy

Global HR Director at ITWORX

Sahar El Arishy

Sahar El Arishy

Founder and Chief Brand Storyteller at 18.213

Tarek Sryo

Tarek Sryo

Vice President- SASCO Group

Dana Horska

Dana Horska

Associate Manager Investments at twofour54

Stefan Godskesen

Stefan Godskesen

Independent management consultant, Architect and Director of OIFF

Mahmoud Sherif

Mahmoud Sherif

Co-founder of Jozour

Bahy Abo Elezz

Bahy Aboelezz

Co-founder & COO of Kijamii

John Casson

John Casson

UK Ambassador to Egypt

Bianca Praetorius

Bianca Praetorius

Pitch Trainer

Ahmed Korayem

Ahmed Korayem

Managing Partner at SainTek Consulting

Mohanad Ramadan

Mohanad Abdul Razik

Associate at Levari in association with Pitmans LLP

Dana Khater

Dana Khater

Founder & CEO of Coterique

Alaa Raed Hashim

Alaa Raed Hashim

Cofounder & Executive Partner of Transcendium

Waleed Rashed

Waleed Rashed

Founder & CEO at Voo

Mohamed El Dib

Mohamed El Dib

Creative Director at Monkeys in Tuxedos

Mohamed Azab

Mohamed Azab

Founder of Seha Capital

Eman El Koshairy

Eman El-Koshairy

Co-founder of AlMakinah | UXD Evangelist

Mohammed Sallam

Mohamed Sallam

The only Egyptian/Arab astronaut candidate in Mars One Program

Nour Shawky

Nour Shawky

CEO at Softec International

Ahmed Ragab

Ahmed Ragab

CEO /Managing Partner of Baraka Group

Claudia Gross

Dr. Claudia Gross

Organizational Transformation Catalyst & Consultant

Amir Barsoum

Amir Barsoum

CEO at Vezeeta

Omar Samra

Omar Samra

Founder of Wild Guanabana, Marwa Fayed's Toy Run | Future Astronaut

Sherif Badawi

Sharif El-Badawi

Partner at 500 Startups

Kinda Ibrahim

Kinda Ibrahim

Director of Media Partnerships MENA at Twitter

Sherif Hefni

Sherif Hefni

Partner at Levari in association with Pitmans LLP

Ozan Sonmez

Ozan Sonmez

Managing Director at T-Jump Startup Hub

Thomas Lamb

Thomas Lamb

Co-Founder and Director at Emmetros

Konrad Waliszewski

Founder and CEO at TripScout , and Mentor at 1776

Shahira Diab

Shahira Diab

General Manager at La Poire for Touristic Enterprises

Will Huston

Will Hutson

CEO and Founder at LMTD

Sian Prime

Sian Prime

Director MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) Goldsmiths, University of London

Chris Winter

Managing Partner at Brightstar Partners

Chris Haley

Chris Haley

Co-Founder and Partner at 01 Ventures

Amanda Lennon

Amanda Lennon

Partner at Innov8tive Minds and Dealmaker at UK Trade & Investment

Omar Hassan

Founder at Inevert.com

Hala Fadel

Founder and Managing Partner at Leap Ventures

Tom Fleming

Dr. Tom Fleming

Creative Economy and Cultural Policy Expert

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