ABDEL HAMEED SHARARA -
Abdelhameed Sharara is the founder of RiseUp Summit; the biggest entrepreneurship summit in Egypt and the Middle East with more than 3000 attendees. The summit is known for bringing the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt and MENA together for the first time. Before founding RiseUp, Sharara worked at Injaz- Egypt where he helped create the first startups pipeline in all Junior Achievement countries. The program design was awarded the MetLife foundation award for the most outstanding award in all JA countries.
Sharara had also worked as an English conversation and soft-skills trainer at Dale Carnegie and Berlitz, and was the co-founder and business development manager of Adams, a soft skills and training company. He graduated from Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Law (English Section) and was the founder of Ain Shams Model Arab League. Sharara is also a Global Shaper, which is a network of young people (under 30 years) from all over the world, who are selected by the World Economic Forum and are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive.
BASSEM EL HADY & BAHY ABO ELEZZ - KIJAMII
KIJAMII is on a mission to utilize its resources: a selection of Egypt’s finest talents coupled with an international mind-set that transcends all geographical limits in order to achieve its vision of becoming a key international player in the social technology industry” (Kijamii.com).They will be responsible for Netflix’s digital strategy in line with the launch, they will be doing media planning, buying, and execution. Kijamii has extensive experience with clients such as SoundCloud, Chelsea, AS Roma and FC Bayern on managing their online strategies in the Middle East.
Ambassador for Egypt TEDx, and a global shaper at the world economic forum Bahy Aboelezz, who is the co-founder of Kijamii, is a curator at Maker Africa; Maker Faire Africa is an annual event that is being held every year in a different African Nation. It began in 2009 to present & spotlight the vibrant and endlessly creative individuals which have come to represent the spirit of ‘making’ throughout the continent. Bassem El Hady, the CEO of Kijamii, has clients ranging from Philips, to Huawei, to DHL, to Nestle, to Pepsico, to Vodafone, to the United Nations Huawei and others on different digital scopes. He is also the founder of TEDxCairo, part of the independently organized TEDx program dedicated to ideas worth spreading
Ahmed Wasfie is a Serial Entrepreneur, currently the CEO of Awstreams. He founded a Couple of successful businesses, some of (Awstreams, Ozbotha.com, Dealsping.com, BBES, Hamza, Green Heights, DI). Ahmed holds a B.SC in Mechanical Engineering, patented patented worldwide inventions, awarded the “Injaz “Best Innovator of the Year for 2010 and the “Stars of Science” Top 10 inventors for 2008.
AWstreams is a full service digital agency operating in Egypt and LA. They come up with creative content for social media and vibrant campaign ideas. They are also proud to be developing outstanding websites and mobile applications. AWStreams has powered 18 mobile applications, 73 websites, and 97 brands thus far.
MOSTAFA EL NAHAWY & MOSTAFA KORANY
- INCA & CO
Inca & Co. is a fabric and lifestyle home furnishings brand, creating visual diaries by developing prints, patterns, textures and colors. El Nahawy tells us. “We design handmade fabrics ourselves, inspired by the stories and cultures of different cities; there’s a Marrakesh story, a Mykonos story, a Mexico story…and they each pay artistic homage to that place.” In addition to having a pop up store at Down Town mall Cairo, INCA & co had booths set up at Rise Up 2015and decorated a few of the events at the summit. Located in the heart of Zamalek, the Baehler’s Mansion 157 July 26th Street.
MOSTAFA HEMDAN - RECYCLOBEKIA
RecycloBekia is the first Egyptian electronic waste recycling company that offers green recycling and safe data-destruction services, thus creating revenues from recyclable material inside e-waste. Its goal is to establish a sustainable recycling solution for electronic waste in the MENA region. It started with very low capital in a small garage in Egypt, came in 1st place at the Injaz Egypt Competition 2011, won the “Fedex Access Award” at Injaz AL-Arab’s regional competition 2012 and got nominated to the top 20 finalists at “Start with Google competition”. RecycloBekia is among 15 of the top social enterprises and platforms seeking to empower social entrepreneurs in the Arab world and recently RecycloBekia was recognized by “Forbes Magazine” as one of the 10 Middle Eastern startups you need to know.
AMR AHMED - SIMPION
“Simpion” is a merger between two words which are “Simple” and “Innovation”, a company focused on simplifying people’s lives by providing them with products that would ease household chores. They were selected as one of the 7 best Start-Ups in Egypt by Cairo startup Cup, and gained two investment opportunities, a full incubation prize from Flat6Labs and investment from Cairo Angels. “The lesson from our story is: you’ll achieve what you want as long as you believe that you’ll make it. Focus on what you want to be no matter how many people disappoint you, and the ending will always be a happy one and you’ll be satisfied.” – Amr Ahmed (Simpion Founder and CEO)
MOHAMED AMR - KAIZEN
Kaizen for bio-medical industries is an Egyptian company that is ready to manufacture and produce the disposable plastic bio-medical laboratory products. Also, we have a variety of bio-medical devices, instruments and tools to be sold so stay tuned.” The company aims to be one of the international marketing leaders through self-sustaining strategic products.
MOSTAFA ARAFA - LEANUTION
Leanution Co.Ltd is an industrial consultant company, working on the industrial wastes management and manufacturing process improvement for the industrial firms. Leanution Co.Ltd identifies all the steps in the value stream for each product family and eliminates, whenever possible, steps that do not create value.
ISLAM TAHA - MATLEFESH.COM
Matlefesh.com is an online shopping mall that aims to save customers’ time and effort using the internet and online marketing technology; through establishing high professional marketing strategies for the shops which have marketing and distribution problems.
HUSSEIN EL BADRY - WAZNER
Wazner is a full design house which provides creative Media, Products, Graphic Design Concepts, Social Media marketing, and Merchandise and corporate publishing. Wazner is the standalone design house that embarks upon all sectors of design. Their contribution in product, media, and graphics design allow them to ensure the delivery of precise standards which shall fit the client’s position in the pitch. The main foundation of the team is the professional and theoretical understanding to guarantee thoughtful and original ideas.
KHALED ELBAHTETY - GREENEWABLE
GREENewable is a young Egyptian company proposing green alternatives to generate electricity. The idea is to place wind turbines, which are low in cost, on the electrical poles throughout the country’s highways to generate energy. This means that every car that drives through a highway would contribute to the creation of energy. According to Elbahtety, there will an estimated electricity deficit of 30% in 2014, 15% of which can be covered by the highway wind turbine if installed on 50% of Egypt’s highways. The locally manufactured wind turbines would capture the wind generated by the fast moving vehicles on highways.
AHMED MANGOUD - ELCON
Manufacturer of electric accessories, the company vision is to be the best in the field through the production and development of quality products that meet the satisfaction of customers. Its mission is to have high quality products that earn the trust of customers by having the lowest prices and the highest quality. Electricity is one of life’s basics, yet we still face a lot of problems with power plugs. Often the surge protectors offered in the market are easily damaged and also cause obstruction of movement due to all the cords connected to it. So they decided to produce a wireless surge protector that is easy and safe to use and provides comfort to all users.
FAROUK SAAD - EGYPREONICS
A product innovation startup, with a mission to make practical solutions for solving the problem of car theft by providing high technology products and being the sole service provider in this field. Their first product was called Safeurity
HOSSAM TAHER - CAIRO SITTERS
Cairo Sitters is Egypt’s first babysitting and tutoring agency, which provides innovative services to the Cairo scene. Cairo Sitters offers the services of providing caregivers who are multilingual (English, French, German) and are professionally trained and capable of giving parents the peace of mind they are desperately looking for.
MAHMOUD EID - BLINK
Blink’s aim is to build an educational tablet PC. It focuses on developing and assembling the tablet locally in Egypt including hardware design, applications development, and OS porting. They strive to make the educational process interactive by implementing the applications they develop.
AHMED KORAIM - KNELLEN
Knellen is an online gallery/marketplace for art, design, and decoration. It offers artists a place to display and sell their art giving them maximum exposure to the market and the chance to network with other artists. Similarly, it offers the consumers who are interested in buying decorative or functional artwork the convenience of browsing a wide variety of art pieces from the comfort of their homes, artwork at different price ranges, and delivery options.
ABDELRAHMAN ISMAIL - OPC
OPC aims to be the future of recycling in Egypt by processing materials into new products to prevent the waste of potentially useful materials
MOHAMED SALLAM - STEBN
STEBN is combining the convenience and flexibility provided by riding a bicycle with the accessibility offered by public transportation by creating a new method of public transportation. STEBN is creating a new system by providing a number of bicycles at a network of stations located throughout the city of Cairo. Users will be able to take a bicycle using the smart cards, and then park it to the nearest station located near their final destination.
AHMED NAGUIB - SUNUTIONS
SUNutions is a company that seeks to deepen the roots of green energy throughout the Egyptian and Middle Eastern culture. They provide their customers with a variety of devices and services to make their lives easier. Their main product is the Sun Light Collector, which uses sun power to light up indoor buildings. They plan to produce other devices and services by implementing the same technology in the future.
ABDULRAHMAN YOUSSEF, MOHAMED AMR, OMAR MOENES - ACCESSNY
ACCESNY provides Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, by developing an Android application that uses smart phones’ NFC modules function as RFID cards and replaces ID cards. Scanning NFC tags by smart phones will provide the customer with the needed information.
EBRAHIM FAWZY, ABDALLAH ABADA, MOHAMED ABDELKADER, SARA ELKHYAT, ABDELRAHMAN ALSHORMBABLY - BACTOGAS
Bactogas offers a clean solution for organic waste that yields natural organic fertilizer and bio-methane used in heating and generating electricity. Focusing on R&D will help create a green solution for organic wastes.