Aqarmap, FilKhidma and Shezlong Pass 26th Local Selection Panel

Endeavor Egypt is happy to announce that three candidate entrepreneurs representing three companies have successfully passed Endeavor’s 26th Local Selection Panel that took place on November 7th and was hosted at AXA Egypt. The candidate entrepreneurs: Amad Almasodi, Omar Ramadan and Ahmed Abu El-Haz, founders of Aqarmap, FilKhedma, and Shezlong, respectively, are now one step closer to becoming Endeavor Entrepreneurs, eligible to attend an International Selection Panel, the last milestone in Endeavor’s selection process.

The Local Selection Panel is an integral piece of Endeavor’s multi-staged, mentor-led rigorous selection process. Throughout a Local Selection Panel, candidates pitch their businesses and future growth strategies and are interviewed by six Panelists selected from Endeavor’s Mentor Network who probe candidates’ leadership and business scalability potential. Going through these rigorous interviews also gives candidates the opportunity to get valuable feedback directly from the Endeavor Mentors. After all interviews have been completed, Panelists separately convene to deliberate and unanimously vote on who will move on to the final stage of selection: International Selection Panel.

Upon selection, Endeavor Entrepreneurs gain exclusive access to Endeavor’s network of 5,000+ global business leaders, industry experts and peer entrepreneurs across the 30+ markets where Endeavor has presence. Additionally, Endeavor Entrepreneurs get access to talent, mentorship, advisory services and smart capital programs designed to help scale their businesses.

Established in 1997, Endeavor is leading a global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating high-impact entrepreneurs worldwide. 20 years later, Endeavor has screened 50,000+ candidates and selected 1,500+ entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have created over 650,000 high-value jobs and generate more than $10 billion in annual revenues. Endeavor’s network of high-impact Entrepreneurs transforms economies, fuel job creation, and inspires future generation of leaders. The network is comprised of future-looking business leaders that own successful high growth ventures. Endeavor Entrepreneurs scale 2.5X faster than comparable companies.

In Egypt, Endeavor launched its operations in 2008 with a mandate to drive sustainable economic development by supporting local entrepreneurs. Endeavor Egypt today actively supports 49 high-impact entrepreneurs leading 27 companies across different sector and industries, including: TBS, Luna for Perfumes and Cosmetics, TA Telecom, Inertia Real Estate, IST Networks, Baraka Retail Group, Imtenan, Gourmet Investment Group, and more. In 2016, Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneurs collectively generated more than LE2.2 billion in revenues, and have generated 6K+ in jobs.

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