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Farah Safwat Takes Part in South Africa BEE Initiative in Support of Black Entrepreneurship

Endeavor Egypt team member Farah Safwat returned to Cairo after spending six weeks in Johannesburg taking part in a special program at Endeavor Egypt’s sister office Endeavor South Africa: the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) initiative by the SA SME Fund’s CEO Circle in partnership with Endeavor South Africa, that aims to support black entrepreneurship in the country.

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Egypt’s High-Impact Endeavor Entrepreneurs Make it to GES 2019

Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies, Almouneer, Smart Medical Services and Swvl, were among the seven high-growth scale-up businesses selected this year to represent the Egyptian entrepreneurship ecosystem at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), held in the Hague, Netherlands from June 3-5, 2019.

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Almouneer and WellSpring Presented as Case Studies in AUC

For the second year, Endeavor Egypt built on its successful collaboration with the American University in Cairo’sSchool of Business to connect graduating business seniors in the Business Planning and Strategy (BADM 4001) course with real-life Egyptian case studies from its network of high growth businesses.

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Endeavor Egypt Welcomes Ahmed Mekky to the Board of Directors

Endeavor Egypt welcomes renowned telecommunications and technology entrepreneur and expert Ahmed Mekky to its Board of Directors. Mekky is the Chairman and CEO of Fiber Misr, a telecommunications and IT holding company and systems integrator currently focusing on the Egyptian market with plans to spread regionally, utilizing the most advanced technology available and Implementing the highest quality standards driven by "A" class calibers, associates and partners.

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Endeavor Egypt Welcomes Wuzzuf and Dsquares to its Network

Endeavor Egypt welcomes Ameer Sherif, CEO of Wuzzuf and Forasna, and Ayman Essawy, Marwan Kennawy and Momtaz Moussa, Co-Founders of Dsquares, to its network of High Impact Entrepreneurs.

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Endeavor Egypt Welcomes Halan and SWVL to its Network

Endeavor Egypt welcomes Mounir Nakhla, CEO of Halan and Ahmed Sabbah, Mahmoud Nouh and Mostafa Kandil, Co-Founders of SWVL, to its network of High Impact Entrepreneurs.

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Adapting to Scale: the Journey of Crave

Having spent their summers working in a family-owned restaurant, Endeavor Entrepreneurs and brothers, Hazem El-Dalati and Fahed El-Dalati,had a love for food instilled in them from a very young age. Growing up, they took this passion into building one of Egypt’s leading F&B brands: Crave.

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Endeavor Egypt Launches 2017 Impact Report

Endeavor Egypt is happy to announce the launch of its 2017-18 Impact Report, highlighting the important role played by Endeavor Entrepreneurs in catalyzing long-term economic growth in Egypt through the job and wealth creation impact of their companies, and through their own giving back to Egypt’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

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Endeavor Egypt Celebrates 10 Years of High-Impact Entrepreneurship

Endeavor Egypt, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, hosted Scale-Up Egypt 2018 bringing together 120+ guests from Endeavor’s network of high-impact Entrepreneurs, Mentors and ecosystem partners in attendance of the event’s Guest of Honor H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egypt’s Minister of Investment & International Cooperation.

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Endeavor Egypt Welcomes WellSpring and Natura Agro to its Network

Endeavor Egypt welcomes Maged Fawzy, Founder and CEO of WellSpring and Amr El Meniawy, Founder and CEO of Natura Agro, to its network of High Impact Entrepreneurs.

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Women of Endeavor: Dina Aly, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Matter

Since her youth, Endeavor Entrepreneur Dina Aly was driven with ambition to transform ideas into reality and always knew that her big dream was to run her own business. Today, she is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Matter, Egypt’s first award winning specialized branding agency.

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Sameh El-Sadat & Alaa Hashim Convene at Stanford-Endeavor ExecEd Program

Endeavor Entrepreneur Sameh El-Sadat and Endeavor Mentor Alaa Hashim look back and reflect at the experience and what inspired them during the Endeavor Innovation & Growth Program done in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business

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Tips for MENA Founders Raising Seed Rounds from Tarek Fahim

Endeavor Egypt Board Member Tarek Fahim shares valuable tips to give to MENA founders and entrepreneurs raising seed rounds.

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Tips for MENA Founders Raising Seed Rounds from Tarek Fahim

Endeavor Egypt Board Member Tarek Fahim had some valuable tips to give to MENA founders and entrepreneurs raising seed rounds, which he posted on his personal Facebook page and which we’re re-sharing below.

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The Giveback Gene: Inertia Co-Founders Hussein Rifai and Ahmed El Adawy on Championing Entrepreneurial Talent

Recognizing the impact entrepreneurship has on the country’s economic development, and driven by a passion to support young entrepreneurs, Endeavor Entrepreneurs and Inertia Co-Founders Hussein Rifai and Ahmed El Adawy took the pioneering initiative of sponsoring the second season of CBC Egypt’s Hona Al Shabab in the spirit of giving back to Egypt’s bursting entrepreneurial talent.

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CBC Egypt’s Hona Al Shabab Concludes Second Season

CBC Egypt’s Hona Al Shabab aired the final episode on May 9, 2018, announcing the final winners of the four-months long entrepreneurship competition.

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Women of Endeavor: Rania George, CEO and Vice Chairperson of LUNA Perfumes & Cosmetics

When it comes to the best beauty and personal care products, LUNA is a household name in Egypt. To Rania George, LUNA Perfume and Cosmetic’s CEO and Vice Chairperson, her history with LUNA goes further back to her childhood.

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Endeavor Egypt Welcomes Tarek Fahim to the Board of Directors

Endeavor Egypt welcomes entrepreneur and seasoned investor Tarek Fahim to its Board of Directors. Fahim is the Managing Partner at Endure Capital, a cross-border Venture Capital firm and an early investor in Careem, Wuzzuf, Aspect Biosystems, Boom Supersonic.

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Chris Khalifa at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017

Chris Khalifa, Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Zooba, was one of nine entrepreneurs from Egypt attending the annually held Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held this year in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30, 2017.

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Endeavor Network Convenes at RiseUp Summit 2017

More than 5000 entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, media professionals and ecosystem partners from all over the world convened in Cairo, Egypt on December 1-3, 2017 for the annual RiseUp Summit 2017, MENA region’s largest entrepreneurial event co-organized by Endeavor Egypt.

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Celebrating the Impact of Mentorship with Endeavor Egypt

Endeavor Egypt hosted its Annual Mentor Awards ceremony on December 4th, 2017 at the Cairo Capital Club bringing together over 100 members of the Endeavor network’s High-Impact Entrepreneurs, Mentors and ecosystem

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Amr El-Tayeb, Endeavor Entrepreneur, Selected Ashoka Arab World Fellow

Endeavor Entrepreneur and Founder of Smart Medical Services, Amr El Tayeb, was recently selected as a Fellow by Ashoka Arab Worldfor his pioneering work in providing access to low-cost, self-managed, personalized healthcare programs to Egyptians.

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Egypt Entrepreneurs Convene in Stanford for Growth & Innovation Program

Building on Endeavor’s partnership with Stanford University, last August we organized the week-long Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program done in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and exclusively designed for Endeavor Entrepreneurs to foster innovation and help them build leading companies in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

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Ahmed Ragab, CEO of Baraka Retail Group, joins Endeavor’s 74th ISP as a GAP Candidate

As Endeavor’s 74th International Selection Panel (ISP) kicked off in Brooklyn, NYC last month bringing together 20+ companies from around the world to go through their final selection milestone, Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur Ahmed Ragab, CEO of Baraka Retail Group, joined the ISP as part of Endeavor’s Global Acceleration Panel (GAP).

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Fostering High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Egypt

As part of their Social Impact program, Bain & Company partners with Endeavor by providing consultancy services to the organization and its affiliates, as well as support to Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Bain & Company Associate Consultant Matias Leguizamon shares his externship experience in Egypt.

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Endeavor Welcomes Al-Mouneer to its Egypt Network

Endeavor Egypt welcomes Noha Khater and Rania Kadry, Co-Founders of Almouneer, to the network following their selection at the 73rd International Selection Panel held in Beirut, Lebanon from July 24-26, 2017.

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Endeavor Celebrates AAP Graduates

After successfully completing their Analyst Accelerator Program (AAP), five of Endeavor Egypt’s top performing Analysts were invited back to the office to receive their Certificates of Achievements in recognition of their exceptional performance and contributions to Endeavor’s work in Egypt.

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Bringing mPathic’s CDI to Endeavor Egypt

Endeavor Egypt network members came together on July 16th to Urban Station for a one-day workshop dedicated to fostering innovative thinking and customer empathy in their teams and company cultures.

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Celebrating Egypt’s WEF Winners

In honor of the 14 Egyptian companies selected among the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Top 100 Arab Start-Ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), a special Sohour evening was organized on June 14th by the AMCHAM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee (EIC) to celebrate and recognize those entrepreneurs ‘enabling a generational transformation,’ in Egypt and across the MENA region.

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SolarizEgypt First in Egypt to Bring Industrial Solar Project to Multinational

SolarizEgypt, a market-leading certified solar solutions provider led by Endeavor Entrepreneur Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar, was awarded a milestone project by global cosmetics group L’Oréal to develop and integrate a self-consumption system at the Company’s 10th of Ramadan Industrial Zone power plant.

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Endeavor Egypt leads SME training program to Bankers

Endeavor Egypt concluded the delivery of the first of a series of training programs designed and offered to Egypt’s banking sector, aiming at empowering participating bankers with the skills and know-how needed to enable and facilitate SME and entrepreneur financing over the years to come.

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Endeavor Egypt Ramadan Meet-Ups

Throughout the month of Ramadan, the Endeavor Egypt network got together to enjoy the festivities of the season and catch-up with one another.

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Endeavor Egypt Welcomes Amir Barsoum to the Board of Directors

Endeavor Egypt welcomes Endeavor Entrepreneur, Co-Founder and CEO of Vezeeta Amir Barsoum to its Board of Directors.

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Endeavor Egypt’s 25th Local Selection Panel

On May 22nd, 2017 Endeavor Egypt hosted its 25th Local Selection Panel (LSP) where eight candidate entrepreneurs leading three companies successfully passed this important milestone. The LSP was generously hosted by Endeavor Entrepreneur Mohamed Fahmy, CEO of IST Networks, at his Company’s Smart Village premises.

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Endeavor Catalyst Fund Invests $500,000 in Vezeeta

Endeavor Catalyst Fund, Endeavor’s co-investment vehicle, has made its first investment in Egypt contributing $500,000 to Vezeeta, in what is considered a major milestone for Endeavor Egypt and its network of High-Impact Entrepreneurs.

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2016 Local Impact Results

As Endeavor Egypt entered its ninth year of its mission-led work in Egypt in 2016, we’re happy to share and celebrate our impact last year in numbers.

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CBC Hosts Egypt’s First Televised Entrepreneurship Competition

In support of the ever growing entrepreneurial ventures by Egypt’s youth, EGBank teamed up with Egypt’s top private television channel, CBC, to launch the country’s first televised entrepreneurship competition Hona Al Shabab.

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Vezeeta, Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur, Announces Launch in Jordan and Lebanon

Vezeeta, a leader in digital healthcare solutions in the MENA region, and led by Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur Amir Barsoum, is expanding its online booking platform into Jordan and Lebanon.

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Endeavor Egypt’s 24th Local Selection Panel

Endeavor Egypt is happy to announce that seven candidate entrepreneurs representing five companies have successfully passed Endeavor’s 24th Local Selection Panel (LSP) hosted on March 9th at Urban Station.

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Attracting & Retaining Talent with Dr Claudia Gross

Attended by Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Staff, this interactive talk was led by Dr. Claudia Gross, an international process facilitator, management trainer and organizational consultant with 15+ years of international experience, who’s also an Endeavor Mentor.

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Endeavor Egypt in a CSR Conversation with Dr. Laila Iskandar

On Sunday May 15th, the eighth installment of Endeavor Egypt’s Breakfast Series*was dedicated to discussing the important – yet often misunderstood- subject of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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TA telecom: Celebrating 2015 Achievements

TA telecom celebrated their achievements for 2015 with friends, family and partners over dinner at Omar Fathy’s amazing new restaurant, The Eatery, at Cairo Festival City on Monday the 15th of Feb. The attendees enjoyed the culinary delights of the Eatery while networking amongst others.

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Executive Education, Endeavor Entrepreneurs and Exceptional Experiences

One of our most sought after services for Endeavor Entrepreneurs is the annual Executive Education program organised in partnership with Harvard Business School and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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The Start of Their Endeavor

The Local Selection Panel (LSP) represents the first test in the lifetime of any Endeavor company. Some pipeline candidates (hopefully future Endeavor Entrepreneurs), are lucky enough to witness the LSP before embarking on the journey themselves.

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The 19th Local Selection Panel was conducted on June 15th by Endeavor Egypt at the AUC Tahrir Campus

The conclusion of an intensive multi-step selection process that is the foundation of Endeavor’s model, the Local Selection Panel (LSP) brought together some of Egypt’s top business and industry leaders.

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Learning How the Endeavor Egypt Team Does It

Sara Faqir, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Manager at Endeavor Morocco, visits the Endeavor Egypt office for a week to get immersed in the day-to-day work and learn more about the role of the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth team. Read more about her experience in Cairo.

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The Start of My Endeavor

We’ve all been through this; starting a new job, getting accustomed to the work environment, the system, the internal language, making an extra effort to be nice to people to win them over and have them like you.

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Effecting High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Endeavor Egypt and the Cairo Tech Map

After months of rigorous research and interviews with the founders of Cairo’s most innovative tech companies, the Cairo Tech Map is finally here! Drawing its inspiration from the NYC Tech Map, the data collected demonstrates the “multiplier effect” on how each company has influenced others within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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What happens at an Endeavor International Selection Panel?

Ever wondered what goes on at Endeavor's International Selection Panels? We've broken down the final step in Endeavor's rigorous multi-stage selection process for you.

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Egypt The Future … Recap from Egypt Economic Development Conference 2015

From inside the Jolie Ville International Congress Centre in Sharm El Sheikh, optimism and the sound of a brighter more prosperous future for Egypt’s Economy emanates loud enough to drown out the rumbling of military apache’s flying overhead.

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5 Awesome Traits of Egyptian Entrepreneurs

The Endeavor International Selection Panels (ISPs) are where Endeavor candidates from around the world get selected to become part of our global network of high impact entrepreneurs. In 2014, an impressive 8 out of 9 entrepreneurs were selected from Egypt and here are some of the characteristics they all share.

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Why the early bird catches the worm: 8 Tips to having a productive morning

A recent study by the American Psychological Association Journal deduced that early risers are healthier, happier and even more productive. So we have asked some of our most successful entrepreneurs to share some tips from their morning routines for a better start to your day!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Bookmark the Endeavor Egypt Blog

Welcome to the Endeavor Egypt blog! Here are five reasons why you should bookmark the page.