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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Thanks to Startup Battle Egypt Partners & Sponsors:

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Schedule

Thursday

Nov 21
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday

Nov 22
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Nov 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Mostafa Farahat

Co-Founder,Nafham   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Nafham is a free online educational platform linked to the mandated public curriculum we provide crowd-sourced videos categorized by grade, term, subject and academic schedule.

They help students to learn in a simple pressure-free environment, by providing multiple ways of explanations for each lesson, supported by experiments and quizzes.

On the other hand, They engage students in the content creation by encouraging them to record video lessons and share their knowledge with their peers.

Judges

Sally Metwaly

Acting Director of Scientific Research and Innovation at Misr El Kheir Foundation   |   LinkedIn

Sally Metwally has been working in the Industry and Innovation development fields for over 20 years and is a recognized expert on systematic approaches to support new business formation and improve the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises

Ahmed Rabieh

CEO & Founder Mobipreneur, Mobile & RIA Solutions specialist at ITWorx.com   |   LinkedInGoogle+

Mobile entrepreneurship evangelist, Founder of Mobipreneur foundation focusing on mobile entrepreneurship consultation and development in the middle east, author, electronics engineer, mobile apps ux consultant as well he leads multiple tech communities in MENA such Adobe Community and BlackBerry Developers Group. Also served as Adobe Community Champion, Adobe Community Professional and Awarded as Adobe Community Most Valuable Professional worldwide.

Ahmed is currently working as a mobile & ria solutions specialist at ITWorx Egypt with an extensive experience in user experience consulation, web visuals, ria development, interaction design, mobile development over all platforms and know he is working on develop mobile products echo systems for big corporates.

He already founded start-ups such as @JannaBox to spread the Arabian and Islamic culture to the world & @KampMe to be used as entrepreneurship social platform to serve and support the entrepreneurial events.

Saif Abo Zaid

CEO at Nabadat Foundation   |   LinkedIn

Seif focuses on educational policy reform and education management. He is the CEO of Nabadat Foundation and he led the foundation’s team to build Tahrir Academy.

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Noha Mahmoud

Program Manager JuiceLabs   |   LinkedIn

Noha is a serial Entrepreneur she co founded many start-ups Gemiza , Fekra2.
She currently works as a Program manager for the Tech Startup accelerator Juice Labs to provide Technical, Business Mentorship and Fund for Tech Startups in Cairo.

Abdelrahman Magdy

CEO at Egypreneur LLC   |   LinkedIn

Abdelrahman is te Co-founder of Egypreneur connecting entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt. Egypreneur LLC takes its legitimacy from the popularity, expansion and engagement with entrepreneurs in Egypt openly and neutrally.

Egypreneur LLC is currently establishing an open platform, hub and one-stop-shop support center for entrepreneurs in Egypt that connects and matches them with over 600 ecosystem organizations seeking to support them in different ways.

Hisham Bakr

System Analyst at Vodafone   |   LinkedIn

Hisham is a BlackBerry Elite. Senior Java Enterprise, ATG, BlackBerry 10 and Android developer with 4 years of experience.


Shadi Mokhtar

UX/UI Designer, Castpace   |   LinkedIn

A Branding & UX/UI designer with over 5 years of experience in the field of User Experience Design, User Interface Design and Mobile App Design.

Mohamed Bargisy

UX designer at Theplanet360, 360imaging   |   LinkedIn

Bargisy is not the most obnoxious person you'll meet - and you'll never make out what he mutters. But that doesn't matter, because when it comes to UX, he relies on interfaces to communicate with users, wireframes to coordinate with developers, and the real world offline for inspiration.

Yassmeen Mohamed

Development Manager at KryptonWorx   |   LinkedIn

Into agile methodologies, project management & learning about entrepreneurship, education methodologies & child\youth development concepts. I like learning new things, technologies and tools.

Media & Contributors
Organizers
Motaz Elewa
Ahmed Abuiliazeed
Anas Emad
Muhammed Osama Rashad
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