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In 2020, Egypt ranked second within the Middle East and Africa for its number of startup investment deals. It also ranked second in the Middle East for the total amount of startup investments and in the top 10 for its overall financing climate. Globally, the capital of Cairo is among the top 10 startup ecosystems with its abundance of skills at competitive wages. 

 

MIT REAP Team Egypt is focused on establishing and operating a network of community innovation hubs (CIHs) on the campuses of nine universities as a platform to stimulate innovation-driven entrepreneurship in information and communication technology among the hubs’ communities, particularly among university staff and students. The team has representation from the IT Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Si-Ware Systems, Egypt University of Informatics-Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, AUC School of Business, BasharSoft / WUZZUF, and Microsoft Egypt. 

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Hossam Osman
Champion
ITIDA VP & TIEC Manager, ITIDA-TIEC
Hisham Haddara
Chairman, Si-Ware Systems
Reem Abdelmotaal
Advisor to the Minister for Egypt University of Informatics, Egypt University of Informatics-Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
Ayman Ismail
Associate Professor and Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entr, AUC School of Business
Amir Mohamed Sherif Hamdy
CEO and Co-founder, BasharSoft / WUZZUF
Mirna Arif
General Manager, Microsoft Egypt
Tarek AbdElkhalek
Managing Partner, Endure Capital
Azza ElShinnawy
Head of Egypt, Amazon Web Services

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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