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Startups Try to Get Ahead in Egypt

Ahmed Wadi’s startup Money Fellows digitises the rotating savings and credit association (ROSCO) model. To launch to the next level, he’s looking for VC funding and regulatory approval.

Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar
zenithTalk: Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar

Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar had a comfortable life with a successful job, until a carjacking on the road to Cairo caused him to re-evaluate everything. Today he is the founder and managing director of SolarizeEgypt. 

zenithTalk: Sally Hafez Bahgat

Air pollution is a major killer in Egypt, with as many as 35,000 Egyptians dying each year from unclean air. Sally Hafez Bahgat wants to reverse the trend by planting more trees. 

Khaled Bouchoucha
zenithTalk: Khaled Bouchoucha

Khaled Bouchoucha is the founder of IRIS Technologies, the first company in Tunisia to use technology to boost beekeepers’ productivity. 

zenithTalk: Mehrad Abdolrazagh

Mehrad is managing director of Zoodfood, Iran’s leading food delivery platform.

zenithTalk: Nihel Chabrak

Nihel Chabrak of the United Arab Emirates University talks about efforts to advance the UAE's knowledge economy.   

Enabling Innovation in Egypt

While Egypt’s economy has suffered in the aftermath of the revolution in 2011 and on-going political tumult, entrepreneurs are tapping into new market trends and using innovative solut

zenithTalk: Mohamed Hamada

Mohamed Hamada, the founder of Ennota in Egypt, has created SME business software that even illiterate people can use.