Startup Factory aims at capacitating on the abilities of the Egyptian entrepreneurs from different Egyptian governorates through sharing relevant knowledge by experts and incubating their ideas to formulate a minimum viable startups; all in the context of digital solutions.

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Trainers & Mentors

Empowering the new generation of Egyptian innovators

We work in close partnership with our trusted expert trainers and mentors!

Riham Abu Elinin

Founder & CEO of BznsBuilder

Riham Abu Elinin is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor since 2006, A Certified Corporate Governance from International Finance Corporation, Winner of the Global innovation competition in 2015 by the U.S. Departments of States. Chairperson of ORJ Factory a family business specialized in petrochemicals.

 

Riham is the founder of BznsBuilder the first bilingual (English/Arabic) platform that provides entrepreneurs and businessmen with a professional step by step business plan building tool.

Waleed Fahmy

CEO & head of design-Webkeyz

Waleed Fahmy is a UX evangelist and design entrepreneur. His first encounter with personal computers goes back to 1990, when he wrote his first line of code using BASIC, an early programming language.Waleed Fahmy is a UX evangelist and design entrepreneur. His first encounter with personal computers goes back to 1990, when he wrote his first line of code using BASIC, an early programming language.

 

Waleed launched his own company, webkeyz, in 2009. Focusing solely on UX and digital product design, webkeyz has a vision to help businesses deliver products that people love to use. In April 2016, Waleed became the first Google Design Expert in the Middle East.

Ahmed Yousry

EX-UBER, TALABAT,VODAFONE

Yousry is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years experience across 8 countries. He recently led Uber marketing, then was GM for Uber eats before finally joining Talabat to launch their grocery business.

Mohamed Hany

Global Enterprise Senior Sales Manager at Vodafone

Mohamed Hany has more than 10 years of experience in B2B sales. He empowered the Vodafone Egypt sales team with his intensive experience in SMEs, corporate and global sales. In addition to his strong strategic planning and development skills.

Amr Hussein

Entrepreneur in Residence at Riseup/ Startup Mentor/ Community Builder/ 1 Exit/ Helpin Arab Startups to grow

Amr is working as an Entrepreneur in Residence for MENA’s premier entrepreneurship network, RiseUp. A strong social impact advocate based in Egypt and the MENA region.

 

His pitch and business modeling sessions have been attended by over 10,700 people from over 15 different countries across MENA and Africa, delivered through 270+ hours spent in popular entrepreneurship enablers like Unicef, UNDP, TIEC, Flat6Labs, Seedstars, Fekretak Sherketak, Homathon, Edventures, NilePreneurs, Innovety, Tatweer Misr, Hult Prize, MIT Enterprise Forum, Nahdet El Mahrousa, Mntrni Platform and RiseUp.

Yasser El Gamal

Investment and Financial Consultant

Dr. Yasser is an Investment and Financial Consultant for Renowned Organizations, Founder of YelG Advisory, Instructor at AUC and Other Institues, and Former Vice President of Emirates NBD Dubai. He has distinguished experience that has spanned over 21 years including top-level executive positions in 5 multinational and global banks.

Abdelrahman Fahmy

CO-founder Youthinkgreen

Abdelrahman Fahmy is an Egyptian Visionary Social and Environmental Entrepreneur who is dedicated to empowering innovations in Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development. Abdelrahman is the co-founder and chairman of the Egyptian group of the international youth movement “ Youthinkgreen Egypt – jugend denkt um.welt ”.

 

He managed to lead and inspire a small team of the most dedicated and motivated young talents to innovate, design and execute support programs to empower Egyptian youth tackling Egypt’s Sustainability challenges using state of the art methodologies of 

Osman Badran

Managing Director- The Brand Bees

Osman Badran is an ardent storyteller. In a non-traditional approach, Osman likes to craft stories around brands from inception to maturity with clients that range from start-ups to industry moguls like PEPSI, Vodafone, Ahl masr Foundation, United Nations, Ahly Football Club, and more. Osman Badran is an ardent storyteller. In a non-traditional approach, Osman likes to craft stories around brands from inception to maturity with clients that range from start-ups to industry moguls like PEPSI, Vodafone, Ahl masr Foundation, United Nations, Ahly Football Club, and more.

 

Osman’s diverse background in the MENA region in advertising, marketing, and strategic corporate brand building, helps entrepreneurs breathe life into their brands. With multiple awards under his belt, Osman builds brands by design, not by chance.

Nezar Sami

Innovation,Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Consultant

Dr. Nezar is an Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management Consultant. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Deputy Secretary-General of the Arab Council for Social Responsibility and board member of the International Association of Management of Technology. He served in private, academic government and semi government organizations for the last 25 years.

 

He was the former deputy executive director of the Egyptian Banking Institute. Dr. Nezar is a facilitator, mentor and judge in world-class entrepreneurship competitions such MIT Business Plan Competition, UAE hackathon, Hajj Hackathon and many others.

Mahmoud Negm

Managin Partner - Ingenuity Studio

Mahmoud holds MPhil in Marketing from Maastricht university in Netherlands, MBA in Marketing from American University in Cairo and Bachelors of Science from the Ain Shams university.

 

He is certified from many international institutions like Google, PMI, ITIL and Sun.

Reem Bannis

Startups legal counsel - The Legal Clinic

Reem Bannis is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Egyptian Bar Association. Reem joined Levari in 2017 as a member of the corporate team (Levari is a full service law firm). Reem now is referred to as “ The Legal Clinic ” as Startups Legal Counsel where her job mainly is to support Startups and entrepreneurs by helping in solving any legal struggles they might have. Reem Bannis is a qualified lawyer and a member of the Egyptian Bar Association. Reem joined Levari in 2017 as a member of the corporate team (Levari is a full service law firm). Reem now is referred to as “ The Legal Clinic ” as Startups Legal Counsel where her job mainly is to support Startups and entrepreneurs by helping in solving any legal struggles they might have.

 

Reem is an excellent communicator and can break down the complex legal text into a more digestible language! She is also passionate about start-ups and always happy to make time for them.

Luc Castermans

FUTURON, Netherlands

Luc Castermans is involved in setting up and running several companies and organizations through which conscious entrepreneurship runs as a thread.

 

Luc Castermans has a background in communication & media design and is now strongly focused on how to put all elements involved in perspective that are involved in bringing a message, product or service across in the right way, to the right people.

Bassam Sharkawy

Co-founder & Technical lead- Sprints LLC

Bassam has 10+ years of experience in SW Industry, especially in the field of IoT. During his professional career as a software engineer, he worked on developing various IoT products using different technologies and protocols in different industrial fields.

 

Bassam worked closely with multilingual multicultural teams from US, China and Egypt; working with big names allowed him to get exposed to different organizational cultures, managers, leaders, and industrial gurus.

Mostafa Hakam

B2B Delivery Category Head - Country Manager at Careem

16+ years of experience in both multinational corporates and startups, working in the fields of Marketing, Operations management and Business development; along with this he has +7 years of consultancy He has been part of many reputable organizations like Vodafone, Etisalat, Vezeeta and FilKhedma beside managing his own training & consulting co. for 3 years. Currently, Mostafa is leading the B2B delivery vertical in Careem Egypt & KSA.experience in the fields of Training, and Product management.

David Beckett

Pitch Coach & Creator of The Pitch Canvas©

David Beckett is an international pitch coach, who has trained over 1400 Startups to win over €340Million in investment. He’s also trained more than 20,000 professionals at companies such as Booking.com, Tommy Hilfiger, ING, PwC and Google in 29 countries, as well as over 30 TEDx speakers. David is the creator of The Pitch Canvas©, author of the book Pitch To Win, and host of The Essential Pitch podcast.

Yasser Shoukry

Former commercial director SURVV, Former marketing manager Rocket internet

Yasser has over 14 years’ experience in large scale/high value change initiatives, strategic Marketing & Operation. Most three recent roles are BUSEET COO and SURVV co-founder in heading operation, marketing & sales and customer success functions. Also, scaling the SAAS & B2C businesses globally at ITWORX Edu.

Saleh Elhattab

Director of Product Management, Samsara USA

Saleh ElHattab is a product leader with experience founding and scaling products at Fortune 500 companies and hypergrowth startups. He currently advises several early stage companies in the industrial, climate, and digital information sectors and is serving as a part time partner to an industrially focused VC. Formerly, Saleh was a Director of Product at Samsara, an Industrial IoT company focused on improving the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of the operations that power the global economy where he scaled their Fleet Safety offering, seeded their European product line, and founded their Connected Site offering, and more. Saleh is an Egyptian-American, who grew up between Indiana and Egypt and still frequents his parents’ roots in Cairo and Port Said.