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Fianque Hall - Down Town

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

U.S. Agency for International Development



Nov 21
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome & Keynote Speaker
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Announcing top voted teams
  • 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


Nov 22
  • Arrive, Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Prayer Break
  • Main Event Speech Sessions
  • Launch Break
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow
  • Simple Dinner


Nov 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Simple Lunch Break
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrap-up & Event Closing
Platinum Sponsors

Hassan Mansi

Executive Director at Integral   |   LinkedIn

Experienced in Management & Quality Training and Consultancy specially Breakthrough and Continuous Improvement Methodologies. Professional in up- leveling the quality levels in our customers ' firms to improve their relative position in their specified markets and to solve today’s global challenge of cost and efficiency carried out through the introduction, training and implementing of the managements and Quality Systems and techniques.

Ramy Mamdouh

Assistant Professor at AASTMT   |   LinkedIn

A researcher in computer systems and networking whose experience is focused on building scalable internet platforms. Co-founded, one of the earliest internet startup in MENA region and a key player in building a number of tech startups.

Gold Sponsors

Abdelrahman Wahba

Co-Founder & General Manager, Innovolve LLC   |  

Abdelrahman Wahba is the Co-Founder an General Manager of Innovolve LLC the company behind
iqraaly is a mobile application available on all major mobile platforms and website containing daily narrated Arabic audio content for people to consume on the road. People in Egypt spend 2-3 hours daily on the road, calculating up to 1100 hours annually, which is equivalent to attending an entire year in university.
Abdelrahman Wahba graduated as a Computer & Systems engineer from the Faculty of Engineering Ain Shams in 2007. He has worked as a Technical Marketing Engineer and the Product Marketing Manager in Mentor Graphics on software products serving the automotive and aerospace industries. Always passionate about building his own startup, he decided to move to the Oil & Gas Industry to attain the skills most required for an entrepreneur: sales and business development. He has worked as the Sales & Business Development Manager for the Middle East in OnSpec Engineering Solutions which provides engineering services to the Oil and Gas industry. Abdelrahman was responsible for the company's activities in Qatar and the UAE closing large sales deals, developing and maintaining partnerships with local and international companies and conducting business with large Oil and Gas production companies.

Tarek Shalaby

Commissar of Creativity, ThePlanet   |  

Shalaby's the Creative Director at ThePlanet and is responsible for every technical glitch and misplaced pixel out of all digital pieces produced. He studied Integrative Arts at Penn State and entered the realm of digital production via Web Design - which he has been actively exploring for years.
When he's not fighting to bring down the capitalist regime, Shalaby is at the office making sure there's a perfect digital flow between each and every planeteer, as well as giving the feedback that turns a good idea with mediocre implementation, to a revolutionary trigger (no pun intended) and an execution to match.
He traveled the world to prove to himself what an amazing place Egypt is, and he's not settling for anything short of taking Egyptian startups to the international scene (after helping the Egyptian workers lead the permanent revolution, of course).

Silver Sponsors

Ahmed Aboulmagd

Technical Evangelist for Windows phone, Microsoft Egypt   |  

Ahmed was in charge of Microsoft academic programs such as the Imagine Cup, Microsoft Student Partner, and DreamSpark and now is exciting developers about Microsoft’s latest Phone Operating system. Giving himself and helping others is his passion and his experience in both the education and private sector allows him to do just this. Ahmed has been and continues to help students, professors and developers excel.

Ahmed El Hussaini

Founder & CEO,   |  

Ahmed El Hussaini is Founder and CEO at, an automated talent acquisition platform. He graduated from the Nuclear Department, Faculty of Engineering in 2005 and has been working as a web developer ever since. He was a former Senior Web Developer at Marginize, a TechStars graduate. He’s very passionate about learning new technologies and strongly believes in sharing his humble knowledge with others. Most importantly, he’s a loving husband and proud father of two adorable girls.

Ahmed Wasfie

CEO, Awstreams   |   LinkedIn

A serial Entrepreneur, currently the CEO of Awstreams. Founded couple of successful businesses like Backpack App, Ozbotha, Dealsping, BBES Network, Hamza B&L, & Green Hights. Ahmed has a B.SC in Mechanical Engineering, patented worldwide three inventions, awarded best innovator of the year 2010 from Injaz, & one of the top 10 inventors of 2008 from Stars of Science.

Azza Eissa

Audience Marketing Manager, Microsoft Egypt   |  

Azza is managing different types of programs and initiatives for the whole technical audience spectrum: Start-ups, Developers, IT Professionals, and Academia (Students/Professors).
After graduation from faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, she worked as Software Developer/ System Analyst for more than 5 years. Then, she focused more on developing IT strategies, Change Management plans for a diverse range of organizations in MEA region. Azza’s varied background in Software Development, Business Consulting and Marketing provided the perfect foundation for helping different kinds of business to succeed.
Azza holds a MBA from Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I) / IAE Paris

Hamdy Khalil

CTO, eSpace   |   LinkedIn

Hamdy Khalil currently is CTO at eSpace, he cofounded eSpace in 2000 and holds a CS degree from Alexandria University, During his career he worked closely with Multi-Nationals and Entrepreneurs, He Led the technical team behind the Egyptian Elections during 2011-2012.

Hazem Torab

Founder & CEO, Enozom Software   |   LinkedIn

Hazem Torab, Founder & CEO at Enozom Software, a fast growing software company in Alexandria. Hazem has more than 6 years of experience in management and team leading, and 10+ years of professional experience in the software development field. Hazem also is a co-founder and chairman of Ayaady for Investment and Agriculture, a crowd funded company and the first Egyptian online fresh meat shop directly from the farm to the consumers. Before founding Enozom, Hazem was a co-founder & CEO of IRange Software. He also worked at ITWorx and Raya Software after his graduation in 2004 from Alexandria University, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Systems Department.

Mahmoud Abdel-Fattah

CEO & Founder, Bkam   |   LinkedIn

Mahmoud Abdel-Fattah is a production engineer who graduated from Alexandria University in 2010. He started his practical career at the age of 14. His first virtual company was established in 2004, which gradually won over many important clients such as CEMEX, Holiday INN, and the Egyptian-Japanese University. He, then, joined the team of eSpace working as a business developer and a project manager for which is one of the top 10 sites in Egypt and the Egyptian Referendum as well as the Presidential Elections websites which were massive undertakings. In October 2012, Mahmoud launched Bkam which is a leading price comparison engine in the MENA region. He was also able to raise an investment from Jabbar, which is the biggest e-commerce group in the region

Mahmoud Khaled

Co-Founder & Team Lead, BadrIT   |   LinkedIn

Mahmoud is a founder and web team leader at BadrIT which is a software company delivers mainly medium size mobile and web production ready applications. He joined BadrIT after his graduate from Faculty of Engineering Alexandria University in 2007. After working with a lot of web frameworks/technologies, he fell in love with Ruby language and its Rails framework and from that moment and he depends on it in most of his work. Mahmoud enjoys teaching and helping others in anything related to software programming so that he founded CodeMasry which is an online programming courses in Arabic. CodeMasry isn't just online courses but it focuses in practicing programming assignments to ensure student skills strength. He also believes in Agile process and specially Scrum. He is a Scrum master certified and has some contributions in scrum process tools.

Mohamed Khedr

Founder & CEO, Internet Plus   |   LinkedIn

An engineer who has been chasing his dream of putting his mark on the Web and managing a company that grows to be famous in the Arab world since he was an undergraduate! Until now, he created, owned and managed, Games, and A programming enthusiast and a specialist in user behavior and market research.

Mohammad Badrah

Co-Founder & Technical Director, Sweety Heaven   |   LinkedIn

Badrah is the Co-Founder and Technical Director of Sweety Heaven (Winner of SWAlex 2011). Along with his partner, Sara Galal, they are the living example of the purpose of Startup Weekend Organization. He has gone through it all, starting from an idea to an established company and a running business. Badrah started his career in the IT department of Uniliver Mashraq from which he started his business awareness. Then he joined eSpace to lead a technical team working with great enterprises like Nestle and Vodafone, in addition to amazing startups like,,, and He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and engineering from faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University. He combines both technical expertise and business understanding, which qualified him to play an integral part in his entrepreneurial surrounding.

Osama Abdel-Karim

Operations Manager & Co-founder, VIMOV   |  

Osama Abdel-Karim co-founded vimov in 2008. Osama contributed in leading vimov to be one of the most successful startups in Egypt with the release of its flagship product, Clear Day. vimov is one of the few companies in Egypt that managed to release an in-house app that competes with top apps in its category worldwide. Osama is currently the Operations Manager of vimov. Osama holds a B.Sc. degree in computers and systems engineering from the Alexandria University of Egypt.

Sara Galal

CO-Founder & CEO, Sweety Heaven   |   LinkedIn

Sara Galal is the CO-Founder and CEO at Sweety Heaven, a website that aims to improve communication between parent and child. Sara was awarded first place in the “Start-Up Weekend Alexandria” competition. The second in ArabNet Cairo and was among the semifinalist of MIT business plan competition . For about four years, Sara was also responsible for recruiting the best talents for eSpace. Experienced in HR, Product Development and Management.

Tarek Nasr

Founder & Managing Director, The Planet   |   LinkedIn

A border-line insane Creative Digital Agency on a planet far, far away (in Dokki) specializing in developing awesome products and creating happening content for top brands including Nokia, Google, Fatafeat & Azza Fahmy among others as well as for our own enjoyment. We also do Strategy Development for Online Communication and most importantly هلس

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