RISE is a new kind of organization – one that believes in the capacity, creativity, and ingenuity of Egyptians, and those who love Egypt, to unleash innovative solutions to the country’s biggest development challenges.
What is RISE Egypt?
RISE Egypt is a global nonprofit that is leveraging its network of top experts, investors, and researchers to accelerate entrepreneurship for development in Egypt.
Think and Do Tank
RISE Egypt is a "Think and Do Tank" that links capacity-building for growth stage social enterprises with world class research to enable an evidence-based scale-up of its portfolio companies.
RISE Egypt promotes collaboration across sectors and facilitates important conversations between stakeholders in the private sector, civil society, and policymaking communities about the roles of impact investing, public-private partnerships, and research in accelerating development.
We are inspired by what’s possible today, motivated by what’s needed for tomorrow, and united by a love for Egypt.
Think big. Dig deep. Make change.
Show your support for Egyptian innovators by building a one-of-a-kind organization dedicated to bringing the best talent and resources the world has to offer to some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs in Egypt!
We invite you to join the global network and take the lead in supporting and growing Egyptian innovation.
Let us know about your professional expertise and in what capacity you would like to work directly with us and with the RISE Entrepreneurs.
Smart and passionate, our entrepreneurs are making waves and creating jobs in areas of impact for Egypt.
These committed individuals expand our reach and deepen our connections as a global community.
Catch up on our latest news and dig deeper into what drives our work and keeps us up at night.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
"In the summer of 2013, we founded RISE Egypt. It was built on the basic question: What if we could realize innovation through social entrepreneurship in Egypt?"
In this letter from RISE President, Dr. Mona Mowafi, learn more about what motivated the idea of RISE, and get inspired to join our global community.
Since the birth of RISE we have had the privilege of meeting with groups large and small through our global outreach.
‘Why RISE?’ gives insights and clarity to common questions raised in these meetings. From questions about how we are organized or how to get involved to those about the investment landscape in Egypt, find our answers here.