New Research Building, Longwood Medical Campus, Harvard University
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
June 21st, 2014
8:30am - 7:30pm
8:30 - 9:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 am
Co-founder & President, RISE Egypt
Co-founder & Board Chair, RISE Egypt;
MENA Agency Leader, Google
9:45 - 11:00 am
The Ins & Outs of Entrepreneurship in Egypt
The audience will get a chance to learn about the diversity of organizations that exist to support the start-up scene in Egypt, and then the forum will open up for discussion and questions.
11:00 - 11:30 pm
What It Takes to Design Your Dream
This talk will be led by two successful Egyptian entrepreneurs who will discuss what it takes to succeed even amidst the odds. The grit, commitment and support that makes for growing an idea into a multi-milion dollar business that creates jobs while achieving social good.
Chairwoman & Chief Designer
Azza Fahmy Jewelry
Co-founder & Chief Science Officer
11:30 - 11:45 am
11:45 - 1:15 pm
Presentation of RISE Entrepreneurs!
1:15 - 1:30 pm
A Message of Support by Dr. Farouk El-Baz:
This talk will focus on the importance of “doing more,” of joining hands for the greater good, investing in the next generation, and thinking beyond business as usual to make development impact in Egypt.
Director, Center for Remote Sensing
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Creating connections and building community for greater good.
2:30 - 2:45 pm
The Power of Storytelling
This talk will highlight the importance of creatively spotlighting and showcasing the work that’s being done to promote social entrepreneurship in Egypt, and the important role this can play in inspiring others, creating community, redefining success, and shifting the storyline to put those who insist on working for a brighter future in the headlines.
Senior Director, Brand Strategy, Microsoft
2:45 - 4:15 pm
Going Global: Learning From Others
We will showcase some of the best organizations doing similar work around the world and give ourselves an opportunity to collectively learn from their experiences. This will be a stellar chance for us all to open our minds and hearts to the many possibilities before us, to listen, ask questions, and learn.
4:15 - 4:30 pm
4:30 - 5:00 pm
Metrics & Impact:
The Role of Research in Entrepreneurship for Development
This part of the conference will dig into the role research can and should play in providing an evidence base for what works and what does not in the social entrepreneurial landscape.
5:00 - 5:30 pm
Creativity & Innovation for Social Transformation
This keynote will address the role of creativity, collaboration, and thinking outside the box in developing a new space for businesses that can transform society.
The Sawy Culture Wheel
5:30 - 6:00 pm
Ahmed El Haggar & Berklee School Musicians
Evening Cocktail Reception