Meet the RISE Entrepreneurs

These social enterprises will participate in a 2-year fellowship program (2015-2016) in which they will gain intimate access to our networks, concentrated acceleration programs in key areas for growth, assistance with impact and global best practices research in their areas of work, as well as critical introductions to potential investors and clients.

They will continue to work on their social enterprises in Egypt with strategic consultations and retreats happening 4-5 times over the course of the two year period. Research assistance will take place on an ongoing basis. Various activities will be planned during and subsequent to the fellowship to maintain and grow a strong community bond.


RecycloBekia is an electronic waste recycling company based in Egypt and serving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. They are the first company in the Arab world offering green recycling of electronic waste and safe data destruction services.


Educate-Me is a registered Egyptian non-profit foundation that was founded in June 2010 to redefine education in Egypt. They aspire to create an educational approach that would bring about people who pursue what they really want and would push boundaries in every field of knowledge, driven by their passion and curiosity. One that raises generations of learners, who can learn, unlearn and relearn, who have the courage and perseverance to change both themselves and the world around them; to create the world of their dreams.

Tahrir Academy

Tahrir Academy is an online platform that creates engaging learning experiences to stimulate the minds of Egyptian youth, empowering them to think, choose, and decide.


Helm is a non-profit organization that aims to promote employment and the full participation of Egypt's 15 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. They have a vision of becoming a leading career and development NGO in Egypt that ensures the recruitment and development of persons with disabilities in a broad range of jobs and careers while enabling the workplace environment to address their needs.


Jozour is a company that is converting agricultural byproducts such as date palm midribs into wood to be used for furniture-making and other interior designs using an innovative technology developed by its founders. Jozour’s mission is to reduce pollution from the burning of these raw materials while also creating jobs and valuable end products for domestic and global markets.