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Apr
25
8:00 AM08:00

ABANA 2017 US-MENA Tech Summit

RISE Egypt is a community partner for ABANA’s first Tech Summit, where there will be a pitch for start-ups looking for investment. Hosted by the Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of NY (the largest angel investment group on the east coast), the Harvard Arab Alumni Association, and HOF Capital. If you’re in the NYC area or can be, this will be a special event and opportunity not to be missed.

About the Conference
The U.S.-MENA Tech Summit is the first in an annual series of Tech Summits focused on sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, family offices, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs interested in technology-driven entrepreneurship and with ties to the Middle East and North Africa region.

Open to the public with registration fee; learn more at http://www.abana.co/

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Apr
10
to Apr 11

ILO’s CSR Conference & Matchmaking Event

Impact of CSR Initiatives on Improving Egypt’s Economic Competitiveness

RISE Egypt will be participating in this event with a table. If you’re around, please stop by and say hi.

About the Conference
The ILO Cairo Office and the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) in cooperation with USAID will hold the Third Corporate Social Responsibility Annual Conference in Cairo on 10 April 2017, titled "Impact of CSR Initiatives on Improving Egypt’s Economic Competitiveness".

The conference will highlight the opportunities offered by business through its CSR programmes to create new jobs opportunities, to develop entrepreneurship, to support supply chains. 

Registration is free and open to the public; learn more at http://www.ilo.org/

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Mar
24
to Mar 26

1st Middle East & N Africa Conference on Community Psychology

  • American University Cairo (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Collaboration for Community Change: Insight, Innovation, and Impact

This event will bring together academics and practitioners from across the region to network and to share effective practices for community change. RISE Egypt has been selected to present a paper entitled “Case Studies in the Role of Creative Partnerships and Data-Driven Approaches in Supporting Entrepreneurship for Development in Egypt.”

Open to the public. More information on the AUC website

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Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

Arab League’s 3rd Annual Arab-American Day

Entrepreneurship Conference & Evening Gala

Entrepreneurs, capacity-building organizations, and public policy officials will present their work to support Arab and Arab-American entrepreneurs to the public and diplomatic communities. RISE President Mona Mowafi will present RISE Egypt’s work from the past 3 years - come join and network with DC’s Arab-American and diplomatic communities.

Free and open to the public.

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Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Middle East Institute’s 3rd Annual Egypt Conference

Reducing Risks, Unlocking Potential

The 3rd Annual Conference on Egypt hosted by MEI will convene a diverse group of Egyptian and American officials, scholars and entrepreneurs to look beneath the surface of Egypt’s most pressing issues. RISE fellow Seif Abouzeid (Tahrir Academy) will join a panel entitled ‘Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Innovation,’ with co-panelists Amr Adly (AUC), Heba El-Gazzar (World Bank), and Mohamed Zaazoue (Healthy Egyptians), moderated by RISE President, Mona Mowafi.

Free and open to public. More information on their website.

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

RISE Town Hall on Education Reform in Egypt

RISE is launching Global Town Halls! Join us for our inaugural town hall where we will pool insights from you about some of Egypt’s most pressing issues in education. In our first town hall, we will stimulate a lively discussion, fostering diverse dialogue between community members from all professional backgrounds and drawing in experts on education reform to push our thinking to new heights. RISE Town Halls place the agency of change in our hands, leveraging the smarts of our global community to tackle key development challenges in Egypt. Town hall resolutions will inform the RISE Research and Policy Initiative.

Free and open to the public.

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

RISE Community Dinner Cruise

Following the Middle East Institute event, join us to unwind on a beautiful dinner cruise on the Potomac River. This will be a chance to get to know the RISE Entrepreneurs, organizational partners, and other members of the RISE community in a more relaxed and intimate setting.

Open to public; tickets $100/person.

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

RISE Egypt Launch Event

  • New Research Building, Harvard Longwood Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Conference & Reception

RISE finally moves from pre-launch to launch! Come join us at a tour-de-force event where top speakers from industry, entrepreneurship/investment, research and policy backgrounds will share their insights and engage in dynamic discussions around what it takes to accelerate entrepreneurship for development in Egypt. The first class of RISE Fellows will also be announced and will present their work.

Open to the public. For more information, go to http://www.riseegypt.org/launch-event/

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May
22
10:00 AM10:00

MIT Enterprise Forum - Pan Arab Region

The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab is the largest conference and business plan competition in the region, drawing thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, capacity-building organizations, and the public in a 3-day event. RISE Co-founder & President will speak on the ‘Social Impact Rising’ panel to discuss the role social enterprise can have in spurring job-creation, innovation, and impact in the MENA region.

Open to the public.

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Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Wharton MENA Conference

Destination MENA - Unlocking the Region’s Potential

Wharton Business School’s premier conference focused on entrepreneurship and investment opportunities in the MENA region. This year’s conference will shed light on the social and economic changes taking place in the region today, and the opportunities to grow the region further. RISE Egypt President Mona Mowafi will join Mercy Corps’ Investment Coordinator to discuss the role and potential of impact investing in the MENA region.

Open to the public; tickets at www.whartonmenaconference.org.

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Jan
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Role of Entrepreneurship in Building a Better Egypt

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This panel event, sponsored by the Middle East Institute, explores the possibilities for investment in Egypt. Speakers include Mona Mowafi (Co-founder & President, RISE Egypt), Dina Sherif (Co-founder & Managing Partner, Ahead of the Curve), Jim Harmon (Chairman and CEO, Caravel Management, LLC; Chairman, Egyptian-American Enterprise Fund), and Yumna Madi (Co-founder & Business Development Director, KarmSolar). Moderated by Chris Schroeder, author of "Start-up Rising".

Free and open to the public.

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