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 

Opening Welcome:

Mona Mowafi
Co-founder & President, RISE Egypt

Wael Fakharany
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.

Azza Fahmy
Chairwoman & Chief Designer
Azza Fahmy Jewelry

Rana El-Kaliouby
Co-founder & Chief Science Officer

11:30 - 11:45 am

Coffee Break

11:45 - 1:15 pm 

Presentation of RISE Entrepreneurs!

1:15 - 1:30 pm  

A Message of Support by Dr. Farouk El-Baz:
Doing More

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.

 Farouk El-Baz
Director, Center for Remote Sensing
Boston University

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Networking Lunch

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.

Michael Megalli
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

Coffee Break

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.

Mohammad El-Sawy
The Sawy Culture Wheel

5:30 - 6:00 pm

Live Entertainment

Ahmed El Haggar & Berklee School Musicians

6:00-7:30 pm

Evening Cocktail Reception