We interviewed three Endeavor healthcare founders to share their big-picture perspectives on how the current crisis is revealing the value, limitations, and hazards of new medical technologies around the world.
Endeavor Jordan, in close collaboration with Endeavor Saudi Arabia, hosted DealMakers 2020 on February 9 in Riyadh, KSA, wrapping the largest edition of the region’s flagship investor networking event with an outstanding record of 1000+ touch points established between investors and entrepreneurs.
The Endeavor network — entrepreneurs, mentors, board and team, in Egypt and globally — mourns the tragic loss of Khaled Bichara, a first believer and a founding Board Member of our organization in Egypt, an Endeavor Mentor, and a true role model whose entrepreneurial journey has inspired countless of founders in Egypt and beyond, and whose contributions as a mentor, investor and a boss have impacted the lives of many, many others.
Endeavor Entrepreneur Mohamed Azab was leading an entrepreneurial career in the UAE as a co-founder of a boutique investment firm when the 2008 global financial crisis struck. It was then and there that he set himself a new mission to start an impact-driven business, turning to the healthcare sector in Egypt and founding Seha Healthcare in 2010. We sat down with Azab to learn about his journey over the past decade: obstacles he faced, learnings he acquired, people that helped him along the way, and the vision he’s pursuing.
In May 2018 Yatin Nihalani, a Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Co, flew to Cairo having secured a six-month externship opportunity to work with IST Networks, the Egypt-based Customer Experience (CX) technology expert led by Endeavor Entrepreneur Mohamed Fahmy. Yatin’s experience proved to be a turning point on many levels.
Endeavor Egypt team member Farah Safwat returned to Cairo after spending six weeks in Johannesburg taking part in a special program at Endeavor Egypt’s sister office Endeavor South Africa: the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) initiative by the SA SME Fund’s CEO Circle in partnership with Endeavor South Africa, that aims to support black entrepreneurship in the country.
In pursuit of his love for technology, Endeavor Entrepreneur Nour Shawky had initially planned his career as an academic. It wasn’t until he worked with Ali Baghdadi, a pioneer in the IT sector, following his studies that Nour ventured into entrepreneurship and channeled his passion towards co-founding Softec Technologies.
TA Telecom spun off fintech startup NowPay after raising USD 600,000 in Seed funding from Silicon Valley’s Endure Capital and 500 Startups, and closing an undisclosed round from strategic VCs and investors.
Endeavor Entrepreneur-led companies, Almouneer, Smart Medical Services and Swvl, were among the seven high-growth scale-up businesses selected this year to represent the Egyptian entrepreneurship ecosystem at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), held in the Hague, Netherlands from June 3-5, 2019.
For the second year, Endeavor Egypt built on its successful collaboration with the American University in Cairo’sSchool of Business to connect graduating business seniors in the Business Planning and Strategy (BADM 4001) course with real-life Egyptian case studies from its network of high growth businesses.
Endeavor Egypt welcomes renowned telecommunications and technology entrepreneur and expert Ahmed Mekky to its Board of Directors. Mekky is the Chairman and CEO of Fiber Misr, a telecommunications and IT holding company and systems integrator currently focusing on the Egyptian market with plans to spread regionally, utilizing the most advanced technology available and Implementing the highest quality standards driven by "A" class calibers, associates and partners.
Endeavor Egypt hosted Endeavor’s 86th International Selection Panel (ISP) from March 13-15, 2019. The event attracted 120+ attendees from 15+ countries including world-class business and industry leaders, investors and some of the most promising entrepreneurs around the world.
Endeavor Egypt hosted the Egypt launch of Scaling-up MENA SME’s in partnership with the American University in Cairo’s School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Scaling-up MENA SME’s is a research report that demonstrates the growth potential of scale-ups and their impact on economic growth and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Having spent their summers working in a family-owned restaurant, Endeavor Entrepreneurs and brothers, Hazem El-Dalati and Fahed El-Dalati,had a love for food instilled in them from a very young age. Growing up, they took this passion into building one of Egypt’s leading F&B brands: Crave.
Endeavor Egypt is happy to announce the launch of its 2017-18 Impact Report, highlighting the important role played by Endeavor Entrepreneurs in catalyzing long-term economic growth in Egypt through the job and wealth creation impact of their companies, and through their own giving back to Egypt’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Endeavor Egypt, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, hosted Scale-Up Egypt 2018 bringing together 120+ guests from Endeavor’s network of high-impact Entrepreneurs, Mentors and ecosystem partners in attendance of the event’s Guest of Honor H.E. Dr. Sahar Nasr, Egypt’s Minister of Investment & International Cooperation.
Since her youth, Endeavor Entrepreneur Dina Aly was driven with ambition to transform ideas into reality and always knew that her big dream was to run her own business. Today, she is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Matter, Egypt’s first award winning specialized branding agency.
Endeavor Entrepreneur Sameh El-Sadat and Endeavor Mentor Alaa Hashim look back and reflect at the experience and what inspired them during the Endeavor Innovation & Growth Program done in collaboration with Stanford Graduate School of Business
Endeavor Egypt Board Member Tarek Fahim had some valuable tips to give to MENA founders and entrepreneurs raising seed rounds, which he posted on his personal Facebook page and which we’re re-sharing below.
Recognizing the impact entrepreneurship has on the country’s economic development, and driven by a passion to support young entrepreneurs, Endeavor Entrepreneurs and Inertia Co-Founders Hussein Rifai and Ahmed El Adawy took the pioneering initiative of sponsoring the second season of CBC Egypt’s Hona Al Shabab in the spirit of giving back to Egypt’s bursting entrepreneurial talent.
When it comes to the best beauty and personal care products, LUNA is a household name in Egypt. To Rania George, LUNA Perfume and Cosmetic’s CEO and Vice Chairperson, her history with LUNA goes further back to her childhood.
Endeavor Egypt welcomes entrepreneur and seasoned investor Tarek Fahim to its Board of Directors.
Fahim is the Managing Partner at Endure Capital, a cross-border Venture Capital firm and an early investor in Careem, Wuzzuf, Aspect Biosystems, Boom Supersonic.
Chris Khalifa, Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of Zooba, was one of nine entrepreneurs from Egypt attending the annually held Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held this year in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30, 2017.
More than 5000 entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, media professionals and ecosystem partners from all over the world convened in Cairo, Egypt on December 1-3, 2017 for the annual RiseUp Summit 2017, MENA region’s largest entrepreneurial event co-organized by Endeavor Egypt.
Endeavor Egypt hosted its Annual Mentor Awards ceremony on December 4th, 2017 at the Cairo Capital Club bringing together over 100 members of the Endeavor network’s High-Impact Entrepreneurs, Mentors and ecosystem
Endeavor Entrepreneur and Founder of Smart Medical Services, Amr El Tayeb, was recently selected as a Fellow by Ashoka Arab Worldfor his pioneering work in providing access to low-cost, self-managed, personalized healthcare programs to Egyptians.
Building on Endeavor’s partnership with Stanford University, last August we organized the week-long Stanford-Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program done in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and exclusively designed for Endeavor Entrepreneurs to foster innovation and help them build leading companies in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.
As Endeavor’s 74th International Selection Panel (ISP) kicked off in Brooklyn, NYC last month bringing together 20+ companies from around the world to go through their final selection milestone, Endeavor Egypt Entrepreneur Ahmed Ragab, CEO of Baraka Retail Group, joined the ISP as part of Endeavor’s Global Acceleration Panel (GAP).
As part of their Social Impact program, Bain & Company partners with Endeavor by providing consultancy services to the organization and its affiliates, as well as support to Endeavor Entrepreneurs. Bain & Company Associate Consultant Matias Leguizamon shares his externship experience in Egypt.
Endeavor Egypt welcomes Noha Khater and Rania Kadry, Co-Founders of Almouneer, to the network following their selection at the 73rd International Selection Panel held in Beirut, Lebanon from July 24-26, 2017.
After successfully completing their Analyst Accelerator Program (AAP), five of Endeavor Egypt’s top performing Analysts were invited back to the office to receive their Certificates of Achievements in recognition of their exceptional performance and contributions to Endeavor’s work in Egypt.
In honor of the 14 Egyptian companies selected among the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Top 100 Arab Start-Ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), a special Sohour evening was organized on June 14th by the AMCHAM Entrepreneurship and Innovation Committee (EIC) to celebrate and recognize those entrepreneurs ‘enabling a generational transformation,’ in Egypt and across the MENA region.
SolarizEgypt, a market-leading certified solar solutions provider led by Endeavor Entrepreneur Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar, was awarded a milestone project by global cosmetics group L’Oréal to develop and integrate a self-consumption system at the Company’s 10th of Ramadan Industrial Zone power plant.
Endeavor Egypt concluded the delivery of the first of a series of training programs designed and offered to Egypt’s banking sector, aiming at empowering participating bankers with the skills and know-how needed to enable and facilitate SME and entrepreneur financing over the years to come.
On May 22nd, 2017 Endeavor Egypt hosted its 25th Local Selection Panel (LSP) where eight candidate entrepreneurs leading three companies successfully passed this important milestone. The LSP was generously hosted by Endeavor Entrepreneur Mohamed Fahmy, CEO of IST Networks, at his Company’s Smart Village premises.
Endeavor Catalyst Fund, Endeavor’s co-investment vehicle, has made its first investment in Egypt contributing $500,000 to Vezeeta, in what is considered a major milestone for Endeavor Egypt and its network of High-Impact Entrepreneurs.
In support of the ever growing entrepreneurial ventures by Egypt’s youth, EGBank teamed up with Egypt’s top private television channel, CBC, to launch the country’s first televised entrepreneurship competition Hona Al Shabab.
Endeavor Egypt is happy to announce that seven candidate entrepreneurs representing five companies have successfully passed Endeavor’s 24th Local Selection Panel (LSP) hosted on March 9th at Urban Station.
Attended by Entrepreneurs, Mentors and Staff, this interactive talk was led by Dr. Claudia Gross, an international process facilitator, management trainer and organizational consultant with 15+ years of international experience, who’s also an Endeavor Mentor.
TA telecom celebrated their achievements for 2015 with friends, family and partners over dinner at Omar Fathy’s amazing new restaurant, The Eatery, at Cairo Festival City on Monday the 15th of Feb. The attendees enjoyed the culinary delights of the Eatery while networking amongst others.
One of our most sought after services for Endeavor Entrepreneurs is the annual Executive Education program organised in partnership with Harvard Business School and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
The Local Selection Panel (LSP) represents the first test in the lifetime of any Endeavor company. Some pipeline candidates (hopefully future Endeavor Entrepreneurs), are lucky enough to witness the LSP before embarking on the journey themselves.
The conclusion of an intensive multi-step selection process that is the foundation of Endeavor’s model, the Local Selection Panel (LSP) brought together some of Egypt’s top business and industry leaders.
Sara Faqir, Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Manager at Endeavor Morocco, visits the Endeavor Egypt office for a week to get immersed in the day-to-day work and learn more about the role of the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth team. Read more about her experience in Cairo.
We’ve all been through this; starting a new job, getting accustomed to the work environment, the system, the internal language, making an extra effort to be nice to people to win them over and have them like you.
After months of rigorous research and interviews with the founders of Cairo’s most innovative tech companies, the Cairo Tech Map is finally here! Drawing its inspiration from the NYC Tech Map, the data collected demonstrates the “multiplier effect” on how each company has influenced others within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
From inside the Jolie Ville International Congress Centre in Sharm El Sheikh, optimism and the sound of a brighter more prosperous future for Egypt’s Economy emanates loud enough to drown out the rumbling of military apache’s flying overhead.
The Endeavor International Selection Panels (ISPs) are where Endeavor candidates from around the world get selected to become part of our global network of high impact entrepreneurs. In 2014, an impressive 8 out of 9 entrepreneurs were selected from Egypt and here are some of the characteristics they all share.
A recent study by the American Psychological Association Journal deduced that early risers are healthier, happier and even more productive. So we have asked some of our most successful entrepreneurs to share some tips from their morning routines for a better start to your day!