Despite turmoil in Cairo, spirit of entrepreneurship endures

egypt-3july2013-500-celeb-kidToo often in recent days, we turn on our TVs to see images of violence and political turmoil in Cairo. But behind the turmoil, there are businesses working to grow and entrepreneurs striving to make the world a better place.

Egypt has a strong academic foundation with 25 public and 34 private universities, and it is working to build a better information and communication technology infrastructure to serve national development priorities and contribute to the global market. There are several programs in Egypt which support this goal, such as the Information Technology Institute (ITI) which provides specialized software development tools to new graduates, and the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) which aims to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in technology.

IBM is proud to be an involved and contributing part of the Egyptian economy since 1954, and now, in conjunction with TIEC and Endeavor Egypt, we will be holding an IBM Global Entrepreneur Mentor Day on September 8th. The Mentor Day will encourage entrepreneurs to grow their business sand guide them with ideas to enhance their operation and visibility.


What is a Global Entrepreneur Mentor Day?

Mentor Days connect promising, early-stage tech startups with business leaders, tech gurus, and entrepreneurial experts for one-on-one mentoring sessions. Through these mentoring sessions, startups are able to evaluate their business models and find ways to grow and improve. If you are a startup in Egypt looking to apply for the September 8th Mentor Day, you can submit your application here. The deadline to apply is August 31st.

Don’t want to apply as a startup but still want to be part of the fun? Register to attend the public afternoon portion of the Mentor Day, where you can hear the startups’ presentations, hear expert speakers, and mingle with business and technology leaders. Email to register.

Be a part of the first IBM Global Entrepreneur event in Egypt!

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