In 2013, EgyptNegma is introducing a new tradition to its annual EgyptNegma conference. We will be hosting a new preconference workshop, which is mandatory for all finalists to attend. The workshop will take place annually on the preceding Friday to the conference. During the workshop, trainers will be working closely with all finalists in a focused environment on various topics including presentation skills, rocket pitch, branding and marketing, and successful entrepreneurship skills. The workshop is a day-long event, which is composed of several seminars in the morning and 1-on-1 working groups in the afternoon.
The preconference workshop is meant to be more of a boot camp for finalists to gain insights into the entrepreneurial world from prominent Egyptian American entrepreneurs and leaders. Through the working groups, the finalists will get the undivided attention of the trainers who will work with them on their specific project and cater to their specific skills level. As such, EgyptNegma is aspiring to provide the ImpactEgypt! competition finalists access to the world top-quality entrepreneurship education in a friendly environment.
In 2013, the EgyptNegma preconference workshop will be held at the MIT's Tang center (Building E51), which is a new and innovative space that focuses on entrepreneurial activities at MIT. This year’s workshop will be led by five prominent Egyptian American entrepreneurs: Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim, Mr. Michael Megalli, Mr. Fady Malak, Mr. Amr Moselhy and Mr. Tarek Madany.
Dr. Nagwa Ibrahim is the Associate Provost of Entrepreneurship and Research Development at the American University in Cairo. Mr. Michael Megalli is a Senior Director in Windows Brand Strategy at Microsoft, Inc. Mr. Fady Malak is an Entrepreneur, Consultant & MIT System Design & Management (SDM) Fellow. Mr. Amr Moselhy is Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Tarek Madany is a Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business MBA graduate with concentration in Entrepreneurship and Business Development and co-founder of several startups in Canada and US.
The workshop is exclusively open to the EgyptNegma 2013 finalists in order to create a focused environment for the finalists to work on their projects in preparation for the ImpactEgypt competition, which will be held at the conference.