Schedule 2012

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

9:00-10:00am
Registration & Light Breakfast
10:00-10:45am
Welcome Mona Mowafi – NEGMA Conference Chair
Opening Keynote, Day 1 "The Online Opportunity: The Internet as a Catalyst for the Economic, Social, Cultural and Political Aspirations of Egyptians" Wael Fakharany – Google Middle East Regional Director
10:45-12:15pm
 
Promoting Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship in Egypt: Challenges & Opportunities
"From Charity to Investment: Experience of a Community Foundation" Marwa El-Daly – Director, Waqfayet El-Maadi
"Education for Employment: Bridging the Gaps" Shahinaz Ahmed – Director, Education for Employment Foundation | Egypt
"The Investment Landscape in Egypt: Needs & Opportunities" - Ahmed El Alfi – Chair, Flat6Labs
12:15-1:15pm
Lunch Break and Networking
1:15- 2:00pm
Rocket Pitch: 10 Projects, 10 Finalists (In Silverman) Introduction to the Impact Egypt! Competition Finalists
2:00-5:00pm
Working Groups (@ Media Lab) In-depth discussions
Impact Egypt! Project Ideas (w/coffee break)
5:00-7:00pm
Break
7:00-10:00pm
Evening Dinner Gala "Theme: The Art of Innovation" Presentation & Musical Performance by The Nile Project presented by Mina Girgis and Egyptian-Ethiopian Ensemble

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

8:00-8:45am
Registration & Light Breakfast
8:45-9:30am
Welcome
Plenary talk: Egypt and the Productivity Challenge Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor of Law, University of Toronto Law School
9:30-10:45am
Seminar A "Incubating Your Infant Enterprise: How to Leap Ahead"
Ihab Ismail – Co-Founder and Board Member, Nahdet El-Mahrousa; Managing Partner, Enovio Consulting
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Seminar B "Innovation vs. Creativity – Do you really need both for your startup?" Mohamed Ahmed – Manager, Microsoft Corporation
10:45-11:15am
Seminar C “Entrepreneurial finance: Managing Your Start-up” 
Khaled Abdou- Assistant Professor of Finance, Penn State University
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Seminar D “Taking Tabs: Impact Evaluations for Success” - Mary Ann Bates – Policy Manger, MIT Poverty Action Lab - Global
12:30-1:30pm
Networking Lunch
1:30-3:00pm
Impact Egypt! Competition 10 Project Finalists Compete for Awards
3:00-3:30pm
Coffee Break
3:30-5:30pm
Diaspora Forum “Diaspora Partnerships for Impactful Investment in Egypt: What is our role?” (NEGMA moderated dialogue w/audience Q&A)
Egyptian partners:
Google Ebda2 Initiative
Endeavor Egypt
Education for Employment Foundation | Egypt
Waqfayet El-Maadi
Flat6Labs
Ashoka Arab World
Diaspora partners:
Egyptian-American Scientists and Engineers
Egyptians Abroad for Development
Egyptians in the US
The Nile Project
5:30-6:00pm
Conference Closing