Partners


The following organizations are working with NEGMA:


Ashoka Arab World

Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Like business entrepreneurs, they are ambitious and persistent, but unlike business entrepreneurs, they tackle major social issues and offer new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system. We believe that the most effective way to promote positive social change is by investing in these social entrepreneurs; to seek them out, support them, and help them spread their idea. Since 1981, Ashoka has elected over 2600 leading social entrepreneurs as Ashoka Fellows, providing them with living stipends, professional support, and access to a global network of peers in more than 60 countries. Ashoka Fellows inspire others to adopt and spread their innovations—demonstrating to all citizens that they too have the potential to be powerful changemakers and make a positive difference in their communities.


Flat6Labs

Flat6Labs is an innovative investment approach that is based upon immersing startup entrepreneurs into the real-world challenges of creating and managing sustainable enterprises, while being supported by a dedicated staff and mentorship team. At Flat6Labs, survival is for the fittest, where all teams are given the chance to make their projects a reality and vie for further sponsorship and support. Four times each year, Flat6Labs fosters -and invests in- Egyptian technology startups for a three months period, providing them with the support needed to launch into orbit and be ready to face the challenges of the local and global market.


Endeavor Egypt

Endeavor is leading the global movement to catalyze long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring and accelerating the best high impact entrepreneurs around the world. High-Impact Entrepreneurs have the biggest ideas and most ambitious plans. They have the potential to create thriving companies that employ hundreds, even thousands of people, and generate millions in wages and revenues. And they have the power to inspire countless others. The cycle continues. The High-Impact Entrepreneurs Endeavor focuses on dream of becoming the next big success story, but having launched in emerging countries, face considerable barriers to growth: Lack of role models, lack of trust, limited pool of quality management, inability to access smart capital, insufficient contacts, and more. This is where Endeavor steps in.


AUC Entrepreneurship Program

The School of Business established a new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP), offically launched on October 26, 2010, to help realize the school’s mission ‘to create an environment that fosters the development of principled and innovative business leaders and entrepreneurs who can make a difference’. To educate students as to what entrepreneurship is and infuse them with the desire to create and innovate, by connecting them to venture capitalists, angel investors and mentors. The program aims at creating a healthy entrepreneurial environment inside AUC serving Egypt and the region at large.


Cairo Angels

The Cairo Angels is the first networking angel investing group in Egypt. The group seeks high profile start-ups that require seed funding from angels at a non-executive level 


TechWadi

TechWadi is a Silicon Valley-based non-profit organization building bridges between the United States and the MENA region to promote entrepreneurship, support innovation, and foster economic development. From its early beginnings as a gathering of Arab American technology professionals in Silicon Valley, TechWadi has evolved into a powerful global platform for cooperation and collaboration – with members and events spanning across the US and MENA.


Egyptians Abroad for Development

EAD is committed to improving the development of Egypt and enhancing the economic, health, educational and social conditions of the nation. We harness and empower the collective energies, expertise and resources of both Egyptians living abroad and those living in Egypt to support existing initiatives and to implement new ones in order to benefit Egyptian citizens. We work to ensure that an accurate reflection of the voice of Egyptian citizens is heard globally.


Arab Development Initiative

The Arab Development initiative is a non-profit organization that was started by a group of Arab McGill university students and focuses broadly on development in the Arab world. Although it was inspired by recent events in the region, it has no political or religious agendas. The goal of the ADI is to build a global network of Arab youth who are dedicated to developing the region, and connect them with the resources and opportunities they need to be a part of development efforts.


Egyptian-American Scientists and Engineers

EASE founded in 2011 by a group of professionals of Egyptian origin as a non-profit, non-political, and non-religious professional organization that contemplates promoting the cooperation between the United States and Egypt in the areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Education and Business. The association supports the professional interests of Egyptian-American Scientists and Engineers in the United States, strengthens community development, and fosters the contribution of its members to the American society. EASE Association strives to provide professional development, global outreach, and community service opportunities. EASE objectives shall include, but not limited to networking, membership benefits, mentorship, global collaboration through promoting fellowship among members and their counterparts in the United States and Egypt and recognition of professional contributions and achievements.


Google Ebda2 Initiative

Google Ebda2 Initiative’s mission is to tap into the immense amount of talent and creativity that lies in Egypt to bring to light a new generation of Egyptian entrepreneurs. If anyone can truly make a change, it's a league of motivated young people with great ideas. But to have a great idea you need one magic ingredient- Inspiration. That's why Google Ebda2 Initiative’s goal is simply to inspire! We want to inspire Egyptians to come up with the next big idea or come forward with the next start-up that will put Egypt on the map. Start with Google is a competition that identifies, mentors and rewards the best technology start-ups in Egypt. The idea/startup can be either Internet or mobile based. The competition will award the winning team/individual with up to $200,000 worth of funding with no limitations, conditions, or strings attached. Over a period of seven months, Start with Google will mentor and train contesters to build a working and sustainable Internet-based or mobile business. Participating teams will develop a prototype, a complete business model, as well as a pitch to potential investors.


Nahdet El-Mahrousa

Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM), in Arabic meaning the Renaissance of Egypt,is an Egyptian youth-led non-governmental organization (NGO), established in November 2003 and registered with the Ministry of Social Solidarity. NM seeks to make a positive and lasting impact on Egypt’s cultural, economic and social development through activating and engaging Egyptian youth in the country’s development, public work and decision-making arenas. NM achieves those goals through building a strong sustainable organization whose core program “Incubator of Innovative Social Enterprises” would act as a vehicle for social innovation. NM currently incubates several active projects in the areas of youth development, arts and culture development, health services, the environment, linking education to employment, promoting the culture of research and development and preparing emerging young leaders and development practitioners. The NM incubator addresses a wide community of youth, students, and other beneficiaries throughout the country.


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MIT Egyptian Student Association

The Egyptian Student Association (ESA) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) represents Egyptian students and researchers affiliated with MIT. The mission of ESA is threefold: to represent the Egyptian culture on the MIT campus and the greater Boston area, to create a social community for Egyptians at MIT and Boston and to support the development of the Egyptian economy, technological industry, civil society, scientific research and entrepreneurial spirit in Egypt. 


Bamyan Media

Bamyan Media is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to transforming the role of reality TV, and equipping young people to play an active role in their community’s development. We are driven by a basic goal: to create good jobs for people in developing countries. Bamyan defines social entrepreneurship in the broadest sense possible, including anything along the spectrum from encouraging change makers to start community organizations, to providing capital and support to scale large social ventures, to increasing incomes for people in poverty with successful micro-franchise models.


The Harvard Arab Alumni Association

The Harvard Arab Alumni Association (HAAA was established in 2001 to address the historical under-representation of Arabs at Harvard – be it within the student body, faculty, or curriculum; to dispel stereotypes often held in the West about the Arab world; and to provide a network for Harvard alumni with an interest in the Arab world.  Today, HAAA reaches over 4,000 Harvard alumni and friends globally.
HAAA organizes a number of events per year, including two leading conferences, one in the Arab world (each year we select a different Arab city) and one in the US in collaboration with the various Arab and MENA Clubs at Harvard, which is now regarded as the leading Arab world conference in North America.  HAAA also supports a number of educational initiatives and charities across the Arab world, including sending leading Arab students to train in the US as well as launching and sustaining the first and only Arab regional alumni-led scholarship fund at Harvard University. 
 


 

Egyptian American Community Foundation

The Egyptian American Community Foundation (EACF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports important humanitarian and social initiatives in Egypt and the United States. With members across the country, EACF is headquartered in New York City and is opening a new community center in Brooklyn, New York.
The EACF was founded by leading members of the Egyptian American community dedicated to philanthropy in their local communities and beyond. Today, EACF carries forth that commitment through its charitable giving, community programs, and outreach to organizations and individuals who share a common vision for improving our local and global communities.