ABOUT HACK4EGYPT

Hack4Egypt is part of HackaMENA tour and happening In Collaboration with RiseUp Summit. It will be a fun, challenging and very hands-on weekend. The selected participants will receive skill-sessions related to UX Design, Growth Hacking, Funding and Pitching, as well as inspirational sessions delivered by industry-experts. Take part in Hack4Egypt If you want to make an impact and you aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. Will you be there?

Register, drop your things, get familiar with the other participants, meet the others, enjoy the sun, play some soccer and chill out before the programme starts. Don't forget to grab a name-tag and a t-shirt.

For those that have come with ideas that they would like to work on - this is here you get the chance to pitch! 1 minute per pitch - so be ready :)!

Hack4Egypt Speakers & Mentors

Liz Yepsen

Develper relations program manager
Google

Mohamed Shabaan

General Manager
Mals App

Adham Abdel-Salam

Innovative Brain
Brainquil

Donald Whyte

Infrastructure Engineer
Bloomberg L.P.

Amr Helmy

Assistant Research Professor
AUC

Sabrine Assem

Managing Partner
Untap

Nick Barry

Grad Student
MIT Media Lab

Dr. Faith

Managing Director
Archimedes Project

Moataz Soliman

CTO/Cofounder
Instabug

Mostafa Afifiy

UX specialist
Theplanet

Alejandro Saucedo

Founder
Exponential Technologies Ltd.

Tarek Amin

Digital Adline Media Network
CEO

Hesham Abd-Elmegid

iOS Team Lead
Instabug

Mohamed Nagy

Android Team Lead
Instabug

Mohamed Abo ElNaga

Frontend Team Lead
Instabug

More speakers and mentors will follow, wait for the next batch!

#Hack4impact

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Hack4Egypt Partners

OUR TEAM

Haider Ghaleb

CEO
The D. GmbH

Roxane Jurkovskaja

CSO
The D. GmbH

Ahmed Salah

Event Manager
Hackamena

Maie ElZeiny

Incubator Manager
Nahdet El Mahrousa

Mohamed Mahrous

Team Leader
The D. GmbH

Mohamed Adel

Frontend developer
The D. GmbH

Abdo Mohammed

iOS Engineer
The D. GmbH

Ahmed Abdelmageed

UX/UI Designer
The D. GmbH

Freaquently Asked Question

The attendees’ backgrounds are distributed between approximately 70% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 30% business (marketing, finance, law). What unites all attendees is a common interest in technopreneurship and how we can apply technology to have a positive social impact. If this sounds like you, this is the event for you!

We want to ensure that we gather the most talented and passionate technopreneurs - and that we have a balanced amount of techies, designers and business enthusiasts. This will allow you to build successful and diversified teams. Here is an overview of what we are looking after: 1) Technical prowess (for techies); 2) Strong business acumen (for business); 3) Creative Flair and Stellar Design Skills (for creative); 4) Initiative; 5) Contribution to community; 6) Team & cultural fit; 7)Level of English (all sessions will be delivered in English so if you do not speak it well then you will not be able to benefit optimally from the weekend). As soon as we have received your application and screened it we will get back to you ASAP.

Apart from the organizers, mentors, and speakers, everyone who attends the event is expected to participate on a team. This is important not only to preserve the ‘vibe’ of the weekend but also to minimize distractions/disruptions for working teams. However we will make a limited amount of tickets available for the final ceremony and following networking dinner.

It’s free to apply to Hack4Egypt! If you are accepted, we ask that you contribute 100EGP as a participant fee to the hackathon. The majority of your ticket price goes towards paying the meals, snacks, and drinks that we provide over the weekend. You can stay at the venue for free if you bring your own sleeping bag. We rely on local sponsorships to help keep ticket prices low while keeping the value of the event high. We do not provide any financial sponsorships nor do we cover any flights or VISA expenses. We will collect the money onsite.

Bring your laptop, power cord, business cards and lots of creative energy and positive vibes! Remember a sleeping bag if you wish to stay at the venue ;)

We are searching for creating web or mobile apps that you believe will have a positive impact on society and that are addressing the HEAT sectors (health, education, agriculture and transportation). Any business ideas that fall within these areas are eligible. We are not searching for the next Facebook or for a copy-paste idea from the Silicon Valley. We want to support the realization of ideas that will make sense for Egypt - and ultimately contribute with a positive societal impact.

Depending on the number of ideas pitched and the schedule, you may or may not be able to pitch multiple ideas. Send us an email at info@hackamena.com so we can coordinate this.

No. It is up to you and your team to manage time. Some teams may choose to work all night and day, but this is by no means obligatory or expected. The most important thing is that your prototype and pitch are ready to be presented on Saturday!

By Saturday, It is required that you have developed a fully functional prototype. On Saturday you will be judged upon: Social Impact and Scalability, Business Model, Prototype, Execution and Team Collaboration.

Venue info

Address: The Greek Campus, 171 Tahrir St., Bab El Louk Downtown, Cairo, Egypt

Contact: +201229951008

Mail: info@hackamena.com