Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Participating At Cairo’s Women On the Move Present Their Business Ideas
By Entrepreneur Middle East Staff / Entrepreneur Middle East
The Cairo Women event, held on March 30, is a female migrant entrepreneurs platform which supports these women to connect migrant and refugee entrepreneurs with Egypt’s local ecosystem. Women on the move, was organized by Startups Without Borders along with its partners Entreprenelle, Fard Foundation, The GrEEK Campus, Syrian network Khatwa, and UNHCR. The event has gather more than 250 entrepreneurs from Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq, Jordan, Eritrea, Sudan and South Sudan, at Egypt's tech hub The GrEEK Campus.
Kicking off with a series of panel discussions that saw Egyptian entrepreneurs and investors Flat6Labs CIO Dina El-Shenoufy, RiseUp Summit manager Dalia Kamar, and Rasha Tantawy, Head of Business Support and Entrepreneurship at Egypt’s Technology Innovation and entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), and others share their own journeys; the event also hosted workshops and mentoring sessions for the participating entrepreneurs. Not just that, eight migrant women entrepreneurs from Yemen, Syria and Palestine also got on stage to participate in a pitching competition judged by a panel led by TIEC, USAID’s seed program, Entreprenelle, Khatwa and Fard Foundation.
A panel discussion at Women On The Move. Image credit: Startups Without Borders.