Closing Conference at the GUC
We will be hosting our closing of the cycle event at the GUC. Details to be added soon.
Coaching in Gouna
We wanted our teams to have some more detailed guidance from our coaches via one-on-one sessions in a more relaxed environment, so we decided to head to Gouna for our final team session of the cycle for 2014! We invited coaches from different fields who were going to be the most helpful for our future entrepreneurs and their ideas. The coaches were: Dr. Hala Hattab - Lecturer in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship at the BUE Prof. Dr. Michael Stephan - Lecturer in Technology and Innovation Management at the Philipps University of Marburg Mohamed Azab - Business Consultant, Analyst at AlRayyan, MBA, DBA Student, an Investor and GUC Entrepreneur Rasha Tantawy - Accelerator Unit Manager at Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) Dr. Shehab Marzban - Co-founder and Managing Partner at Shekra Sally Metwally - Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Misr El Kheir Foundation Yasmine Mancy - Marketing Manager at iSiS company in Sekem Group Thomas Sch
Training in Marburg
We decided to give our future entrepreneurs some business training in Germany, so we headed to Marburg, where our partners at The Philipps University of Marburg provided our 11 teams with some great workshops. After business model workshops and workshops on the art of pitching, our teams worked on their business ideas, did a lot of research, and improved their 3-minute pitches day after day. On our last day in Marburg, we held a pitching competition! Great week and great progress!
Phlink Board Recruitment
We hosted a delegation of 8 students from the German association, Phlink e.V. (Operating from Marburg, DE). Phlink is a student-run consultancy. Members of Phlink joined us at the GUC campus to recruit a team of students from the GUC who would be assigned to create a similar student-run consultancy (a first of its kind in Egypt) at the GUC.
IMAGINE Wins Second Place in the "Innovative Youth Incubator Award"
The German University in Cairo (GUC) entrepreneurship program IMAGINE, which is part of the DAAD-funded cooperation project Developing Entrepreneurial and Management Skills among University Students between GUC and Philipps-Universitat Marburg (Germany) was awarded the second place in the Innovative Youth Incubator Award competing with more than 40 incubators from all over the world. The competition was organized within the 4th International Conference for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Toronto, Canada to showcase novel and innovative institutional incubators and similar initiatives that focus on the development of young entrepreneurs. A special book will be published including the cases of all top 10 incubators. The winners in order are: CSE Lab (Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, Copenhagen University, Denmark), IMAGINE (German University in Cairo, Egypt), IDEA (Northeastern University, USA)