Egypt National Competition Highlights
Quick Facts Results
- National Champion:
- Second Place:
- Third Place:
Ain Shams University
- Fourth Place:
- Fifth Place:
If you weren’t lucky enough to be in Cairo on 6-7 July at the Intercontinental Hotel City Stars, you didn’t have to miss all the excitement from the Enactus Egypt National Competition; you just needed your computer. Sure, it’s not quite the same as being there but the Egypt team and their social ambassadors did an amazing job capturing and sharing all of the key moments from the two-day event. And they kept a close eye on their social feed and reposted any great moments, pictures or sentiments shared by others in the network. With 1,200 students at the event, there were a lot of great posts: find them all on their Twitter and Instagram accounts. The spirit of sharing continued with the live streaming of the first round of competition: on that opening day, when you visited their website, you found five video boxes, one for each league! How cool to toggle back and forth between rooms, supporting all the teams in their quest to be champion!
The competition started with 33 teams over five leagues sharing their entrepreneurial accomplishments with 72 judges, who had the tough job of deciding who would move forward to the final round. The top team from each league then presented to all attendees, including a panel of 35 top business leaders serving as judges, who in the end selected the team from University of Cairo as the national champions. The team presented their efforts to address the gap between skilled laborers in new cities who were challenged to reach customers and residents who struggled to find qualified and trustworthy help. The team took action by creating a mobile application in collaboration with Skills Bank, where entrepreneurs could promote their services while learning valuable marketing skills. In all, 330 laborers saw a 50% increase in their monthly income.
The recognition was not limited to the national champions though: a series of additional awards were presented to celebrate the achievements of teams across the country in special initiatives over the past year. Assiut University took home awards in the Mobinil Special Competition, the Orascom Special Competition, and the Exxon Mobil Special Competition, while Cairo University won first place in the Mansour Foundation special competition, and Ain Shams University was recognized in the UN special competition.
Generously sponsored by Coca-Cola, Orascom Construction Industries, Suez Cement, Unilever, and Juhayna, a number of special guests took part in the two-day event: Bruno Caree, CEO of Suez Cement, and Dr. Mosad Radwan, Assistant Minister of Social Solidarity for the Government of Egypt, who shared their thoughts about entrepreneurship and the positive role of youth in developing their communities. Also in attendance was Dr. Ambassador Mushira Khattab, Former Minister of Population.
Take a look back at the Enactus Egypt National Competition in this great flashback video!
— enactus Mansoura (@enactusMans) July 7, 2015