This year has been tough on everyone, and startups as well as entrepreneurs in Egypt are no exception. That is why it’s important to take time to appreciate the startups that stood out and exceeded our expectations.
10 Egyptian startups were the top of their class in October this year in our directory, and as behind every great company is a great entrepreneur, it’s about time you meet not only those promising startups but also the great, ambitious founders and entrepreneurs behind them!
Here are 10 entrepreneurs in Egypt with startups topping Startups Galaxy directory during the month of October:
1. Fady Salah, Co-founder & CEO of DomDom
Fady Salah is the co-founder and CEO of DomDom; the first digital graphic design platform. DomDom contains original stock photos related to the MENA region. Also, people can edit photos on DomDom as if they were professional designers.
DomDom has graduated from FEPS business incubator, with a seed funding of 50,000 EGP. Also, it has plans to acquire 15,000 users by the end of this year.
Moreover, DomDom is currently incubated at TIEC. Also, they have reached the final phase of Nawah startup competition which will take place in Aswan on November 21st.
2. Ahmad Hussain and Mohamed Rashad, founder & co-founder of Qaren
Qaren is a Facebook Messenger chatbot that makes your shopping less confusing by comparing different products, along with their prices and specs, to help you make a better-informed decision.
Qaren’s founder and back-end developer is Ahmad Hussain who has freshly graduated in 2020 from the Faculty of Computer Science at Ain Shams University, and its co-founder and natural language processing (NLP) engineer is Mohamed Rashad, who is also a software engineering fresh graduate.
3. Jessica Wahba, Co-founder of Jupiter Mobile Payments
She graduated from Questrom School of Business, Boston University, wit
h a Bachelor of Science (BS), International Business & Strategy in 2020. Also, before co-founding Jupiter Mobile Payments, she worked as an intern in many reputable places.
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4. Dr. Amr Bakr & Sahar Ibrahim, Founder & Co-founder of 7keema
7keema takes nursing to the next level by providing patients, from newborn to elderly patients, with home nurse visits on demand becoming the number one home nursing mobile application in Egypt.
7keema was self-funded at the beginning but has since secured $250,000 in angel investment.
The man behind it is Dr. Amr Bakr, who has great experience in healthcare management. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University in 2003. He has finished his post-graduate studies in Research Methodology, Healthcare quality management, infection control, health communication, and healthcare management from The American University in Cairo, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, UMB, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Bakr has worked with various international organizations like WHO, CDC, JHU, and SCI.
As for the Co-founder, her name is Sahar Ibrahim. Sahar graduated from Nursing school and started working in healthcare technology back in 2017, then co-founded 7keema in 2018.
5. Ihab Al-Soukary & Mohamed Mansour, Co-founders of Amanleek
Ihab Al-Soukary and Mohamed Mansour are the co-founders of Amanleek, which offers the best insurance services from companies all over Egypt at affordable prices. Insurance offers include medical insurance, car insurance, and travel insurance.
Amanleek was among the 3 winners of The Insur;Hack, Egypt’s first insurtech hackathon, in 2019, landing in third place with a prize worth EGP29,000.
Ihab Al-Soukary graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.B.A.) and Finance, from The American University in Cairo in 2013.
As for Mohamed Mansour, he graduated from The Faculty of Pharmacy in 2013.
6. Abdelrahman Kadry, founder of Weblic
Weblic is the first Arabic website-building platform that offers great technical value and features for a relatively low price where their most expensive package for users is for only $12/month.
Weblic’s CEO and founder is Abdelrahman Kadry. He graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan School with a Bachelor in Business Administration in 2017, worked on his MBA in the same year, and got it in 2019.
Abdelrahman started as a graphic designer and worked his way into becoming a marketing manager in several companies before founding Weblic in 2018.
7. Amir Abdelrahman, Founder of Markazzy
Markazzy is the first online platform in Egypt that offers services related to home improvement and DIY, by providing home improvement products and helping their clients find products that are both easy and convenient.
The man behind it is Amir Abdelrahman. Amir has a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ain Shams University. He has worked in many companies including Egis Rail (ECAD office for consulting services) and Bandary International Group.
8. Ahmed Sabah, Founder of Meduo
Ahmed Sabah is the brains behind Meduo, which is an e-learning platform that provides online courses in the medical field.
Ahmed Sabah has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alexandria. he has always been very passionate about E-learning; he has more than 8 years of experience in the field of E-learning, which includes 5 years in the medical E-learning field. He’s the CEO of Meduo & IGTS which are 2 leading companies in the medical E-learning field. He was honored as one of the best entrepreneurs under 30 in the “Leaders Conference” Lebanon 2018.
9. Mohammed Rushdy & Karim Setuhy, CEO & Co-founder of Soovi.Store
Mohammed Rushdy and Karim Setuhy are the men behind Soovi.Store company, which provides its customers with Grade A laptops after an intensive filtration process to check if they are up to the standards in terms of hardware and software.
Soovi.Store is funded by Falak Startups, with a seed funding of $30,000.
Mohamed Rushdy has a Master of Business Administration from ESLSCA Business School. He has worked in places like Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, ETC company, and Qabess.
As for Karim Setuhy, he is an experienced marketeer who has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) focused on Business Administration and Management, General from Ain Shams University. He has worked in companies like EgyptAir and Egypro FME.
10. Rauf Saleh, founder of Brandeyz
Brandeyz is an e-commerce platform that sells various products from electronics to beauty products and perfumes.
The brain behind it is Rauf Saleh.
So, those were the stars of the Galaxy during the month of October, who do you think will be the stars of this month? Can it be you?