Monthly Archives: October 2012

Vodafone Ventures Egypt Announces Investment in Eshtery, Ogra, and GyroLabs

After sponsoring and participating in the Euromoney conference in Egypt earlier this month, Vodafone Ventures Egypt has announced investment in three companies that have graduated from Flat6Labs: Eshtery, a mobile-based virtual supermarket for Egypt that leverages QR codes to help … Continue reading

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Call for applications — She Entrepreneurs 2013

She Entrepreneurs is a leadership program for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East. The program aims to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change while seeking to create a unique network of women change-makers. She Entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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EGYPTIAN ENTREPRENEUR(s): The Cupcakes Behind NOLA

Each week we invite an exceptional / eccentric / inspirational / generally awesome Egyptian entrepreneur to the MO4 offices for a signature CarioScene interview. This week we have two… NOLA Cupcakes need no introduction. They’ve been injecting sugar, carbs and … Continue reading

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What’s up with that Egyptian entrepreneur program Obama talked about?

inally, during the third presidential debate, President Barack Obama talked about entrepreneurship—specifically, his administration’s efforts to educate young Egyptians in starting companies. It’s a topic we know well at the Upstart Business Journal. In talking about how the U.S. government … Continue reading

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Egyptians Hunt Cheap Fuel as Mursi Seeks to End Shortage

The women squeezed together in an open truck as it left a Cairo warehouse, each clinging to a canister of subsidized cooking gas. Dozens more waited in line. For many Egyptians it’s becoming increasingly difficult to buy a basic necessity … Continue reading

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FJP deputy head: Islamist movements will not necessarily maintain influence

Coptic priest and deputy head of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party Rafiq Habib said that Islamist movements may not continue to monopolize the political arena in the future, as political movements do not always maintain their support among … Continue reading

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In economic flux, Islamic banking and finance are gaining ground

The economic stagnation of the past year and a half has taken a toll on many businesses, but a fleet of Islamic investment banks in Egypt sees opportunity in the new emerging order. Ridge Islamic Capital, one such investment bank, … Continue reading

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