The Quarantine Sessions Ramadan Edition will take place every day on our Facebook page, featuring guests including some of the key figures in Egypt’s startup ecosystem, to discuss and train on topics from pitching, to raising investments.
By SWB Team
Startups Without Borders, the global platform building a startup ecosystem for refugee and migrant entrepreneurs, has just announced a new partnership with The Cairo Angels to launch the Quarantine Sessions Ramadan Edition.
Launched in March 2020 following the announcement of lockdown in Italy, the Quarantine Sessions is a series of webinars to provide entrepreneurs with insights, tools and strategies to navigate the Covid19 crisis while building and growing their businesses.
With 20 published episodes and guests from Italy, USA, Egypt, Portugal, Turkey and Germany, the webinar series has featured prominent international guests, including Brian Bordley from Silicon Valley’s Berkeley Skydeck; Dina Mofty, founder of Injaz Egypt; Lorenzo Minio Paluello, from Roma Startup; and TEDx Award-winning speaker Sangbreeta Moitra.
Now, as Ramadan kicks off in the midst of a worldwide lockdown, Startups Without Borders joins forces with The Cairo Angels to provide founders with valuable know-how and tools to build their business and raise investments during uncertain times.
“We are delighted to enter into this strategic partnership with Startups Without Borders, one of the strongest entities that supports and connects refugee and migrant entrepreneurs. The Cairo Angels will work closely with Startups Without Borders team during their Ramadan campaign through providing workshops that will tackle different needs to ensure our entrepreneurs have all the skill sets needed to launch or boost their projects,” says Zeina Mandour, General Manager of The Cairo Angels.
This special season will focus on strengthening strategies in the MENA startup ecosystem, discussing topics such as “The Secret to a Good Pitch”, “How to start a business in a new country,” “Product and Growth Management”, “Raising investment: Angels, VCs, and family offices,” and others.
“The Quarantine Sessions are a constant dialogue with our community of founders and entrepreneurs. We aim to turn the current challenge into an opportunity and support them, not only by showcasing success stories and innovative strategies to cope with the Covid19 crisis, but also by offering concrete, actionable tools to build strong scalable businesses,” says Valentina Primo, founder and CEO of Startups Without Borders.
Featured guests include some of the key figures in Egypt’s startup ecosystem, such as Nader Ibrahim, CEO of EPIC Advisory and co-Founder and CFO of teegara.com; Zeina Mandour, General Manager of The Cairo Angels along with two of The Cairo Angels team, Ahmed Samir, the Program Manager and Nadeen Hossam the Community Manager. Mahmoud Ghoz, former Swvl and certified Scrum Master, Nadeem Barakat, Head of Business Development at Homzmart, Abdelrahman Osama, Founder of Hive Ride and Simplea, and experienced UX Designer; and Alaa Sagaa, Management Consultant at Mazars and a Certified PMP.
The sessions will take place from Monday to Friday, at 8PM (GMT+2). Free registrations are available here.