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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Khorshid makes surprise visit to Cairo American College to boost entrepreneurism

On a rather more positive note: Khorshid makes surprise visit to Cairo American College to boost entrepreneurism. Given our roots as a magazine on entrepreneurship (we were to have launched our zero issue right around the time of a certain event in late January 2011), longtime readers won’t find it surprising that we’re a sucker for this story: High school students at CAC competing in the 2016-17 Injaz Egypt Entrepreneurship program got a boost from Investment Minister Dalia Khorshid, who stopped by campus for a surprise visit yesterday to take student questions and discuss the Ismail government’s support for SMEs and budding entrepreneurs. The year-long competition will see CAC students square off against schools across the country to come up with a product, set up a virtual company, develop a business plan, hire staff, do market research and then create, market and sell their product. Many readers will recognize our old friend Hassan Abdou in the group photo below — the industry veteran and serial entrepreneur is the advisor and mentor to the CAC program.

Want to give Injaz a boost? You’ll be in good company. Their website lists familiar faces including Neveen El Tahri, Nevine Taher, Nevine Loutfy, Hesham Mekawi and Hani Elmessiry as board members.

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