What we’re tracking this week
Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly is acting prime minister for the next three weeks, while Prime Minister Sherif Ismail is in Germany for surgery and treatment. Cabinet spokesperson Ashraf Sultan has dismissed rumors of cancer, saying Ismail’s trip is “routine.”
The RiseUp Summit kicks off this coming Friday, 1 December. The three-day event will include more than 150 speakers, 150 exhibiting start-ups, 50 pitches, and some 60 workshops, including “101s” and “deep dives.” Tap here for the full agenda or go straight to the workshops page.
Our friends at Flat6Labs are holding their ninth demo day on Saturday, 2 December in conjunction with RiseUp. “The cycle brings a promising lineup of startups that work within hardware and software products in education, fintech, agritech, consumer e-commerce, design and media,” the invite says. The event kicks off at 5pm. Contact Flat6Labs for more.
The French-Egyptian Sustainable City Week continues this week until 28 November. French Ambassador Stéphane Romatet, former Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, and Electricity Minister Mohamed Shaker are expected in attendance along with a number of CEOs of French and Egyptian companies.