The nomination can be submitted by the nominee him/herself or by anyone* associated with the nominee who can speak generously on behalf of that nominee’s entrepreneurial achievements

The application is now closed



among the nation’s most influential business leaders


to with prominent entrepreneurs and various industry experts


to media outlets, potential consumers and investment opportunities

Eligibility Criteria

All our nominated entrepreneurs should be:

Eligible candidates should be founders or founding teams and their respective companies depending on the award category

  • At least one of the founders must be based in Egypt
  • Must have a legally registered business largely operating in Egypt
  • Submitted company must be operational for a minimum of 2 years and less than 10 years*, but keeping in mind that last year’s performance is what is most relevant for judging
  • Previous finalists and applicants are encouraged to apply
  • Former award winners may only reapply if they have founded or transitioned to a new company
  • Candidates can only be nominated for one category


Product Innovation & Market Fit

What makes your product/business different and how is it serving the current market by answering the questions below

Growth & Financial Stability

How has your product/business has been creating revenue and how does it plan to scale in the future

Disruptive Impact

How much impact has your product/business had on its respective industry

Overall Team

What is your founding team’s background and your supporting team that’s backing them

Social Footprint

How are you making a positive impact in the community


Your secrets are safe

All submitted material will remain confidential and only be seen by the EEA team and our judges.  All judging discussions will not be shared or discussed with anyone outside of the judging panel.  Nominee profiles may be used in pre- and post-event material to promote their success stories and best practices.  Permission will be sought from the entrants before publishing relevant material.


29th of March

Application Opens

20th of April

Application Closes

30th of April - 7th of May

Jury Deliberations


Please apply for the category that is most relevant to you and the business you own

Art to Business Award

Entrepreneur(s) that cracked the science of turning Art, in all any of its forms from photography to product design to brand creation to music to entertainment, into a business that broke boundaries in the industry.

Digital Solutions & Customer Experience Award

Entrepreneur(s) running an ecommerce platform or digital solution that allows businesses and consumers to transact and exchange goods & services online, creating a more efficient, secure, and convenient way to conduct business..

Disruption of Traditional Industries Award

Entrepreneur(s) managing a business that offers disruptive solutions, technology products, and services in the more traditional fields of agriculture (agritech), healthcare (health tech), education (edtech), and construction.

Entrepreneur for Good Award

Entrepreneur(s) who offer products, services, or methodologies that adopt a mission to create and sustain social value, have measurable impact in the community, and contribute back for the public “good”..

Experiential Dining Business Award

Entrepreneur(s) who use their culinary and business experience to create an innovative modern food business or form of dining that offers customers a unique and memorable experience away from the traditional restaurant concept.

Serial Entrepreneurship Award


Fashion Business Award

Entrepreneur(s) who have demonstrated exceptional innovation, creativity, and business acumen in the fashion industry while building a unique and sustainable brand.

Fintech / Fintech Enabler Award

Entrepreneur(s) driving a business or fintech enabled platform that offers solutions anywhere from lending platforms to e-payments to finance management to blockchain to loyalty & reward programs that all cater to the fintech and/or insurtech space..

Interior Design Award

Entrepreneur(s) who have the best ability to transform interior spaces into functional, aesthetically pleasing, and inspiring environments that meet the needs and aspirations of their clients ranging from, but not limited to, using features such as space planning, color theory, materials selection, and lighting design.

Next Gen Intrapreneur of the Year

For 2nd or 3rd generation intrapreneurs transforming and leading their long-standing family business..

Real Estate Services Award

Entrepreneur(s) who provide top-quality real estate services and valuable experiences to their clients that could range from brokerage, property management, leasing, and property financing generally improving and innovating in how people buy, sell, and rent properties.

Rising Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur(s) that have a new start-up, product, and or service that has been on the market for less than 2 years, yet is already disrupting its respective industry and is on track to become a significant player in the near future..

Regional Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

Sports & Wellbeing Award

Entrepreneur(s) whose product or service, ranging from a nutritional product to a fitness app to a holistic center, improves humans overall health and wellbeing..