17 May, 2022

The shortlisted candidates of EEA’s 2nd edition were finally revealed


Cairo, Egypt – 17th of May, 2022: Egypt’s Entrepreneur Awards (EEA), the first awards ceremony that honors the country’s most commendable entrepreneurs, has recently joined forces with its strategic partner; Tatweer Misr Real Estate Company, to collectively announce the final list of candidates for EEA’s 2nd edition. In fact, this competition has witnessed the submission of hundreds of entrepreneurs, in more than 17 different Categories. Nevertheless, merely 91 candidates were nominated for the final ceremony. To start with, the list of finalists in the Architecture & Interior Design’s category comprises noticeable names, including Reha Habib from Reha LLC, Hatem Essawi, Mohsen Rizk, Ahmed Tarek, Ahmed Khalifa and Mohamed Galal from Studio five, and Yasmina Makram from Yasmina Makram Company. Also, from Product Design’s category, the shortlisted candidates were Youssef Farag and Karim Rafla from Qubix Company, Khaled Atallah, Shahir and Hassan Arslan from Ariika, Mariam Hazem and Hend Riad from Reform Studio. Moreover, from the Real Estate’s category Ramy Khorshid and Hussein Al Kheshen from Sakneen, Khaled El-Sayyad from Prime Hospitality, and Amr Mostafa from Milango, were qualified. While the finalists from the Tourism’s category were; Ahmed Yehia from Eco Nubia Company, Mohamed Kaoud from Egyliere Company, and Mohamed Tahoun from Qusoor Arab Company. Also, the finalists in the Technology & Innovation’s category were; Mohammed Mostafa, Mohamed Nabil, and Saif Ahmed from Widebot Company, Omar Radi and Ahmed Ashour from Pylon Company, Galal Al Bishbishy and Ahmed Abaza from Synapse Analytics. Regarding the Sports & Fitness’ category, Aly Mazhar from Befit and Hussein Abdel Dayem from Ignite, and Ayman Hakky from Trifactory, were all qualified. While the finalists of the Supply Chain & Logistics’ category were, Mohamed Abdulaziz and Ahmed Sheikha from Brimore, Mohamed ben Halim and Belal El Magharbel from Maxab Company, Moustafa Kandil from Swvl. As for the E-commerce’s category, Omar Ramadan and Moataz Dinana from Fil khedma, Amir Allam from El menus Company, together with Mohamed Habib, Mustafa Amin, and Abdullah Nofal from Breadfast, were also nominated. In addition, Ahmed Wageeh, Fatma El-Shenawy, Omar Salah, and Omar Saleh from Khazna, Ahmed Awadi from Money fellows, Mounir El-Hashemy, Yara Al-Abd and Motaz Lotfy from Paynas, were all nominated under the Fintech’s category. Adding to the previous, and under the Marcom’s category, Osman Badran and Taimour Othman from The Brand Bees Company, Ghada and Yasmine Wali from Wali's studio, Majd Al Sherif, Mohamed Abbas, and Dina Aly from Matter Company, Mohamed Wasfy and Wael Azzam from Bubblegum company, Sherif Boghdady, Sherif Nashed from Circus, Ramez Youssef and Mohamed Bassiouny from Tayarah World, were shortlisted. Also, the finalists of the Fashion’s category included; Shady Ellian from Hayden Company, Ezz El-Din Tarek and Amr Kawashti from In Your Shoe, and finally Reem Alaa Hamed from Ramla Company. While in the F&B’s category, Dara Ghosheh from Dara's ice-cream, Moustafa Al Refaey and Chris Khalifa from Zooba, Suhail and Luay Torky from Buffalo burger, and Omar Fathi and Alia Helmy from Eatery, Mohamed Abdelhak from Mo Bistro, Amr Barghash and Ahmed Meligy from age The Sage Experience. When it comes to the Social Entrepreneurship’s category, Ibrahim Shams and Noha El Taher were qualified from Kilim company, Mariam Afifi and Nour Al Assal from Tagaddod Company, and Hussain Aboubakr from Mozare3 company. Some renowned names were also qualified for the Women Entrepreneurship Award, including Nadine Abdel Ghaffar from Art D'egypte, Dara Ghosheh from Dara's Ice-cream, and Yasmine Abdel Karim from Yalla fel Sekka. Finally, some other noticeable names were also nominated for the Young Entrepreneur Award, such as Omar and Farah Emara from Fresh Source, Mohamed Ben Halim and Bilal Al-Magharbel from Maxab, and Seif Amr and Ahmed Hamouda from Thndr. Commenting on this mega ceremony, Amr Mansi, CEO of EEA, praised the impressive success stories of the entrepreneurs, who were shortlisted for the EEA Awards, by stating: "The shortlisted startups and companies were distinguished by their innovative, out-of-the-box ideas, in addition to their aptitude to positively change our society, as well as effectively contribute to achieving its sustainable development. Meaning, these companies would bring about concrete development pertinent to the creativity of the entrepreneurial future generations of the Egyptian society.” Mansi also pointed out that EEA’s evaluation committees encompass a selection of the most consummate experts and consultants the jury members, in addition to an eminent advisory board that includes a group of the largest economists and entrepreneurship experts in Egypt. He added that the nominations were conducted as per globally recognized criteria in terms of the effectiveness of services and profit, target markets, innovation rates, and the companies’ actual ability to make real changes that would result in the development of society, now and in the long term. Additionally, the evaluation standards include a criterion relevant to the participating companies’ ideas and their suitability for the society, to which they belong, and another criterion related to their scalability and competitive advantages. All of the pervious should be attained, while emphasizing the importance of sustainability by addressing any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is worth mentioning that the 2nd edition of EEA is organized by ievents, powered by Tatweer Misr, official bank sponsor EG Bank, co-partnered by Orange and PepsiCo, the official media partner is Startup Scene. Also, the official fashion partner is Concrete, the digital transformation partner is e-finance, hosted by Kundalini, the official tech partner is Collard, the legal partner is Levari, our design house partner is Amr Helmy Designs and the ecosystem partners are Endeavor and EIC (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) at AmCham.