Past Camps

What Past Campers say

A connective experience bringing entrepreneurs together

“What made elre7la unique compared to other experiences was the combination of fun and business and personal aspects. A relaxing, fun, useful and eye-opening experience”

Tamer Taha, Yomken

“Getting to be connected with people you can work with on a deeper level was the most beneficial thing I gained. Also learning how to disconnect from technology turned out to be a great thing to do from time to time.”

Mohamed Ezz El Din, Tennra

“I am so so glad I came. I’d just been in the UK, and while I was there was honestly wondering why I was leaving it and coming back to Cairo, but ElRe7la reminded why I love Egypt!”

Emily Renny, Tennra

“After spending the last 3.5 years in Silicon Valley,  checking-in to 379 events while there…I thought it was going to be hard to attend any event that would top all that…until I joined ElRe7la! The camp takes a holistic 360 approach to entrepreneurship with activities built around the mind, body and soul of an entrepreneur”

Salma El Hariry, Innovety

“El re7la is one of the best potential ideas for scaling peoples’ lives and knowledge, one of the best experiences one can have for more networking , more ideas and more self awareness”

Abdelrahman J. , Dental Care Center

“It helped me organize the way I think and opened my eyes to the business side that I knew so little about. The friendly atmosphere is amazing and helping people for the sake of helping. I want more of the re7la please!”

Yasmin M. ,Yasmin Mowafy Designs

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A connective experience bringing entrepreneurs, leaders and doers together

GALLERY IMAGES FROM PAST CAMPS

Take a look at memories from our previous camps since our pilot camp in 2015

Alumni Statistics

Camp attendees from

  • Alexandria
  • Assuit
  • Cairo & Giza
  • Dakahlia
  • Ismalia
  • Gharbia
  • Mansoura
  • Monofia
  • Sharkia
  • Sohag
  • South Sinai
  • Suez
  • Qaliobia
  • 21% Idea Stage
  • 53% Over 1 year operation
  • 26% Under 1 year operation
  • 64% Male
  • 36% Female

Attendees Backgrounds

  • Architecture
  • Community Development
  • CSR
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Home Decor
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Psychology
  • Web & Mobile
  • Textile
  • Transport
  • +37 others

PAST CAMP FACILITATORS

AYMAN SHEHATA

Ayman is the Corporate Responsibility Strategy Manager at PwC Egypt. He worked as a practitioner, researcher, strategy and business development advisor for national and international development agencies and research and academic institutions. He has a long history of volunteer work, such as cofounding Namaa Initiative for Sustainable Development and volunteering in Afaq Education Initiative.

Ask him about: civic engagement, sustainable development and CSR

AMIRA HOSSAM

Amira’s passion is matching between governmental policies and grassroot projects, and between systematic change in organizations and sustaining the positive spirit through prevailed culture. Amira is currently the institutional development and accreditation unit manager at Wataneya Society for Development of Orphanages. She cofounded Namaa for sustainable development and Mesaha for community development.

Ask her about: community development, change management, institutional support and youth development.

AHMED FARGHALY

Ahmed believes in sustainable development & empowers self-leadership. Ahmed has cofounded the recruitment & training committee (RTC) for the faculty of pharmacy, Cairo University as the leading student activity for employment fair, training programs & career placement services. In his free time he plays basketball and in the camp he is our Interactive Activities/Games Facilitator.

Ask him about: Human Resources Management

AHMED SALAKA

After high school Ahmed joined a Toursim company as a tour guide & spent in desert 5 years, then joined the sea activities after that as a diver, then he took it to a professional level to reach IDC stuff instructor in 2005. He, Nael and other founder started Bdiver in 2013 to build a community of passionate Egyptian divers. He is passionate about Diving as under water we are all the same despite of our differences.

Ask him about: Diving, Safari and desert activities

AISHA SAAD

Aisha is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at AUC. She received a Masters of Philosophy in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy and a Economic Geography from Oxford University. She has conducted fieldwork in India, Peru, the US and Egypt. More recently, she worked with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, with the UN Security Sector Reform Unit.

Ask her about: Corporations & society, responsible business, corporate social responsibility

AMIRA AZZOUZ

Amira is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Fustany.com, among the leading fashion and lifestyle portals for Arab women, aiming to inspire them live a life full of creativity. Amira founded Fustany.com in 2009, during her last year in college. She is very keen on shedding the light on issues related to women empowerment and has worked closely to create awareness about breast cancer, ovarian cancer & violence against women in the Middle East.

Ask her about:Digital Marketing, Publishing, Brand Development

AMR FARID

Amr is the Co-founder of SmartUps the first company builder in the region. SmartUps’ mission is to launch and grow companies that are based on ideas that challenge the status quo and seek innovative and responsible solutions to improve the way people think, live, work and play, we call those Smart Ideas. Earlier he cofounded Brainquil and before that he was Co-CEO of Baraka Optics and is now a board member.

Ask him about: Finance, strategy and equity.

CON O'DONNELL

Con is currently the Co-Founder & Business Development lead in RiseUp Summit the biggest event in the Middle East region for entrepreneurs. In 2001 Con Co-founded Sarmady Communications one of foremost digital media content companies in the country and published: FilGoal.com, FilFan.com, Contactcars.com, etc. In 2011 he sold Sarmady to Vodafone. He went on to invest in several startups across Egypt as an angel investor and co-founded ElWafeyat.com

Ask him about: investments, tech startups, digital marketing consultation and media planning

DALIA ABDALLAH

Dalia is currently Head of Danida Business support Program at the Royal Danish Embassy in Cairo, advising Danish-Egyptian business partnerships in food & agriculture, ICT, renewables and other sectors. She is also currently a PhD researcher in Business administration. Previously, she worked at the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation, European Commission, European Investment Bank & EBRD.

Ask her about: Business strategy, business development, international cooperation, economics and philosophy

ESLAM ERMAN

Eslam is passionate about finding ways to open space for creativity and community in Egypt and the Arab region. He is the founder of Open Space Egypt He likes football, walking and hiking.

Ask him about: Open Space Technology

ESSAM MAGED

Essam is the Co-Founder & CBDO at Unplugged, a web design and development agency. Upon graduation he joined Booz & Company in which he conducted market research, data analysis and quality assurance. After which, Maged joined Red Sea World managing 1 of the company’s 5 businesses in terms of strategy, marketing, operations and business development. Maged is currently a member of Global Shapers a WEF community.

Ask him about: Business development, startup growth and web development

 

KARIM ABDELKADER

Karim is a serial growth hacker and product builder. He has experience in the digital publishing business as he worked with “LINKonLINE” on gaining traction for Masrawy and Yallakora, afterwards he joined “Connect ads” Media Solutions team to own pricing, ad product development & monetization scopes of Masrawy, Yallakora, MSN and Skype. He owned the growth strategy of key e-commerce platforms as “Otlob”. Currently, Karim is leading products growth at A15.

Ask him about: Growth hacking, e-commerce strategy and digital marketing & publishing

MAGED EL SAID

Maged is the founder of the Habiba community seeking to realize a sustainable future for South Sinai as well as develop new economic models for environmentally conscious through Organic farming Agri-tourism & Education.

Ask him about: Organic farming Agri-tourism & Education

MAI ABAZA

Mai is the CEO and co-founder of Publicist Inc – one of the fastest growing PR consultancies in Egypt today. Her PR  experience runs across a lot of sectors from tech & telecom to government, healthcare, FMCGs all the way to PR for Black Eyed Peas, Jamiroquai and Lionel Richie concerts. Born and raised in Dubai. AUC graduate. Mother of twins: Selim and Farrah.

Ask her about: work-life balance, what in the world IS PR, and choosing a team (a.k.a. hiring)

MOHAMED EL DIB

Mohamed is a Co-Founder and Master Tree Climber (known to humans as the Creative Director!) of Monkeys in Tuxedos; a business venture focusing on Interaction Marketing Strategy. He started many business ventures and he believes a lot in the power of making mistakes. From a media agency, disalata.com, to a restaurant, the colour green, to other businesses in different fields, he now finds his passion in creating very unique marketing experiences.

Ask him about: Creative Marketing, Failure, Design thinking and being the “World’s Coolest CEO”

MOSTAFA HEMDAN

Mostafa is CEO and Founder of RecycloBekia, a green electronic waste recycling company based in Egypt and serving the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. RecycloBekia is among the 15 top social enterprises and platforms seeking to empower social entrepreneurs in the Arab world, recognized by Forbes Magazine. Recyclobekia currently has 25 employees and recently expanding its operations in MENA region.

Ask him about: investment types, business modeling, bootstrapping & international trading

NAEL TAREK

Nael is one of the cofounders of Bdiver community. A startup that aims to build a community of passionate Egyptian divers. Also, they aim to spread awareness of marine life conservation and fulfill our obligation as responsible Egyptian youth in preserving the natural wonders of the Red Sea.

Ask him about: diving!

NESMA GEWILY

Nesma is a writer, a storyteller, and creative writing trainer. She is a student of Arabic language and literature. Nesma uses stories as a tool for self discovery. Since 2010 she has led several self-discovery reflective experiences in Namaa’s School for Sustainable Development as she is passionate about storytelling activities.

Ask her about: storytelling and creative writing

OHOUD SAAD

Ohoud is a Yoga Teacher with passion for the practice and love for teaching. She learned all about Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Philosophy and got certified as a teacher in the unique practice of Ashtanga Yoga. She teaches at On The Mat Studio and takes any opportunity to practice in the outdoors. She teaches Ashtanga’s Primary Series in a way that is fresh, challenging and suitable for everyone.

Ask her about: yoga and meditation, outdoor adventures, literature (English writing), and baking.

SALMA EL HARIRY

Salma co-created multiple international startup initiatives including PITME Labs, PITME Catalyst, and the TechWadi Annual Forum held in San Francisco, which aimed to build bridges between Silicon Valley & the MENA region. Currently she is the founder of ScaleUp Ventures as well as Managing Director of Egypt’s first online innovation hub, EgyptInnovate (by Innovety).

Ask her about: Silicon Valley, innovation tools, business modeling, Strategic thinking and Networking

SARA YASSIEN

Sarah is a student of yoga who fell in love with the practice at first pose. Since her first class, she has become fascinated by how yoga can purify not only one’s physical body but also the emotional, intellectual and the spiritual. Her re-discovery of the internal world of compassion, love, and strength that yoga helped to unfold is what inspires her to continue sharing and spreading Yoga with everyone, everywhere. She is a certified teacher from YogaWorks, California.

Ask her about: Yoga!

TAMER AZER

As a business builder Tamer worked with the global innovation strategy firm Fahrenheit 212 as a Senior Innovation Consultant working to support launching, scaling and capacity building operations of in the education, technology, consumer protection, publishing, F&B and consumer goods industries in 6 countries. Currently, Tamer is leading investments & venture development at A15. Tamer received his Masters degree from the University of Oxford. 

Ask him about: Investments, Strategy, Team Building

WALEED ABDELRAHMAN

Waleed is currently the Founding Managing Director for the MIT Technology Review- Pan Arab Edition. Earlier in his Career, he spent 4 years with P&G as Market Strategy & Planning Manager, Beauty Care, Near East Region. He was also Red Sea World’s General Manager while simultaneously starting Favorito, a gourmet shop and restaurant. Waleed is a Global Shaper of the WEF.

Ask him about: Business Strategy, Productivity Hacks, Career Planning and Happiness

WALEED RASHED

Waleed founded INGEZ in 2013 which is a tech-enabled service that removes the stress and hassle of running errands in Cairo’s busy streets by helping its customers with its to-do list. Waleed was a speaker at Young Presidents Organization after being invited to speak about the stories behind the Egyptian revolution.

Ask him about: Operations Management and team building

YASMIN ELHAGRASSY

Yasmin is an interior designer with a vision to spread art in whatever she does. She is the founder and owner of “ SQUADRA” a health and lifestyle company. She is a reputable fitness expert who has certified achievements in this field. “SQUADRA” is not only her profession, but also her passion and gratitude to society, based on how fitness, healthy lifestyle and working in groups can help us to explore our lives and discover the best version of our selves.

Ask her about: Art, interior design and fitness

YASMIN GALAL

Researcher, project manager and media producer, with 4+ years of experience with three TV shows on her production resume, as well as leading projects for local and regional NGOs.

Ask her about: Media production, project management, network building, research and field work.

“WHEN YOU TEACH WHAT YOU LOVE AND SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW YOU OPEN MINDS, EYES, HEARTS AND SOULS TO UNEXPLORED WORLDS.” Thank you to all the awsome facilitators and partners who have had priceless impact on the camp’s quality and content and who are still supporting us. We thank you for living this culture with your whole being in ElRehla.

CAMP SPONSORS

  • A15
  • Almaqarr
  • INGEZ
  • MC Egypt
  • PwC

Camp Partners

  • Bdiver
  • BINDU BY OHOUD
  • Canonism
  • Devika Coaching & Consulting
  • ElMashrou3
  • Ezz Studio
  • HABIBA FARM
  • KHAIMA
  • NILCO
  • OPEN SPACE EGYPT
  • RED CIRCLE
  • SINAI WEEKEND TRIPS
  • SQUADRA
  • TAFANIN
  • TAWSEELA
  • TRANSFORMA
  • UNPLUGGED
  • WILD GUANABANA
  • YALLA YOGA
  • YOGA VIBES
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