Tagged: egypt

Temenos Looks to Boost Fintech in Egypt with AUC Venture Lab Fintech Accelerator Partnership

Fintech software provider Temenos (SIX: TEMN) has partnered with The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab) a prominent startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region. Temenos will support Fintech innovation in Egypt by providing startups with access to their core… Read More

Singapore and Egypt Work to Boost Fintech as Monetary Authority of Singapore and Central Bank of Egypt Sign Co-operation Agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) have announced a cooperation agreement to boost Fintech innovation between the two countries. MAS has initiated many of these bilateral agreements and is core to their strategy of being a global Fintech… Read More

Updating the Alumni Fundraising Space: GiveCampus Crowdfunding

Do you often get phone calls and mailers from your college alma mater asking for donations?  I do, and as a recent grad, I wonder how much help I really contribute with my puny annual $5-10 donation.  Enter crowdfunding among alumni for high school and… Read More

Egypt’s First Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform Explores the Future of Real Estate Investing; Exclusive Comments by CTO Nadin Mustafa

  AqarFunder, the first online real estate crowdfunding platform in Egypt, welcomes investors to a bright future for real estate crowdfunding—one that includes a 15-25 percent total return. The Cairo-based company, with an office near the banks of the Nile, leverages technology to connect private… Read More

Crowdfunded Film “The Square” Nominated for Oscar (Video)

Crowdfunded on Kickstarter where the film raised $126,020 on a $100,000 goal this past March, The Square has been nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. This is the first Academy Award Nomination for creators Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer. The documentary film follows the events… Read More

New Crowdfunding Platform Shekra Supports Startups in Egypt

New joint investment concept “Shekra” is drawn from the Arabic phrase “sherik fekra” in Arabic, which means “share an idea.” The platform was launched in Cairo last November by seven founders who come from backgrounds in technology, aviation, investment and banking, who have pooled their resources to… Read More

Funding the micro-entrepreneurs (Egypt)

Scattered in small workshops throughout Cairo, some micro-entrepreneurs have long struggled to find customers to purchase wares such as mechanical sunshades, clay pottery coolers and printing presses. Now some of them are turning to the crowd-funding site Yomken, which launched in Egypt in October, to… Read More

Crowdfunding Citizen Journalism in Cairo

  Mosireen, a media collective in downtown Cairo that offers equipment and training to citizen journalists, was born out of the effort by activists to document the Egyptian revolution online. As the group’s mission statement says, that was vital during the street protests that drove… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Yomken Makes Launching Products Easy in Egypt

While concern in Egypt rises over courting investment and international partnerships intended to improve Egypt’s economy, one initiative has broken away from the rest to offer a localized funding option for small projects and startups. Yomken is set to boost the Egyptian economy and improve… Read More