Everything You Need to Know About RiseUp '19 at AUC New Cairo


For the first time, AUC will be the main partner of RiseUp Summit, the one-stop-shop event connecting startups in the Middle East and Africa. With more than 8,000 people expected to attend from around 60 countries, the summit will be bustling with international speakers; Fortune 500 companies; the region's top entrepreneurs, startups, investors and creative masterminds; and prominent journalists. Read more about the event here

Here's a snapshot of everything you need to know about the biggest startup event of the year: 

You can purchase your tickets on the RiseUp website. AUC students and alumni will receive a discounted price with their promo codes. Send a message to AUC's Instagram page to find out more. 

AUC will have a booth set up all three days of the event, selling University merchandise and books. 


Mai Abaza ’02
Co-Founder and CEO, Publicist Inc.

Yaseen Abdelghaffar ’10
Founder, SolarizEgypt

Mohamed Aboulnaga ’09
Co-Founder and CCO, Halan

Myrna Fahim ’16
Lead Developer Advocate, Egypt and Morocco, IBM

Karim Fahmy ’17
CEO and Co-Founder, Inploy

Sandra Farid ’11
Founding Partner, Acumen Consulting

Maged Farrag ’93
Creative and Managing Director, 5DVR

Jad Ghalayini ’18
Co-Founder, Inploy

Ahmed Ghaly ’06
Director of Business Transformation and Project Management, Orion360 Digital Transformation

Karim Harouny ’02
Founder and CEO, Mashtal Gardens Centers

Mohamed Mounir ’03
CEO, Paynas

Mohamed Rahmy ’03
Managing Director, Endeavor Egypt

Sahar Salama ’95
Founder and CEO, TPAY Mobile


Mohamed Farid Saleh
Executive Chairman, Egyptian Stock Exchange

Kim Fox
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, AUC

Sherif Makhlouf
CEO, Boost

Tarek Naga
Architect, Naga Studio Architecture

To learn more about each speaker, visit the RiseUp Speakers page