U.S. Helps Egyptians Hone Skills During Global Entrepreneurship Week

November 12, 2018

Cairo – This year, the U.S. Mission in Egypt is celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) by helping to energize Egypt’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, especially among youth.  Between November 12-18, Egyptian audiences will be able to take part in talks, workshops, and lectures being offered across the country, including at Cairo’s Maadi Public Library American Corner and Greek Campus, the American Center at U.S. Embassy Cairo, Alexandria’s Jesuit Cultural Center, Bibliotheca Alexandria, and Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, as well as various locations in Upper Egypt. Topics to be covered include: business development for entrepreneurs, personal branding, e-commerce, social entrepreneurship, and ideation.

According to Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission Dorothy Shea:  “Hundreds of startups have been launched all over Egypt—some receiving worldwide recognition. The U.S. government is committed to supporting this spirit of innovation by helping entrepreneurs hone the skills they need to be successful.”

The U.S. Embassy fosters entrepreneurship through Egyptian- and U.S.-based exchange programs and works closely with partners – both in Egypt and in the U.S. – to advance initiatives that encourage a culture of entrepreneurship and small-business development to strengthen the Egyptian economy and create jobs.  In addition, the Embassy promotes Egyptian entrepreneurship by convening job fairs, Maker Fairs, technology training, and business skill seminars. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) also plays an important role in this area, through their Workforce Improvement and Skills Development and Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development programs.

Now in its eleventh year, Global Entrepreneurship Week represents the U.S. government’s dedication to promoting entrepreneurship internationally as a means to stimulate opportunities for growth and development and increase global prosperity.