Startups without Borders, a recently established platform that connects migrant and refugee entrepreneurs with opportunities and resources to build their businesses, is organizing ‘Women on the Move’, a gathering of Cairo-based migrant entrepreneurs where some of the key players of Egyptian startup ecosystem will share their stories.
The event that is being organized in partnership with Entreprenelle, Fard Foundation, The GrEEK Campus, Syrian network Khatwa, and UNHCR, will feature an all-female speaker lineup, with Flat6Labs’ Dina El-Shenoufy, RiseUp Summit’s Dalia Kamar, and Skaleup Ventures’ Salma El Hariry.
Startup without Borders aims to use the event as a platform to raise awareness about opportunities available in the startup landscape, and helping female migrant and refugee entrepreneurs become a part of the Egyptian ecosystem, through different knowledge-sharing workshops and mentorship sessions.
“Around the world, there is a growing startup scene made up of incubators and accelerators for migrant and refugee entrepreneurs. We want to lay the ground for a genuine migrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, where driven individuals can access the vast amount of resources at their disposal to start their businesses, wherever they are,” said Valentina Primo, founder of Startups Without Borders in a statement.
“Migrant women entrepreneurs are the people that we need to focus on the most. Many of them are newly heads of households and, having to carry multiple burdens they’ve never seen or have to deal with before, they need the most support that anybody can give. They are carrying the load of feeding their family, caring for their family, and in many cases operate alone, without the typical support of the men of the family or the extended family. I can’t think of any more worthy cause to support than this one,” noted Ahmed El Alfi, investor, Chairman of Sawari Ventures, and founder of The Greek Campus.
The event will be held tomorrow, March 30th, at 10 AM at The Greek Campus in Cairo. You can learn more about it here.