October in Africa: Egypt stifles tech innovation, Google gets busy

The Next Web

Rumors have been swirling that Uber and regional equivalent Careem might be set to merge in Egypt, but it’s not going to happen. The Egyptian government has had a busy time of late, shutting down taxi app mergers, taxing e-commerce platforms, and enforcing digital media regulation laws.

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What do Egypt and Family Businesses Have in Common?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

James Barood with the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University's. Silberman College of Business offers some rather harsh words for family business patriarchs in a column at Business Insider: There are millions of Hosni Mubaraks. Most lead family businesses, not nations. Mubarak ruled over 80 million people, while these business founders may preside. over dozens, hundreds, or even thousands. Collectively, though, they may hurt as.

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More New Florence

deal architect

On the innovation blog Indonesia and volcanic power Hubble at 20 MIT Tech Review – Top 10 technologies More innovation from left field (from Egypt and Togolese Republic

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The Pharaohs of IBM

deal architect

One of the really nice things about an assignment in Saudi Arabia is its proximity to Egypt (or Misr in the Arabic/Semitic vernacular). It was a convenient weekend destination and I got to visit some of the pyramids. You quickly. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

The future "future of work"

deal architect

His sisters, each a year or two older had come back from similar trips to Portugal, Egypt and Turkey. John had just returned from a trip to Italy. His cousin was headed to Amsterdam today, and another was describing her.

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Please Help My Friend Colin Recover His Kidnapped Children #noorramsay

Both Sides of the Table

His wife created forged passports in a fake name and kidnapped his two children by illegally flying back to Cairo on Egypt Air. Colin has now won visitation rights in an Egyptian court, but Mirvat didn’t show up at the legally required meeting day / time in Egypt.

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Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

In around 2002 I was stuck in my hotel room in Egypt due to food poisoning and the only English TV available was an American business channel. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation.

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American Censorship Day Is Tomorrow (11/16/11)

Feld Thoughts

To date, the Internet has been an incredible force for entrepreneurship and positive change throughout the world (did anyone notice what recently happened in Egypt?)

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Michelle Dale: Mother Of Three Takes Her Kids Around Europe On A Ten Year “Laptop Lifestyle” Trip Thanks To Her $30,000+ A Month Online Business

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

She sold everything she had, paid off all her debts and left the UK with £10,000, which she promptly lost on a property investment deal gone bad in Egypt. Michelle was "trapped" in Egypt due to not having enough money to leave, so began researching internet business options. She hacked together a website using Dreamweaver and Frontpage software, slowly built up her clientele and also met her future husband and became pregnant, all while living in Egypt for two years.

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Episode 5 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Pete Newell, John Kuhn, Matt Weingart, Takashi Tsutsmi and Masato Iino

Steve Blank

During his military career he served in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, and the Horn of Africa. My guests this past week on Bay Area Ventures on Wharton Business Radio on Sirius XM Channel 111 were: Pete Newell , managing partner of BMNT Partners.

[Review] Startup Rising

YoungUpstarts

Why Hasn’t An Occupy White House Emerged?

Hunter Walker

The sentiment of uprising that led to the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US has sometimes been attributed to the Tahrir Square revolution that happened in Egypt earlier in 2011. New York City. I’ve lived in San Francisco long enough to consider myself a Local, if not a Native.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

I’ve had similar conversations about bringing entrepreneurship to Egypt, where starting a company is considered a low-class occupation.

4 Networking Tips for New Nonprofits

Up and Running

Take, for example, Habitat for Humanity in Egypt. Building a nonprofit from the ground up is a challenge. Newness creates a certain level of liability, which is evidenced by the fact that nonprofits—like startups—are more likely to fail closer to their founding.

The 10 Greatest Social Entrepreneurs Of All Time

YoungUpstarts

Early in his career, Ibrahim Abouleish was working in leading pharmaceutical firms in Europe, developing new treatments for osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis, but a trip to Egypt in the mid-’70s would change that.

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Customer Tracking Made Easy With The Intelligent Crowd Counting AI Models

YoungUpstarts

Journalism: 2013 saw one of the biggest uprisings in Egypt’s history when the citizens protested on the streets against their elected President, Mohammed Morsi. by Naveen Gattu , COO and co-founder of Gramener.

Episode 107: Is the Recession Over Yet? with James Coyle

Mike Michalowicz

He has worked with clients such as AT&T, the Governments of Indonesia and Egypt and the Washington public affairs firm of Cassidy and Associates. Foreign Service Officer, and served as the Agricultural Attaché to Egypt. He was also chief negotiator for the 1987 PL-480 agreement with Egypt. Also Available On. Show Summary. Today we talk with Jim Coyle on: “is the recession over yet?” ” Jim’s response may be a bit hard to hear, yet eyeopening.

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International Tourism Grew 4% In 2012: UNWTO

YoungUpstarts

Results in the Middle East (-5%) improved after a 7-percent decline in 2011, yet the region recorded an estimated 3 million international tourist arrivals less in 2012 in spite of the clear recovery in Egypt. People are traveling more.

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How to Sell Your Roadmap Without Selling Your Soul

Both Sides of the Table

Well, I was going for the analogy of “my friend, have I got a deal for you” that you get at a bazaar in Egypt or a stall in Mexico. This is my third post in a series on Enterprise Software.

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Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.

YoungUpstarts

Egypt: Multinational. If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative.

To Infinity and Beyond: How Entrepreneurism is Making Space Tourism Viable

YoungUpstarts

Mesopotamian entrepreneurs prospered by expanding their landlocked trade routes east to the Indus Valley (modern-day India) and west to Egypt and beyond.

Here’s What’s Driving Collaborative Consumption and Where the Market May Head Next

Both Sides of the Table

Think Tunia, Egypt, Syria and now Turkey. I spoke this past week at the LeWeb conference in London, which was a superbly well run event with a very quality production team. Kudos. The 20-minute video of my presentation is here if you’re interested.

China Regains Top Spot As Source Of Malignant Online Traffic: Akamai

YoungUpstarts

percent in Egypt (to 1.2 After being unseated last quarter by Indonesia, China has regained its spot as the source of observed attack traffic in the third quarter of 2013.

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Leadership Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Jethro (Moses' Father-in-Law)

Seeing Both Sides

He leads the Israelites out of slavery from Egypt (nice vision!) I was in synagogue last weekend for a cousin's bat mitzvah and was struck by the entrepreneurial lessons from the weekly Torah portion.

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Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

Transformify

Egypt. Egypt is highly dependent on oil production and the economy is very sensitive to the oil price fluctuations. 70% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 shaping one of the largest untapped talent pools in the world.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

I’ve had similar conversations about bringing entrepreneurship to Egypt, where starting a company is considered a low-class occupation.

Walk Like an Egyptian

Growthink Blog

And while the concept of Tunisia and Egypt being ‘Twitter” revolutions is over-stated, it is true that easy media connectivity has greatly accelerated organized action on long-held social and political discontents. It is young people with qualities like this that are changing Egypt.

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Why International Startups Love NY, and NY VCs Love International Startups

David Teten

To date, out of 17 companies, HOF Capital has backed 7 founding teams with roots in underrepresented regions: Egypt, Latin America, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey. New York is now the second-most-active tech ecosystem in the US on all key metrics, after the Bay Area.

Should Your Small Business Engage In Newsjacking?

YoungUpstarts

Just last year, fashion designer Kenneth Cole’s Twitter account joked about the beginning of the Arab Spring protests in Egypt , tweeting, “Millions are in uproar in #Cairo.

Twitter, Jobs, Democracy & The US Elections

Both Sides of the Table

As in Tunisia , Egypt , Syria & Iran. I recently wrote a post about the open nature of Twitter and why I’m long on its future.

First Annual MENA Tech Summit Launches in NY, for Investors and Entrepreneurs

David Teten

Additional organizing partners include: MIT Arab Student Organisation , TechWadi , RISE Egypt and NUMA.

[Review] The Book of Business Awesome/The Book Of Business UnAwesome

YoungUpstarts

Examples include: - Kenneth Cole, who decided to hijack the trending topic of #Cairo (a hashtag created for the protests and riots in Egypt) to promote a new spring collection of apparel; - Politician Newt Gingrich, who was shamed for buying hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers; and.

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[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

By now, many would know that China is expanding aggressively to West Asian and North African countries like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Libya and Egypt. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world?

The Socialist Republic of Twitter

Diego Basch

You’ll tweet about uprisings in Egypt while she shares pictures of Louis Vuitton’s finest products. I attended a Machine Learning meetup at Twitter yesterday. It was a very good event, and I learned a few new things.

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The 8 Greatest Strengths Of Generation Y

YoungUpstarts

Our mandate to him has been to support the social uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and elsewhere. Finish this TV show lyric: “Heroes in a half-shell…” If you can without cheating , you’re probably a Millennial.

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A New, Intellectual Fertile Crescent - Allston and Cambridge

Seeing Both Sides

In ancient history, the Fertile Crescent extended from lower Egypt, through modern-day Israel and into Assyria and Mesopotamia. Thanks to the waterways, population density, and diversity of peoples, it was characterized by an unparalleled flow of goods and services and intellectual foment.

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Why the Navy Needs Disruption Now (part 2 of 2)

Steve Blank

And they have been selling these systems to other countries (Iran, Syria, Egypt, etc.). The future is here it’s just distributed unevenly – Silicon Valley view of tech adoption. The threat is here it’s just distributed unevenly – A2/AD and the aircraft carrier.

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The Value of Opening Up

Bryce Dot VC

God spoke to the guy: ‘I want you to lead Israel out of Egypt.’ In a recent profile of Mitt Romney, the New Yorker uncovers an exchange had between him and Clayton Christensen. At the time, Clay was trying to get Mitt to open up, to talk about himself, his talents and his limitations. Given their shared faith, Clay leaned on the story of the Prophet Moses from the Old Testament: . He tried over and over. Nothing worked. Finally, it worked. The Red Sea parted.

Public Goods: What a US Startup can Learn From China Sidewalks of Death

Austin Startup

In cities where parking is very hard to find and the sheer number of cars causes massive disruption akin to the plagues of Egypt, bike sharing solves an important human need for cheap and reliable local transportation.

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Why Entrepreneurs & VCs Should Focus on Basecamp, Not the Summit

Both Sides of the Table

Whatever their eventual path and outcomes – I would argue that their impact on Iran, Tunisia & Egypt – and frankly on the way that we as a society communicate now – has rendered them one of the most important technologies of the past decade.

20 Best TED Talks For Students Of Social Media

YoungUpstarts

And social media frequently makes news, including when it accelerated the uprising in Egypt this year. Watch his talk to get the inside story, and learn more about how social media gave an incredible gift to Egypt.

Battery gives back to Israeli entrepreneurial community with venture creation workshop

VC Cafe

Danny is an entrepreneur, investor and Brown University Professor of Entrepreneurship , and has recently held similar workshops in China, Egypt and Portugal.