Co-Founder & CEO Leila Hassan is the co-founder & CEO of Apex Education, a start-up that provides educational programs that empower and inspire young people to reach their full potential and create a positive impact in the world. Leila is also the co-founder of Tawwr, a coding bootcamp for young professionals to re-skill and shift their career into tech. Tawwr was the first educational program to offer Income Share Agreements in the Middle East. Leila received a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2019.
Nada Zaher – Right to Dream
Chief of Staff Nada Zaher is the Chief of Staff at Right to Dream, an international football academy dedicated to nurturing young people's understanding of excellence through football. Nada was previously a Product Manager at IBM Watson and is the founder of Pass-port, a start-up that helped student athletes get college scholarships abroad. Nada Zaher is a college tennis athlete herself, having played and been team captain for the NCAA Division 1 Tennis Team at Columbia University, where she received a BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Management.
Ramy Khorshed – Sakneen
Co-Founder & CEO Ramy is the co-founder & CEO of Sakneen, a PropTech start-up that is digitally transforming the real estate market in Egypt. Sakneen is backed by Y Combinator and has raised $1.1 million in its seed round. Prior to Sakneen, Ramy worked at Future Energy Corporation, a solar energy development company between Jamaica and MENA. He was also the program director of entrepreneurship bootcamp SPARK!Ventures. Ramy graduated from Duke University with a BS in Economics and Information Science.
Hussein El Kheshen – Sakneen
Co-Founder & CTO Hussein is the co-founder & CTO of Sakneen, a PropTech start-up that is digitally transforming the real estate market in Egypt. Sakneen is backed by Y Combinator and has raised $1.1 million in its seed round. Hussein is also the co-founder of Apex Education, which provides educational programs that empower youth. He received a dual BS in Computer Science & BA in Economics from the University of Chicago, and is an Onsi Sawiris Scholarship recipient.
Mohamed Ebied - Proteovant Therapeutics
Corporate Strategist Mohamed started his career as a management consultant in the healthcare and life sciences industry, and is currently working in corporate strategy at a biotech startup developing novel cancer medicines. Mohamed is also the co-founder of Apex Education, which provides educational programs that empower youth. He received a BS in Bioengineering from Harvard University, where he also reviewed scientific manuscripts.