Hudson’s Young Women Entrepreneurs’ Program

By Rana Kamaly On October 10, AUC’s downtown GrEEK Campus hosted the Young Women Entrepreneurs’ Development Program (YWED-P).  The competition, which aimed to select 100...

Mahmoud Mansi and the Forgotten Writer’s Foundation

By Rana Kamaly Serial entrepreneur, writer and human resource specialist Mahmoud Mansi founded The Forgotten Writer’s Foundation in 2011; in just four years, he has...

WEAVING DREAMS OF SILK: A Silkworm Breeder’s Story

By Zeinab Abul Gheit Led by paper trader Ahmed Baraka from Mansoura, silkworm breeding, which was once a popular pastime of school children in Egypt,...

Boulevard: A Cultural Working Space in the Heart of Port Said

By Nourhan Tewfik  Established in December 2014, Boulevard is a cultural center and shared working space in Port Said.  Located in the city’s historically...

A Whiff of the Past

The story of Egypt’s Khamas Khamsat By Sara Abou Bakr I still have a vivid memory of my Grandma using the Khamas Khamsat (“Five Fives”) Cologne daily....

THE SPACE: Shop, Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Buying reused or second-hand items is not really common practice among many Egyptians.  Many fail to think beyond the “money” aspect, because the reason...

Jina’s Homemade Cupcakes

“Passion is my edge! I do it all by myself from A-Z!” When asked how she handles her now 3-year old business with a young...

Gigi’s Home Taste For Catering

“I’ve been doing this for 25 years and some of my clients have grown with me. Some husbands still think their wives are cooking...

Nino’s Egypt

"Nobody's ever taken one of our Brownies and hasn't come back for more!" After medical reasons prohibited Suliema from traveling abroad for college, the 18...

Matbakh Immy

“I didn't know that there was such a thing as a wheat or flour allergy. I also discovered that a lot of people in Egypt are becoming...

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