18 July 2011

Startup Summer ~ Entrepreneurs of the Revolution

Nice venture piece by NYTimes' Hannah Seligson on Arab Spring, Start-Up Summer?
"Six months after an uprising led by people like her ousted Hosni Mubarak and overturned the established order of the Arab world, Ms. Mehairy has joined the ranks of Egypt’s newest business class: the entrepreneurs of the revolution. Instead of leaving Egypt as she had planned, she is staying to nurture a start-up [...] “The revolution really made my generation believe in ourselves,” Ms. Mehairy, 30, says. If Egyptians can topple Mubarak, she wonders, what else might they accomplish?"
Several startups mentioned, including SuperMama, Inkezny, Bey2ollak, Kngine, and more.

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