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The nomination can be submitted by the nominee him/herself or by anyone associated with the nominee who can speak generously on behalf of that nominee’s entrepreneurial achievements


Be recognized

among the nation’s most influential business leaders


to with prominent entrepreneurs and various industry experts

Gain exposure

to media outlets, potential consumers and investment opportunities


All our nominated entrepreneurs should be:

business-starters who push boundaries in their industry, demonstrate values that have earned them respect from their colleagues, and create positive change in the community. These are the ambitious people who drive creativity and excel in everything they do. They are role models to others and therefore deserve recognition

  • The nominee must be an innovative risk taker, change maker and business starter who’s had an impact on society.
  • At least one of the founders must have an Egyptian nationality.
  • Each Nomination must include one entrepreneur only.
  • Each Entrepreneur can only be nominated for one award, apart from Young Entrepreneur of the Year & Women Entrepreneur of the Year.
  • The company has to be registered under Egyptian law.
  • The company must at least be operational for 2 years and not more than 15 years, except for Young Entrepreneur of the Year (must be operational for less than 5 years, and entrepreneur should be less than 35 years old


Business Model

The company will be evaluated based on its plan for making profit. It identifies the products or services the business plans to sell, its identified target market, and any anticipated expenses

Innovation & Disruption

This criteria is concerned with measuring disruption and innovation within a company. Disruptive companies are ventures that seek to make significant changes. These visionary companies take risks to challenge big industries and ingrained ways of life, thinking, and doing things

Product Market Fit

Companies with product market fit are ones that address real needs. This means being in a good market with a product that can satisfy that market. When an entrepreneur identifies a need in the market and builds a solution that customers want to buy, that’s product-market fit


Scalability is a system's readiness to handle growth. It demonstrates a company's ability to increase production or accommodate more customers when necessary. Ventures that prove they can scale up as they grow are more attractive to investors

Business Strategy

This criteria is meant to judge the set of plans, actions and goals that outlines how a business will compete in a particular market, or markets, with a product or number of products or services.

Competitive Advantage

The criteria refers to factors that allow a company to produce goods or services better or more cheaply than its rivals. These factors allow the productive entity to generate more sales or superior margins compared to its market rivals.


This criteria focuses on how a company assumes a green initiative by tackling any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In line with Egypt hosting this year’s UN Climate Change Conference COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, EEA plans to recognize those who show commitment towards a more sustainable future in their business.

2021/22 Achievements

The main objective of EEA is to celebrate the PEOPLE OF NOW; those who are shaping today’s economy and inspiring future generations to come. Hence, the jury panels’ focus will be on last/this year’s achievements as a key pillar to the participants’ evaluations

Your secrets are safe

All submitted material will remain confidential and only be seen by the EEA team and our judges. All judging discussions will not be shared or discussed with anyone outside of the judging panel. Nominee profiles may be used in pre- and post-event material to promote their success stories and best practices. Permission will be sought from the entrants before publishing relevant material.

26th of March
Application Opens
20th of April
Applications Closes
24th - 25th of April
Jury Deliberations
16th of May
Shortlisted Announcement
10th June
EEA Talks
11th of June
Awards Ceremony


please apply for the category that is most relevant to you and the business you own

Applications are now closed