Architecture & Interior DesignFor designers and innovators who grew their passion into a successful business in the fields of architectural design, interior design, furniture design, and/or product design.
Best Egyptian ProductFor entrepreneurs who built home-grown, Egypt’s most loved emerging consumer brands that could be within the domains of homeware, cosmetics, specialty foods, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics, packaged goods, etc.
E-commerceFor entrepreneurs that own online retail shops, platforms, suppliers, brands, or any company that trades online and provides seamless consumer experiences aided by digital technology generally improving how their customers browse, try, and buy products.
Fashion - Apparel and Accessories DesignFor local designers whose creative clothing and/or accessory brands broke barriers in the regional and even global fashion world.
This award is presented by the Egyptian Fashion & Design Counil
Fashion - Jewelry DesignFor local jewelers whose designs are perfect in craftsmanship and innovative across generations, markets, and cultures.
FintechFor entrepreneurs who have a product or service that continues transforming and innovating the financial technology sector in areas such as e-payments, digital lending, personal finance, blockchain, insurtech, and/or regtech to name but a few.
Fitness & LifestyleFor entrepreneurs who have impacted the sports and fitness scene in Egypt by launching gyms, training facilities, performance centers, new sports, camps, sporting events, adventure activities and more – all to help the community achieve better lifestyles.
Hazem El Dalati Food & Beverage Fast CasualFor entrepreneurs who strive to provide unique F&B offerings with their fast casual brands which include fast food restaurants. food trucks, coffee shops, specialty shops, etc that have taken Egypt’s taste-buds by storm.
Food & Beverage – Fine DiningFor entrepreneurs who use their culinary and business experience to open restaurants with exotic menus that offer the highest quality of food, service, and atmosphere while raising the overall standard of the food & hospitality industry in Egypt.
General Tech ServicesFor entrepreneurs that offer innovative technology services that deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.
Lifetime AchievementFor entrepreneurs who after building their own successful companies, go above and beyond to invest in and support other entrepreneurs, thus creating further value in the eco-system.
(Presented by Endeavor)
Media & AdvertisingFor entrepreneurs in the advertising space be it through powerful communication strategies, the creation of unique brands, the production of original storylines, development of iconic ads and/or the use of innovative digital content.
Next Generation Family Intrapreneur of the YearFor 2nd or 3rd generation entrepreneurs transforming and leading their long-standing family business.
(Presented by the American Chamber - Entrepreneurship & Innovation Committee)
Real Estate Development & ServicingFor entrepreneurs who provide valuable experiences for their customers within the real estate industry be it through the creation of innovative developments, creative adaptive reuse of buildings, brokerage services, and/or property management and financing generally using tech “proptech” to improve how people buy, sell, and rent properties.
Social EntrepreneurshipFor entrepreneurs leading a social enterprise or a socially-driven business that is focused on addressing a major social and/or economic issue in the region, driving positive change in the community, and giving back to society.
TourismFor entrepreneurs who help drive tourism to Egypt by using technology, creative content, boutique-style accommodation, and/or unique travel packages.
Transportation & LogisticsFor entrepreneurs who implement new evolving business models to digitally transform the movement of resources or the management of that movement with more safety, coordination, and planning.
UN SGDs – EducationFor entrepreneurs who contributed to the transformation of education through technology “edtech” by creating more data-driven products that enrich the lives of many more learners and support the UN’s SDG on Quality Education.
UN SDGs - Environmental SustainabilityFor entrepreneurs whose technology improves sustainability “cleantech” and/or lowers carbon emissions and supports the UN’s SDGs on Affordable and Clean Energy, Responsible Consumption & Production, or Sustainable Cities.
UN SDGs – HealthcareFor entrepreneurs whose use of emerging technology “healthtech” significantly improves the public’s health, innovation in medicine production, or efficiencies in biotech processes and supports the UN’s SDG on Good Health.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year*For young entrepreneurs, who launched their company less than 5 years ago, are less than 35 years of age, and implement new technologies to solve old problems.
*When submitting an application for any other award category, you may select that your application be nominated for this category as well if applicable.