Step into the world of Entrepreneurship today, a world of possibilities awaits.


Established in 2015, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was advanced as a catalyst for Entrepreneurship in the Arab region. The center is a multifaceted institute acting as an advocate of entrepreneurial education, a pioneer of cutting edge research and most importantly a provider for capacity building opportunities for Egypt and region at large.

With the goal of spearheading the growth of collaborative entrepreneurial ventures, the center is a dynamic vehicle for economic growth and sustainable job creation in the region.

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Entrepreneurship Summer Program (ESP)

This two-week intensive summer program is designed for international students to explore into the world of entrepreneurship through interactive classes, field visits to companies and incubators, meetings with successful entrepreneurs and social and cultural visits in Egypt. 

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International Case Competition

The competition brings together teams of students from all over the world, to compete in solving a challenging business case. This is the first competition of its kind organized in Egypt and focusing on business challenges facing high-growth entrepreneurial ventures. 

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Meet the Team

Sherif Kamel

Professor Sherif Kamel

Dean School of Business

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Ayman Ismail

Ayman Ismail

Abdul Latif Jameel Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship and assistant professor at  School of Business, Director of the AUC Venture Lab and Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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