About - CEI


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

Established in 2015 as the evolution of the 2010-launched Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP), the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) is a pioneer hub for all entrepreneurial stakeholders in Egypt and the MENA region.

Since its establishment 12 years back, the center’s endeavors included promoting entrepreneurial education, endorsing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, offering capacity-building opportunities for the region, and pioneering cutting-edge research.

Being one of the initial entities in the Middle East to promote entrepreneurship, CEI has worked its way to marking its unique footprint in the field. Building on the center’s experience in inaugurating accelerators, supporting and spearheading the growth of startups, and linking the diverse groups constituting the entrepreneurial ecosystem, CEI vows to actively contribute to the advancement of entrepreneurship in the MENA region, empower its community with knowledge and know-how, and focus on identifying and filling the market gaps in the ecosystem, especially for youth and women.

Become a high-impact platform advocating entrepreneurial knowledge in the region.

To ceaselessly dispense pertinent, opportune, and targeted full-scale support for entrepreneurship advancement and innovation.

Adaptability, Creativity, Integrity

  • MIT VMS Program

Entrepreneurial Outreach

  • UN Women (Rabeha Program)

  • TIEC Capacity Building Program for Female Entrepreneurs (Heya Raeda) 2021

Edutainment Events

  • Entrepreneurship Podcast

Students Engagement

  • Annual International Case Competition (ICC)

  • Annual Hackathon

Entrepreneurship Development

  • Webinar Series and Mentor Workshops

  • Business Plan Project and Pitchathon