About The Speaker
Head of Entrepreneurship at TIEC, ITIDA.Rasha has built extensive networks and assets in the global entrepreneurial marketplace. An entrepreneur herself with multiple failures and currently on board her company CEED, Rasha loves to help other entrepreneurs reach for the stars. Rasha spent much time in government developing the Entrepreneurship department at TIEC managing the Accelerator program, Mobile Monday, Business support among other support programs offered to startups, SMEs and entrepreneurs in ICT plus being part of the team that compiled the ICT2020 strategy for Egypt. Rasha has worked with and consulted with various European commission projects as part of FP7 and H2020.Rasha participates in local and international conferences as a speaker and in various leading universities on entrepreneurship, developing entrepreneurial environments, business modeling, and role of government. She worked closely with international entities like the EIB, ALECSA, ANIMA and the CMI on entrepreneurship and innovation projects for the MENA and EuroMED region. Her work includes developing the MENA innovation index , developing KPIs for Technology Parks and developing an innovation diagnostic tool for SMEs in these regions. Rasha holds a Masters in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University, a Masters in Management of Technology from Nile University. She is also finalizing her PhD in the area of Entrepreneurship in developing countries at the Swiss School of Management.