Your full name is: Mohamed Sayed Mohamed Elewa
Your name on the platform is: elewa94
About the event
“Hack 4 Environment – Cairo” (22,23 November 2019) - Almaqarr Coworking Space – The Greek Campus – Down Town, Cairo.
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/856277144774799/
|Main activities and topics||Participants reflections /Questions||Out-comes of the discussions|
|Day 1||* Edgeryders Icebreaking activity.|
- conversation about how participants developed their ideas
- Session 1: Environmental issues in Egypt and SDG’s.
- Session 2: Ideation & Business Model Canvas.
- First call from Nadia.
- Session3: Presentation skills for ideas.
- The Product Design session – we couldn’t join the online session.
- Participants worked on their ideation.|* What is product design?
- Discussions about SDG’S and how to align it with their ideas.
- How to make a business plan and its components.
- How to evaluate their idea and validate it.
- Is Edgeryders going to have a share in their startups with the fund?
- Too many concerns about IT and Technology.
There is was a confusion between prototype and mvp for most of the participants.|* Participants had some insights about the environment in Egypt.
- Participant learned how to develop their business model using business model canvas.
- Learned more about product mapping through discussions.|
|Day 2|* Session 4: workshop about Fundraising and Pitching
- Live chat on Storytelling for Sales by Matteo.
- Participants started to work to finalize their Projects and required deliverables.|* How to get funded?
- Questions about what is the best revenue stream model fits their ideas.
- Many concerns about how to prepare the business plan and how to write the solution in a good way.|* Participant identified how to pitch their ideas
- Learned how to calculate the mvp cost.|
|Project name||# Green Capital|
|Team members||AlaaElrhman - Karim Goudy - Toka Refaat - Alaa Mamdouh|
|Brief description||Enhance the networking, connecting and sharing capabilities between environment development startups, companies, entities and individuals|
|topics discussed||* The revenue stream model.|
- The platform development.
- Potential business development solutions.|
|Project name||# Hack4 Environment cairo: Environmental Interface platform|
|Team members||EMAN ABDELAZEM – Dalia Fathy ( @Daliafathy )|
|Brief description||A platform that acts as an environmental mediator for climate justice|
|topics discussed||IT concerns|
|Project name||# COLEX|
|Team members||# Mohamed Hassan (@mohamed75) - Mohamed Aboelkheer - Saher Elamir|
|Brief description||# produce renewable energy by turning organic wastes into Biogas.|
- Mohamed Alaa ( @MohamedAbkarino )|
|Brief description|Compress the fumes to liquid that is highly concentrated which can then use to later and extract hydrocarbon derivatives.|
|topics discussed|How to develop MVP cost plan?|
|Project name||Clean River|
|Team members||Khlood Mostafa (@Khlood_Mostafa)- Tasneem Yahya (@TasneemYahya2019 - Hamza Mohsen ( @Hamza )|
|Brief description||provide a filtration system using the chelating property of chitosan beads.|
|topics discussed||Concerns about how to develop MVP and budgeting?|
|Team members||## Youssef (@ Youssef) - Shehab Rabie ( @Shehab.Rabie ) - sayed Mohamed ( @sayedomran )|
|Brief description||Replacing chemical material with non-harmful biogenic material in solar cells|
|topics discussed||Concerns about implementing the idea as it need to be made in china.|
|Project name||FOTM Company|
|Team members||Hadeer Osama ( HadeerOsama ) – Eman alaa ( @Emanalaaeldin ) - Ali Attia @Ali.Attia – Mai Youssef – Osama ( @Osama )|
|Brief description||produce high protein mash with competitive price for chicken farms’ owners who wants to Integrated feeding and high immunity for chickens by decreasing mash costs.|
Which teams did/do you find especially interesting or credible and why?
I find that they all had interesting ideas but they need too much mentorship.
The teams I find interesting:
Environmental Interface platform team
Green Capital team.
Number of participants: 22 first day – 16 second day.
Gender balance: almost the half.
The timeline was free tight for all preparation as it was less than a week for people to sign-up and fill the form for the event which made a low number of participants. As we also contacted the selected participant 2 days only before the event.
The Event Registration Form wasn’t friendly to user to sign up, as the user experience didn’t help them and it didn’t open from different browsers as I got different messages about this. As the form moves to next page easily from mobile that causes that most of participants data wasn’t complete for most of them.
The Registration Form didn’t have a direct question which made a confusion in most of the answers and didn’t really filter the participant in a good way. So, I had to get more information in phone to make sure they have an idea and if there is a team and to know more about the idea to see if it really fits the event.
The event name prevented too many people from applying as they thought it’s something about environment work more than a hackathon and we are focusing in SDG’s.
The SDG’s part make confusion for some people that they didn’t consider this in their ideas. It’s only something solves an environmental issue and they didn’t align their ideas to SDG’s.
The details about the prize wasn’t clear. As some participant or applicants see that there is 15 K $$ prize and they didn’t get it will be for all projects. Which when explained some participant didn’t complete the first day or apologized when I contacted them when selected to attend.
In this point I written in Egypt event that the prize is between 1 K – 3K $$ as I knew that this will make a misunderstanding but I changed it when you asked for the format that you already made.
The time space between session was too much, even with our local session and it was too long to have 3 days event for most of participants which lead us to cancel the third day.
People liked @matteo session because it was interactive and they got the chance to work with him.