So, I promised I’d share with you potential spaces for the Edgeryders workshop in Egypt!
- The first option is the GrEEK campus http://thegreekcampus.com/ (I recommend this place because it’s pretty awesome)
This is going to be Egypt’s first technological and innovation park! It was the old American Univeristy in Cairo campus, and now it’s being turned into a huuuuuuge co-working space for tech-enabled start ups, SMEs and companies. We had a visit there last week, and the place is amazing. They are going to offer many services like co-working spaces, innovation lab, office space a space for arts, dance etc and even a rock-climbing wall. They hosted a very big youth entrepreneurship event there a few months ago called Rise Up (http://riseupsummit.com/) and they’re renting out some areas for lots of activities. It’s all about youth for youth, and they absolutely love it! Also, it’s in downtown cairo, the heart of the city :)
Some parts of the campus are still under construction, but they are capable of having events there. I checked out some rooms for the workshop and I took some pictures (eventhough they’re still not complete I was assured everything will be ready by the 1st of April, they’re working very fast)!! I think the innovators would be very relaxed and comfortable there because it’s a very dynamic place for those innovators. Here is a link to a 360 virtual tour http://www.360daleel.com/embed/theGreekCampus/
- Another option is ICE Cairo, a smaller-scale innovation hub for youth! http://icecairo.com/what-is-icecairo.php
They also have a really cool co-working space for young innovators, and it’s location is also in downtown! The only drawback, however, is that the place is much smaller and I think it can take a capacity of up to 30 people only, I need to check with them!! We can see the availability there too!
If you guys have any suggestions or questions let me knoww!
Looking forward to your feedback