I’m Asmaa Kamel and I work as the Program Manager of Yomken.com
Yomken.com is a regional platform, based in Cairo and currently works in 4 countries in the MENA region. We crowdsource R&D solutions for social and industrial challenges to make them more affordable and accessible to those who need them. Those include NGOs, Micro-finance institutions and governmental organizations. We do this through a crowd of innovative students, engineers, scientists and creative people in general. The challenges published on our platform varies between product design and development, production process optimization, usage of alternative raw material, and others.
In addition to solving the challenges, our model contributes to creating new job opportunities and provide innovators and entrepreneurs with the chance to work on real-life challenges and establish market-driven startups.