Egypt is the hub of development in the MENA region. According to Gartner, Egypt is among top 9 outsourcing countries in shared services, and captives in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). One of Egypt’s key attractions for the sourcing industry is its competitive costs. Egypt is cheaper than many Eastern European countries that specialize in the IT sourcing industry.
Oxford Business Group cited Egypt’s outsourcing industry as going from strength to strength, with an annual growth rate of about 7.5% since 2014.The growth of the outsourcing sector in Egypt contributed to the growth of the ICT sector in Egypt by 13% and recorded 4.1% of GDP
There are many Government incentives available for cloud computing, open-source and mobile applications development to serve the Egyptian market and the wider region, but still we lack BLOCKCHAIN initiatives. We can summarize Egyptian market as follow:
- Low and competitive labor costs.
- Good command of English for dealing with overseas customers.
- Same time zone advantage with Europe and provides a second shift for the United States.
- Geographically well located for most African and European cities and some Asian countries.
- A huge support from the government to new initiatives.
Currently, We have partnered with four universities in Egypt. We have already trained more than +400 students, and we want to incentivize students after completing the workshops. We want to have more incentive to offer students After completing the workshops. The course illustrate (Business use cases, and technical implementation). The objective after completing the course to introduce new dapps that fit with the MENA market.
- Maged Mohamed ( Technical Support )
- Aya Qasim ( Management)
- Heba Elgamal ( Technical Support )
- Hala Ahmed( Partnership )
- Omar Mohamed( Broadcasts )
- Youssef Alaa ( Technical support)
- Asmaa Qasim ( Financial/Account )
- Norhan Khalid ( Technical support )
- Mai Rostom ( Event Organizer )
72k for initial launch for Arabic community building
$10k for translating ar.harmony.one.
$10k for hosting 2 meetups for 50 people each or begin a series of workshops in blockchain usecases in MENA, how to build with Harmony.
$10k for partnering with a regional hackathon of 100 developers (We want to complete training programs in (two universities in the summer).
$5k for sourcing 5 approved grantees from that language or region (This could be achieved via a hackathon in summer for fresh-graduates and students).
$5k for Women in tech program - encourage women to be blockchain developers through a hackathon.
$15k for Technical course to illustrate building dapps in Harmony in Arabic language. It would be a video-series on Youtube.
$10k for growing a public community to 1,000 active members on Twitter.
10% due to volatility in prices.
1st goal: Translate [ar.harmony.one] website,
1k users on Telegram, 250 users on Discord,
Partnership with 1 dApp in Harmony ecosystem,
introductory course on the development of dApps in Arabic
2nd goal: Writing research articles of dApps ecosystem in Harmony,
1.5k users on Telegram.
Partnership with 2 dApps, making 2 videos
3rd goal: Review events of dApps ecosystem in Harmony,
2k users on Telegram, 750 users on Discord,
We seek Senior students to attend our workshop then we will offer them a graduation project through our mentorship program.
(Events and community activities)
Our team represents Egypt in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC).
talking about how blockchain could Fit as a use case
We do university training program since 2019
We have a great team technical experience with multiple success stories.
At last, Thank you for this opportunity.