Press Photo - Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar awarded CEO of Nawah-Scientific Omar Sakr the elevator pitch prize
CAIRO - 10 December 2017: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar awarded CEO of Nawah-Scientific Omar Sakr the elevator pitch prize, at the Africa 2017 Forum.
Sakr was chosen From 18 start-ups and entrepreneurs, selected to pitch their projects and ideas; the prize will allow Sakr to attend a training program at Stanford Business School in California.
The competition came as part of Young Entrepreneurs Day, which offered a chance for African start-ups to gain exposure and raise their profile by pitching their business ideas to an international delegation of executives representing capital prospects, business mentors, and advisors.
“There were some amazing start-ups here and I am pleased to have won the opportunity to go to Stanford for the business management exposure,” Sakr said.
Nawah-Scientific is the first private and multidisciplinary research center in Egypt catering for natural and medical scientists.
The online platform receives task requests from individual scientists or industrial clients, samples to be analyzed are picked up via a partnership with courier services, experiments are carried out by high caliber scientists and finally results are sent back online to the client.
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