About 2017-02-27T15:05:43+00:00


RiseUp has grown over the years from a grass-root movement to a global momentum. The purpose behind RiseUp has remained the same: to connect startups to the most relevant resources worldwide.
We act as the glue that fuses ecosystems together to help them realize their ultimate potential. By connecting stakeholders to local & global networks, and fusing diverse talents & resources, ecosystems are enabled to accelerate, innovate, and grow.
Our mission is accomplished through our four products: Summit, Connect, Explore, and Meetup.

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Abdelhameed Sharara
CEO and Cofounder
Con O’Donnell
Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder
Ayman Makkawy
Chief Financial Officer
Salma El Lakany
Chief Experience Officer
Batoul Al Mehdar
Partnerships Manager
Dalia Kamar
Marketing Manager
Farah Baki
RiseUp Explore Manager
Ahmed Tohamy
Mohamed Hany
Front End Developer
Farah Badrawy
Business Administrator
Sameh Ibrahim
Purchasing manager
Safaa Hamed
Design Consultant
Saif Edeen El Bendari
Startup Relations Manager
Hana Zaghloul
Speaker Relations Manager
Hedayat Reda
Head of Content
Aly Abdelwahab
Content Writer & Marketing Coordinator
Nermeen Farahat
Research and Data Analyst
Rana El Gohary
Graphic and Visual Designer
Sami Awa
Sponsors Relations Manager
Samuel Abdel Malak
RiseUp Connect
Sherine Maher
Creative Director
Alhassan Ahmed
Operations Coordinator
Youssef El Shafie
Finance Intern
Mahmoud Alheeny
Operations intern