Mai Medhat: Egyptian super entrepreneur aspire and inspire

As Egyptians are proud of Mohamed Salah and El-Neny in football as they give us hope that Egypt will dominate Africa again after six years of underachievement wishing to lead the Pharaohs’ dream of reaching the World Cup. A young Egyptian super entrepreneur was working in silence, and let her success be the noise! Her name is Mai Medhat.

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Mai Medhat is an Egyptian tech entrepreneur, 27 years old, on a mission to mobilize events. Mai is the CEO and co-founder of Eventtus; an online platform and mobile app for events planning, networking and ticketing. It’s an all in one solution to empower the next generation of event experience.

Mai Medhat to aspire is to rise up to a great plan:

Mai is a proof that Egypt has young and talented entrepreneurs who are eager to etch their names in the history. Mai is passionate about technology, startups, building products. She started Eventtus back in 2011 with Nihal Fares, Chief Product Officer, Co-Founder at Eventtus to develop an instant social network platform for events, aiming to mobilizing events and maximizing networking opportunities for attendees. By providing a single app for all the events, that will keep attendees informed with agenda, speakers and live announcements as well as increasing interactions and social buzz around events.

In Silicon Valley, Mai Medhat, CEO of Eventtus joined a panel discussion on stage at the Global Entreprenership Summit. The panel is moderated by Barack Obama, and the panelists are Mai, Mark Zuckerberg, and two entrepreneurs from Tanzania and Peru.

Yesterday, in an iconic scene, Mai joined President Barack Obama in a panel discussion with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and other entrepreneurs. More than 1,500 people from around the world are on campus attending the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

President Barack Obama told an international audience at the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit that entrepreneurship is a bridge that connects the world for a more prosperous future.

“It turns out that starting your own business is not that easy. That it can be especially difficult for women and young people and minorities,” Obama said. “You deserve the same chance to succeed as everybody else.”

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At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Obama conversed with young entrepreneurs (l-r) Mai Medhat from Egypt, Jean Bosco Nzeyimana from Rwanda, Mariana Costa Checa from Peru and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg about what governments can do to make things easier for people who want to build companies. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Entrepreneurs that “make it” are creating something that will make “fundamental change,” Zuckerberg said. “It’s really more about creating a change than creating a company.”

Obama asked the panelists if there were any policies that could be modified to make the process of starting a business more smooth, to which they expressed cultural biases against young people.

President Obama sat down with the three global entrepreneurs from Egypt, Rwanda, and Peru and Mark Zuckerberg to talk about the spirit of entrepreneurship—and its promise of opportunity, prosperity, and security.

A historical moment, Mai representing Egyptian talent & innovation at #GES2016 and she couldn’t hide her Egyptian spirit even while sitting alongside Obama and Zuckerberg:


Thrilled tweets for Mai Medhat as a proud moment for the entire Egyptian startup ecosystem:

As the story is going viral, She is now recognized as MENA entrepreneurs role model by giving a global recognition to the Egyptian growing technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem!



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