GUC

x = independently organized TED event

cairo, Egypt
April 26th, 2013

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About this event

We are a group of students, from the German University in Cairo, who are passionate about TED. We care about improving ourselves and our community. Aiming to trigger development, we want to change something about the world, and what better way for us to provide a learning and teaching ecosystem then in a TED-like environment.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Mostafa Amgad
    Mostafa Amgad, a recent Pharmacy Graduate from the German University in Cairo.Through out his college years , he has come to an important conclusion which is the importance of always developing one's self. He believes that self development is exhibited in three main aspects which are intellectually, physically ,and spiritually therefore many decisions and choices of his life is actually based on such a belief. An outgoing individual who likes to take advantage of opportunities for self expression and who enjoys interacting with people.
  • Abdallah Soliman
    Abdallah Soliman is a Senior Engineering student at The German University in Cairo. The writings of Linguist Dr. Abdelwahab El Messiri were an eye-opener for him on many levels specially intellectually, particularly his Articles and books on Modernity and Post-Modernity themes, and from there he found his way into social and political engagment whether it be in his small community ( university, etc..) or the whole society. He's sees that the struggle in the modern society is a struggle for humanity, against the mass commercialization of aspects of our daily life.
  • Sherif Hamed
    Sherif Hamed, Graduated in 2012 from the German University in Cairo, Networks Engineering Major, and currently he is working as Business associate in Vodafone Egypt Discover Program after moving from Orange Business Services. Sherif always believed that development is a non ending process whether its personal or community related and thats why he was enrolled in different Student Activities and organizations like GUCMUN, AIESEC GUC and even founded along with other proactive group of youths their own NGO "Fekra". He is a horseback riding addict, finds a special passion in sharing his thoughts and point of views with others through writing in his own blog or through public speaking in different occasions, enjoys reading all types of books, an Egyptian seeker for a world that respects Equality and Basic human rights for everyone.
  • Kareem Helmee
    A Digital media engineering graduate, working as a 3D artist at Zanad. Mainly in the dynamics part. At GUC, he was involved in several student activities, mainly GUCMUN , SIFE .. along with some activities outside of uni, AIESEC CU and Rotaract club of wadi degla in Maadi. Music is very important to him, not only egyptian music, but from different parts of the world. And with different styles. About 4 years ago, he found his passion which is writing, mainly criticising our bad habits and the situation in Egypt. He created his own blog "Hona Al Qahera" and started to write small articles, short poems and it got good feedback. Recently he found another passion which is the mic, from performing on stages to hosting events. Someday he wants to combine traveling, music, microphone and technology in something that he can call his career.
  • Loay Hamed
    The 25 year old has always been interested in quantum and modern physics along with unusual phenomenas and theories which pushed him to join the fame lab competition organised by the British Council in Cairo and win the 1st award by audience vote. His interest in working on social and human development motivated him to participate in the customer satisfaction university award competition prepared by Alex Bank in cooperation with American University in Cairo and German University in social development activities and win the first award. This background cleary shows what inspired him to talk about the building block of the universe and offer TEDxGUC’s audience a unique experience with his ideas that were definitely worth spreading.
  • Rana Fetit
    An enthusiastic writer and painter who believes in one's ability to achieve the impossible, thus is very keen on personal development. Rana started writing and painting at the age of 10 and still does so to express and share sentiments that some might fear to speak of. The greatest achievement in life, she believes, is fulfilling one's uttermost potential; through overcoming the fears within.
  • Salma Ibrahim
    Salma tried different lines of work, Business Development, community development and volunteer work as well as activities with multiple NGOs. She have a passion for writing and is currently pursuing it greatly. Recently won "Best Screenplay for short movie" competition by Cinephilia production company.
  • Sherif Barakat
    Graduated from the American University in Cairo with M.Sc. 1999 and B.Sc. 1996 in Engineering. Completed Diploma from the University of California Berkeley 1994. Worked in top Multinational companies among which: Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. Recognized as top innovator in business management in 2002: Won the BRAVO award. Was part of the National Team in Modern Pentathlon ( 5 game Olympic sport) from 1990- 1993.
  • Murtadha Al-Tameemi
    Murtadha Al-Tameemi of GEMSI (The Global Entrepreneurship and Maker Space Initiative), is one of the first to introduce Hackerspaces, a brand new open- innovation platform, into the Middle East. Contrary to the common misconception, Hackerspaces are NOT online piracy hubs. They're actually open community-run spaces, where people with different skill sets but common interests get together and share both knowledge and physical resources to build great things.
  • Mostafa Hemdan
    CEO and Co-Founder of RecycloBekia, Undergraduate student at Tanta engineering college - Egypt. A young ambitious entrepreneur who led a team of 20 students to found a company for e-waste "electronic waste" recycling – RecycloBekia- at the second year of studying communications and electronics field. RecycloBekia started with very low capital in a small garage in Egypt, won the first place at Injaz Egypt Competition 2011, won the "Fedex Access Award" at Injaz AL-Arab regional competition 2012 and got nominated to the top 20 finalists at "Start with Google competition". RecycloBekia is among 15 of the top social enterprises and platforms seeking to empower social entrepreneurs in the Arab world and recently RecycloBekia was recognized by " Forbes Magazine" as one of the 10 middle eastern startups you need to know.
  • Marwan ElKattan
    As long as Marwan could remember researching and questioning psychological philosophy has been his greatest passion. He studied business informatics and since then has always been trying to connect his studies with his passion. Prototyping self created theories to pave a path as an aspiring Egyptian social entrepreneur, and during this whole journey he has always been questioning his motive.
  • Metwali Mathana
    Metwally Mathana, 5 Paralympic medals, the first of which is silver, then 3 gold and the last bronze. 5 times world champion and 5 world records. 11 gold medals in African, Arabic and international championships, 2 Times Egyptian Merit as The Order of The Republic.
  • Wael Yassin
    Wael Yassin has been working as the principal Marketing and Management Consultant of VisionPro Corporation since 1994. During this period he conducted a significant number of Seminars/Workshops in many areas for different private sector companies both directly or through contracts with academic bodies.

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Venue and Details

University's auditorium
The german university in cairo, new cairo
cairo, 00202
Egypt

Event Type (what is this?) University

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Organizer

Ahmad Al Ashry
Cairo, Egypt

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Team

Yacoub Yassin
Multimedia team head
Ahmad Mokhtar
Human resources vice head
Ali El Gendy
Public relations vice head
Amr El Selouky
Human resources team head

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