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Theme: Secret Code

This event occurred on
November 11, 2017
10:00am - 10:00pm EET
(UTC +2hrs)
New Cairo, Al Qāhirah

When people are asked what a secret code resembles, they mostly visualize/ think of a combination of numbers on a padlock, or a cryptographic cipher used for discreet communication.
However, what about our own "Secret Code", our own language that we use to talk to ourselves, the small ideas that brighten this beautiful bulb of thought in our minds, the inner drive that lights up our souls and keeps us going.
Our secret codes are plenty and diverse, making each one unique and fascinating.

Manarat AlFarouk School
Al Nakhil Compound, First Settlement New Cairo, 11865 Egypt
New Cairo, Al Qāhirah, 11865
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Calligraphy Artist - Founder of Qaf Foundation
Mahdy believes that Calligraphy is a way to discover the divine spirit and raise the creative industry worldwide.

Andrew Ashraf

Co-Founder/CEO at Think Business
No matter how many times it takes or how much effort it requires, never give up; that was Andrew's mindset throughout his life. The 23-year old man who worked countless jobs in various fields holding various positions. From working in a gas station to being the CEO of a company, he's been through it all. On top of that, he's also been enrolled in Harvard University. His dream is to establish the biggest recruitment agency in the world, with the purpose of providing well paying jobs to those in need.

Bahaa Soliman

Co-Founder, Director at Dots Studio, Co-Founder and Board Member at Dots Space and Co-Founder & Managing Director at Dots
Europe. After such huge success he decided to kick off a new start in his home land; following his passion towards initiating new businesses. He launched “Dots”,a clothing brand that boomed both locally and internationally. He engaged with creative professionals, artists & manufacturers. As a result, it brought forth the idea of uniting such figures under the same roof to revolutionize the industry and empower young creatives. Subsequently, he launched Dots studio and Dots Kaffine to follow along the same vision.

Bassel Yaser

Student + Origami Expert
Do you think a piece of paper might be a mean of communication among people without uttering a word? Do you believe it might be the reason behind a smile drawn on a face? Guess the secret that would let a paper, just a little piece, do all this! Bassel discovered the secret behind such a smile and decided to use the paper to make himself happy along with others.

Hanan Saied

A 13-year-old student at "Safyia Zaghloul School for girls" to become a language master? Not only of English but also of Italian.

Hesham Afifi

Managing Director, Partner Quick-Wins, Dubai
Starting your professional career in such economical turbulence may be a source of frustration, or an opportunity. Hesham, who has started his career in one of the biggest oil and gas companies in the world, has decided to quit for the sake of growing his business not only in Egypt but in more than 6 countries in the region. He holds an MBA from one of the top business schools in London and he has been working as a professional management consultant for years.

Mohamed Moustafa

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department
Received his PhD in electrical engineering from The City University of New York in 2001. He has worked as a consultant to multinational companies in the USA, Germany and France. In 2011, Dr. Mohamed joined the AUC as an associate professor with the computer science and engineering department. For more details, kindly visit:

Nada Raafat

Dentist + Maxillofacial Resident
A dentist that managed to combine between her professionalism in a punctuate career which is face and jaw surgeries; and her passion towards Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Reham El-Nidany

Voice Over Specialist
A mother of two who once had a safe job but decided to carve a new career path. Having a full support from her family, Reham is leading her way to be a professional voice-over.

Ziad Tarek

Ziad Tarek a 12 year old programmer has entered a competitive field at the age of 8 and managed to reach a top notch level of mastery at it.

Organizing team


Cairo, Egypt


Cairo, Egypt
  • Mahmoud Mansi