Business

Entrepreneurialism

Future makers— Egypt

Preface

Meet the entrepreneurs building a future for Egypt post-Mubarak. Each is attempting to turn crisis into opportunity and help spark a much-needed national economic recovery.

Eklego Design, Entrepreneurs, Gourmet Egypt, Kijamii, Qasr Twenty, Recyclobekia, future, opportunity, young

If a monument to revolution is ever built in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the face of Ahmed Ezz should be carved upon it. That, at least, is the opinion of one Egyptian activist, who credits the widely hated former steel magnate – Egypt’s most important political power-broker under the Mubarak regime, now ­beginning a 10-year jail ­sentence for­ corruption – for helping spark the mass social unrest that eventually toppled the dictatorship back in February. “Ezz ­embodied everything that was wrong with Mubarak’s crony capitalism. If it wasn’t for people…

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