To empower Egyptian entrepreneurs in unleashing their potential
The MoU was signed by Dr. Ghada Khalil, Director of the Rowad 2030 Project, and Selina Bieber, GoDaddy Commercial Strategy Senior Director, International Markets.
The collaboration aims to empower entrepreneurs with increased opportunities for digitization, while bolstering Egypt’s startup ecosystem, by providing specifically designed educational courses, and a 30-day free trial to GoDaddy’s Arabic Website Builder or GoDaddy Estore.
Through the Business Clinic program, GoDaddy will be leading a series of workshops and Train the Trainer (TTT) sessions, covering topics such as: how to build a website, building and marketing a brand online, starting an ecommerce website. These topics aim to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, establish roots in new markets, and widen their client reach.
Dr. Hala El Said, Minister of Planning and Economic Development, commented, “I am very pleased with this cooperation, which highlights the presence of highly responsible entities that endeavor to support entrepreneurs. We believe that empowering youth, fostering innovation, and bolstering entrepreneurship are major factors in achieving the sustainable development. Therefore, we are working hand in hand with the private sector to provide a supportive ecosystem for young Egyptian people to help them boost their journey in the marketplace.”
Bieber expressed that the project has great potential, “We are very pleased with our collaboration with Rowad 2030 in support of start-ups and entrepreneurs through the Business Clinic program. As a champion for small businesses and the everyday entrepreneur, GoDaddy’s mission is to empower a global community of future business leaders to flourish online. Therefore, through this program, we aim to stimulate the innovation culture to empower Egypt’s sizeable youth population in acquiring the effective tools and knowledge to grow and sustain their online businesses.”
“Rowad 2030 aims to spread the culture of entrepreneurship among youth by developing their skills. We look forward to working with GoDaddy to help Egypt’s young entrepreneurs innovate and help them reach their target and new audiences through the Business Clinic program. This comes in line with Rowad 2030’s strategy to upskill a million entrepreneurs and establish 5,000 new startups by 2030; leveraging the state’s sustainable development Egypt Vision 2030,” Khalil said.
GoDaddy’s partnership with Rowad 2030 is one of the latest in a series of collaborations with local communities in the region. The company has been strategically partnering with relevant entities that help accelerate entrepreneurial development, such as Fawry and Startups Without Borders, in support entrepreneurs and small business owners across the Middle East in starting and growing their businesses online.