Abdelhameed Sharara is the founder of RiseUp Summit; the biggest entrepreneurship summit in Egypt and the Middle East with more than 3000 attendees. The summit is known for bringing the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt and MENA together for the first time. Before founding RiseUp, Sharara worked at Injaz- Egypt where he helped create the first startups pipeline in all Junior Achievement countries. The program design was awarded the MetLife foundation award for the most outstanding award in all JA countries.
Sharara had also worked as an English conversation and soft-skills trainer at Dale Carnegie and Berlitz, and was the co-founder and business development manager of Adams, a soft skills and training company. He graduated from Ain Shams University’s Faculty of Law (English Section) and was the founder of Ain Shams Model Arab League. Sharara is also a Global Shaper, which is a network of young people (under 30 years) from all over the world, who are selected by the World Economic Forum and are exceptional in their potential, achievements and drive.