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Education Technology and Innovation for Entrepreneurship Empowerment
Capturing the Power of Social Media . Web 2.0 . e-Learning . Video Learning . m-Learning
November 7th 2010 – Smart Village, Cairo
as part of the
Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010
When: November 7th, 2010
Where: Smart Village Convention Center
Registration starts at 9:00 am
Participation in Social Media and Interactive Web 2.0 platforms is no longer revolutionary. It’s crucial!
Web 2.0 and Social Media tools are having an enormous impact on the way we are doing business. Several organizations are making drastic strides in capturing the power of Web 2.0 and developing Social Media plans that drive business results.
Entrepreneurship Empowerment Symposium: Education Technology and Innovation for Entrepreneurship Empowerment” brings together IT innovators, leading educators and technology and creativity entrepreneurs from all over to share a wealth of knowledge and experience on how to leverage education technology (e-Learning, Online Learning, Video Learning, Mobile Learning) and Social Media / Web 2.0 to educate, train, connect, inspire and empower entrepreneurs and the business community in the region.
The symposium will foster a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the current innovative educational approaches and creative solutions that help develop entrepreneurial skills and facilitate the creation of new ventures and develop the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem. You will learn best practices of entrepreneurship education initiatives and successful ventures started up by aspiring entrepreneurs using the Social Media and Web 2.0.
This event will also shed light on the power of innovative e-Learning and Web technology in integrating youth with disabilities in entrepreneurship mainstream programs.
The symposium features a combination of hands-on workshops, interactive sessions, panel discussions and keynotes from thought leaders.
Who Should Attend?
  • Entrepreneurs, business owners and CEOs
  • Public sector and private sector organizations, academic and non-profit organizations
  • IT and web communication innovators
  • Education leaders, practitioners and mentors
  • Business, strategy, marketing, PR and communications executives
  • Sales and Customer Service Executives
  • Web Masters and Content Producers
Hear from the experts about this cutting-edge space, how it impacts their businesses and how you can leverage it.
The Symposium also contains
An Interactive Session on:
In Partnership with:
“Social Media for Entrepreneurs” workshop will focus on how to leverage the newest and most promising social media networks and platforms for the success of your company. The goal of this workshop is to get you up to speed on many of the exciting social media networks like the LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others that will help you promote your business, build the online identity of your brand and optimize your operations.
The workshop is designed to deliver immediate value, so you’ll be sure to leave with take-away lessons that you can implement immediately to create extraordinary social media communications that will boost your company’s employee engagement, market share and corporate reputation. It will also allow you to interact and network with like-minded entrepreneurs and executives, brainstorm and have your questions answered.
What You Will Learn
  • What can social media do for your business?
  • Facts and Figures
  • Panoramic overview: platforms and tools
  • How to plan and execute an effective “Integrated Social Media” strategy
  • You will get solutions to your most pressing social media challenges through solid case studies presented by a select group of practitioners
  • The answer to popular question: ‘Am I doing social media right?’
You will gain Hands-on experience on the use of the most popular social media networks:
How to use your Facebook Fan Page to promote and market for your products, drive website visitors and create brand awareness through customer engagement.
How to best utilize Twitter on different fronts, engaging prospects and customer.
How to leverage your LinkedIn to find business partners, generate leads, allocate talent and boost your business.
How to leverage YouTube for maximum brand awareness and driving positive publicity and word-of-mouth.
Andrea Volpini
Co-founder and General Manager, Interact S.p.A

Andrea Volpini is an Italian Entrepreneur specialized in startups working on digital media and online communications. Volpini has dedicated over 18 years of his life to Internet, focusing on value added multimedia platforms, digital media services and social media. His specialties include: Mobile Internet and Mobile Marketing, Semantic Web and Web 3.0, Social Media Optimization, Rich Internet Application, Content Management, Usability and Accessibility and IPTV, MobileTV, Net TV
Fady Ramzy
Country Manager, Interact Egypt

Fady Ramzy is the country manager for Interact Egypt, the regional office for Interact SpA, focusing on social media services, online communications solutions and digital media delivery platforms over IP and mobile networks. Fady brings over 13 years of diverse experience in the world of digital/online media from different perspectives. His specialties include: Social media innovations, online communications strategies, Web data mining and social media monitoring, Mobile applications, Online video communications, Usability and Accessibility.
The Workshop will be Tweeted Live!
Please follow #followinteract

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About Us
The E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC) was established in 2004 by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in cooperation with Cisco Systems with the mandate of diffusing innovation and developing and delivering state-of-the art e-learning programs. It is Egypt’s leading organization in e-Learning with a track record of developing and delivering a wide array of e-Learning courses/programs in areas related to Information Technology and entrepreneurship education. ELCC also sets and disseminates quality standards of e-Learning, web communications and web development; providing best practice research and expert consultancy in these areas and engendering the first wave of facilitators and e-trainers into the market.
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) was formed in association with academia, the government, and the private sector to develop and support Egypt's workforce through educational, technological and financial resources. As part of the IEC, viable ICT start-ups can receive support such as funding space in the Smart Village incubator buildings, expertise in taking a product or service to market, and help with intellectual property protection.
The Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) is launched by the U.S State Department to support and empower entrepreneurs in Muslim communities around the world. It will do this by marshalling partners, both U.S. and in-country, as well as multiple U.S. government programs. The program revolves around six areas considered to be essential to creating a successful ecosystem for entrepreneurs. These six areas are: 'Identify,' 'Train,' 'Connect,' 'Guide to funding,' 'Sustain,' and 'Celebrate' entrepreneurs. The proposed program has twelve focus countries throughout the world, including seven Muslim majority countries.
Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is a collaboration between Cisco Systems and a growing network of partners including renowned educational institutes, local governments and business organizations to help communities and nations harness the power of entrepreneurship for economic and social prosperity. The Institute develops entrepreneurs by providing entrepreneur-specific content; a mentoring network; a resource e center where entrepreneurs can find sound business advice and services and Internet business solutions for SMEs.
Launched in 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has grown to more than 11,000 Academies in 151 countries, with curricula taught in 11 languages. Over 1.9 Million students are active in Academies in high schools, colleges and universities, technical schools, community-based organizations, and other educational programs around the world. The Academy's blended learning model integrates face-to-face teaching with a challenging web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and Internet-based assessment.
Google Inc. is a multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. Google runs over one million servers in data centers around the world, and processes over one billion search requests and twenty petabytes of user-generated data every day.
Interact Egypt is the regional office in Cairo representing Interact SpA, a leading Italian developer of solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks and an expert in Social Media solutions and services. Portfolio includes solutions for WCMS, Mobile portals, Mobile applications, Mobile TV, web TV, IPTV, streaming platforms, web portals and others.
Asdaa Association is a community development NGO targeted exclusively to advancing educational, social and professional opportunities for Egyptians with hearing disabilities. The association serves over 1,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing members, teachers, parents, and other paraprofessionals working with this community.
The Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is a worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people, with millions unleashing their enterprising talents and turning their ideas into reality. In 2008, Enterprise UK and the Kauffman Foundation (the world’s largest entrepreneurship foundation based in the US) founded the very first Global Entrepreneurship Week.
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