Over 150 entrepreneurs, 20 mentors, four judges, and U.S. and Egyptian government officials participated in the Luxor StartUp Weekend entrepreneurship competition from March 6-8, 2014.
Today, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Marc Sievers toured the Museum of Islamic Art and Dar al-Kutub to see firsthand the damage resulting from the January 24 bomb attack in Bab al Khalq. He announced a LE 1 million grant from the U.S. Government to assist with urgent needs in the early recovery phase.
Forty nine Egyptian engineers completed internships with the Egyptian Group for Engineering Consultation (EGEC) through a two-year project funded by a grant from the U.S. Government. Of the first cohort of interns, 85 percent have already found gainful employment in Egypt and internationally.
The U.S. Government, in collaboration with the Luxor Tourism School, celebrated the launch of the school’s new employment and training units today. The units will increase students’ chances of finding fulfilling careers upon graduation.
In a keynote speech today at the ALROWAD conference for small and medium enterprises in Egypt, the United States confirmed its commitment to helping Egypt's economy succeed. Over the past two years, USAID grantee ALROWAD has launched professional communities that work with businesses to improve their skills, increase revenue, create jobs, and use technology to grow their businesses.
Last updated: March 10, 2014