Make Egypt Go Green

A RISE Seminar was held at AUC on Nov. 9 presenting models of youth green entrepreneurs


  1. #JRMC2202 Amr Bassiouny, the founder of Egyptian Hydrofarms talked about his business project and about the growing of the niche market of organic food in Egypt.
  2. He faced questions from the audience about the market of organic food in Egypt.
  3. Rana Alaa, one of the founders of Solarize Egypt told her story. She talked about the challenges she faced in shifting from the employee to the entrepreneur when she started Solarize Egypt with Yaseen Abd El Ghaffar.
  4. The audience had questions about the cost of solar energy. Yaseen Abd El Gaffar answered them. He tried to convince everyone that the cost of exporting solar energy is not higher than exporting fuel.
  5. The three entrepreneurs defended their belief in Green the future.
  6. Both Rana and Yaseen believe in their cause. They both believe that solar energy will solve the energy prob;ems facing Egypt.
  7. The stories of Hydrofarms and Solarize Egypt might give hope in the future. They might give hope in a Green future in Egypt.