CELEBRATING A DECADE OF WORK WITH EGYPTIAN ENTREPRENEURS
Hani W. Naguib is an avid Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship advocate and expert based in Cairo, Egypt. With a career spanning over a decade, Hani has collaborated significantly with influential organizations like IFC, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, EIT Climate-KIC, and Plug'n'Play.
Recognized as the African Ecosystem Hero of the Year in 2023 at the Global Startup Awards, Hani's commitment to nurturing startups shines through his contribution of over 10,000 mentoring hours, emphasizing his passion for fostering entrepreneurial talent worldwide.
His dedication extends beyond mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, having served as a lecturer on Evidence-Based Entrepreneurship at ESLSCA Business School, as a frequent guest speaker at The American University in Cairo, and as a contributor to the EU MC2 Project think tank. Hani also shares his insights as a keynote speaker at events like TEDx, Lean Startup Night, Startup Grind, and GEN Week.
INNOVATION THAT MATTERS
Facilitating value exploration workshops for both companies and startups.
Hani's work and research focus on the blue areas in the graph below. The same evidence-based, value-focused innovation process is applied to both cases. However, the cultural maturity of a startup vs. an established company makes the context very different.
In the "Initiate" horizon, Hani works with founders & founding teams.
They explore & define the potential of a new thesis of value.
Culture challenges: Dominant founder opinions.
Risk: Creating something nobody wants.
In the "Create" horizon, Hani works with corporate innovation teams.
They explore and discover a new thesis of value to stay relevant.
Culture challenges: Dominant corporate politics.
Risk: Creating something nobody wants, unaligned with company strategy, or upsetting the boss!
Sometimes, all three!