Entrepreneurs in Egypt: Abdulrahman Khedr
Young entrepreneurs in Egypt are part of a new wave of self-employment sweeping the nation, and Mostafa Shahat writes about them.
Media is the most sustainable and peaceful option to raise awareness, promote positive values and tackle societal issues. There were many good examples of media enterprises that helped shape Egyptian society right after the revolution in 2011 by producing content that highlights social issues.
Abdulrahman Khedr, an Egyptian entrepreneur, earned his bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from The University of Ain Shams. Abdulrahman’s passion is social entrepreneurship, and he believes in the media can make a social impact. Abdulrahman shifted his engineering career to entrepreneurship and co-founded his entrepreneurial enterprise Axeer Studio.
Axeer Studio is a social enterprise that focuses on producing virtual content that tackles social issues. Abdulrahman and his team produced more than 50 music videos and webisodes that got more than 27 million views on their social media channels and TV from all over the Middle East and North Africa.
‘We are targeting all the Arabian countries, not only Egypt. We are covering all the issues from harassment and drugs to Syria’s war and other countries’ conflicts’, says Abdulrahman.
Axeer Studio has tackled social issues relating to women in their music videos and webisodes. UN Women Egypt recognised their work and invited Abdulrahman as Axeer’s co-founder to be awarded for his contribution to raising awareness about women issues in Egypt.
‘Media is a very powerful tool for highlighting social issues and positive values’, says Abdulrahman.
Abdulrahman has been invited to attend many international entrepreneurship conferences and trainings to represent Axeer. He was even invited to be a social entrepreneurship trainer at the Entrepreneurs for Social Change Program organised by Foundazione CRT in Italy.
Finally, he was invited to join the Global Shaper community, which is a network led by young leaders who are highly motivated and have great potential for future leadership roles in their societies, as supported by World Economic Forum.
Abdulrahman’s passion is entrepreneurship. In 2014, he co-founded another enterprise called Giraffics, which involves data visualization through animated infographics as a form of information design. Abdulrahman and his team produced more than 150 infographics and currently have more than 20 clients from all over the world.
‘We inspire and enable entities to communicate their messages visually through Giraffics’, says Abdulrahman.
The community admires Abdulrahman’s efforts and contributions. His entrepreneurial mindset is one that is capable of helping the community for the greater good.
Article submitted by Mostafa Shahat, the volunteer responsible for Arabic guest bloggers in the MENA region and an entrepreneur who has established one of the most successful youth communities in Egypt, Goal Oriented Learners. Mostafa studied social entrepreneurship in USA and is currently the Middle East & North Africa representative at StudySearch (Nigeria) and the Egypt representative for All Events in City (India). Mostafa is also a reporter at Nudge Sustainability Hub. Email him at email@example.com and check out his other blog A Syrian’s Success in Egypt and more from his Entrepreneurs in Egypt series.
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