Forbes Arab 30 under 30 list includes innovators and leaders of Arab origin who are transforming their field and the way business is done. In a region where 60% of the population is under 30, talent and innovation are spread all across and Egypt booked 9 seats on the list.
Here's a brief about each of the 9 Egyptians on Forbes list:
1- Ali Mohamed: Founder of Vound. Holds a patent for inventing a technology that helps people who suffer hearing loss visualize sounds.
2- Mustafa Qandil, Mohamed Nouh and Ahmed Sabah: Founders of Swvl; an app through which you can book a bus ride at a cheap fare.
3- Nour Ahmadein: Nour's efforts helped expand and secure more partnerships for Uber Egypt. He was able to sign a sponsorship deal with Al-Ahly club and getting Mo Salah to be Uber ambassador.
4- Mustafa Amin and Mohamed Khairat: are the co-founders of Egyptian streets, a news website in English that addresses social issues in Egypt. Their site gathered up to 6 million unique readers.
5- Rami Helali: Co-founder and CEO of KOTN an ethical cotton basics brand that deals with local farmers and manufactures locally.
6- Tarek Muller: Tarek co-founded one of Germany's largest online clothes retailers "About You". He is half German and he started his first company when he was 15 years old.
7- Haitham Assem: Holder of the title "Youngest Master Inventor in the History of IBM". He has 35 patents in field relevant to artificial intelligence and smart cities.
8- Mustafa Hemdan: Founder of Recyclopedia, the first recycling service for electronics in the Middle East.
9- Mohamed Salah: The one and only Mo Salah, holder of several African, English and international records. The 25 year old footballer is a football legend.