Based on Alexandria with a Degree in Sociology and a Diploma in Human-Computer Interaction Hashem initially started his career as a Web and Graphic Designer for a firm in Alexandria that specialized in Cutting Edge Web Technologies. Always a visionary entrepreneur at heart with several involvements since his teen years like founding a computer hardware company at the age of eighteen, Hashem has since founded and operated three design agencies.
In late 2010 Hashem Joined eSpace Technologies and lead their design team and managed to work closely with some of TechStars graduates. In 2011 Hashem joined the Startup Weekend Global Facilitators Team and started to evangelize the startup ecosystem in his own town and since then he has been known as the Godfather of Alexandrian Startups. He has involved in and initiated several Startup Communities in Alexandria including SUMUAlex & Alexandria Startup Club with a mission to foster and empower entrepreneurship eco-system within Alexandria.
Hashem is now a co-founder in a few tech Startups including Tabshora and WalletIO, He is also co-directing the newly opened chapter of The Founder Institute in Egypt to help empowering young entrepreneurs along with his main firm Cloud7Labs which provides a 6-week pre-incubator program focused on the first phase of launching a web or mobile startup.
Hashem believes that entrepreneurship is what will take the Egyptian economy to the next level and it is exactly what fits the Egyptian post-revolution economy. Startups should get all the support needed to grow and expand by the ecosystem community leaders & of course the government and that what will boost Egypt's economy.