Driven by the digital revolution and the technology integration post pandemic, reshaping business models, lifestyles and habits. Obligating businesses and startups to not only understand but to adapt, develop and align to succeed. Where Web 3, crypto currency and virtual realities are the leading pillars of this digital era.
And we as a chapter are cutting through the noise with a blockchain guru Professor Eddy Travia / CEO of Coinsilium, a recipient of ‘Top 3 Most Influential Investors’ at the Blockchain Awards along with Roger Ver and Marc Andreessen. and finally an author of “The Coded Income Model”. Discussing the Facts, Fiction and the Future of Web 3, for entrepreneurs, founder, ecosystem enablers and startups to understand more on what needs to be done to stay ahead of the game.
CEO & Co-Founder
Eddy Travia has been a pioneer investor in blockchain technology companies since 2013. He is Cofounder and CEO at Coinsilium Group, a blockchain and open finance venture operator. Coinsilium Group’s shares are traded in London (AQSE:COIN) and in New York (OTCQ:CINGF). He is also the Regional Director Asia Pacific at IOV Labs through a Singapore-based joint venture between IOV Labs and Coinsi…
Startup Grind New Cairo
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Soha M. El Baklawy, has always been passionate about empowering women; no matter what she believed that "There is Nothing a Woman Can Not Do!". Therefore, she started investing in her professional career and working on her self-development. By the age of 30, she was the General Manager for their family business in Egypt (chain of pharmacies/ stock market accounts and a para-pharmaceutical company). She was managing more than 90 employees while supporting others to develop their career paths and working over her progress. The next step was taking MBA to grow her experience and knowledge in implementing new management styles. And since she is a risk-taker by nature, she chose a very fresh and global business trend topic for her dissertation of the graduation project, Which was "Strategic Alliance and Why it Fails?" to simplify (Strategic Alliance is a type of Business Collaboration). Afterward, she took a Change Management course, in which she has learned the importance of adapting to CHANGE as well as adopting new perspectives, currently studying DBA through John Sulston business school. Consequently, she got Nominated in Egycham 6th annual conference as 1 of the top 5 success stories owing to the fact that she was working almost entirely "out of the box".
By January 2018, she wanted to start her own business, Since she was a general manager and is passionate about management development, she wanted to launch something related to the business field and yet something very unique, that would fill a Market GAP. The first idea was a Strategic Alliance Consultation Firm, but sadly this idea had not quenched her passion thirst just yet. Then a spark lit in her head that she always loved the idea of supporting and empowering women. And there you have it, she thought of merging both which is implementing strategic alliance but on a different level not only based on her collaboration but also on the collaboration of a whole community of women. Supporting and empowering each other in the business field to share experience, solve problems, decrease risks, pool business resources, etc. And of course, her target is a global rather than a local community.
In less than 2 years after the company’s inception, She have received three awards of appreciation (2 national and 1 international) for Businessita’s active role in society empowering women in business.
Furthermore within 2 years of career shifting, She has joined some of the well reputed international women empowerment and startup associations such as Cherie Blair Foundation, FiveOne Labs, Village Capital and FasterCapital (a venture based in Dubai) as a business mentor.
Subsequently, and most proudly she has been offered an exceptional opportunity of joining The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) board as a media VP. Being the youngest and the only board member from the Middle East region, due to my outstanding achievements and character.
Finally she became a Startup Grind Chapter Director for New Cairo