Ahmed Bastawy currently runs ICEALEX Innovation Consultancy Hub that supports the Growing Businesses and Startups ecosystem in the region. He also launched Startups of Alex as the 1st Business Incubator in Alexandria, with an impact-driven lens. Bastawy has contributed to founding and being the International Business Development Manager at IceHubs Global CIC (a UK based social enterprise) that focuses on transforming sustainability challenges into green businesses.
Bastawy has been an innovation consultant, facilitator and senior programs architect in Africa, SEA & Europe focusing on entrepreneurship, impact investment, and social innovation. In addition to mentoring and coaching different startups and impact ventures for more than 10 years, he has been consulting international organizations & organizations.
Ahmed Bastawy has co-authored a hands-on book (both in English & Arabic) entitled “Social Innovation Handbook for Practitioners: Innovating Ideas for the Labor Market in Egypt”, among other researches and publications focusing on the region. He is actively participating at the Global Innovation Gathering, Afrilabs network, Fablab networks and has been speaking at many other local & international conferences and events.