about district

district was founded in 2011 as the first Egyptian co working space in Egypt and among the pioneers in the MENA region by Mazen Helmy, a serial entrepreneur, awarded Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs under 30 by Forbes in 2014.

District is created on the values of positive thinking, inspiration, collaboration and innovation.
A vision of a promising community with like minded individuals who will change the world to a better place.

Mazen Helmy

Founder & CEO

Holds BSc. Of Civil Engineering. Entrepreneur at heart with several ventures launched in various sectors. Mazen believes in hard working, commitment and dedication.
Favorite quote: Life is a marathon not a sprint.

Moetaz Owis

Managing Director

Holds MSc. of Mechanical Engineering and MSc. Of Corporate Management. With a very analytical mind-set, Moetaz built his experiences spotting areas of improvement and scaling ventures.

Mirna Bassily

Community Manager

Mirna is District community manager and a Ph.D. student at Nantes University in France. She is specializing in marketing, digital marketing, and community building. She is also a teaching assistant at the French University in Egypt.

Board of Advisors

Mr. Tarek Mansour
Mr. Tarek Mansour

Senior Partner at PwC Egypt. Mr. Mansour has been involved in the area of entrepreneurship for more than 10 years mainly in mentorship and working on the ecosystem.

Mr. Mohamed H. Owiss
Mr. Mohamed H. Owiss

Serial entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, activist and investor. Currently, Founder and CEO of progrss.com

Prof. dr. Nicolas Antheaume
Prof. dr. Nicolas Antheaume

Dean IEMN IAE Nantes University, France. Nicolas uses his academic knowledge and background in accounting, finance and project management to support district Startups and ventures.

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