The world’s most significant trend today is the shift towards a world where new solutions and bold ideas are encouraged to facilitate our daily life, and help solve
critical & pressing issues in the dynamic sectors of the community. As this trend
accelerates, new and different opportunities are created by young talents who have
realized that the globe’s ultimate development and growth, lies in the renovation,
adaptation and diffusion of technology accompanied by entrepreneurial culture &
This worldwide interest in entrepreneurship represents a sea change from what
existed just a few years ago and it is easy to understand why. This may be the first
generation of young talents who fully understand that their standard of living may
not be as high as that of their parents, who truly ‘get’ that they are in competition
with a global marketplace and who recognize that the good, secure jobs that were
once a feature of many economies are becoming increasingly difficult to find.
Consequently, students are taking their future into their own hands and becoming
Accompanying this interest has been the growth of courses, specialized programs,
incubators, discovery spaces, centers, hubs, hatcheries and accelerators.
Understanding that the creation of small, medium enterprises (SME’s) is one of the
keys to increased GDP, job growth and youth employment, governments worldwide
have responded and have been encouraging post-secondary education (PSE’s) by
investing heavily in institutes that have developed, or are, developing, such
educational and support related entrepreneurship initiatives. This is having a
noticeable impact in the culture of higher education. It is perhaps most dramatic in
North America but it is also increasingly being felt elsewhere, including Egypt.
Remember that time when we walked in the park and saw the man with the big balloons?
I asked: Can I get the red one?
You said: Ok
I asked: Can I also get the green one? The yellow one? The blue one? The Purple one?
I couldn’t get all the balloons inside my room, so I slept on the couch outside, holding them in my hand all through the night.
That was my world. It was a joyful & happy place.