Mideast Creative Events
Inspiration from fellow hub-makers
Six events from the Mideast Creatives Community to inspire your 2017 calendar!
1. Entrepreneurship monitoring at Cozi Coworking Cafe (Tunisia)
“We held entrepreneurship mentoring sessions. In partnership with Micromentor, we organised networking and speed mentoring sessions between beginners and experimented entrepreneurs.
In two hours, many of participants discovered that sharing experiences is not so bad, but it’s powerful to develop their businesses. Many of them were surprised to know the other sides about theirs friend’s ambitions and projects.”
2. Crowdfunding for charity at El Space (Tunisia)
“We organised a crowdfunding event for a charity organisation to collect books and furniture for ‘Back to school 2016/2017’.
It was the first time we co-organised this with the charity association. It was an opportunity to present another side of the civil society and to push the member association to think about the business model and consider crowdfunding as a possible alternative.”
3. Try New Things at Cloud Coworking (Egypt)
“The ‘Try New Things At Cloud’ series were a big success. We exposed teens to new things and activities they haven’t done before. Like coding, graphic design, laser cutting, diys, chess strategies, painting, business principles, video editing and photography.
We were blown away by the number of teens that used to spread all over the space to learn and innovate. Around 30 balls of energy and eagerness to learn used to come to our space on a weekly basis.”
4. Housewarming at Beit Waraq (Lebanon)
“Our housewarming event where we launched the space’s co-working model to the community. Attendees were given a detailed tour of the space, introducing them to the facilities, equipment, production possibilities.
Different people in the creative industry spent an entire day learning about the space and interacting with other individuals in Beit Waraq’s garden.”
5. Road trip at Cairo Hackerspace (Egypt)
“We organized a road trip to more than twenty cities across egypt with the maker express, a microbus converted into a mobile makerspace.
We visited existing creative and educational hubs, big and small: makerspaces, coworking spaces, start-ups, universities, and schools.”
6. Girls Only at Al Makkan (Egypt)
“One event we are particularly excited about was about event for girls only, talking about health, entrepreneurship, all interests about girls”