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Over the past 10 years Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM) formed a large base of partners, whether they are small or large businesses and international institutions. Our partnership works to achieve shared goals in order to contribute to the development of Egypt. Read more about the partnership programs:

Endeavor Egypt partnered with Career & Entrepreneurship Development Office (CEDO) of Nahdet El Mahrousa to build on Endeavor's expertise with high imapct entreprenus and its entrepreneurial capacity-building activities. Endeavor Egypt supports CEDO with resources that includes: strategic assessment and recommendations, best practices, entrepreneur and mentor-led activities.
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. Founded in 1999 by MBA students at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, the GSVC culminates each year with the Global Finals and Conference at Berkeley in April, gathering teams from around the world and Bay Area professionals for a day of learning and networking. GSVC has evolved into a global network supported by an international community of volunteer judges, mentors and student organizers and a partnership of premier business schools in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa.In 2014, GSVC received 600 entries from nearly 40 countries.  Previous years’ finalists include Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design. Since its inception in 1999, the GSVC has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars to emerging social ventures and has introduced early-stage social venture entrepreneurs to the investment community.
Nahdet El Mahrousa has partnered with the Institute of International Education (IIE) through the IIE's  LOTUS Scholarship Program. Nahdet El Mahrousa is  supporting the design and delivery of the  Leadership in Action Program and the career development component which are delivered to the scholarship recipients. The recipients take part in Nahdet El Mahrousa's programs promoting youth values of tolerance and peace, the principals of sustainable development, and the definition of citizenship. Nahdet El Mahrousa will also provide students with exposure to case studies, insights into Egypt's developmental problems and existing or possible solutions specifically through presenting them with role models and innovations in social development.The programs is delivered to all 150 LOTUS Program students during their undergraduate studies.
 Nahdet El Mahrousa (NM) has partnered with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) through several projects since our founding. In 2006, NM and IYF developed the Egyptian Education and Employment Alliance. Funded by USAID, the program supported the creation of 6 social enterprises that helped to bridge the gap between outcomes of education and the needs of the job market. Nahdet El Mahrousa has also worked with IYF in development of Egypt@Work Program, a program that identifies, incubates, and funds organizations preparing youth for employment in Egypt. 
Silatech has created a career coaching tool under the name “Tamheed”. It is an online tool to assess student skills. Nahdet El Mahrousa signed an MOU with Silatech to get access to the tool as well as training for its facilitators and career counselors in Career & Entrepreneurship Development Office (CEDO).
The French Institute is the operator of the French Embassy in Egypt for culture, cooperation and development issues. It operates nationwide in many areas to implement French cooperation policies and develop French commitments for many topics, among them collaboration with the Egyptian state, international solidarity, “francophonie”. In the framework of French cooperation with Egyptian civil society, the French Institute is supporting Nahdet el Mahrousa since 2014.
In partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and International Youth Foundation, Nahdet El Mahrousa is currently managing the Egypt@Work Program. This four year program will collaborate with local implementing partners to provide 10,000 disadvantaged youth with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities needed to find and maintain employment or to start new enterprises. 
Nahdet El Mahrousa is a TrustLaw Connect member. TrustLaw Connect is Thomson Reuter’s award-winning service that links the best lawyers and law firms around the world with high impact NGOs and social enterprises in need of free legal assistance. Since its launch in 2010, TrustLaw Connect has grown to include over 1,120 members in 120 countries, working to spread the practice of pro bono worldwide. Through TrustLaw Connect, NM and the incubated social enterprises can receive legal assistance for matters such as:  Legal research on laws and policy across multiple countries to identify best practices or policy gaps; Drafting or reviewing commercial agreements, such as partnership contracts or sales contracts; Protecting your organisation’s intellectual property, such as trademarks or copyright advice; Creating template employment contracts for staff/volunteers or assisting with general employment/HR issues. 
The Unreasonable Institute exists to give entrepreneurs tackling the world’s greatest challenges an “unreasonable advantage.” Each year, they match a dozen carefully vetted ventures from around the world with 50 mentors (including the Chairman of Whole Foods, a guy who’s helped over 20 million people out of poverty, and a Time Magazine Hero of the Planet) and 100+ funders at 5-week institutes. Our goal is to help each of these ventures scale up to meaningfully impact the lives of over 1 million people each year.