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Farah Emara

Jidar Wall Art
Sector
Arts
Year Selected
2018
Age at Selection
21
Country
Egypt

Farah is an artist and student from Cairo with a deep desire to uplift the creative economy in Egypt. She is the founder of Jidar Wall Art, a  collective that harnesses the power of art to transform interior spaces into works of art. The company recruits artists to paint customized murals and re-design interiors for various businesses.

Farah sees herself as a key facilitator in helping artists secure well-paying work. She sources clients looking for an innovative way to amplify their brand and pairs them with an artist in her network best suited to deliver the right artistic solution. She sees her business as a way to bring art and innovation into the daily experience of society while providing artists an opportunity to become active contributors to the corporate sector.

So far, Farah has so far signed on 30 clients and has plans to grow further. Her hope is to create an online platform to link more artists to businesses and create a sustainable income source for Cairo’s talented artists.

In recognition of her work, Farah was named one of “25 under 25” entrepreneurs reinventing Egypt by startupscene.com in 2017.

Media & Milestones

2019

Three Egyptian Female-led Tech Start-Ups Participate in 2019 ‘Womentum Accelerator’

Egyptian Streets

25/06/2019

Three female-led tech start-ups from Egypt are among the total eight to have been selected as participants in the second cycle of ‘Womentum Accelerator’

2018

Meet the 2018 Anzisha Prize Finalists: US$100,000 cash prize for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs

Opportunities for Africans

04/10/2018

Mastercard Foundation in partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA) is pleased to announce that 20 of Africa’s youngest and brightest entrepreneurs will join the Anzisha Fellowship.

Egyptian Agritech Startup FreshSource Secures Investment From HIMangel

Wee Tracker

11/09/2018

In a move that is expected to bolster its B2B food supply platform, Cairo-based Agritech startup, FreshSource, has secured an undisclosed amount in seed funding from HIMangel; an investment network that is focused on creating avenues for startups to succeed through the provision of funding.

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