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Amr Sobhy

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Amr Sobhy
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Born
Egypt
NationalityEgyptian
Alma materUniversity of London
OccupationEntrepreneur
Known forBeing the Co-founder & Director of Pushbots & MorsiMeter
Websitewww.amrsobhy.com

Amr Sobhy is the co-founder and CEO of PushBots. PushBots is an Egypt-based start-up that created a customer engagement tool for apps that can push content and notifications to app users. By doing so, it leverages user engagement, increases loyalty and attachment for mobile apps by simply sending direct personalized messages.[1]

Sobhy is a social and tech entrepreneur and a published author and poet.

History

Before co-founding PushBots with Abdullah Diaa, Sobhy obtained a BSc degree from Tanta University in Pharmaceutical Sciences.[2] From 2011 to 2012, Sobhy co-founded Zabatak, a digital platform aimed to empower citizens with peer-to-peer crowdsourced information about corruption and crimes in Egypt, post-revolution.

In 2012, he co-founded MorsiMeter, an online scorecard that ranked the performance of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s campaign promises, in the first 100 days of his administration in an unbiased, informative fashion.[3]

From 2012 to 2015, he also acted as a lecturer at various institutions on digital advocacy and citizen engagement.[4]

PushBots officially launched in 2013. The decision to start PushBots came as a result of wanting to merge their medical degrees and entrepreneurial ideas. Sobhy and Diaa met on Twitter and formed their partnership with a common love for open sourcing.[5]

In 2014, Sobhy founded Dawaa.in, a modern Egyptian digital drug index focused on enhancing the user experience for healthcare professionals and patients learning about drugs and finding alternatives.

In 2015, he obtained his master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Birkbeck, University of London.[6]

In 2018, through PushBots, Sobhy founded iptrace, an API that gives applications IP geolocation data. Similarly, in 2019, he founded CurrencyStack, an API for providing real-time midrange exchange rates for 154 currencies as part of internal requirements.[7]

At the beginning of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, Sobhy and Mohamed Reda Eldehiry built the Corona Meter. It tracks the confirmed cases, recovery percentages, and mortality numbers around the world. You can navigate in languages such as Arabic, English, and French.[8]

Achievements

In 2012, Sobhy was awarded the World Summit Youth Award 2012 - Pursuing Truth. The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) is a global contest which brings together young developers and digital entrepreneurs who use the internet and mobile technology, to put the UN Millennium Development Goals into action.

In 2014, he was selected as a participant for the intercultural leadership programme, Young Leaders Visitors Program at the Swedish Institute. This programme aims to lay the foundation for dialogue and knowledge sharing among young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa, and Sweden.

In 2016, Sobhy was nominated for the Data Journalism Award by the Global Editors Network for outstanding work in the field of data journalism.

In 2017, Sobhy was one of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa. That same year, he was one of the 100 Most Influential Young Africans of 2017 by Africa Youth Awards.[9]

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