Endeavor Egypt Selects Timeline’s Ahmed Metwally and Mostafa Hafez as High Impact Entrepreneurs in
April 2010, Cairo- Egypt- Endeavor Egypt, a non-profit NGO supporting high-impact entrepreneurs in
emerging global markets, announced that Ahmed Metwally, CEO of Timeline Interactive, and its
Cofounder and Technical Director, Mostafa Hafez, were selected as Egypt’s high-impact entrepreneurs
at Endeavor’s March’s International Selection Panel. “Timeline raised a few eyebrows among the
Panelists”, said Ahmed Ezzat, Endeavor Egypt Managing Director. “These young engineers working out
of a Cairo suburb managed to present a worldwide blockbuster million-dollar video game. Timeline is
proof that Egyptian entrepreneurs can compete globally.”
The panel was held from March 10th– 12th at Cairo Fairmont Nile Towers, and the reviewing panelists
included Time Warner Music’s CEO Edgar Bronfman, Hikma Pharmauceutical’s Ali al-Husry, and
Orascom Telecom’s Chairman Naguib Sawaris and CEO Khaled Bichara, among others. This was
Endeavor Global’s 33rdInternational Selection Panel, but the first for Egypt’s relatively new Endeavor
“We are honored to be selected” said Ahmed Metwally, Timeline Interactive CEO “Fostering
entrepreneurship nurtures a healthy middle class, which is the engine of a solid economy” he continued.
Entrepreneurs are put through a rigorous selection process and for some, an elimination process, before
they are selected to go through Endeavor’s International Selection Panels. Entrepreneurs’, and their
companies, are selected and judged on their ingenuity, their proven capacity to scale, and their ability to
inspire entrepreneurs globally and locally.
Founded in 2005 by Mostafa Hafez, who started developing games at the young age of 14, Timeline
Interactive became the first Middle Eastern company to design and produce a mass distributed video
gameworld-wide. With experience as a developer, consultant, and CTO at a variety of start-ups, Ahmed
Metwally brought a new level of business savvy and industry perspective when he joined Timeline in
Timeline is the first and only video game studio in the Middle East certified by Microsoft and Sony to
develop games for Xbox360 and Play Station 3. CellFactor, Timeline’s first feature product, sold over
100,000 downloads in 2009. Ahmed and Mostafa believe that among many other credits, Timeline’s
past successes and geographic location make it uniquely positioned to grow with the market.
About Timeline Interactive
Privately held and financially backed by the Technology Development Fund and EFG-Hermes, Timeline
Interactive is a first-rate game development company that focuses on the design and development of
high quality cross-platform games. Based in Cairo Egypt, the company was established in 2005.
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