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Ahmed Elmurtada Abdalla

Leaders Africa 2019





Ahmed Abdalla is Managing Partner of 249Startups, a startup hub working to provide mentorship, training, access to markets, and investment for young entrepreneurs. He is a cybersecurity engineer with over five years of experience in technology and start-ups. Ahmed is Khartoum Director of Startup Grind, a community powered by Google for entrepreneurs, a Mandela Washington Fellow, and MBC Al-Amal Shabab 2030 Winner. He aspires to see a community driven by innovation, creating better lives and connecting more entrepreneurs in the sub-Saharan and Middle East North Africa regions.