Executive director of FEPS Business Incubator
Dr. Heba M. Zaki has earned her B.SC. Major economics and minor in social science computing with honor. She earned her M.Sc. in economics with excellent degree in 2004, by submitting a thesis entitled " Testing the Purchasing Power Parity for the Egyptian Pound Exchange Rate from 1991-1999: Co-integration and Artificial Neural Networks." Dr. Zaki earned her Ph.D. in Social Science Computing in 2012 with excellent degree, for the thesis entitled "The Theoretical and Applied frameworks for the transition Conditions to Knowledge Society." Dr. Zaki is currently teaching for undergraduate and post graduate students, many subjects some of which are: information Infra structure, Social network Analysis, Application of sociocomputing in modern information societies. Dr. Zaki founded FEPS Business Incubator in December 2016- the first Business incubator in Cairo university- and she is currently its executive Director since January 2017. She also Ex- Advisory board member of Micro Small, Medium enterprise agency- Ministry of trade since June 2017 till December 2018. She used to be the head of Communication unit of the faculty of Economics & Political Science from Jan 2015 till April 2017, as well as The head of ALUMNI and Recruitment unit, since July 2015 till April 2017. Her Research Interests vary between different disciplines reflecting her interdisciplinary background. Some of her main research interests are:Knowledge Society & Innovation, Knowledge Economies ,Entrepreneurship, & micro finance, Socio Cybernetics, Internet Studies, &Social Network Analysis Dr. Zaki has received a variety of specialized training courses and workshops in Incubator management ( USAID), Pre- Incubation Entrepreneurship program ( Babson College Executive Program), Technology commercialization( UN ESCWA), Governmental and Institutional Decision Support Systems: Economic Track ( EU TEMPUS project), Project Mangement( DAAD), as s well as being a speaker in different international conferences and seminars. Dr. Zaki has several research papers on entrepreneurship, microfinance and digitalization for startups, which has been published internationaly.