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At a shared workspace in central Cairo, a 15-minute drive from the Nile, Mohammed Abu al-Hagag is working on a stem cell incubator."Here in Egypt, if you want to make something, it's like a treasure hunt," says Abu al-Hagag, 29 . He's a regular at Fab Lab Egypt, a home for aspiring developers that's become an early building block of the country's tiny but growing tech scene. In the five years since the so-called Twitter revolution drove President Hosni Mubarak from power, startups, incubators, and angel investors have sprung up like shoots of grass after a drought. The World Bank ranks Egypt 131st out of 189 economies in ease of doing business.In February, two interns at a hardware company called Integreight were arrested, possibly because they were carrying chips, and detained for two months.Fab Lab Egypt has twice been visited by men its members presume are police.
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