Aleya Hassan Shaalan is a 32 years old entrepreneur. Graduated from Misr University for Science and Technology ”MUST”, faculty of Mass Communication.

Aleya Hassan Shaalan is a 32 years old entrepreneur. Graduated from Misr  University for Science and Technology ”MUST”, faculty of Mass Communication.

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Then it's time to pack your bags as we're going to take you on a tour about what does it takes to become an entrepreneur, run your own small business, and even turn it into a big one.

Aleya Hassan Shaalan is a 32 years old entrepreneur. Graduated from Misr University for Science and Technology ”MUST”, faculty of Mass Communication. 

Today she’s the co-founder and COO of “Farahy”, a one-stop hub for all wedding needs & preparations in Egypt.

When aleya graduated she pursued a career in one of the most exciting and dynamic fields, marketing and public relations. Working in diversified positions after she graduated strengthened her experience outstandingly.

Whether it was a huge multinational corporation or a small company she was always triggered by the valuable and interesting challenges that go hand in hand with her new position. she made it all the way from "Vodafone" to "Sahbet Alsaada" TV show.

Farahy started in 2020 and now it’s the largest wedding platform all over Egypt. Farahy crews you on a journey starting from your proposal preparations to your wedding ceremony. It’s considered a one-stop hub for all wedding needs inside Egypt.

When Farahy first started it faced multiple difficulties, mainly financial ones. As Aleya and her partner, CEO, and friend, Nadine started it all from scratch without any financial help from anyone. 

Today and after two years in the market, they expanded the business to offer all the different services that a dreaming couple might need on their way to making the wedding they dreamed of becoming true.

From her experience, Aleya said that the most important thing in starting your own business is your connections and of course not giving up too quickly. While you’re starting your own business you’re going to face some serious challenges and you have to be a warrior.

During harsh and uncertain journies, we usually need a cheerer, someone who’ll be the limitless support in times of happiness and sometimes a shoulder to cry on in times when we’re feeling a bit down. Aleya’s motivator and biggest supporter is her beloved husband, who always pushes her toward becoming the best version of herself.

Her advice for young people who’re dreaming of owning their own business one day is to try and never stop trying. Most importantly, before you start your own business you should put yourself out there, gaining valuable experience in different positions. Each person, position, and situation can be an outstanding opportunity to learn in your journey.

As an entrepreneur, you're going to be drawing your own route. Sometimes in the shades of uncertainty and the journey has its ups and downs. So persistence is definitely a key.