Mina was born in Egypt, then immigrated to Canada with his family at age eight. Moving to Canada allowed Mina to see the unlimited open opportunities available to him in this new world. From a
young age Mina’s interest in entrepreneurship and engineering was apparent where he used to scour garage sales to buy broken electronics so that he can create his own electric toys. Shortly after graduating from the University of Toronto’s Computer Engineering, he started harplabs, a software consulting business that specializes in custom websites and mobile apps. One of harpLabs’ biggest wins was creating a mobile app for the Carassauga festival, the largest multicultural Festival in Ontario and the 2nd largest cultural Festival in Canada, with 358 thousand visitors in 2017.
Mina also co-founded with his business partner, Peter Francis, another company called HelpMeOrder, which is a mobile app that helps indecisive users choose the best meals at restaurants. The app was featured on many media outlets such as CBC News, The Telegram and Cairo Scene. Finally in July 2018, HelpMeOrder was chosen as one of the Top 25 Canadian Up & Coming ICT Companies by Branham 300. Mina’s proud heritage of Coptic innovation and scholarly advancements coupled with the opportunity provided to him in Canada allowed him to flourish and continue to innovate with no ceiling.