13 Dec - 15 Dec 2016

Event description

Seedstars World is coming back to Bahrain bigger and better than ever before!

On December 15th we will have the first edition of Seedstars MENA to build bridges between MENA ecosystems and connect them to the world!

The Summit is under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Kingdom of Bahrain, who will have an opening keynote.

The flagship event is bringing together more than 300 startup founders, investors, ecosystem players, leading corporations and successful entrepreneurs from Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the US.

The objective is to showcase the potential of Entrepreneurship in MENA, share insights and gain key learnings, foster collaboration and investment opportunities and enable valuable connections across the continent and around the world.

We are inviting all the winning startups from the 9 Seedstars competitions in MENA to participate in the Bootcamp, meet investors and attend the conference.

You can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational keynotes, networking sessions, and pitches from the best startups in MENA region that will represent their respective countries in Switzerland to compete for up to $1.0M in investment in April 2017.

 

Why Attend?


  1. Discover some of the most promising startups from MENA

  2. Get a deeper understanding of the startup dynamic, new innovation trends and opportunities in MENA

  3. Meet world-class mentors, investors, leading ecosystem players and MENA business leaders

  4. Build relationships with other serial entrepreneurs, mentors and investors from MENA and around the World

 

Format

The event is split into two parts. Selected entrepreneurs will benefit from a 2 day Bootcamp on December 13-14.

Participants will enjoy a 1 day Conference filled with inspirational speeches, enlightening panels and impactful networking on December 15.

 

Program

9:15 - 9:30
Arrival & Registration
9:30 - 10:00
Welcome, Introductions, Ice Breaker
10:00 - 11:00
Workshop #1: Psychological Test. Team Dynamics
11:00 - 12:30
Workshop #2: Theory & Action - OKR. Growth Machine & KPI
12:30 - 12:45
Coffee Break
12:45 - 14:15
Workshop #3: Theory & Action - Analytics
14:15 - 15:15
Lunch
15:15 - 15:30
Networking Game
15:30 - 17:00
Workshop #4: Theory & Action - Bullseye, Channels
17:00 - 17:30
Wrap Up of The Day
17:30 - 19:30
Free Time
19:30 - 21:00
Dinner
9:00 - 9:30
Kick Off
9:30 - 10:30
Workshop. Pierre-Alain Masson: "Sales"
10:30 - 10:45
Break & Networking
10:45 - 11:45
1:1 Mentorship sessions # 1
11:45 - 12:45
Workshop. Philip Bahoshy: "Building an Advisory Board"
12:45 - 13:45
Lunch Break
13:45 - 14:00
Networking Game
14:00 - 15:00
1:1 Mentorship sessions # 2
15:00 - 16:00
Workshop. Elias Ghanem: "How Emotions, Not the Numbers, Lead Your Business"
16:00 - 16:15
Break & Networking
16:15 - 17:15
1:1 Mentorship sessions # 3
17:15 - 18:15
Workshop. Max Gurvits: "Closing Series A"
18:15 - 18:30
Wrap Up of the Bootcamp
18:30 - 19:30
Transition to Dinner
19:30 - 21:00
Dinner
10:00 - 12:30
Investor Day
12:30 - 13:00
Arrival & Registration
13:00 - 13:10
Welcome Remarks From H.E. Zayed Alzayani
13:10 - 13:20
Opening Keynote. Alisee de Tonnac: "Why Are We Here Today?"
13:20 - 13:30
Keynote. Tiffany Obser: "MENA. Insights From The Road"
13:30 - 13:50
Keynote. Max Gurvits: "Main Trends For Founders Of Startups In 2017"
13:50 - 14:00
Keynote. Sharif El-Badawi: "Mapping The MENA Landscape In 2017"
14:00 - 15:00
Panel Discussion: "Challenges of Growing Innovative Companies in MENA Region"
15:00 - 15:30
Break & Networking
15:30 - 16:30
Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From Across MENA
16:30 - 17:00
Panel Discussion: "I Haven't Failed. I Just Learned A 1000 Ways Of How It Won't Work"
17:00 - 17:30
Announcement Of The Winner & Closing Remarks
17:30 - 18:00
Closing Cocktail & Networking

Partners

Bahrain EDB
Tamkeen
Microsoft Bahrain
Batelco
MOICT Bahrain
CH9
Intel
Aramex
Bahrain Polytechnic
Bahrain SMEs
The HIVE Bahrain
Maya Delices
MBAN
Rowad BDB
SMC Bahrain
Startup Bahrain
Tawasul
Turn8
University of Bahrain
WOMENA
Wamda
Arabnet
Magnitt
Albilad
Alwasat
Bahrain This Week
Bizbahrain
Entrepreneur ME
Innmind
The MENA Tech
Saudi Gazette
Startup MGZN
Techrasa

Selected Startups

Speakers

Alisée de Tonnac

Alisée de Tonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS & MENA
Cross Border Angels
Igor Ovcharenko

Igor Ovcharenko

Regional Manager for CEE/MENA
Seedstars
Hasan Haider

Hasan Haider

Venture Partner
500 Startups
Sharif El-Badawi

Sharif El-Badawi

Partner
500 Startups
Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Areije Al Shakar

Areije Al Shakar

Vice President
Bahrain Development Bank
Philip Bahoshy

Philip Bahoshy

Founder
MAGNiTT
Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Dhahran Techno Valley Company
Mike Stanford

Mike Stanford

Senior Marketing & Sales Exec.
Batelco
Ali Mohsen

Ali Mohsen

Co-founder / Chief Products
Level Z
H.E. Zayed Alzayani

H.E. Zayed Alzayani

Minister
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Esam Hammad

Esam Hammad

Manager Enterprise Engagement
Tamkeen
Tarek Ghobar

Tarek Ghobar

Entrepreneur, Business Founder
1776
Mohamed Al Khalifa

Mohamed Al Khalifa

Manager
Bahrain Economic Development Board

Jury

Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Mohamed Altawash

Mohamed Altawash

Founder
MBAN
Elias Ghanem

Elias Ghanem

Executive coach
FINTECH and Customer Journey Expert
Sharif El-Badawi

Sharif El-Badawi

Partner
500 Startups
Nour Halabi

Nour Halabi

Portfolio Manager
TURN8

Mentors

Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Alisée de Tonnac

Alisée de Tonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS & MENA
Cross Border Angels
Elias Ghanem

Elias Ghanem

Executive coach
FINTECH and Customer Journey Expert
Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Houssein El Sayed

Houssein El Sayed

Business Development Manager
UK Lebanon Tech Hub
Philip Bahoshy

Philip Bahoshy

Founder
MAGNiTT
Elizabeth Yepsen

Elizabeth Yepsen

Developer Ecosystems in MENAT
Google
Ashu Karol

Ashu Karol

Trainer and Leadership Coach
Aramex
Tarek Ghobar

Tarek Ghobar

Entrepreneur, Business Founder
1776

Venue

The event will take place at CH9, located at Amwaj Islands, Block 257, Road 5720, Building 2648, #246 in Manama, Bahrain.