MENA
summit

29 Nov 2018

Event description

The Seedstars MENA Regional Summit, hosted under the Patronage of the Prime Minister's Office and taking place in Beirut, Lebanon, on November 29, 2018, aims at bridging the gap between ecosystems and connecting regional stakeholders in order to promote and foster entrepreneurship and technology in emerging markets as a way to impact people’s lives.

An event with the purpose to shape the future of MENA!

The event marks the end of our tour across 15 vibrant ecosystems in the Middle East and North Africa, and we are very excited to welcome winners from across the region in Beirut!

We are bringing together active investors, top corporates, digital government actors, tech and business media, and of course, ambitious entrepreneurs from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the US, to share insights and gain key learnings, foster collaboration and investment opportunities, enable valuable connections both regionally and globally, and inspire attendees to believe in the potential of innovation in MENA.

We have an intensive and exciting program tailored for our regional winners and for our attendees, from a bootcamp, mentorship sessions, to a hackathon, leading up to the regional conference. The Summit will end with the conference and will include an investor forum, disruptive panels, networking sessions, engaging workshops, inspirational talks from top entrepreneurs, and pitches from our rockstar Seedstars winners.

Join us to celebrate tech entrepreneurship in MENA. Get your tickets below!

Let's Connect and Build Together!

If you're a journalist, a blogger, or a content producer who wishes to attend and cover the event, please request your media code at [email protected].

Attendee Registration

Program

08.15 - 9.00

Registration and Breakfast

9.00 - 9:15

Welcome, Introductions, and Ice Breaker

9:15 - 10:00

Theory: 1-min and 5-min Pitch and Investor Deck Content

10:00 - 11:00

Action: 1-min Pitch Practice

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 11:30

Theory: Growth Introduction - Are You Ready For Growth Yet?

11:30 - 12:30

Theory: Growth Team Roles, Growth Model, Growth Goals

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Action: Write Your Growth Model

14:45 - 15:30

Theory: Growth Methodology (growth machine, experiments, etc.)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:00

Theory: Acquisition Channels

17:00 - 18:00

Action: Acquisition Channels (prioritize, ideate new experiments, etc.)

18:00 - 18:15

Wrap Up of the Day

18:15 - 19:00

Free Time

19:00

Dinner

08.15 - 9:00

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome, Introductions, and Ice Breaker

9:15 - 10:30

Bootcamp Morning Session #1

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:30

Bootcamp Morning Session #2

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 18:00

1:1 Mentorship Sessions

18:00 - 18:15

Wrap Up of the Day

10:30 - 10:45

Welcome and Agenda of the day

10:45 - 12:00

Lebanese Ecosystem Tour

12:00 - 13:00

Free Time

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:15

Welcome, Introductions, and Ice Breaker

14:15 - 16:15

1:1 Mentorship #1

16:15 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:45

1:1 Mentorship #2

18:45 - 19:00

Wrap Up of the Day

19:00

Dinner

10:30 - 12:00

Private Investor Forum

12:00 - 13:00

Private Lunch

13:00 - 14:00

Public Summit Arrival and Registration

14:00 - 14:20

About Seedstars' Vision and Mission

14:20 - 14:40

Welcome Remarks/ Opening Keynote by touch CEO Emre Gurkan

14:40 - 15:10

Open Talk by touch: Startups’ Role in Corporate and Family Business Innovation

15:10 - 15:20

Innovation Showcase: Meet the Best Startups from Levant

15:20 - 15:40

Fireside Chat about Entrepreneurship in Lebanon

15:40 - 16:05

Networking Break

16:05 - 16:35

Panel: Preparing a Generation for the 4th Industrial Revolution

16:35 - 16:45

Innovation Showcase: Meet the Best Startups from GCC

16:45 - 16:55

Keynote

16:55 - 17:25

Debate: From Seed to IPO: startups' challenges in fundraising in MENA and scaling beyond

17:25 - 17:50

Networking Break

17:50 - 18:00

Innovation Showcase: Meet the Best Startups from North Africa

18:00 - 18:30

Panel: Technology's role in building MENA's e-health ecosystem

18:30 - 18:40

Hackathon Winner Announcement

18:40 - 18:45

Closing Remarks

18:45 - 20:30

Closing Cocktail and Networking

9:30 - 10:15

Registration and Breakfast

10:15 - 13:45

Workshop #1

13:45 - 14:15

Lunch

14:15 - 17:30

Workshop #2

Partners

Touch
Bank Audi
Antwork
Speed@BDD

Speakers

Nadim Khater

Nadim Khater

CCO
Touch
Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO
littleBits
Emre Gurkan

Emre Gurkan

CEO
Touch
Walid Hanna

Walid Hanna

Founder and CEO
MEVP
Sami Abou Saab

Sami Abou Saab

CEO
[email protected]