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

CH9
Turn8
Wamda
Arabnet
Magnitt
Bizbahrain
Techrasa

Selected Startups

Speakers

Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Hasan Haider

Hasan Haider

Venture Partner
500 Startups
Mike Stanford

Mike Stanford

Chief Marketing Officer
Batelco
Sharif El-Badawi

Sharif El-Badawi

Partner
500 Startups
Mohamed AlKhalifa

Mohamed AlKhalifa

Manager
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Areije AlShakar

Areije AlShakar

Vice President
Bahrain Development Bank
Ali Mohsen

Ali Mohsen

Co-founder / Chief Products
Level Z
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Esam Hammad

Esam Hammad

Manager Enterprise Engagement
Tamkeen
Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Dhahran Techno Valley Company
Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS & MENA
Cross Border Angels
H.E. ZayedAlzayani

H.E. ZayedAlzayani

Minister
Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Tarek Ghobar

Tarek Ghobar

Entrepreneur, Business Founder
1776
Philip Bahoshy

Philip Bahoshy

Founder
Magnitt

Jury

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
Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars

Mentors

Houssein ElSayed

Houssein ElSayed

Business Development Manager
UK Lebanon Tech Hub
Ashu Karol

Ashu Karol

Trainer and Leadership Coach
Aramex
Philip Bahoshy

Philip Bahoshy

Founder
Magnitt
Max Gurvits

Max Gurvits

Director for CEE, CIS & MENA
Cross Border Angels
Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Elias Ghanem

Elias Ghanem

Executive coach
FINTECH and Customer Journey Expert
Tarek Ghobar

Tarek Ghobar

Entrepreneur, Business Founder
1776
Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Elizabeth Yepsen

Elizabeth Yepsen

Developer Ecosystems in MENAT
Google

Venue

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