14 Dec 2017

Event description

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

On December 14th we will have the second edition of Seedstars MENA to build bridges between MENA ecosystems and connect them to the world!

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 2018.

 

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 12-13.

Participants will enjoy a 1 day Conference filled with inspirational speeches, enlightening panels and impactful networking on December 14.

 

Attendee Registration

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Program

9:15 - 9:30
Arrival & Registration
9:30 - 9:45
Welcome, Introductions, Ice Breaker
9:45-10:30
Theory: 1 min and 5 min pitch and investor deck content
10:30-11:30
Action: 1 min pitch practice
11:30-11:45
Theory: Growth Introduction - Are you ready for growth yet?
11:45-12:30
Theory: Growth Team Roles, Growth Equation, 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 - prioritise + ideate new experiments
18:00-18:15
Wrap up of the day
9:00 - 9:30
Kick Off
9:30 - 10:30
Workshop. TBA
10:30 - 10:45
Break & Networking
10:45 - 11:45
1:1 Mentorship sessions # 1
11:45 - 12:45
Workshop - TBA
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 - TBA
16:00 - 16:15
Break & Networking
16:15 - 17:15
1:1 Mentorship sessions # 3
17:15 - 18:15
Workshop -TBA
18:15 - 18:30
Wrap Up of the Bootcamp
18:30 - 19:30
Transition to Dinner
19:30 - 21:00
Dinner
9:00-12:00
Investor Forum
11:30-12:00
Arrival & Registration
12:00-12:10
Welcome Remarks From Seedstars
12:10-12:20
Opening Keynote by Seedstars CEO Alisee de Tonnac
12:20-12:30
Keynote by Simon Galpin Managing Director at EDB
12:30-13:15
Panel: Governmental support of entrepreneurship in MENA
13:15-13:30
Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From GCC
13:30-14:15
The Future of Food and Technology in MENA
14:15-14:45
Lunch Break
14:45-15:15
Networking; Startups Exhibitions
15:15-15:30
Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From North Africa
15:30-16:15
Panel: The Commercialization of Virtual Reality
16:15-16:30
Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From Levant
16:30-17:30
Keynote by Kamran Elahian
17:30-18:00
Closing Remarks
18:00-18:30
Closing Cocktail & Networking

Partners

Bahrain EDB
U.S. Embassy Manama
CH9
Maya Delices
Amazon Web Services
Arabnet
Wamda
Startup Scene ME

Selected Startups

Speakers

Reine Farhat

Reine Farhat

Senior Editor
Wamda
Walid El Saadany

Walid El Saadany

Managing Director
Otlob
Zeid Husban

Zeid Husban

Co-Founder & CEO
POSRocket
Simon Galpin

Simon Galpin

Managing Director
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Mona Al-Mukhaizeem

Mona Al-Mukhaizeem

Managing Partner
Savour Ventures
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Pakiza Abdulrahman

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Manager, ICT
Bahrain Economic Development Board

Mentors

Olivier Lejeune

Olivier Lejeune

Product Director and Strategic Partnerships
Orange
Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Hadyah Fathalla

Hadyah Fathalla

Executive Director
C5
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Charlie Graham-Brown

Charlie Graham-Brown

CFO
Seedstars World
Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Dhahran Techno Valley Company
Haider Al-Mosawi

Haider Al-Mosawi

CEO
Sirdab Lab

Venue

The event will take place at CH9.