MENA
summit

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.

 

Program

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast - Independent

8:30 - 8:45

Independent Transfer to Bootcamp Venue

8:45 - 9:00

Arrival & Registration

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome, Introductions, Ice Breaker

9:15 - 9:45

Theory: 1 min and 5 min pitch and investor deck content

9:45 - 10:45

Action: 1 min pitch practice

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:30

Theory: Acquisition Channels

11:30 - 12:00

Action: Prioritise Channels

12:00 - 12:30

Theory: Growth Introduction - Are you ready for growth yet?

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Theory: Growth Team Roles, Growth Model, Growth Goals

15:00 - 16:00

Action: Write your growth goals and model

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00

Theory: Growth Process & Experiments

17:00 - 17:30

Action: Experiment Design

17:30 - 17:45

Wrap up of Growth & the day

17:45 - 18:45

Free-time

18:45 - 19:45

Dinner @ Lanterns

10:00 - 10:15

Kick Off

10:15 - 11:00

Human Dynamics of the Team with Craig Smith

11:00 - 11:45

1:1 Mentorship sessions # 1

11:45 - 12:00

Break & Networking

12:00 - 12:45

1:1 Mentorship sessions #2

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break

13:45 - 14:00

Networking Game

14:00 - 14:15

Doing Business in Bahrain with Fajer Al Pachachi

14:15 - 15:00

Startups Funding Cycle with Ahmed Fayed

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:00

1:1 Mentorship sessions # 3

16:00 - 16:30

Question and Answer Session with Kamran Elahian

16:30 - 16:45

Wrap Up of the Bootcamp

16:45 - 17:30

Free Time

17:30 - 18:30

Pizza Feast @ CH9

18:30 - 19:00

Transport to Evening Event

19:00 - 20:30

StartupBahrain evening @ Capital Club

11:30 - 12:00

Public Summit Arrival and Registration

12:20 - 12:35

Welcome Remarks/ Opening Keynote by Seedstars CEO Alisee de Tonnac

12:35 - 12:45

Keynote by Simon Galpin, Managing Director at EDB

12:45 - 13:30

Panel: Governmental support of entrepreneurship in MENA

13:30 - 13:45

Break/Networking

13:30: - 13:40

Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From GCC

13:40 - 14:25

Panel: The Future of Food and Technology in MENA

14:25 - 14:55

Lunch Break

14:55 - 15:25

Networking; Startups Exhibitions

15:25 - 15:35

Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From North Africa

15:35 - 16:20

Panel: The Commercialization of Virtual Reality

16:20 - 16:30

Innovation Showcase: Meet The Best Startups From Levant

16:30 - 16:40

Keynote by Hasan Haider, "Mapping The MENA Landscape In 2018"

16:40 - 16:55

Keynote by Kamran Elahian

16:55 - 17:05

Closing Remarks

17:05 - 18:30

Closing Cocktail and Networking

Partners

Bahrain EDB
Startup Bahrain
U.S. Embassy Manama
Tamkeen
CH9
Enel Green Power
Amazon Web Services
TRECC
Merck
HEG Fribourg
Careem
Maya Delices
Sahara
Arabnet
Wamda
Startup Scene ME
MENA Bytes
Startup MGZN
Al Tamimi & Company

Speakers

Ahmed Fayed

Ahmed Fayed

Executive Chairman
General Senses
Sinan Khatib

Sinan Khatib

Founder
Sandwich Guys
Dr. Sana Farid

Dr. Sana Farid

Co-Founder / CEO
Munfarid
Walid El Saadany

Walid El Saadany

Managing Director
Otlob
Mijbel AlQattan

Mijbel AlQattan

Venture Partner
Savour Ventures
Judith E. Baker

Judith E. Baker

Economic Officer
U.S. Embassy Manama
Zeid Husban

Zeid Husban

Co-Founder & CEO
POSRocket
Simon Galpin

Simon Galpin

Managing Director
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Amal Dokhan

Amal Dokhan

Director
BABSON Global Center
Hasan Haider

Hasan Haider

Venture Partner
500 Startups
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Muna Al Shidhani

Muna Al Shidhani

Project Manager in Sas Center for Virtual Reality
Information Technology Authority - Oman
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Pakiza Abdulrahman

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Manager, Startups
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Mohamed Altawash

Mohamed Altawash

Chairman
CH9
Alexander Wiedmer

Alexander Wiedmer

Partner
Iris Capital Management

Mentors

Haider Al-Mosawi

Haider Al-Mosawi

CEO
Sirdab Lab
Fajer Al Pachachi

Fajer Al Pachachi

Manager Business Development– ICT / Startups
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Raj Pahuja

Raj Pahuja

Head of Corporate Commercial
Al Tamimi & Company
Omar Barakat

Omar Barakat

MENA Associate
Seedstars World
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Kamran Samadli

Kamran Samadli

MENA Associate
Seedstars World
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Olivier Lejeune

Olivier Lejeune

Product Director and Strategic Partnerships
Orange
Bader Sater

Bader Sater

Program Manager
C5
Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Qais AlMaskati

Qais AlMaskati

Managing Director / CEO
First Equity Partners
Rad El Treki

Rad El Treki

Head of Department - Corporate Structuring
Al Tamimi & Company
Craig Smith

Craig Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Dhahran Techno Valley Company
Meghan Warner

Meghan Warner

MENA Regional Manager
Seedstars World
Kaan Akin

Kaan Akin

Founder
HACKQUARTERS
Ahmed Fayed

Ahmed Fayed

Executive Chairman
General Senses
Charlie Graham-Brown

Charlie Graham-Brown

CIO
Seedstars
Ahmad Saleh

Ahmad Saleh

Partner & Head of Patents & Designs
Al Tamimi & Company

Venue

The event will take place at CH9.