MENA

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

Sinan Khatib

Sinan Khatib

Founder
Sandwich Guys
Pakiza Abdulrahman

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Manager, ICT
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Hasan Haider

Hasan Haider

Venture Partner
500 Startups
Amal Dokhan

Amal Dokhan

Director
BABSON Global Center
Simon Galpin

Simon Galpin

Managing Director
Bahrain Economic Development Board
Mohamed Altawash

Mohamed Altawash

Chairman
CH9
Kamran Elahian

Kamran Elahian

Innovation Catalyst
Global Innovation Catalyst LLC
Zeid Husban

Zeid Husban

Co-Founder & CEO
POSRocket
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Walid El Saadany

Walid El Saadany

Managing Director
Otlob
Muna Al Shidhani

Muna Al Shidhani

Project Manager in Sas Center for Virtual Reality
Information Technology Authority - Oman
Judith E. Baker

Judith E. Baker

Economic Officer
U.S. Embassy Manama
Dr. Sana Farid

Dr. Sana Farid

Co-Founder / CEO
Munfarid
Ahmed Fayed

Ahmed Fayed

Executive Chairman
General Senses
Alexander Wiedmer

Alexander Wiedmer

Partner
Iris Capital Management
Mijbel AlQattan

Mijbel AlQattan

Venture Partner
Savour Ventures

Mentors

Omar Barakat

Omar Barakat

MENA Associate
Seedstars World
Ahmed Fayed

Ahmed Fayed

Executive Chairman
General Senses
Raj Pahuja

Raj Pahuja

Head of Corporate Commercial
Al Tamimi & Company
Olivier Lejeune

Olivier Lejeune

Product Director and Strategic Partnerships
Orange
Kaan Akin

Kaan Akin

Founder
HACKQUARTERS
Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Meghan Warner

Meghan Warner

MENA Regional Manager
Seedstars World
Kamran Samadli

Kamran Samadli

MENA Associate
Seedstars World
Qais AlMaskati

Qais AlMaskati

Managing Director / CEO
First Equity Partners
Ahmad Saleh

Ahmad Saleh

Partner & Head of Patents & Designs
Al Tamimi & Company
Rad El Treki

Rad El Treki

Senior Associate, Corporate Commercial
Al Tamimi & Company
Alisée deTonnac

Alisée deTonnac

CEO
Seedstars World
Fajer Al Pachachi

Fajer Al Pachachi

Senior Executive | Business Development– ICT / Startups
Bahrain Economic Development Board
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
Bader Sater

Bader Sater

Program Manager
C5
Haider Al-Mosawi

Haider Al-Mosawi

CEO
Sirdab Lab

Venue

The event will take place at CH9.