After its tremendous growth from a small gathering of 100 people 4 years ago, to 2500+ attendees in 2015, STEP Conference has finally announced its dates for the upcoming 2016 edition, which will be hosted at the Dubai International Marine Club once again, on April 4th & 5th.
Speakers include Hala Fadel, founder and chair of MIT-EF Pan Arab Region, Sonny Vu, president and CTO of Connected Devices at Fossil Group Inc., Yousef Tuqan, entrepreneur-in-residence at Wamda Capital, Elissa Freiha, cofounder of WOMENA, Issa Aghabi, Head of Investment at twofour54 and Telegraph journalist Monty Munford. The full list of speakers can be found here
Startups can apply to the startup Basecamp, the largest startup showcase in the MENA region. STEP 2016 Basecamp will gather 400+ startups from all around the world to showcase, pitch to investors, meet top experts and attend workshops.
STEP 2015 succeeded in bringing to Dubai more than 50 international speakers with renowned figures such as Mike Butcher of TechCrunch and Dave McClure of 500 startups leading the roster. More than 120 startups and exhibitors showcased at the event last year, along with numerous interactive activities including pitch competitions and mentoring sessions for startups.
STEP 2016 is expected to bring together 6000+ attendees offering boundless opportunities for startups, developers, investors, media professionals and entertainers all in one place to network together and enjoy their time by the beach.