Mark your calendars! From December 9 to 11, RiseUp Summit 2016 will be happening in Downtown Cairo, Egypt.
In recent years, RiseUp Summit has exponentially grown to become one of the region’s biggest networking events, connecting startups and stakeholders to create local & global networks. The overarching purpose of the event is to source regional talent and resources to accelerate the ecosystem’s growth and create momentum towards a culture of innovation among entrepreneurs and startups alike.
Long story short, the summit is a three-day, one-stop-shop, entrepreneurship marathon: from workshops, inspiring talks, and panel discussions to startup stations, pitch competitions, and networking platforms with industry experts. This year’s topics will include cleantech & energy, creative economy, fintech, innovation, and entrepreneurship know-how.
The event is divided into three main areas: RiseUp Connect, RiseUp Explore, and RiseUp Meetup.
RiseUp Connect: This is a digital space that connects you to any resource you need anytime, anywhere (it’s pretty much like having a startup-tailored Wikipedia at the reach of your hand). Connect is a community based platform that will provide startups with 6 much needed resources: funding, talent, exposure, knowledge, toolbox and marketplace.
RiseUp Explore: Through Explore, startups go on a curated experience where they have the opportunity to get exposure to new markets, connect with global industry leaders, network with investors, and most importantly gain know-how that will help them better achieve their goals.
RiseUp Meetup: Meetups are all-year-round gatherings in different cities between ecosystems’ stakeholders to discuss new, trending, and relevant topics.
And as a cherry on top, Wamda will be hosting its own Mix N’ Mentor - RiseUp Edition, where it will bring a number of prominent regional mentors and thought leaders to share their experiences and knowledge on topics related to the event theme. Register here.
For more info and registration to the event make sure to visit the website.
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