RiseUp Summit 2019

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  • Start date

    December 05, 2019

  • End date

    December 07, 2019

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RiseUp Summit 2019 is an annual entrepreneurship and innovation event and will take place at The American University in Cairo on December 5-7, 2019. The three-day summit started in 2013 to bring Mena's entrepreneurship ecosystem together. 

The 7th edition of RiseUp Summit will feature talks by speakers from industry leaders and prominent startups in business, tech and more sectors, with a focus on the journey to growth in Mena for 2029, hosting 17+ pitching competitions, 180 startup stations and over 200 workshops, talks and panel discussions. 

The Summit will feature seven main tracks and 4 startups exhibitions with, Startups Station for early-stage startups, HIPOs Station for post-seed startups, F&B Station and Creative Marketplace.

Summit Tracks:

Smart Capital: A varied range of the trials and tribulations of funding, investment, and raising capital; placing the emphasis on how capital can help on the journey to growth with a focus on what investors are looking for, types of investment at different stages of a startup lifecycle and why the investor himself is just as important as the money.

Creative Culture: The track examines the most prominent innovations in specific creative industries and cutting-edge aspects of the creative process in its stages of ideation to production. 

Creative Economies: How creatives have grounded themselves at the forefront of business, how they monetize and sustain, and provide support for other industries and businesses.

Tech 4 Humans: Reflecting on the social implications and everyday impact tech has on human life and how businesses are growing by creating Human-centric tech.

Fintech: Over $100 Billion has been entrusted to fintech companies in 2018; this track looks at how fintech startups are growing, and what the future holds. 

Growth Hacks: A focus on founders’ strategy and tactics used on their journey to growth.

Emerging Tech: Technology has become the main driver in a startup's ability to scale and grow. The Age of Hyperconnectivity is here and with 5G around the corner, this track revisits how the latest in tech can contribute to the journey to growth.

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