RiseUp Summit 2017

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  • Start date

    December 01, 2017

  • End date

    December 03, 2017

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RiseUp Summit is one of the largest entrepreneurship and innovation events in MENA, and it will be taking place on December 1-3 in Cairo.

Startups are the stars of the event, where they’ll have access to some of the best resources to accelerate growth, develop potential partnerships, and scout talent.

These are the activities that startups can apply to participate in at the summit:

Exhibit at the Startup Station: Showcase your startup to the regional ecosystem. This year, 150 startups will exhibit at RiseUp Summit, each getting one day to show the attendees all they’ve got.

Mentorship: Startups and entrepreneurs receive tailored advice from leading experts and thought leaders over a series of roundtables and one-on-one discussions.

Investor Matchmaking: If that’s your next investor, swipe right. This part of the event is all about matching the right investor with the right entrepreneur.

Provide Perks to the Community: Startups can provide benefits, special discounts, and freebies to the RiseUp Community on RiseUp Connect.

Pitch Competition: 50 of MENA’s best startups will go head-to-head in startup showdown. The pitch competition is split into two stages: early (seed) and growth (post seed) with a grand finale in the closing ceremony.

Here are the eligibility criteria: Open to all sectors, startups must be tech enabled, pre-seed (have raised less than $50,000) or post-seed (have raised more than $50,000), startup must be less than 5 years old since first registering company.

Deadline to apply is on October 28

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