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startup connect organises delegation trips for SMEs, startups, investors and accelerators from the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe to explore opportunities for lasting business relations in new markets.
With the delegation trips we head to the top conferences in Egypt, Lebanon, UAE and Germany. Each conference is framed by a tailor-made program including workshops on intercultural communication, legal requirements and meetings with key players that are relevant to you.
This trip will bring us to Europe where we explore the exciting Berlin startup scene. The city is becoming the gravitational force of technology and innovation with an infinite amount of talent, creativity and opportunity. Together we will attend Europe’s coolest tech conference: Tech Open Air. Join us to discover Europe’s startup capital at the intersection of tech, music, art, and science where a powerful mix of talent and opportunity comes together to connect, grow and be inspired.
10-15 July 2017 | Details and application form: Join the delegation to Germany
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Cairo’s vibrant startup scene is becoming an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned as it is one of the best cities in the Middle East to launch a startup. The group joined the three-day entrepreneurship marathon which is RiseUp Summit, where about 4,500 exciting people from the ecosystems worldwide got to meet and connect.
9-12 December 2016 | Find out more: Delegation trip to Cairo
Beirut is rapidly shaping up to be the powerhouse for startups in the Middle East with a highly entrepreneurial culture, favorable policies and great access to growth funding. The delegation attended the ArabNet Conference which this year focused on digital media & marketing, banking, innovation & entrepreneurship. Together the group found out how Beirut is uniquely poised to generate promising startups, which aim both at the Arab world and the world at large.
20-25 February 2017 | Find out more: Delegation trip to Beirut
We visited another rapidly emerging startup hub: Dubai. It is setting itself up to become an integral player in the Middle East’s technology evolution with amazing opportunities for the flourishing startup scene. With its central location, the right infrastructure and low costs of technology, it is the most promising destination for tech startups.
The delegation attended the Step Conference with 6,000 like-minded folks from all over the globe tackling tech, digital and entertainment, attracting the best the region has to offer in influencers, investors, and entrepreneurs.
3-8 April 2017 | Find out more: Delegation trip to UAE