Techne Summit Alexandria Taking Place This Month
Techne Summit 2017 is taking place at the end of this month for the 3rd year with the aim to bridge the gap between investors and potential entrepreneurs by capitalizing on the crucial role of the technology and communication sectors in the development process.
Techne Summit Founder, Tarek El Kady says, “Over the past two years we have been experiencing inspiring growth figures. The number of participants have doubled, so have the numbers of startups and international speakers involved. This astounding growth is a clear indicator of the thirst that existed for an event like Techne Summit.”
The featured tracks of Techne Summit 2017 are namely: E-Commerce, FinTech, Marketing and Media Technology, Investment, Startup Academy, Tech Disruption, Shared Economy and Women Empowerment.
The Investment track aims to promote direct investment in MENA startups by bringing together international investors, angel investor groups, venture capitals (VCs), economic development organizations as well as business accelerators and incubators through capacity building master classes and workshops as well as dedicated panels for investors.
Participants, who will be both entry-level investors as well as established private and institutional investors, will gain valuable insight into investment strategies, hands-on growth tactics in the region, and access to up-to-date economic trends and resources. The two-day investment program is supported by The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and will feature business executives, government officials, and thought leaders.
Techne Summit 2017 will include a number of startup competitions with over $1,000,000 in total prize value. Among the competitions this year will be The Seedstars Alexandria 2017 Startup Competition, powered by SeedStars World. The shortlisted startups will be selected to pitch for “The Most Promising Seed-stage Startup of Seedstars Alexandria 2017” and the winning startup will join the global Seedstars
El Kady added that “The knowledge sharing, networking opportunities, panel discussions, 1-to-1 meetings, fund raising possibilities, and international educational opportunities through startup competitions, that Techne Summit has created are unique to this event given its international nature and role as a leading event in the technology industry in the region.”
Techne Summit 2017 will take place in the monumental Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Tickets to Techne Summit 2017 are available online. Visit the website to apply for Techne Summit 2017 Startup Competitions.