StartSmart 2018

StartSmart Saudi Conference

A program under MIT Enterprise Forum Global, StartSmart Saudi Conference aims to encourage, motivate, and provide direction for local entrepreneurs to come up with successful social and commercial ideas and projects. This is done through a number of workshops and rich programs that are directly related to technology and innovation. The Conference will help enrich the entrepreneurs’ practical experience and add to their know-how, thus helping them take their project to advanced stages.

03 March 2018

Four Seasons Hotel

Kingdom Centre
Riyadh 11321


Local and international experienced speakers, discussing the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship, technology, and digital innovation


Announcing the 9 winning team, 3 from each tracks at the MITEF Startup Competition.

Saudi Valley

An open platform for visitors and contestant to present ideas, startups & social entrepreneurship.


Time (PM)
Time (PM):2:00 - 3:30
Topic:Entrepreneurs and partners exhibition
Time (PM):3:30 - 4:15
Topic:Registration / Welcome
Time (PM):4:15 - 4:20
Topic:Welcome Address, Community Jameel
Speaker:Dr. Sarah Ghaleb
SGM, Education & Entrepreneurship Initiatives, Community Jameel
Time (PM):4:20 - 4:40
Topic:10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018
Speaker:Antoinette Mathews
Vice - President, Licensing & Communities MIT Technology Review, Inc.; Executive Director, MIT Enterprise Forum, inc.
Time (PM):4:40 - 5:00
Topic:Using Entrepreneurship Education to accelerate global prosperity
Speaker:Dr. Georgina Flatter
Executive Director, MIT Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship
Time (PM):5:00 - 5:20
Topic:Instabug Journey
Speaker: Omar Gabr
CEO and Co-founder of Instabug
Time (PM):5:20-5:50
Topic:Panel Discussion: Challenges for entrepreneurs - regulations and policies
Speaker:Mohammed Babaeer - CEO & Co-founder of iBoat
Faisal Alshareef - CEO, Madad Services LLC
Lulwa Alsoudairy - Co-founder and CEO of
Time (PM):5:50 - 6:25
Topic:Break - Networking / Prayer
Time (PM):6:25 - 6:45
Topic:The Future of Social Entrepreneurship in the Kingdom and its role in the Vision 2030
Speaker:HRH Princess Al Banderi Al Faisal - General Director of King Khalid Foundation
Sofana Dahlan - Founder & CEO of Tashkeil Global Company
Time (PM):6:45 - 6:55
Topic:Community Jameel Speech
Time (PM):6:55 - 7:00
Topic:MITEF Saudi Short Film
Time (PM):7:00 - 7:10
Topic:Strategic partner Speech/ ZAIN
Speaker: Sultan Alshahrani
Chief HR & Communication Officer
Time (PM):7:10 - 7:20
Topic:Strategic partner Speech/ DULANI
Speaker: Khaled Karam
Marketing Manager
Time (PM):7:20 - 7:30
Topic:Patron Speech
Speaker: Dr. Majid Al-Qassabi
Minister of Commerce & Investment
Time (PM):7:30 - 8:00
Topic:Honoring partners, Judges, and Speakers
Time (PM):8:00 - 8:30
Topic:Announcement of winners
Time (PM):8:30 - 10:00
Topic:Gala Dinner

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