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StartSmart 2020

StartSmart Conference and exhibition 2020

Under the patronage of Monshaat, Small and Medium Enterprises Authority of Saudi Arabia
We are thrilled to invite you to the StartSmart Conference and exhibition to explore the latest innovative Saudi and international startups, meet investors, and get insights on the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

StartSmart Conference is a one-day conference that inspires, connects, coaches, and informs entrepreneurs to succeed faster and smarter. It is a place where all entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalist firms, students, business organizations and high leadership and executives from private and government sectors meet and engage.

Startup Investment Forum (SIF) is a three-day exhibition aimed at providing startups and small businesses around the globe the opportunity to expand their businesses to the Saudi market and meet investors. More than 60 international startups are coming from different parts of the world, such as United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Poland and Greece among others; in addition to 27 innovative Saudi Startups from MITEF Saudi.

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March 5-7, 2020
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Bay X
Conference and Entertainment Center
King Abdullah Economic City
Speakers

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

2019 Startup Investment Forum

Agenda

Time (PM)
Topic
Speaker
Time (PM)
4:55
Topic
State of funding across the Middle East -Spotlight on Saudi Arabia
SpeakerPhilip Bahoshy
Founder & CEO, MAGNITT
Time (PM)
4:45
Topic
Local Success Story
SpeakerMohammad Khalid
CEO, B8ek
Time (PM)
4:35
Topic
Arabia's greatest export
SpeakerDr. Philip Auerswald
Chief Academic Officer, Hult Prize Foundation
Time (PM)
4:30
Topic
Opening speech
SpeakerAmal Dokhan
CEO, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Saudi
Time (PM)
5:05
Topic
Panel Discussion: Foreign Investment: A fuel for Entrepreneurial success
SpeakerModerator: Dr. Mazin AlZaidi`Entrepreneurship & Innovation Segment Director Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA)
Panelists: Omar Barakat, Value Creation Lead, Beco Capital Walid Fazza, Partner & Chief Operating Officer, MSA Capital
Time (PM)
5:25
Topic
Powering the DeepTech Startups of Tomorrow
SpeakerDr. Tony Chan
President, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Time (PM)
5:35
Topic
35 Million Opportunities: Saudi Arabia’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
SpeakerDr. Muhammad Roomi
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Prince Mohammad bin Salman College
Time (PM)
5:45
Topic
What matters to the next generation of entrepreneurs?
SpeakerDr. Simon Hepworth
Director of Enterprise, Imperial College London
Time (PM)
5:55
Topic
Maghrib Prayer
Speaker
Time (PM)
6:20
Topic
Saudi Arabia's decade for Startups
SpeakerJonathan Ortmans
President, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
Time (PM)
6:35
Topic
Captains of Industry
SpeakerDr. Kamal ToumiCo
Director, KACST & MIT
Time (PM)
6:45
Topic
Panel Discussion: Saudi VCs and Startups: Creating future today
SpeakerModerator: Dr. Nabeel Koshak
CEO, Saudi Venture Capital (SVC) Panelists: Ammar Waganah, Co-founder & CEO, Dokan Afkar Kais Al Essa, Founding Partner & CEO, Vision Ventures Faris Alrashid, Founder & Chairman, Oqal
Time (PM)
7:10
Topic
Regional Success Story - MITEF PAN Arab Alumnii
SpeakerAhmed Wad
Founder & CEO, MoneyFellows
Time (PM)
7:20
Topic
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SpeakerAhmed Linjawy
CEO, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)
Time (PM)
7:35
Topic
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SpeakerHassan Jameel
President, Community Jameel Saudi Arabia
Time (PM)
7:45
Topic
Patron Speech
SpeakerEsam Al Thukair
Vice Governor, Monshaat
Time (PM)
7:55
Topic
Honoring Partners, Judges and Speakers
Speaker
Time (PM)
8:15
Topic
Announcement of Winners
Speaker
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