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RiseUp Summit 2017 to take place on 1st -3 of December

RiseUp Summit, the leading entrepreneurship platform that connects startups in the MENA region with the most relevant resources worldwide, announced the dates of RiseUp Summit taking place on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of December in the heart of Downtown Cairo. RiseUp Summit 2017 aims to shed light on the importance of synergies of technology, capital and creative to improve human experience (HX).

For the 5th time, RiseUp Summit will bring the MENA entrepreneurship ecosystem together to offer opportunities for advancement to all key stakeholders. The summit will focus on three key industry sectors: CREATIVE and its role as a driving force behind innovation and design solutions to improve human experience, CAPITAL and how smart capital boosts, accelerates, and scales innovative solutions, and TECHNOLOGY and how it hacks everyday problems, simplifying and streamlining complex challenges while improving human experience (HX) in the process.

Thousands of founders, investors, CEOs, speakers, and supporters from all over the world will come together in the heart of Downtown Cairo for three days of non-stop discussions, lectures and networking. The 3-day summit will include fierce pitch competitions, talks and workshops with global industry leaders, a showcase of MENA’s best startups, satellite events happening during the week, pop-up entertainment, and more.

RiseUp Summit 17 will bring together the world’s top speakers on technology, creativity, and investment. Joining the summit this year is Sara Heck,Head of External Affairs for Stripe & Stripe Atlas, Christopher Schroeder, investor and author of Startup Rising, Mai Medhat, co-founder & CEO at Eventtus, Brian Collins co-founder of Collins, and Dana Horska, Associate Investments Manager at Twofour54.

“RiseUp Summit is the flagship entrepreneurship event of the MENA region. This year we’re switching our focus from challenges in the region to opportunities that can turn into successful businesses with strong growth potential”, added Kamar.

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