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From Data Analytics To Cultural Management, Here Are 10 Opportunities To Look Out For in November

November is bustling with something for almost everyone in the hustling startup ecosystem.

In November, it seems like everything is trying to happen before the entire ecosystem's attention is diverted to Rise Up in December. As diverse as we can be, we have gathered a collection of workshops, meetups, and summits addressing blockchain, culture, data, and marketing strategies. 

IBMxRiseUp: Innovation, Technology, and Grounded Experiences / Nov 6


Revving you up for RiseUp next month, IBM Chief Digital Officer Bob Lord is coming to Egypt. So, if you want to meet him, join RiseUp’s fireside chat at the Greek Campus at 4:30 PM.

Lord leads IBMs Digital Strategy and Platforms, Digital Sales and Routes to Market, Developer Advocacy and Venture Groups, Client Experience, and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) & Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) solutions.

Before joining IBM, he was President of AOL, where he oversaw the company’s unified global advertising operations and previously served as CEO of AOL’s flagship technology group, AOL Platforms –used by over 2,500 brands and agencies and over 40,000 publishers.

For registration, click here.

Biznex Exhibition/ Nov 8 – 10


Between November 8thand 10th, Egypt’s First Business is kicking off at Egypt International Exhibition Center in the Fifth Settlement, New Cairo.

Biznex is expecting to receive over 10,000 investors from Egypt and the Arab world are participating to find the best opportunity and take ‎it back home.

More than 150 exhibitors, ranging from real estate developers, local and international franchises, banks, ‎private equity funds, services providers, freelancers and governmental institutes are all in the one-stop-shop‎for more than 10,000 local and international visitors.

To get your ticket, click here.

Lean Startup Model Workshop / Nov 9


In conjunction with AUC's Third International Conference on Solar Energy Solutions, Flat6Labs Cairo will be holding an info session on their acceleration programme. Programme Manager Ahmed El-Sherif will be hosting the workshop on the Lean Startup Model.

Through establishing strategic partnerships and building long-term linkages with the best organisations in the arena, El-Sherif believes in applying a design-led framework towards accelerating and growing startups.

El-Sherif has advised over 330 startups on their business models, designed and executed four startup accelerator programmes, four training bootcamps, trained over 65 startups, and designed and accelerated the growth of 30 startups.

This event is open to the public and registration for the full conference is not required.

Entry fee: EGP 50

To RSVP, send to mariam.dawoud@aucegypt.edu

Cultural Management Workshop / Nov 9 – 10


As part of their cultural track “winDOws”, Startup Haus Cairo is introducing their first two-day “Cultural Management 101 Workshop” on the 9thand 10thof November. Swedish Cultural Management Expert, Thomas J. Lund enjoys over 30 years of experience in this spectrum and will be giving attendees a piece of his mind between 3 PM and 7 PM.

Workshop fees: 1,650 EGP

For registration, click here.

Global Entrepreneurship Week / Nov 12 – 17


Kicking off from the 12thto the 17thof November, the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) will simultaneously take place introducing free enterprise to young enthusiasts in six continents. GEW emerged in 2008 as a spinoff of Enterprise Week UK and Entrepreneurship Week USA 2007. Supported by the the US Embassy, the American Corner at Maadi’s Public Library is gearing up to host GEW. 

Other than showcasing startups and raising awareness about entrepreneurship, GEW is here to help hone the pitching and strategic-thinking skills of young Egyptian entrepreneurs through workshops and fireside chats.

For registration, click here.


Tafra Meetup #23 / Nov 12


Under the title “Data Analytics and Data Visualisation,” this Tafra Meetup is brought to you as the fruit of cooperation between Tafra and GEN Egypt in Global Entrepreneurship Week Egypt 2018.

In this meetup, experts and instructors are going to decode and break down the bulk that is Data Visualisation and Data Analytics.

This meetup is for you if you’re a techie, social media geek, or entrepreneur. While it’s free of charge but registration and receiving a confirmation e-mail is a must to attend.

For registration, click here.

Digital Crafters #5 / Nov 17


In collaboration with GEN Egypt and Flat6Labs Cairo, the Digital Crafters’ fifth meetup will talk about Growth Marketing for Startups as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

On this day, they will focus on ways in which startups position itself to ten times their revenue via Growth Marketing.

Speakers from some of the best performing startups in Egypt will come and talk about their most effective tactics to stimulate growth hacking in their organisations.

For registration, click here.

Blockchain Summit Dubai / Nov 27


Connecting over 400 industry leaders, business decision-makers, tech innovators and investors, Blockchain Summit Dubai is a one-day conference that is part of the Global Blockchain Summit Series. With over 40 speakers, a range of cutting-edge case studies offering a 'how-to' approach to deploying blockchain technologies across everything from finance to entertainment, this is set to be one of the biggest events of its kind in MENA this year.

For more information, click here.

Seedstars MENA Summit / Nov 27 - 29


Under the patronage of the Lebanese Prime Minister's Office, this year's Seedstars MENA Regional Summit is taking place in Beirut, from November 27th to 29th. The event marks the end of Seedstars World's tour across 15 vibrant ecosystems in the Middle East and North Africa.

They are bringing together active investors, top corporates, digital government actors, tech and business media, and ambitious entrepreneurs from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and the USA, to share insights, foster collaboration and investment opportunities, enable valuable connections both regionally and globally, and inspire attendees to believe in the potential of innovation in MENA.

Emre Gurkan, Touch’s CEO, is confirmed as the event’s first keynote and will be followed by an Open Talk by Touch about Startups’ role in corporate and family business innovation to kick off the tech and entrepreneurship discussions. Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits, Walid Hanna, Middle East Venture Partners' CEO are amongst the other names confirmed so far.

A bootcamp, mentorship sessions, and a hackathon, will lead up to the regional conference, including an investor forum, disruptive panels, networking sessions, workshops, inspirational talks from top-notch entrepreneurs, and pitches from our rockstar Seedstars winners.

BlockOn / Nov 29


Featuring panels, keynotes and fireside chats, as well roundtables and demos, BlockOn aims to provide knowledge exchange, foster synergies between market players and promote innovative practices in MENA's growing blockchain and crytocurrency fields in finance.

For more information, click here.


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