The summit this year is spreading its reach to other districts in Alexandria, with 5 days of satellite events.
Techne Summit, the Mediterranean’s leading startup event, is holding its fifth edition on September 28, 29 and 30, at the iconic Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the coastal city of Alexandria. Organized by creative agency "Markade," the summit this year is spreading its reach to other districts in Alexandria, with 5 days of satellite events.
The event will kick off on September 28th, featuring some of the world’s most vivacious pioneers, entrepreneurs and investors. The summit will also witness the launch of MedAngels, the first Mediterranean-wide network of Angel Investors, which will gather multi-country Angel Investment Networks, as well as regional enablers, funds and diaspora investors.
The MedAngels network, which will be launched on September 30 at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, comprised of investors from France, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Slovenia, Croatia, among others.
"This year, we are looking into turning Alexandria into an interactive hub that spreads across six days filled with activities. Aside from the launch of MedAngels, which is the highlight of the event, we’re engaging youth and entrepreneurs with exciting activities like Techne Bytes and Techne Nights,” says Tarek ElKady, founder and chairman or Techne Summit, Alexandria Business Angel Network (Alex Angels), and the Mediterranean Business Angel Investment Network.
From media moguls, to Techstars executives, prominent speakers will be taking to the stage, including Techstars’ VP of Innovation Chris Heivly, who will be telling attendees how to build the fort to start anything, Nina Ann Walters, founder and Managing Director of Berlin-based Expandise.Walid Mansour, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of MEVP, and Keith Wallace, Managing Partner at Hivos Impact Investments, will also be presenting at the 3-day event. Added to the talks, panels and workshops, Markade is adding Techne Bytes and Techne Nights, a series of activities engaging businesses and entrepreneurs from across Alexandria, the Mediterranean and beyond, to mingle, network and connect.
The summit will also offer five startup competitions, including the Startup World Cup, a global startup competition that offers winners the chance to get a $1 million dollar investment and the opportunity to pitch in Silicon Valley. Other competitions include the “Edventures Competition,” “Techne & AXA for HealthTech,” “Future Technopreneurs,” in partnership with Egypt’s TIEC, and “Win a Trip to Stockholm!,” in partnership with the Swedish Embassy in Egypt.
Furthermore, satellite events will be taking place across over 10 co-working spaces across Alexandria and Egypt to bring a variety of events around the summit, from cyber-security, to branding, and even yoga.
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