Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 30th September to 1st October 2017.
Carrying the same slogan of “Technology.Innovation.Talent” on which the event concept is built, the two-day summit will act as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: industry professionals as speakers, technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, users and media representatives.
Sessions are structured into multiple tracks: e-commerce, fintech, marketing and media technology, investment, startup academy, tech disruption, shared economy. and women empowerment.
The Summit aims to bridge the gap between different stakeholders in the tech industry, and in particular aims to connect entrepreneurs with investors, partners and useful resources.
This year’s Summit will also feature four startup competitions.
The Alexandria leg of global seed-stage pitching competition Seedstars World to be held at Techne.
The winner will go on to pitch head-to-head against local winners from around the world at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland next year; where competitors stand the chance to win up to US$500,000 in equity investment.
Local media agency MO4 Network and its entrepreneurial platform, Startup Scene ME, will also host a pitching competition for media startups leveraging virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and social media for innovative storytelling. Three startups will each win places on the MO4 Media Incubation Programme that offers US$10,000 worth of prizes in the form of services and mentorship.
International courier Aramex will host a pitching contest for e-commerce startups, with 10 shortlisted startups to pitch live in front of an investor panel. The winning competitor will be accepted onto Aramex’ incubator programme, and will win a trip to Dubai to visit the company’s facilities and explore the Dubai startup ecosystem.
Finally, Egyptian entrepreneurs with innovative tech-based solutions are invited to apply to the Alexandria Future Technopreneurs Competition 2017, offering the chance to win acceleration at the government-run Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre, as well as EGP15,000 (US$850) worth of support services.