Digital Scaleup Summit MENA

MARCH 18 – APRIL 8

The Digital Scaleup Summit is a highly curated, invitation only format, where international corporates and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business, spot technology trends,
and benchmark their open innovation approaches.

Kicking-off from Dubai and closing in Beirut, the 2021 Digital MENA Scaleup Summit is organized in partnership with ICC and UN-ESCWA.

It includes 1:1 matching sessions (restricted to Corporate Partners), an invitation-only Boot Camp (focused on Open Innovation and Sustainability), plus Deep Dives into the MENA Ecosystem.

Scaleup Summit Opening

MARCH 23

Opening of the 2021 MENA Scaleup Summit plus global kick-off of 2021 Corporate Startup Stars Awards hosted by Dubai Future Foundation.

11:30-11:50 CET | Welcome, Agenda, Who’s Who, Expectations
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
11:50-12:10 CET | 2021 Corporate Startup Stars Awards – Official Kick Off
John Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce
Amy Neale, Senior Vice President, Mastercard (2020 Corporate Startup Star)
12:10-12:20 CET | Report Announcement: Tech Scaleup MENA 2021
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Kareem Hassan, Executive Director of ESCWA Technology Centre for Development
12:20-12:40 CET | Fireside Chat
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Faisal AlHawi, Head of Accelerators and Incubators, Dubai Future Foundation
12:40-13:30 CET | Corporate Partners Presentations

Open Innovation Bootcamp
(Corporates only)

MARCH 29

Scheduled on March 29 the Boot Camp is focused on Open Innovation and Sustainability in MENA.

Open Innovation Bootcamp

1:1 Matching Session

MARCH 23 – APRIL 12

1:1 matching sessions where international corporates and scaleups operating in specific verticals can do business and spot technology trends.

Deep dive into the MENA Ecosystem

MARCH 18 – APRIL 6

Exclusive interviews with MENA top notch innovation leaders.

Scaleup Summit Closing

APRIL 8

Official Closing of the 2021 MENA Scaleup Summit hosted by the ICC-& UN-ESCWA Centre of Entrepreneurship (CoE) in Beirut.
Launch of the Tech Scaleup MENA 2021 Preliminary Report.

11:30-11:45 CET | Welcome
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Gabriel Petrus, Deputy Director for Global Partnerships & Development, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Kareem Hassan, Executive Director of ESCWA Technology Centre for Development
11:45-12:15 CET | Tech Scaleup MENA 2021: Preliminary Report Presentation
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
12:15-12:30 CET | Consultation Process
Kareem Hassan, Executive Director of ESCWA Technology Centre for Development
Gabriel Petrus, Deputy Director for Global Partnerships & Development, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

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