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Scaleup Summit MENA 2022


The 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.

Scaleup Summit Opening

MARCH 23 | 11am – 1pm CET

Official Kick-off of the Scaleup Summit. Keynotes, report launch, scaleup and corporate venturing landscape.

11:00-11:20 CET | Welcome, Agenda, Who’s Who, Expectations
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
11:20-11:30 CET | Corporate Startup Stars 2022 Awards – Official Kick Off
John Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce
11:30-11:45CET | Report Announcement: UAE Venture Outlook 2022
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Natalia Sycheva, Senior Manager – Special Projects and Entrepreneurship, Dubai Chamber
11:45-12:05 CET |  Fireside Chat
Alberto Onetti, Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Tomaso Rodriguez, CEO Talabat
12:05-12:45 CET | Corporate Partners Presentations
12:45-13:00 CET | Announcement: Ecosystem Platform

Open Innovation Bootcamps
(Invitation only)

APRIL 5 | 4:30pm – 6pm CET

How to measure CVC Returns

Three quarters of senior leaders at US CVC units said the evaluation horizon for their investments were less than two years, and only 10% said it was five years or more, according to a study by Stanford University Graduate School of Business. This statistic seems in stark contrast to a) normal VC investment timescales of 7-10 years and b) the stated aims of CVC units to make long-term, strategic investments. There are only two ways this conflict can play out. Either CVCs will skew towards investing in quicker wins (which may be less strategically valuable) or these data do not resonate. We decided to deep dive on the topic with the Partners of 5 tier-one CVC funds.

Diego Diaz Pilas Diaz
Global Head of Ventures & Technology, Iberdrola
Manuel Silva
General Partner, Mouro Capital
Muriel Atias 
CEO Allianz X
Nazim Cetin 
Chief Investment Officer, BOLD Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development
Shereen El Zarkani
Head, Maersk Growth
Alberto Onetti
Chairman, Mind the Bridge
Maija Palmer
Innovation Editor, Sifted Financial Times

Corporate Insight Sessions


Close-door session restricted to scaleup CXOs aimed at preparing 1:1 Matchings with corporates and sharing key learnings on scaling high tech companies.

1:1 Matching Session


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

Innovation Executive Views


Learn how top executives are approaching open innovation and startup-corporate collaboration.

Innovation Ecosystems


Marco Marinucci (MTB CEO) moderates a panel of innovation Ecosystem partners (and all “launch partners of the MTB Ecosystem platform). “If you don’t disrupt yourself someone else will do.” That’s why we’re launching MTB Ecosystem, our AI-powered matching platform for scaleups and corporates. Scout, Connect, Match.