About RiseUp Summit 2015

WHO WE ARE: RISEUP

Hello there! Now that you’re here, let’s tell you all about us!
Connecting entrepreneurs & innovators to the most relevant resources is what we do for a living

Like glue, we stick ecosystems together to help them realize their ultimate potential. By connecting stakeholders to local & global networks, and fusing diverse talents & resources, ecosystems are enabled to accelerate, innovate, and grow!

WHAT WE DO:

SUMMIT

The summit is our three-day, one-stop-shop, entrepreneurship marathon! We get the biggest crowd of the most diverse people in global ecosystems, with a focus on the Middle East & Africa this year.

Whoever you are in the ecosystem, you’ll find a place that’s of relevance & fits your interest in the summit! From workshops, inspiring talks, and panel discussions to startup stations, pitch competitions, and networking platforms with industry experts.

CONNECT

RiseUp Connect is a digital space that connects you to any resource you need anytime, anywhere!

EXPLORE

People travel all the time for learning, exposure, and experience, so why don’t startups?

Because they deserve the same right, we’ve designed a very special program where selected startups from the region (currently the Middle East) go on trips to global ecosystems centered around events, conferences, and summits taking place there.

Through Explore, startups are able to gain exposure to new markets, connect with global industry leaders, network with investors, and most importantly gain know-how that will help them better achieve their goals.

What’s different this year part:

  1. 3 DAYS OF KNOWLEDGE, NETWORKING AND ENTERTAINMENT
  2. MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
  3. MORE CUSTOMIZED TRACKS
  4. EXPLORE CAIRO

MEETUPS

How stronger can ecosystems get if they were given more opportunities to network, connect, and share resources? We thought, A LOT, and designed #RISEUPMEETUPS to do just that.

Our MeetUps are all-year-round gatherings between ecosystems’ stakeholders to discuss new, trending, and relevant topics. Check the list below and see if any of those resonate with your needs today:

  • Regional gatherings for entrepreneurs across various ecosystems and hubs in MENA cities
  • Local gatherings for the ecosystems’ stakeholders in Egyptian cities
  • Industry-specific gatherings to discuss topics relevant to certain industries such as e-commerce, energy, tourism, creative, and many more!
  • Stakeholder-specific gatherings where stakeholders belonging to different target groups & industries join to discuss relevant issues that are both trending and relevant