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Cairo Angels Pitch Event

November 24th 6:30 pm
The Cairo Angels will give 8-10 startup teams at Rise Up Summit the chance to pitch. The pitches themselves have to be behind closed-doors, but the startups will gain invaluable feedback, and possibly investment. The teams will be chosen in advance by a panel of judges.

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Region Panel Discussions

November 24th from 10:30am to 7:30pm
November 25th from 9:00am to 5:30pm

There are many challenges that face entrepreneurs and organizations working in entrepreneurship in Egypt. Each discussion will be moderated by an individual with relevant experience who will host a panel of diverse experts that can answer audience challenges. The duration of each panel is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Wamda’s “Pitch N’ Mentor”

November 24th at 9:30am (invite only)
Wamda’s Pitch N’ Mentor is the first of its kind face-to-face pitch-perfecting event in the region. Entrepreneurs join breakout groups with experts as they learn how to perfect their 1-minute elevator pitch for both investors and the media. Attendees are guaranteed to leave with an effective pitch.
Any entrepreneur with an established business, or who is in the advanced stages of building their startup, is welcome to attend. Access will be given on a first come first serve basis.
If you will be attending any other pitch event at Rise Up Egypt (Cairo Angels pitch event, “Pitch & Ride”, or MC Egypt Agriculture Business Plan Competition), you automatically qualify to attend Pitch N’ Mentor (space permitting).
Apply by filling out this form (application necessary for all attendees).


November 24th/25th from 9:30am to 5:30pm
PitchNRide is one of the highlights of RiseUp. This unique event puts an entrepreneur in the back seat of a cab with an investor. The entrepreneur does not know who the investor is until they get in the cab. They have exactly the time it takes for the cab to circle Tahrir Square to make their pitch. No presentations, just their skills to convey the idea and engage the investor. There will be a range of investors from angels to VCs.
If the investor is really interested they will hand the entrepreneur their business card.
The whole thing will be recorded on video and the best will be shown on YouTube during and after RiseUp.


November 24th at 8:00am (invite only)
The Rise-a-thon is where the real action happens during the Rise Up Summit! In this unique hands-on workshop, teams will build new products in less than 2 days to solve a number of challenges. 3 different tracks are combined to tackle different product aspects: a software and electronics Hack-a-thon, a physical fabrication Make-a-thon, and a business model design Ide-a-thon. This multi-faceted workshop is being organized in collaboration between Innoventures, ICE Cairo, morph-d studio, The Planet, and Yomken.
To apply you will need to fill out this form first, if accepted you will be contacted with further details.

Trade Fair by Injaz Egypt

November 24th and 25th all day long
Injaz- Egypt in collaboration with RiseUp Egypt is providing 50 booths for already established start-ups to showcase their products and services. The booths will occupy the campus center, and be located next to the main media platform. Visitors will include investors, ministers, entrepreneurs, mentors and media. Registration is first come first serve, so book your place NOW!


November 24th from 10:30am to 4:00pm
November 25th from 9:00am to 5:30pm
The mini-workshops is a series aiming at solving startups challenges through the case study method. At the beginning of the workshop, the moderator, who is a topic expert, will give a 10 minute talk covering the workshop theme, and then introduce the 3 pre-selected startups who will be presenting their case-study/challenge.   After that, break-out groups will occur where attendees work together to come up with solutions and deliverables for each startup.


November 24th and 25th from 1:00am to 5:30pm
The eNSPIRE® series are a series aimed at igniting inspiration and motivation through revealing successful entrepreneurial endeavors. And who best to do this other than Endeavor’s very own Entrepreneurs and Mentors.