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Agenda 2021

events
December_11

ROME STAGE

Dec_11, 2021

Talks & Panels

10:10 - 10.40

The blockchain ecosystem: the promise of a parallel economy?
By Sheraz Ahmed and Juana Attieh

10:40 - 11.10

Capital with new eyes: New lenses in the VC landscape
With Amal Dokhan, Fabio Cannavale, Victoria Mehran, Roberto Magnifico and Raffaela de Felice

11:10 - 11:40

What happens when women lead

With Dina Mofti, Miriam Mehdi and Isabelle Andreiu

11:40 - 12:10

New Edtech models to boost inclusion and build the future’s leaders
By Chris Richmond, Gherardo Liquori, Sami Al Ahmad and Andrea dal Piaz

12:10 - 12:40

Startups Without Borders Chapters Launch
By Alyaa Younis, Customer Success Manager at Ingram Micro Cloud

13:40 - 14.10

Why Having a Plan B is Not Always a Good Idea
By Nancy Bosnoian

14:10 - 14:40

Reimagining Urban Spaces: from Smart to Cognitive Cities
By Muneer Zuhdi, Tommaso Gecchelin, Sarita Varouch and Mirko De Maldè

14:40 - 15:10

From local to global: The secret to scaling beyond borders
By Mariam Kiwan, Jared Yellin, Roberto Croci, Gianmarco Carnovale, Michele Franzese and Jan Debets

15:10 - 15:40

The next innovation is coming where you least expect it
By Elizabeth MacBride, Nichole Bestman, Suleiman Ali Hersi and Ahmad Sufian

15:40 - 16:10

From VR to NFTs: how diaspora creatives are transforming the future
By Semhar Araia and Dahlia Mahmoud

16:10 - 16:40

Can AI Help us overcome cultural barriers and scale?
By Stephen Ibaraki, Riad Hartani and Marco Trombetti

16:40 - 17:10

Crypto is not just for the sin industry: here’s how it’s changing the world
By Federico Tenga, Maha Abuelenin, Tey Alrjula and Valentina Primo

17:10 - 17:20

Startup Worldcup Opening Speech
By Markus Krieger

17:10 - 17:20

Startup Worldcup Pitch Competition – Awards
Jury members: Nithat Ulubay, Dina Mofti, Gianmarco Carnovale and Giovanna D’Esposito

December_11, 2021

Workshops

10:10 - 11:10

Creating a platform strategy, with Dell
By Mahmoud Hamouda, Dell Technologies

11:10-12:10

5 Common Internationalization Mistakes, and How to Avoid Them
By Florent Coudyser, Co-Founder of weGrow

14:10 - 15:10

Introduction to Refugee Lens Investing

By Tim Docking and Selen Ukak

15:10 - 16:10

How European Startups can Help boost Job Creation in Africa

By E4Impact

15:10 - 16:10

Democratizing Technology: How to Create Software Without Code

by Theo Goldberg

December_11, 2021

Special Features

15:10-15:50

Startups Without Borders Chapters Launch

18:00-18:40


Startup World Cup Pitch Competition

events
December_12

CAIRO STAGE

Dec_12, 2021

Talks & Panels

10:00 - 10:10


Welcome Speech
By Mark, Mohamed Abo El-Enin and Lina Zalat

10:10 - 11:40


So you say you’re impact-driven?
By Ahmed Sheikha, Hussain Abu Bakr and Hassan Mansis

10:40 - 11:10


Edtech: Investing for the Future
By Dalia Ibrahim, Samanta O’Riordan and Tarek Nour

11:10 - 11:40


Future-proofing the emerging world through innovation
By Neil Sahota, Hoda Mansour and Jumana Bagharba

11:40 - 12:10


The future of remote work, with ZOHO
By Ali Shabdar

13.10 - 13.40

Scaling your customer service and eCommerce functions through chatbots
By Amir Hany

13:40 - 14:10


Impact investment models that boost ROI
By Khaled Ismail, Abdelaziz Abdelrazek, Andrea Constantinescu

14:40 - 15:10


Remote, hybrid, and lean: the future of work
By Nono Ghannam, Roaa Ahmed and Yasmeen Yehia

15:10 - 15:40


The diversity ROI: unlocking exceptional founders in all corners of the world
By Simon Van Melick, Hasan Haider, Nora Bavey and Pär-Jörgen Pärson

15:40 - 16:10


The Future of E-Commerce
By Hossam Tewfik and Oubai Alhendi

16:10 - 16:40


From Customers to Believers: how storytelling can boost your product
By Pierluca Chiodelli,  Amy Mowafi

16:40 - 17:10


Avoiding whitewashing: How to ensure impact is real
By Ehab Shalaby, Ghada Khalil, Raffaela De Felice

17:10 - 17:40


Women in VC: How to break a massive ceiling
By Rasha Tantawi and Mohamed Salah

December_12, 2021

Workshops

10:10 - 11:10


Introduction to cryptocurrency and trading 101

by Tey Al-Rjula

11:10 - 12:10


Navigating growth as a CTO

by Simone Bronzini

14:10 - 15:10


Finance for non financials, with Dell

by Bishoy Sabry, Regional Consulting Programs Leader, Middle East, Dell Technologies

15:10 - 16:10


From creative to business master: monetizing your creative talent

by Ahmed Zaater, Digital Marketing Manager at ExpandCart

16:10 - 16:40


Future proof Business with Next-Gen Technology

by Islam Aniss

16:40 - 17:40


Five Dimensions of a Startup and the refugee challenge

by Fady Bichara, Ahmed Sufian Bayram

December_12, 2021

Special Features

12:00-14:30

EdTech Demo Day