Techne Summit is Back in Alexandria with $1 Million in Prizes for Startups

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Techne Summit, the Mediterranean’s leading startup event, is holding its 5th edition on September 28th, 29th and 30th, at the iconic Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the coastal city of Alexandria.

Organized by creative agency Markade, the summit this year is spreading its reach to other districts in Alexandria, with 5 days of satellite events.

The event will kick start on September 28th, featuring some of the world’s most vivacious pioneers, entrepreneurs and investors. The summit will also be the launchpad of Med-Angels, the first Mediterranean-wide network of Angel Investors, which will gather multi-country Angel Investment Networks, as well as regional enablers, funds and diaspora investors.

The MedAngels network, which will be launched on 30 September at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, comprises investors from France, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Slovenia, Croatia, among others.

“This year, we are looking into turning Alexandria into an interactive hub that spreads across 5 days filled with activities. Aside from the launch of MedAngels, which is the highlight, we’re engaging youth and entrepreneurs with exciting activities like Techne Bytes and Techne Nights.” Tarek El Kady, founder of Techne Summit as well as founder and chairman of the Alexandria Business Angel Network (Alex Angels), and The Mediterranean Business Angel Investment Network.

From media moguls, to Techstars executives, prominent speakers will be taking to the stage, including Techstars’ VP of Innovation Chris Heivly, who will be speaking about How to build the fort to start anything, and Nina Ann Walters, founder and Managing Director of Berlin-based Expandise.Walid Mansour, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of MEVP, and Keith Wallace, Managing Partner at Hivos Impact Investments, will also be presenting at the 3-day event.

The summit will also offer five startup competitions, including the Startup World Cup, a global startup competition that offers winners the chance to get a $1 million dollar investment, the opportunity to pitch in Silicon Valley. Other competitions include the “Edventures Competition,” “Tecne& AXA for HealthTech,” “Future Technopreneurs,” in partnership with Egypt’s TIEC, and “Win a Trip to Stockholm!,” in partnership with the Sweedish Embassy in Egypt.

Added to the talks, panels and workshops, Markade is adding Techne Bytes and Techne Nights, a series of activities engaging businesses and entrepreneurs from across Alexandria, the Mediterranean and beyond, to mingle, network and connect.

Furthermore,satellite events will be taking place across over 10 co-working spaces across Alexandria and Egypt to bring a variety of events around the summit, from yoga to cyber-security, to branding.

About Techne Summit:

Techne Summit is an international multi-industry focused investment & entrepreneurship event that aims to impact multiple sectors and stakeholders of the startup communities in the Mediterranean region through showcasing different technologies and their application in each industry.

The event kick-started in Alexandria, Egypt in 2015 and in 2018 has attracted more than 6000 attendees, 130 speakers, 230 startups, and 80 investors, all from more than 25 countries.

About Markade:

Markade is marketing and advertising agency specialized in numerous ATL & BTL activities since 2007. Its services include building corporate identity, design and art direction, event management and team building activities. Markade has planned and organized events in more than 15 countries around the world.

Working with various multinational companies over the past 11 years, the company helps its clients build reputable brands and satisfy their needs & requirements in both local and international markets that serve several industries such as retail, FMCG, construction, logistics, medical & pharmaceutical products, foods, and many others.

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Farida Ashraf
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Phone: +2 (0101) 224 06 12

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