Final Award Ceremony Agenda

The Arab Startup Competition is the leading and longest-running program of its kind in the region designed to empower entrepreneurs and foster an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The competition has created +14,000 Jobs, supported and accelerated the establishment of 430+ startups and trained more than 2,300 entrepreneurs.

Each year we wrap up the edition with a conference and an awards ceremony that gathers the brightest minds in innovation, technology, investment, and startup communities in the region and abroad in an effort to glean insight into the innovations that shape the world economy and local businesses.

The theme for the 13th edition is ‘Lead for a Better World’, which aims to leverage technology’s potential in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues and fostering an entrepreneurial mindset which promises long-lasting impact on societies.

The event will include keynote addresses and panel discussions addressing the theme from different angles.

Registration and startups exhibition

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Welcome Addresses

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Keynote The Next IT: Innovation Transformation & The Technologies of Virtuous Cycles | Speaker: Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy

3:30 - 4:15 pm

Panel Discussion | Sustainable finance and climate action: make way for the new low carbon economy
Moderator: Mihaela Nina
Speakers: Dr. Ounsi El Daif, Monaem Ben Lellahom, Mercedes Vela Monserrate

4:15 - 5:00 pm

Coffee Break

5:00 - 5:15 pm

Keynote Human Renaissance in the Era of Robots | Speaker: Alberto Levy, Innovation Evangelist and International Lecturer

5:15 - 6:00 pm

Panel Discussion | AI-powered supply chains towards more sustainable and ethical consumption

6:00 - 6:40 pm

Announcement of winners

6:40 - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

7:00 pm onwards