Since it’s early beginnings in 1981, GITEX has been MENA’s leading technology and innovation conference. In a nod to the powerful role that startups play in creating innovation, last year GITEX launched the GITEX Startup movement, which gathered hundreds of startups from around the world. As one of the movement’s first partners, WOMENA hosted panels on angel investing and the role of women in technology, met some kick-ass founders, syndicated with fellow investors, rode the world’s largest VR rollercoaster, and got a sneak peek at some world-changing technology.
This year’s second edition of GITEX on October 8-12th , we’re looking forward to partnering, along with the local angel community for the second edition, with GITEX Startup relaunching as GITEX Future Stars. The conference offers investors meetings with over 700 startups, an LP summit and exclusive investor events, where angels, LPs and VCs will have the chance to meet, share ideas and conspire to snag the best investment deals from emerging markets.
Here’s some highlights we’re looking forward to:
- Checking out the Asian Startup scene. As emerging markets, Asia and MENA have similar challenges and transferrable solutions. We’ll hear from entrepreneurs achieving some of Asia’s largest exits and some of Asia’s best performing VCs.
- Having conversations with founders who are working at the edge of the newest developments in AI, ICOs, blockchain and genetic engineering.
- Represent some #bosslady firepower, with panels on investing and entrepreneurship by some fierce female angels, VCs and founders. (Don’t miss Elissa’s panel on day two!)
To snag your early bird tickets, sign up here.