ASC Virtual Conference and Awards Ceremony

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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.

The conference & awards ceremony is held in partnership with Community Jameel (Main Partner), KAUST (Innovation Partner), Zain Group (Digital Partner), Flat6Labs (Acceleration Partner), with the support of Roland Berger.

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Schedule

· Stage
Introduction and opening remarks
· Stage
Keynote speech | Going Beyond Remote: How The Next ‘AI’ Transforms Entrepreneurial Performance by Michael Schrage, Research Fellow with MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy
· Stage
Keynote speech | Alberto Levy, International MBA Professor at IE Madrid and Innovation Evangelist
· Stage
Panel discussion | Disruption as usual: An inspiring overview of different players in different parts of the startup ecosystem that are moving along in "business as usual" mode despite everything happening with COVID-19.
· Stage
Announcement of winners
· Expo
Networking and Expo

Speakers

Ramee Deeb
Ramee Deeb

Communications & Community Coordinator at MITEF Pan Arab

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MITEF Pan Arab

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide.

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MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab

MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pan Arab is part of a global network of chapters dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide.

Community Jameel | Founding Partner

Community Jameel | Founding Partner

A global philanthropy committed to creativity, entrepreneurship, technology and youth

KAUST | Innovation Partner

KAUST | Innovation Partner

KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.