Techne Summit to hold in Egypt in May

Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, is set to hold in the city of Alexandria, Egypt on 7-8 May, 2016.

The event aims to create a platform where booming startups in the technology market are able to showcase their latest innovations, granting their products or services greater visibility among industry professionals and enthusiasts.

Also, the event aims to ultimately develop the technology industry by fostering the mindset of decentralization within the field and building bridges of informational and cultural exchange between regions.

The two-day summit, which will carry the same slogan of TECHNOLOGY.INNOVATION.TALENT on which the event concept is built, will act as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry, namely: industry professionals as speakers, technology businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, investors, users and media representatives.

Participants will have access to the latest innovations and recent business trends, therefore gaining exposure and increased knowledge in the field.

An important goal of Techne Summit is to also grow the contribution of conference tourism to the city of Alexandria and in turn Egypt.

“Last year Techne Summit 2015 was a great success. This year with Techne Summit 2016 we are building on that success and catering to the feedback that we received from both participants and speakers alike to present an unprecedented technology event experience to the region,” said Tarek El Kady, Managing Director of Markade Agency, the event organizers.

He added, “…for Techne Summit 2016 we are working with double the speakers’ figure of that of Techne Summit 2015, four times the startup one and triple the attendance, while reaching out to more countries in the region.”

Techne Summit 2016 will offer a variety of new additions. For the first time Techne Summit will feature the field of Medical Technology.

Acclaimed speakers will discuss how technological innovations can contribute to the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of diseases and medical conditions, ultimately having a positive impact on individuals’ quality of life.

The event will feature a wide array of elite competitions for startups that extend throughout the two-day event and present shining startups with opportunities to pitch and in turn fund their businesses.

Among the highlighted competitions is The Seedstars Alexandria 2016 Competition, which aims to support tech or tech-enabled startups with prizes of over US$1,000,000 in value.

The competition is powered by SeedstarsWorld, a Swiss based startup competition that takes place in emerging markets with the goal of reducing unemployment in those markets through the promotion of and investment in entrepreneurship.

The top 10 startups will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete for the title of “Most Promising Seed-stage Startup of Seedstars Alexandria 2016”.

The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include the boot camp and investor forums, while earning one flight ticket to Switzerland to compete for competition’s investment prizes.

Also, the Aramex-sponsored ‘Aramex Techne Summit Startups Competition’, which encourages promising businesses by offering Plantinum, Gold and Silver Winner packages to the top three startups selected, will also take place during the event.

The prize packages support startups to operate both swiftly and economically by presenting varying discountson Aramex cash rates for international inbound and outbound express services, membership offers for Aramex Shop&Ship services as well as mentorship prizes.

“With Techne Summit 2015 we are excited and hopeful. With Techne Summit 2016 our enthusiasm has transformed into passion and our hope into confidence. We are confidently optimistic that the event will be one that produces a highly positive impact on the technology industry in the region,” El Kady concludes.

Startups should visit the Techne Summit website or Seedstars website to apply for SeedStars Alexandria 2016 Competition.

Techne Summit 2016 will take place in the monumental Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Tickets to Techne Summit 2016 are available online at or at Alef Bookstore outlets and co-working spaces M3mal, Villa 307 and AlMaqarr.

Techne Summit 2016 will be held under the auspices of The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, The Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce, The Information Technology Industry Development Agency, The Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and The General Division for The Computer and Software.

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