North Africa This Week: Startup Events Glimpses [8th-14th October, 2018]
It’s that time of year again in North Africa when temperatures start to drop and the weather begins to get cooler, but it’s not like summer season in the startup ecosystem ever means taking a break. In any case, the past week did not offer much by way of entrepreneurship/startup-focused events and workshops. But nevertheless, lots of African startup events took place throughout the continent.
So if you were on a trip that took you away from the region this past week, you probably didn’t miss much — and that’s mostly because there was not much to be missed. However, we did keep tabs on a few notable events which took place in the ecosystem in the last seven days. And as always, WeeTracker’s Startup Events Glimpses has got it all covered and we now bring you excerpts from some of those.
A Workshop Tagged ‘Monetizing Innovation’ Was Held In Egypt
This event was focused on providing information and answering questions associated with the development of smart fintech business models in the digital age. It drew attendance from a number of business executives, industry players, investors, budding tech entrepreneurs, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs and fintech enthusiasts.
Also featured were some notable names in the ecosystem who furnished the audience with knowledge with regards to building working fintech business models that are in tune with the specifications of the digital age. Amongst the speakers at the event were Martin Janzen; Managing Director of Simon-Kucher and Partners, as well as Todd O’Brien; CEO of Startupbootcamp MENA. Both individuals spearheaded discussions at the event.
The three-hour-long event which took place on Tuesday, 9th October 2018, at the Greek Campus in Cairo, Egypt, also featured an interactive session and it winded down with a networking session.
A Seminar On ‘Science And Economy’ Took Place In Egypt
On Thursday, 11th October 2018, Omar El-Shenety; renowned Egyptian economist and General Director of Multiples Group, anchored a seminar on how startups can use every science and knowledge they encounter to enhance the economical state as a community. The event was also aimed at giving startups the opportunity to share their experiences that is, relate their challenges and successes with a view to promoting purposeful knowledge-sharing.
Marry Cross Hall at the American University in Cairo (AUC) hosted the event which can be thought to have done a good job of provoking thoughts and tickling reservations. The event also entertained comments and questions from the audience amongst whom were entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, industry players, and enthusiasts.
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