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Techne Summit is Back in Alexandria with $1 Million in Prizes for Startups

Techne Summit, the Mediterranean’s leading startup event, is holding its 5th edition on September 28th, 29th and 30th, at the iconic Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the coastal city of Alexandria.

By SWB Team 

Organized by creative agency Markade, the summit this year is spreading its reach to other districts in Alexandria, with 5 days of satellite events. 

The event will kick start on September 28th, featuring some of the world’s most vivacious pioneers, entrepreneurs and investors. The summit will also be the launchpad of Med-Angels, the first Mediterranean-wide network of Angel Investors, which will gather multi-country Angel Investment Networks, as well as regional enablers, funds and diaspora investors. 

The MedAngels network, which will be launched on 30 September at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, comprises investors from France, Greece, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Slovenia, Croatia, among others.

“This year, we are looking into turning Alexandria into an interactive hub that spreads across 5 days filled with activities. Aside from the launch of MedAngels, which is the highlight, we’re engaging youth and entrepreneurs with exciting activities like Techne Bytes and Techne Nights.”

Tarek El Kady, founder of Techne Summit as well as founder and chairman of the Alexandria Business Angel Network (Alex Angels), and The Mediterranean Business Angel Investment Network. 

From media moguls, to Techstars executives, prominent speakers will be taking to the stage, including Techstars’ VP of Innovation Chris Heivly, who will be speaking about How to build the fort to start anything, and Nina Ann Walters, founder and Managing Director of Berlin-based Expandise. Walid Mansour, Partner and Chief Investment Officer of MEVP, and Keith Wallace, Managing Partner at Hivos Impact Investments, will also be presenting at the 3-day event. 


The summit will also offer six startup competitions, including the Startup World Cup, a global startup competition that offers winners the chance to get a $1 million dollar investment, the opportunity to pitch in Silicon Valley. Other competitions include the “Edventures Competition,” “Tecne & AXA for HealthTech,” “Future Technopreneurs,” in partnership with Egypt’s TIEC; “SBC X”, in partnership with Startupbootcamp Pride FinTech Cairo, and “Win a Trip to Stockholm!,” in partnership with the Sweedish Embassy in Egypt.

Added to the talks, panels and workshops, Markade is adding Techne Bytes and Techne Nights, a series of activities engaging businesses and entrepreneurs from across Alexandria, the Mediterranean and beyond, to mingle, network and connect. 

Furthermore, satellite events will be taking place across over 10 co-working spaces across Alexandria and Egypt to bring a variety of events around the summit, from yoga to cyber-security, to branding.

To attend the summit, visit this link.

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