Venue
Dubai Internet City
Dubai Internet City, DIC Building @4 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Event Date Tue Feb 11 +04 - Wed Feb 12 +04 (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Feb 11 1:00am - Wed Feb 12 7:00am
Location Dubai Internet City
DIC Building @4 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Region EMEA
Details

The Leading Tech Festival for Emerging Markets.

STEP started out as a series of workshops and small gatherings, and over 8 years has grown to become the largest tech festival in Dubai. With 4 conferences, more than 250 global startups showcasing, hundreds of global investors, and 8000+ global attendees over two days, STEP brings the world to Dubai.

What Goes On?

• TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
STEP hosts 4 stages of content, and running workshops and programming simultaneously covering everything startups, digital media, fintech, and future tech.

• STARTUP PROGRAMMING
With over 250 startups showcasing and more than 1000 entrepreneurs attending, STEP hosts multiple programs to facilitate connections with investors, clients, partners.

• SATELLITE EVENTS & MEET-UPS
STEP curates focused networking opportunities and meet-ups across industries, job levels, and interests hosted by VCs, incubators, digital agencies, and other partners.

• EXHIBITION AREAS
Tech companies and brands across multiple industries participate at STEP so startups and attendees get a chance to connect with their next partner, client and learn about what’s new in the market.

• BRAND ACTIVATIONS
Leading brands in the tech and digital space from FMCG brands to automotive companies, banks, media companies, and tech solutions, host first-of-their-kind activities to interact with attendees and startups.

• ENTERTAINMENT
STEP's festival format creates engaging networking opportunities beyond conference programming with outdoor activities with food trucks, music performances, and pop-up vendors all across the event areas.

Speakers

2020 Speakers

Jabir Walji
Systematic Innovation, UK

Maya Hojeij
Dubai TV

Hans Christensen
D-Tec

Hussain Almahmoudi
Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park

Hasan Haider
500 Startups

Lubna Hamdan
Arabian Business

Raghida Dergham
Beirut Institute

James Maughan
Falcon and Associates

Rob Withagen
Asoko Insight

Corrie Block
Dr. Corrie Block

Thaer Samara
Safra

Bijan Azad
Osb, American University of Beirut

Janardan Dalmia
Trukkin

Walid Mansour
Middle East Venture Partners

Richie Santosdiaz
Rise Group Me

Ryan Sharif
Flat6labs Bahrain

Jeff Hoffman
Global Entrepreneurship Network

Joel Ayala
Class 5 Global

Patrick De-laive
TNW

Amit Chaudhary
Lenskart.com

Helen Chen
Nomad

Jane Khedair
London Business School

Eric Cheng
Carsome

Abe Seksek
Startupbootcamp

Noor Sweid
Global Ventures

Arif Saiyad
ASA Ventures

Major Williams
Dreamville Labs PR

Bilal Baloch
Globalwonks

Pamela Attebery
HSBC

Sket One
SKET One

Mamoun Hmedan
Wego Middle East

Vijay Tirathrai
Techstars

Daniel Piehler
Nomad

Amira Rashad
Bulkwhiz

Walid Faza
Msa Capital

Ben Harburg
Msa Capital

Philip Bahoshy
Magnitt

Medea Nocentini
Awrostamani / C3

Mike Fairburn
Mike Fairburn

Aws Alnabulsi
Gamiphy

Tala Samman
Myfashdiary

Zahra Khan
Feya London

Hamish Mcpharlin
Bbc Global News

Marco Bertozzi
Spotify

Omar Chihane
Englease.com

Charles Schreger
NYU

Erica Kerner
One Championship

Vinodh Bhat
Jiosaavn

Melissa Rosenthal
Inspo

Maaz Sheikh
Starzplay

Hande Cilingir
Insider

Juan De-lascurain
Dream Big

Jeffrey Cafone
Inspo

Mohammed Tayem
Entourage Marketing & Events Llc

Jonathan Siboni
Luxurynsight

Emre Fadillioglu
Interceptd

Eman Hylooz
Abjjad

Yasmine Rasool
Sunny Isle Studios

Zohaib Ali
Airlift

Nadim Taoubi
Natufia

Jamil Asfour
Abu Dhabi Investment Office

Asma Shabab
IBM

Hans Schreuder
Enaible

Robert Scoble
Infinite Retina

Adah Parris
The House of Griots

Jeremiah Owyang
Kaleido Insights

Baher Al-hakim
Medicus Ai

Jihad Tayara
Evoteq

Ayman Sharaiha
Altibbi

Haris Aghadi
Meddy

Karl Jeanbart
Derq Inc.

Frederik Bussler
Invictus Capital

Sonny Mohanty
Latoken

Loredana Manushaqa
Pearson

Vinay Bagri
Niyo Solutions Inc.

Daumantas Dvilinskas
Transfergo Ltd

Hosam Arab
Tabby

Talal Bayaa
Bayzat

Hadi Radwan
Aqeed.com

Daniel Diemers
Strategy

Jayesh Patel
Liv. By Emirates NBD

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Partners

STRATEGIC PARTNER:
• Dubai Internet City

DESTINATION PARTNER:
• Dubai

MEDIA PARTNERS:
• Al Mall
• Sayidaty
• Intrepreneurs ME
• Smashi TV
• Founders Media
• Sky News
• Startup Hustle
• Lovin Dubai