Techne Summit, the renowned international entrepreneurship technology event that acts as a platform by including the main global players in the technology industry, will launch this year once again in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Egypt from 7th to 8thMay 2016.
The two-day summit will act as a platform including the main global players in the technology industry.
Techne Summit 2016 will build on the success of Techne Summit 2015. This year the event will continue with the same philosophy of capitalizing on the crucial role of the technology and communications sectors in the development of nations, and fostering innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship to serve the development process.
It is also an opportunity for startups to grow in the Middle East &North Africa region by connecting with investors and distributors by showcasing their products and acquiring funding for their businesses as well as foster the exchange of ideas and experience across various regions worldwide.
The Summit 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.
Similarly participants will have access to the latest innovations and recent business trends, therefore gaining exposure and increased knowledge in the field. Similarly investors will be able explore new areas of potential business collaboration and success, paving the way to mutual business growth for all participating parties.
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. An important goal of Techne Summit is to also grow the contribution of conference tourism to the city of Alexandria and in turn Egypt.
Techne Summit 2016 offers a variety of new additions to the previous year’s event. 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.
It will also 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 $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. offers for Aramex Shop&Ship services as well as mentorship prizes.
The will take place in the monumental Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a symbol of innovation and development built as to represent the ancient Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity in the Egyptian city of Alexandria founded in 331 BC by Alexander The Great.