RiseUp is a platform that connects startups with resources worldwide.


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Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Financial services, HealthTech, Internet, Mobile, Renewable energy, Telecom

RiseUp has grown over the years from a grass-root movement to a global momentum. The purpose behind RiseUp has remained the same: to connect startups to the most relevant resources worldwide. We act as the glue that fuses ecosystems together to help them realize their ultimate potential. By connecting stakeholders to local & global networks, and fusing diverse talents & resources, ecosystems are enabled to accelerate, innovate, and grow. Our mission is accomplished through our  four products: Summit, Connect, Explore, and Meetup.

RiseUp Summit: Our annual entrepreneurship marathon that includes talks, sessions, workshops, pitch competitions and events, bringing diverse attendees (investors, entrepreneurs, VC’s, incubators, accelerators) from all around the world in Downtown Cairo.

RiseUp MeetUps: All year-round gatherings that engage entrepreneurs across the globe with key stakeholders from various ecosystems including startups, investors, industry experts, and more!

RiseUp Explore: A special program designed to take some of the regions’ best startups to the world’s biggest events, providing them with access to global networks that will help them scale and grow!

RiseUp Connect: (to be launched soon) A digital space that connects you to resources anywhere, anytime.


RiseUp Summit 2016

RiseUp Summit 2016