RiseUp Summit 2019

Innovation to improve human experience

6 years after the first RiseUp Summit took place, RiseUp maintains its position as the organizer of MENA’s largest and most impactful entrepreneurship event.

Since then, we have evolved into a dynamic platform with multiple channels connecting startups to relevant resources in the MENA region and beyond. RiseUp is driven by an objective to develop the local and regional startup ecosystem, and connect startups to 7 main resources they need to develop their business: Knowhow, Funding, Exposure, Marketplace, Inspiration, Talent and Tools.


The summit is our three-day, one-stop-shop, entrepreneurship marathon! Over the years, we promised that the world would come to Cairo, and thanks to an incredible level of commitment from our tireless team and phenomenal partners, we deliver.

Thought leaders, media mavens, tech-legends and power player investors gather to share their experience, support and invest in the Middle East & Africa’s flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem. From workshops, inspiring talks, and panel discussions to startup stations, pitch competitions, and networking platforms with industry experts. Whoever you are, you’ll find the place for you.


  • Hackathon
  • Startups Exhibition
  • Creative Marketplace
  • Workshops
  • Talks and Panel
  • Volunteers Program
  • F&B Startups
  • Investors Mentorship
  • Partners Area
  • Networking spaces
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Clinics
  • Talent Matchmaking
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Launchpad
  • Satellite Events


This year, we’re putting together the largest startup competition ever held in MENA, Pitch by the Pyramids. The competition will launch with qualifying rounds in 6 cities around MENA, with the final event taking place at the Great Pyramids of Giza in November. The competition will also provide the startups with relevant workshops, mentorship and coaching that would help them develop as individuals and as an entity.

More info: https://riseupsummit.com

RiseUp Summit 2019

RiseUp Summit 2019


Dec 8, 2019: 9:00 - 23:00
Organizer RiseUp
Website Visit website
Location Cairo
Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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