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Event Alert: 2 Reasons Cairo Is The Place To Be This October

This October, Cairo gears up for two events that will bring rising startups, aspiring entrepreneurs, and digital media enthusiasts an opportunity to network and build up the vibrant ecosystem that is already reshaping the Middle Eastern economy.

Egypt’s Rise Up Summit, which will be held on October 12-14, will feature a variety of speakers and mentors including the father-figure of Egypt’s entrepreneurs Ahmed El Alfi, as well as Christopher Schroeder, author of “Startup Rising: the Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East”. A must-attend conference for everyone interested in the entrepreneurial economy, Startup Summit promises two packed days of pitches, sales, networking, exposure and inspiration to connect entrepreneurs to key-individuals and organizations from around the globe.


Coming straight from Dubai for the first time in Cairo, the Digital Media Forum will gather around 500 professionals in the digital media industry to share their experience and give hands-on guidance from the world’s leading marketing and business figures. The event, to be held on October 27-28, will run under the theme “The Digital Experience: Challenges and Dynamics”.


For more information: Visit the Rise Up Summit and Digital Media Forum websites.

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Valentina Primo

Journalist, globetrotter, and determined idealist. Since Valentina left her home country of Argentina, she has searched for ways to build bridges between cultures and foster dialogue. Her previous work in international organizations in Italy and Germany fed her passion for the world of development, while her 8-year journalistic experience in Argentina and Egypt increased her curiosity for everything that challenges the stereotype. She holds a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Peace Studies with a specialization in Human Rights.

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