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Step started out as a series of workshops and small gatherings, and over 9 years has grown to become the leading tech festival for emerging markets. Step’s events bring the most influential tech and digital personalities on stage and draws attendance from hundreds of startups, exhibiting tech companies and brands, and a lively experience with entertainment and satellite events.


November 24-25 2020

Step Saudi 2020

Step Saudi is home to KSA's best entrepreneurs, creatives, and digital enthusiasts. Step Saudi’s second edition will feature multiple tracks, startups showcasing, exhibiting tech companies, and an influential line-up of speakers from the Saudi ecosystem.


Step Conference 2021

Step Conference in Dubai is Step’s flagship event and brings the world to Dubai. Step 2021 will be the 10th edition in dubai of the tech and digital festival.


Step Anywhere 2021

Step Anywhere is a fully online edition of the conference and features 6 tracks of live talks and panels, workshops, various startup programming, exhibition and showcasing opportunities, and live entertainment.

September 30 2020

Step Match 2020

Step Match is a series of online networking events. The past edition, themed Founders X Investors, saw the participation of 58 seed/early stage startups and 17 regional funds.

AUGUST 24-26 2020

Step Anywhere 2020

Step Anywhere is the first fully online edition of the conference and will feature 6 tracks of live talks and panels, workshops, various startup programming, exhibition and showcasing opportunities, and live entertainment.

FEBRUARY 11-12 2020

Step Conference 2020

Dubai 2020 saw 4 conferences, more than 300 global startups showcasing, hundreds of global investors, and 7000+ global attendees over two days in Dubai.

December 8 2019

Step NEXT 2019

Step Next is MENA’s exclusive tech talent summit designed to match the best talent with the top tech companies and startups.The first edition in 2019 had more than 30 participating companies and recruiters, 300 attendees, talks, workshops, and activities.

MARCH 25 2019

Step Saudi 2019

Step Saudi’s first edition in 2019 featured 4 content tracks, more than 100 startups, and 1500+ attendees.



Step’s startup network spans across the Middle East to India, Pakistan, China, and local networks in Europe and the USA.


Step’s global investor network has invested from seed to early stage startups, and growth stage startups to startups who have had successful exits.

Industry Experts

Step’s strong content and program stems from the network of experts across top and trending industries in tech.

Digital Executives

Digital executives in Step’s global network have led transformation, innovation, and advancement in both public and private entities.


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Smart cities


Artificial intelligence

digital media & Content




traveltech & hospitality

tech in real estate & construction

Retailtech & ecommerce