STEP Conference 2017

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The workshops offer vital hands on experience on all facets of your business. You can learn how to get an idea off the ground and turn it into a business, protect your intellectual property, improve on your design skills, get to grips with term sheets and valuation, grow your media presence, and learn about the best practices for getting VCs’ attention, and their signature!

Pitch Competition

Fifty showcasing startups will get the chance to gain exposure, validate their business, and win valuable prizes in our pitch competition sponsored by Cadillac. Startups will be split into three categories based on their funding stage - seed, early, or growth. Each of the competing startups will deliver a one minute pitch in front of a panel of expert judges. Three qualifying startups from each group will then progress to the final round and deliver a second round of pitching in the hopes of being crowned winners. All three winners will be announced on the main stage at the conclusion of the event.

Speed Networking

Chat, exchange expertise, meet business partners, clientele, and perhaps your next cofounder in quick, one on one meetings with your peers. Each speed networking session will include 24 individuals; The whistle will blow every two minutes signaling the beginning of your next meeting. Make sure you have plenty of business cards at hand. Speed networking is sponsored by the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC).

Mentors Corner

Sponsored by Starcom Mediavest Group, the mentors corners will offer attendees the chance to sit for one on one, 15 minute sessions with any of a number of business experts. This is an invaluable chance to get into the nitty gritty of your business affairs, dissect any stumbling block, get feedback and advice from a selection of experienced authorities.

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