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STEP Start

STEP Start is the home base for founders, startups, and entrepreneurs to learn and share experiences and meet with investors. Startups get to participate in the Startup Basecamp, Mentor’s Corner, Pitch Competition, and Investor Meetings.

For Startups

STEP 2020 Startup Basecamp will feature 300 Seed, Early, and Growth stage regional and international startups from future-shaping industries, connecting them to mentors, investors, and potential clients.

What We Cover

Setting Up & Growth
Discussing growth strategies and factors that need to be considered before calling for the next funding round. The challenges to scaling from startups and investors perspectives.
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Discussing educational curriculums, regulations, and licensing for startups and investors. What is required from startups and what are governments doing to improve the startup economy.
Fundraising & Investment
With total investments counting up to over $200 million in H1 in 2018, the state of investment in the region is striking to attract traditional LPs and family offices. What is the reality of this state and its impact on the development of the ecosystem?
Acquisitions and IPOs
Discussing decision making strategies to building and buying technologies, and factors leading to acquisitions and IPOs. The challenges to these decisions, the risks, and the opportunities.