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Saudi’s MOST HAPPENING CONFERENCE

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Step Saudi is home to Saudi's best entrepreneurs, investors, creatives, and digital enthusiasts. Step Saudi features 5 content tracks, more than 150 startups, and 1500+ attendees. Step Saudi takes place across 2 days with Step's renowned program, exhibition, startup activities, and experiences.

1500+

Attendees

100

Showcasing Startups

4

Conference Tracks

50+

Companies & Government entities participating

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

HRH
Princess
Reema
Bandar
Al
Saud

Saudi Ambassador to the US

HRH
Princess
Reema
Bandar
Al
Saud

Saudi Ambassador to the US

HRH Princess Reema Bandar Al Saud was appointed Ambassador to the United States on February 23, 2019, by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. She is the first woman in the country’s history to serve in the role of Ambassador. Princess Reema has served as a member of the World Bank’s advisory council for the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative since 2017. She has been a member of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee since 2017, and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Women in Sports Commission since 2018.

Nayef
Al
Athel

Tadawul

Nayef
Al
Athel

Tadawul

Nayef Al-Athel is the Chief of Listing at the Saudi Exchange. His responsibilities include managing the entire listing process across all platforms (Equity, Debt, ETFs and REITs), increasing IPO awareness among family businesses and private companies, and deepening the Capital Market through various tools. Prior to this, Al-Athel worked at Morgan Stanley, Saudi Arabia as the MENA Relationship Manager and the Head of MSIM Sales Saudi. He started his career at MS in the Institutional Equity Department. In 2009, Nayef worked at Venture Capital Bank in the Private Equity and Financial Advisory Department & Treasury Department. In 2016 and 2017, Nayef Al-Athel successfully completed management programs at INSEAD and the London School of Economics, respectively. He graduated from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in 2010, with a Bachelor of Finance & Economics. Furthermore, Nayef was first in his class of the Industrial Management graduates, with a first honor distinction.

Amal
Dokhan

500 Global

Amal
Dokhan

500 Global

Amal Dokhan is a seasoned professional with experience in startup investments, corporate innovation, and consulting in the MENA region, South Africa and the U.S. Prior to joining 500 Global, Ms. Dokhan was the CEO of GEN SAUDI and Managing Director of Babson Global Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She was also the Manager of Learning and Design at the Entrepreneurship Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology where she Co-designed and led the TAQADAM accelerator program and Corporate Innovation programs. She has worked at the KAUST Seed Fund, providing a range of services to startups including preparing them for the investment committee. Having been a founder herself, she has been an advocate of angel investing in Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed
Aldossary

Sary

Mohammed
Aldossary

Sary

Mohammed has over eight years’ experience in investment and hyper-growth start-ups. Prior to launching Sary, he was General Manager KSA, of the European microbility start-up Circ, later acquired by Bird. Previously, Mohammed spent three years at Careem (acquired by Uber), as a Market Launcher, responsible for opening new markets in KSA and the wider GCC. Later, he became General Manager KSA at Careem NOW, leading the subsidiary’s activities in logistics and food “last-mile delivery.

Nosaibah
Alrajhi

Forus Financial

Nosaibah
Alrajhi

Forus Financial

Founder and CEO of one of the leading Islamic Debt Marketplaces in the Region. Nosaibah is a revenue-driven ex-investment banker with insightful experience in building strategy and markets within the regional landscape. Specialized experience in the local Financial Markets, as well as sophisticated Financial products and services with a flare for entrepreneurship.

Omar
Rebhan

Tasaru

Omar
Rebhan

Tasaru

Omar Rebhan is the CEO of Tasaru (Tasaru Holding). He is a business development expert with focus on venture building, team management, strategy and execution. He also is an active Angel Investor and startup advisor.

Mohammed
Jawabri

Lendo

Mohammed
Jawabri

Lendo

Mohamed Jawabri is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Lendo. As an IT professional with years of extensive experience and in-depth knowledge, he managed more than 20 primary tech projects under the e-government sector for Vision 2030 & National Transformation Program (NTP) with different ministries in Saudi Arabia. He also served as a consultant at Riyadh Chamber of Commerce. Mohamed has a bachelor of computer engineering, and PMP certified from PMI.

Abdulaziz
Saja

Tabby

Abdulaziz
Saja

Tabby

Driven professional. Love a good challenge. Feel energized working in a dynamic environment with smart individuals, analyzing problems, developing solutions, driving impact and creating long lasting relationships with the people I work with. A finance grad. Started off my career in commercial banking followed by a career switch to management consulting post-MBA embedding me with the drive, ownership mindset and the resilience needed to achieve my goals. Decided to take the leap into the startup world with tabby and getting the chance to flex my entrepreneurial skills in a start-up environment. Been a great two years so far with an amazing team. Look forward to taking tabby to the next level.

Loulwa
Bakr

Global Ventures

Loulwa
Bakr

Global Ventures

Loulwa Bakr lead a notable career in corporate finance and investment banking that spanned 15 years and culminated with heading the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia. In 2017, she founded Chrome Advisory, an investment advisory firm that supports and enables the venture capital ecosystem. She has participated in various CMA committees that reviewed regulations at the inception of the CMA, and lead some of the landmark transactions in Saudi capital markets. Loulwa has advised and arranged the financing, restructuring, growth through mergers and acquisitions and most significantly, access to capital markets, for top tier corporations. In addition to being recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, she is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Reyl Finance (MEA), a member of the audit committee of Budget Rent A Car Saudi Arabia and a member of the advisory board of Columbia University’s Global Centers. Loulwa holds a Master’s degree of Business Administration in Finance and Economics from the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University in the City of New York.

Dr.
Yasmin
Altwaijri

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

Dr.
Yasmin
Altwaijri

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

Dr. Yasmin Altwaijri is a Senior Scientist and Head of Epidemiology Research at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. As an expert in quantitative science and data analytics in public health research, she has been involved in projects at the intersection of science, health, technology, design, and society. Working in collaboration with Harvard University and the World Health Organization, she is leading the Saudi National Mental Health Survey, one of the largest health projects in the region, which spans genetics to policy outcomes, and provides a launchpad for future direction and innovation in the field of mental health globally. Dr. Altwaijri has experience in developing health applications of blockchain, AI, ML, she believes in harnessing the potential of technology to enable and optimize health for all.

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WHAT GOES ON

TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

The agenda will feature talks, panels, fireside chats; technical workshops and more covering startups, funding, digital media, fintech, and future tech.

STARTUP PROGRAMMING

With 150+ startups showcasing, Step Saudi hosts multiple programs and opportunities to facilitate connections with investors, clients, partners.

SATELLITE EVENTS & MEET-UPS

Curated networking opportunities and meet-ups across industries, job levels, and interests hosted by VCs, incubators, digital agencies, and other partners.

EXHIBITION AREAS

Tech companies and brands across multiple industries will participate physically at the event and engage with all startups and attendees to learn the latest news in the market.

BRAND ACTIVATIONS

Leading brands in the tech and digital space from FMCG brands to automotive companies, banks, media, and tech solutions, host curated activities to interact with attendees and startups.

ENTERTAINMENT

Step Saudi 2022 will feature experiences including music performances, and activities across the 2 days of the event.