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Saudi’s Hottest Tech & Startup Festival

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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 200 startups, and 3000+ attendees. Step Saudi takes place across 2 days with Step's renowned program, exhibition, startup activities, and experiences.

3000+

Attendees

200+

Showcasing Startups

5

Conference Tracks

150

Speakers

2022 Speaker Lineup

H.E.Dr. Nabeel Koshak

SAUDI VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANY (SVC)

H.E.Dr. Nabeel Koshak

SAUDI VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANY (SVC)

H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak is the CEO and Board Member of Saudi Venture Capital Company (SVC). Nabeel is the Founder and Angel Investor at Athaal Angel Investor Group. He is a Board Member of Middle East Venture Capital Association (MEVCA). Nabeel is the Chairman of GEN (Global Entrepreneurship Network) Saudi. He is a member of the Executive and Investment Committee at the Cultural Development Fund. Nabeel is a member of the Investment Committee at KAUST’s Innovation Fund. He is a startup mentor at Endeavor Saudi Arabia. Nabeel is a member of the Saudi Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. He is a Member of the Executive and Investment Committee at Cultural Development Fund. He is a Board member of TCL (Tomouh Community of Leaders). Formerly, Nabeel was the Founding Executive Dean of Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business and Entrepreneurship in partnership with Babson College at King Abdullah Economic City. Nabeel was an Executive Advisor at Ministry of Economy and Planning and an Executive Advisor at Deloitte. Nabeel was the Co-Founder and the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wadi Makkah Company (Innovation Fund, Startup Accelerator, and Venture Capital Fund). He was a Board Member of Oqal (Angel Investors Group) Jeddah branch and a mentor at Flat6Labs Jeddah Startup Accelerator. He was a Board Member and the Chairman of the Investment Committee at King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Innovation (Mawhiba). Nabeel is the former Co-Founder and Director of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) GIS Technology Innovation Center. Koshak was a Member of the Executive Committee of King Faisal International Prize. As an entrepreneur, Koshak was the Founder and CEO of five tech startups.

Amal Dokhan

500 Global

Amal Dokhan

500 Global

Amal is a seasoned professional with experience in startup investments,

Maha Abu Touq

Majid Al Futtaim

Maha Abu Touq

Majid Al Futtaim

A competent and experienced payment technology professional with 20+ years working in FinTech, along with leading businesses. Has firsthand technical record in creating scalable infrastructures for payment systems and ecommerce solutions. Experienced the E-Payment boom and played an integral part in enabling the rise of online transaction processing in the Middle East. Witnessed and participated in the acquiring of 2 major startups in the region by Yahoo and Amazon, where she created high functioning small technical teams that created

Reem Ikram

Thriftplan

Reem Ikram

Thriftplan

Reem Ikram is the Co- Founder and CEO of ThriftPlan, a Saudi FinTech looking to leave a social impact through Workplace Saving Plans and supporting Vision 2030s saving and financial literacy Goals. Over 7 years of experience in E-Commerce, Automation and Private Equity, a serial entrepreneur at heart and a strong believer in combining business with social impact.

SHAHD GEOFFREY

Taffi

SHAHD GEOFFREY

Taffi

Shahad Geoffrey is the founder and CEO of Taffi Inc. A female entrepreneur of a fashion-tech startup. She is building the first VC backed styling platform in the region with a global ambition. She’s on a mission to open doors of opportunity through style. Shahad has expertise in direct-to-consumer brands and working for a top venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. She is passionate about Fashion, Innovation, and building diverse great teams. In 2021, she was selected by Arabian Business as one of the 50 most influential women in Saudi Arabia.

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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 200+ startups showcasing, Step Saudi hosts multiple programs and opportunities to facilitate connections with investors, clients, mentors, and 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.