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Step Saudi 2022 Agenda

Tentative agenda. Final Agenda will be announced soon




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    December 12, 2022
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    10:00 am (GMT+3)
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Welcome to Step Saudi 2022

Step Saudi is back in Riyadh after 2 years of being virtual, two days filled with content, acivities and networking

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  • 10:15 am
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Step Saudi is back in Riyadh after 2 years of being virtual, two days filled with content, acivities and networking

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    December 12, 2022
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    10:20 am (GMT+3)
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Where We At: Milestones towards Saudi's Vision 2030

The role of the startup community in achieving vision 2030, the contribution to the economy, attraction of foreign investments, improvements…

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The role of the startup community in achieving vision 2030, the contribution to the economy, attraction of foreign investments, improvements in the retail sector, development of the digital economy and the increase in women’s participation in the labor market.

  • Omar Al Shaaban The Space
  • AMAL DHOKAN Global Entrepreneurship Network Saudi
  • H.E.Dr. Nabeel Koshak SAUDI VENTURE CAPITAL COMPANY (SVC)
  • Mamoun Hmedan Wego
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    December 12, 2022
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    10:20 am (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Welcome to Step Saudi's Fintech and Future Track

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  • Fintech

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    December 12, 2022
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    10:30 am (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Fintechs Compliance with Changing Regulations

Fintechs are exercising changes on many aspects of individuals and institutional financial systems and management processes and are driving many…

  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
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Fintechs are exercising changes on many aspects of individuals and institutional financial systems and management processes and are driving many regulatory adjustments with that which in return is affecting fintechs' operations and strategies in adapting to any new law and regulation that's being introduced. How are fintech founders keeping up with the changes to stay compliant.

  • Rami Yehya Techmeen Podcast
  • Ahmed Nawasrah Salma AI, a Mawdoo3 company
  • Hamad Alsaghir Neoleap
  • Ahmad Yaacoub Thunes
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    December 12, 2022
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    10:55 am (GMT+3)
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Hotbed for Global VCs?

What makes Saudi the most sought after country in the MENA region for venture capitalists? What industries are proven to…

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What makes Saudi the most sought after country in the MENA region for venture capitalists? What industries are proven to be the most attractive to international VCs?

  • Fikry Younis Lumina Capital Advisers
  • Loulwa Bakr Global Ventures
  • Riyad Abou Jaoudeh MEVP
  • Ivo Detelinov Hambro Perks Oryx Fund
  • Hussein Attar Tech Invest Com
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    December 12, 2022
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    11:00 am (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Welcome to Step Saudi Pitch Competition

Step Saudi pitch competition is 3 rounds, 30 startups from the startup basecamp are selected to join the pitch competition…

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  • 11:10 am
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Step Saudi pitch competition is 3 rounds, 30 startups from the startup basecamp are selected to join the pitch competition to go for the 1st round, 10 of these startups will move to round 2 and then 3 finalists will pitch on stage for 1 winner to be selected by 3 judges.

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    December 12, 2022
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    11:05 am (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Open Banking Reflection on Local Fintech Scene

How is open banking being adopted by fintech founders and what effects has it been providing to the ecosystem?

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  • 11:35 am
  • Fintech

How is open banking being adopted by fintech founders and what effects has it been providing to the ecosystem?

  • Annika Melchert BCG Platinion
  • Sultan Alkhayal Drahim
  • Ayham Gorani Pemo
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    December 12, 2022
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    11:10 am (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Pitch Competition round 1

30 startups will pitch each for 3 mins without a presentation or a deck and will be evaluated based on…

  • 11:10 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • Wellness

30 startups will pitch each for 3 mins without a presentation or a deck and will be evaluated based on several criteria including Business Model & Scalability, Proof of Concept, Product Execution & Design, and Growth to Date. 10 startups will be selected to move to the next round.

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    December 13, 2022
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    11:10 am (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Pitch Competition Round Two

10 selected startups will pitch for 5 mins with pitch deck and Q&A by the judges. Only 3 startups will…

  • 11:10 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • Wellness

10 selected startups will pitch for 5 mins with pitch deck and Q&A by the judges. Only 3 startups will be selected to the final round which will take place on the main stage.

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    December 13, 2022
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    11:10 am (GMT+3)
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Foster Local: Made in Saudi Program

The industries to thrive at to promote self sufficiency and grow the economy. Discussing which areas are to focus on…

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  • 11:40 am
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The industries to thrive at to promote self sufficiency and grow the economy. Discussing which areas are to focus on when looking at local production with high infrastructure and technology adoption.

  • Amr Shawqy ExpandCart
  • Ahmad Coucha FlapKap
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    December 12, 2022
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    11:30 am (GMT+3)
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    Start
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Why is building a remote team the smart next move? hosted by RemotePass

In the context of a recession, many tech companies are laying off large parts of their workforce. Naturally, the question…

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  • 12:00 pm
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In the context of a recession, many tech companies are laying off large parts of their workforce. Naturally, the question of flexibility and forms of collaboration is being raised. Building a remote team is a solid option to explore — but should companies hire full time employees? Contractors? Both? Come and learn from companies who have successfully built global, remote teams.

  • Mohammad Al-Razaz OTO
  • Kamal Reggad RemotePass
  • Salman Butt Salla
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    December 13, 2022
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    11:30 am (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Welcome to day two of Step Saudi 2022

Welcoming attendees to Day Two of Step Saudi 2022 - Recap from yesterday and brief on today!

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  • 11:40 am
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Welcoming attendees to Day Two of Step Saudi 2022 - Recap from yesterday and brief on today!

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    December 12, 2022
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    11:40 am (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Payments solutions to help businesses thrive in the digital economy hosted by Checkout.com

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  • 12:00 pm
  • Fintech

  • Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo Checkout.com
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    December 13, 2022
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    11:40 am (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Security and Trust in Blockchain Tech

 With the infrastructure still being underconstruction in the region when it comes to decentralized systems, how are startups dealing with…

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  • 12:10 pm
  • Future

 With the infrastructure still being underconstruction in the region when it comes to decentralized systems, how are startups dealing with the issues of security and fraud?

  • Jad Adnan AETHER
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    December 13, 2022
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    11:45 am (GMT+3)
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    Start
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Cross-Pollination for Next Generation Founders

Talking about startups merging and acquiring other regional startups, and power of regional IPOs, how does it reflect on the…

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  • 12:15 pm
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Talking about startups merging and acquiring other regional startups, and power of regional IPOs, how does it reflect on the dynamics of the entire ecosystem, and what are the requisites for taking such a decision.

  • Ibrahim Abdel Rahim Moonbase Capital
  • Yazeed Alturki STV
  • Sameh Saleh Hawaya
  • Rawan Baddour Zest Equity
  • Nayef AlAthel Saudi Exchange Company
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    December 12, 2022
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    12:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Start
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Prioritizing Local Talent

Talent gap in the tech startup space is common in the MENA region with some differences from one market to…

  • 12:05 pm
  • 12:35 pm
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Talent gap in the tech startup space is common in the MENA region with some differences from one market to another. Remote work has helped in sourcing talent from all around the world however it did affect many aspects of the local talent pool, discussing skills that need to be priotitized for local talent, the enhancement of tech talent supply and the role of the “Made in Saudi” initiative in empowering local talent.

  • Noor Al-Marzoky WorkshopX
  • Nathalie Spree TrueSearch
  • Emon Shakoor Blossom Accelerator
  • Tarek Salam Deel
  • Ali Alasiri Meila Digital
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    December 12, 2022
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    12:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Rethinking Fintech: Retaining Users in the Digital World hosted by CleverTap

  • 12:05 pm
  • 12:35 pm
  • Fintech

  • Yeshas Nakshathri CleverTap
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    December 13, 2022
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    12:15 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
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Healthcare Systems

Data-driven healthcare systems and technology integrations in promoting longevity.

  • 12:15 pm
  • 12:45 pm
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Data-driven healthcare systems and technology integrations in promoting longevity.

  • Othman Abahussein Nala Health
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    December 13, 2022
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    12:20 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future

Electric Vehicle Adoption and Installation Plans

Discussing charging stations installation and the plans for a faster mass adoption of EVs, how will the local production of…

  • 12:20 pm
  • 12:50 pm
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Discussing charging stations installation and the plans for a faster mass adoption of EVs, how will the local production of EVs affect the market's demand and the region? How are specialists working towards energy storage and longevity?

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    December 13, 2022
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    12:20 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
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Digital Assets for Creatives: NFTs

Earlier this year the interest in NFTs has fallen dramatically after a long time hype. Questions on whether or not…

  • 12:20 pm
  • 12:50 pm
  • Digital

Earlier this year the interest in NFTs has fallen dramatically after a long time hype. Questions on whether or not the NFT bubble has burst have risen and questions are yet to be asked to artists and creatives. Is the NFT space a bull or a bear? Will there be a shift in use of NFTs? What does it mean for artists?

  • Salwa Radwi NuqtahNFT
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    December 12, 2022
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    12:30 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Top 5 Unit Economics to Watch Out For hosted by ZenHR

Understanding SaaS unit economics has become even more important for tech companies in MENA. ZenHR's Cofounder & CEO, Yousef Shamoun,…

  • 12:30 pm
  • 12:45 am
  • Future

Understanding SaaS unit economics has become even more important for tech companies in MENA. ZenHR's Cofounder & CEO, Yousef Shamoun, brings you the top 5 SaaS Unit Economics to watch out for in 2023.

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    December 12, 2022
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    12:40 pm (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Stock Play in The Kingdom

The region has been witnessing many exits, IPOs and M&As over the past year pushing for more improvements and facilities…

  • 12:40 pm
  • 1:10 pm
  • Fintech

The region has been witnessing many exits, IPOs and M&As over the past year pushing for more improvements and facilities in the infrastructure. Founders will chat about exit plans, when to think of them and how to plan a win-win deal considering all the options for an exit.

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    December 12, 2022
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    12:40 pm (GMT+3)
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Angel Investing: Do's, Don't, and relationship with VCs and Founders

  • 12:40 pm
  • 1:10 pm
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    December 13, 2022
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    12:50 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Economic Empowerment: P2P Lending and Payments

Financial services building the foundation of Saudi Arabia's fintech hub, turning the economy cashless by 2030 takes high security and…

  • 12:50 pm
  • 1:20 pm
  • Future

Financial services building the foundation of Saudi Arabia's fintech hub, turning the economy cashless by 2030 takes high security and high adoption of digital payment solutions, what's the current state of the financial systems in Saudi Arabia? And how is P2P accelrating the digital payments adoption?

  • Noel Connolly NOW Money
  • Mohamed Jawabri Lendo
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    December 13, 2022
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    12:55 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
  • Digital

Sports tech & E-sports: Building Soft Power

The KSA gaming industry is currently valued at $1 billion and is expected to grow to $2.5 billion by 2030.…

  • 12:55 pm
  • 1:25 pm
  • Digital

The KSA gaming industry is currently valued at $1 billion and is expected to grow to $2.5 billion by 2030. Saudi Arabia has been an early adopter of the gaming and e-sports space in the region and with the way the industry is unfolding it's looking more promising than ever. We are going to look at how entrepreneurs are riding the wave and the potential integrations with corporates.

  • Paul Dawalibi Holodeck Ventures
  • Brian Ward Savvy Games
  • Majdi Kamel Allulu Grintafy
  • Arif Aabed MBC Group
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    December 13, 2022
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    1:20 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
  • Digital

Podcasting Pool

Consumption of podcasts in Saudi Arabia is large and keeps increasing year-on-year. Content ranging from entertainment, art, sports, religion, news,…

  • 1:20 pm
  • 1:50 pm
  • Digital

Consumption of podcasts in Saudi Arabia is large and keeps increasing year-on-year. Content ranging from entertainment, art, sports, religion, news, well-being, education, comedy, to technology. We'll chat with podcasters and storytellers on their journeys and what changes and challenges they've seen in the market over the years.

  • Manal Assaad Valtech Germany
  • Abdulaziz Alhudian مايكس للبودكاست | Micspod
  • Mohammad Islam The Mo Show Podcast
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    December 13, 2022
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    1:25 pm (GMT+3)
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How to break through “the not yet” regulated market hosted by BIM

Successful stories regarding entrepreneurs and founders who established their brands in a market that is not yet regulated.

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  • 1:55 pm
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Successful stories regarding entrepreneurs and founders who established their brands in a market that is not yet regulated.

  • Mohamed Amine Merah BIM Ventures
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    December 13, 2022
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    1:30 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Partner Session

  • 1:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • Future

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    December 12, 2022
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    2:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Buy now Pay later Situation

Discussing the buy now pay later effects on the provider and the retailer, what are the main challenges that providers…

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • Fintech

Discussing the buy now pay later effects on the provider and the retailer, what are the main challenges that providers are facing and how are they getting retailers to hop on that model.

  • Abdulrahman Almalki HyperPay
  • Abdulaziz Saja Tabby
  • Ammar AlMadani Sahala
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    December 12, 2022
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    2:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Welcome to the Wellness track

The wellness track covers all topics related to lifestyle, mental health, femtech, and more.

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:10 pm
  • Wellness

The wellness track covers all topics related to lifestyle, mental health, femtech, and more.

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    December 13, 2022
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    2:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Opening Day Two of the Wellness Track

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:10 pm
  • Wellness

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    December 12, 2022
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    2:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
  • Digital

Dimensional Experiences

Merging art with brands, activities and loyalty programs. What is shaping the consumers' experiences? And how can brands leverage marketing…

  • 2:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm
  • Digital

Merging art with brands, activities and loyalty programs. What is shaping the consumers' experiences? And how can brands leverage marketing channels to reach their target market?

  • Cheryl King Markettiers
  • Maria Gedeon Gedeon Mohr & Partners
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    December 13, 2022
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    2:10 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

The Elephant in the Room: Our state of Mental Wellbeing hosted by Tuhoon

  • 2:10 pm
  • 2:40 pm
  • Wellness

  • Fares Ghandour Tuhoon
  • Dr. Yasmin Altwaijri King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
  • HRH Fahad Bandar Al Saud Totem
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    December 12, 2022
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    2:10 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

"Stop reacting! Start acting! Change the way you think to change the way you feel hosted by Tuhoon"

  • 2:10 pm
  • 2:20 pm
  • Wellness

  • Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa Tuhoon
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    December 12, 2022
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    2:20 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

The State of Wellbeing & Mental Health in Saudi Arabia

Highlighting the difference between wellbeing and mental health, discussing the state of each in the Kingdom and the way forward…

  • 2:20 pm
  • 2:50 pm
  • Wellness

Highlighting the difference between wellbeing and mental health, discussing the state of each in the Kingdom and the way forward for healthy work life synergies.

  • Fares Ghandour Tuhoon
  • Latifah AlEssa Ayadi
  • Basim Albeladi Labayh
  • Emon Shakoor Blossom Accelerator
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    December 12, 2022
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    2:35 pm (GMT+3)
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    Start
  • Start

Managing Financial Risks as a First-time Founder

Being a first time founder is tricky especially when it comes to finances and projections of costs and capital needed…

  • 2:35 pm
  • 3:05 pm
  • Start

Being a first time founder is tricky especially when it comes to finances and projections of costs and capital needed to achieve milestones for the business. Founders will come together to share their experiences on their ventures and discuss practical strategies that worked for them to manage and project finances for their businesses.

  • Aboudi Al-Qatta DASH Ventures
  • Mohamed Khaled Hotdesk
  • Shereen Tawfiq Balinca
  • Tarek Mounir Enhance Fitness
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    December 12, 2022
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    2:35 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Web3 in Saudi Arabia: How Web3 will be integrated into the systems?

  • 2:35 pm
  • 3:05 pm
  • Future

  • Haninder P. Singh StrategyConnect
  • Tala Al Jabri Angel Investor
  • Vincent Ghossoub Nifty Craft
  • Yasser Alobaidan Jawraa
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    December 13, 2022
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    2:45 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Guided Meditation Session

10 mins of guided meditation aiming at increasing focus and self acceptance.

  • 2:45 pm
  • 3:05 pm
  • Wellness

10 mins of guided meditation aiming at increasing focus and self acceptance.

  • Nada Al Adel Mindfulness & Yoga facilitator
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    December 12, 2022
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    2:55 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Changing Food Behaviors

The awareness on diets and healthy food is increasing among the population in Saudi Arabia, going from eat outs to…

  • 2:55 pm
  • 3:25 pm
  • Wellness

The awareness on diets and healthy food is increasing among the population in Saudi Arabia, going from eat outs to growing your own food and following strict diets has changed the dynamics of the market. Discussing the best ways of perceiving diets and finding the right fit for your physical and mental wellbeing.

  • Noora S. Al-Askar Nutribox Healthy Living WLL.
  • Soniya Ashar NutriCal
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    December 13, 2022
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    3:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
  • Digital

Billions for Entertainment

The Kingdom aims to invest $64 billion in entertainment and amusement over the next 10 years. How is this reflecting…

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • Digital

The Kingdom aims to invest $64 billion in entertainment and amusement over the next 10 years. How is this reflecting on local activities and what does it mean to event organizers?

  • Ahmad Al Masri Progressive Generation Studios
  • Adnan Haque Spades
  • Richard Fitzgerald Augustus Media
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    December 13, 2022
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    3:00 pm (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Institutional Adoption of Financial Technologies

Startups easing the institutional adoption of financial technologies, how will that adoption affect the dynamics of SMEs and corporations financial…

  • 3:00 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • Fintech

Startups easing the institutional adoption of financial technologies, how will that adoption affect the dynamics of SMEs and corporations financial departments. Discussing the integration of fintech solutions in SMEs and corporates, where it play a role in enhancing efficiency in companies, and which solutions will be the most adopted across corporates in the coming 5 years.

  • Mohammed AlMAdhi Mohasby
  • Ahmed Nawasrah Salma AI, a Mawdoo3 company
  • Faisal Al Bitar Tamatem
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    December 13, 2022
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    3:05 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Social Impact: Structure for Healthy Effective Infrastucture

Discussing the building blocks of a social impact startup infrastructure. What's required in the infrastructure of an ecosystem to drive…

  • 3:05 pm
  • 3:35 pm
  • Wellness

Discussing the building blocks of a social impact startup infrastructure. What's required in the infrastructure of an ecosystem to drive more social entrepreneurship, and who are the enablers in Saudi Arabia?

  • David Munir Nabti Bloom
  • Dania Al Masri Khadoum
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    December 12, 2022
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    3:10 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Agritech Infrastructure for Food Security

A discussion on how the adoption Agritech is a stepping stone for food security. What's required for agritech founders aiming…

  • 3:10 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • Future

A discussion on how the adoption Agritech is a stepping stone for food security. What's required for agritech founders aiming to serve food security.

  • Feras Al Safwan Wa'ed Ventures
  • Nadim Taoubi Natufia
  • Abdel Rahman Alzubaidi Ivvest
  • Alexandre Allegue Graze-it
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    December 12, 2022
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    3:10 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
  • Digital

Monetizing without Compromising Content

The struggle of monetizing without compromising content is real, although many creators are figuring out creative strategies to do it…

  • 3:10 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • Digital

The struggle of monetizing without compromising content is real, although many creators are figuring out creative strategies to do it by integrating lifestyle into the equation, what is the long term play for monetizing content?

  • Atul Hegde YAAP
  • Hashem Zahran Flicron
  • Faisal Al-sheikh Mohtwize
  • Dia Haykal MIT Technology Review Arabia
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    December 12, 2022
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    3:30 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Workout - Physical

  • 3:30 pm
  • 3:45 pm
  • Wellness

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    December 13, 2022
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    3:35 pm (GMT+3)
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    Digital
  • Digital

Partner Session hosted by Gameball

  • 3:35 pm
  • 4:05 pm
  • Digital

  • Ibrahim AlShaya Unifonic
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    December 13, 2022
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    3:35 pm (GMT+3)
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    Fintech
  • Fintech

Fintech Sandbox: Founders' Playground

The grounds to know when testing in a sandbox as founders, what to test and how to make the best…

  • 3:35 pm
  • 4:05 pm
  • Fintech

The grounds to know when testing in a sandbox as founders, what to test and how to make the best use of the playground.

  • Sonia Gokhale VentureSouq
  • Nosaibah Alrajhi Forus
  • Naif AbuSaida Hakbah Fintech
  • Saeid Hejazi Wally
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    December 13, 2022
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    3:40 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Filling the Empty Cup

Discussing the evolved habit of being disconnected from nature, what are we really doing to acheive sustainable economies that serve…

  • 3:40 pm
  • 3:55 pm
  • Wellness

Discussing the evolved habit of being disconnected from nature, what are we really doing to acheive sustainable economies that serve humanity inside out? How are we measuring the success of every technological initiative and project that economies are working to achieve?

  • Raghad Fathaddin Sangha "Estidama Hub"
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    December 12, 2022
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    3:45 pm (GMT+3)
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    Start
  • Start

Funds, Fund, and Funds in Worldwide Stress

With the global economic situation worldwide being unstable, investors are hesitant about international activities especially towards emerging markets. In this…

  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • Start

With the global economic situation worldwide being unstable, investors are hesitant about international activities especially towards emerging markets. In this chat we'll talk about the role of local and regional investors in decreasing the effect of the global activities on local startup scenes with solutions like sovereign funds and fund of funds.

  • Tala Al Jabri Angel Investor
  • Rakan Alrashed Access Bridge Ventures
  • Ibrahim Alhejailan Plus Venture Capital
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    December 12, 2022
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    3:45 pm (GMT+3)
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    Future
  • Future

Future of Living: The Line, and more

Discussing real estate in the Kingdom

  • 3:45 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • Future

Discussing real estate in the Kingdom

  • Razan Amoush NA
  • Manar Mahmassani Stake
  • Aahan Bhojani Silkhaus
  • Mohammed Shah Knowledge Economic City
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    December 12, 2022
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    3:50 pm (GMT+3)
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    Wellness
  • Wellness

Future of Fitness and Quality of Living hosted by ElCoach

Technology integration in fitness has been gaining massive adoption over the last few years, an adoption that's here to stay.…

  • 3:50 pm
  • 4:20 pm
  • Wellness

Technology integration in fitness has been gaining massive adoption over the last few years, an adoption that's here to stay. In this session we will be discussing the state of the fitness space in Saudi Arabia, evolution of the fitness perception, technology integration and trajectory as well as the effects of fitness on the quality of life and lifestyle in our societies and economies.

  • Norah Ali Alyusuf Quality of Life Program Center
  • Alwaleed Alkeaid ElCoach
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    December 13, 2022
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    4:00 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Wellness
  • Wellness

Communities for Femtech

Discussing the awareness and adoption of femtech in Saudi Arabia, what’s missing, and how communities can drive tailored solutions.

  • 4:00 pm
  • 4:15 pm
  • Wellness

Discussing the awareness and adoption of femtech in Saudi Arabia, what’s missing, and how communities can drive tailored solutions.

  • Sujude Dalieh JAZZ Venture Partners
  • Hana Besbes Heal Capital
  •  
    December 13, 2022
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    4:10 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Start
  • Start

Innovating while Growing and Scaling

  • 4:10 pm
  • 4:40 pm
  • Start

  • Shahad Geoffrey Taffi
  • Ali Al Ebrahim COFE
  • Dr. Zeger Degraeve MBS College
  •  
    December 13, 2022
  •  
    4:10 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Fintech
  • Fintech

Roadmap to Fintech Solutions

Fintech founders discussing their experience with launching fintech solutions, what to expect and what not to expect from the regional…

  • 4:10 pm
  • 4:40 pm
  • Fintech

Fintech founders discussing their experience with launching fintech solutions, what to expect and what not to expect from the regional ecosystem, and infrastructure.

  • Mustafa F. Ahmed KFUPM Business School | Speed Digital (Ascend E-Ventures)
  • Reem Ikram Thriftplan
  • Maha Touk Majid Al Futtaim
  • Dr.Mansour Albarrak Saudi Electronic University
  • Mansour Alharbi Dawul
  •  
    December 12, 2022
  •  
    4:20 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Future
  • Future

Mobility Developments and Projections

Mobility startups are playing a role in improving transportation infrastuctures and making people's lives easier, there are several factors to…

  • 4:20 pm
  • 4:50 pm
  • Future

Mobility startups are playing a role in improving transportation infrastuctures and making people's lives easier, there are several factors to consider when talking mobility from energy to public services all the way to the actual infrastructure. What can mobility founders tell us about the state of transportation in Saudi Arabia?

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    December 12, 2022
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    4:20 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Digital
  • Digital

In-app Ad Experience and Loyalty

Exploring the opportunities of in-app ads and strategies on maintaining a good user experience and loyalty. 

  • 4:20 pm
  • 4:50 pm
  • Digital

Exploring the opportunities of in-app ads and strategies on maintaining a good user experience and loyalty. 

  • Tamer Kassem Audiomob
  • Mohammed Al-Shaker ArabiaWeather
  • Aladdin Abukhalaf Nabd
  •  
    December 12, 2022
  •  
    4:25 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Wellness
  • Wellness

Wellness Programs in the Corporate World

To build a culture around well-being, the HR/people's team needs a holistic understanding of employees' well-being. How are employers learning…

  • 4:25 pm
  • 4:55 pm
  • Wellness

To build a culture around well-being, the HR/people's team needs a holistic understanding of employees' well-being. How are employers learning about the space to build the right programs for their employees and satisfy the physical wellness.

  • Hasibah Alaskandrani Jovia
  •  
    December 13, 2022
  •  
    4:35 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Wellness
  • Wellness

Circular economy

The state of circular economy in Saudi Arabia and the awareness of sustainability and its evolution over the past years.…

  • 4:35 pm
  • 5:05 pm
  • Wellness

The state of circular economy in Saudi Arabia and the awareness of sustainability and its evolution over the past years. What is the role of investors, founders and regulators in enhancing and promoting the growth of this space? And why is it important?

  • Sara Teymoor Banaja AMUSED Co
  • Feras Al Safwan Wa'ed Ventures
  •  
    December 13, 2022
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    4:45 pm (GMT+3)
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    Start
  • Start

Venture Studios Cracking the Way to Funds and Innovation Hosted by BIM

Why are Venture Builders and Studios becoming more popular? How is Venture Building changing the dynamics of building and funding?

  • 4:45 pm
  • 5:15 pm
  • Start

Why are Venture Builders and Studios becoming more popular? How is Venture Building changing the dynamics of building and funding?

  • Ibrahim AlShaya Unifonic
  • Yana El Dirani Modus Capital
  •  
    December 13, 2022
  •  
    4:50 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Wellness
  • Wellness

Closing Wellness Track

  • 4:50 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • Wellness

  •  
    December 13, 2022
  •  
    5:20 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Start
  • Start

SaaS Solutions Tailored to MENA

The volume of SaaS solutions in the region is relatively small comapred to other regions, discussing the need to promote…

  • 5:20 pm
  • 5:50 pm
  • Start

The volume of SaaS solutions in the region is relatively small comapred to other regions, discussing the need to promote the space for more solution building tailored to the region and learning from SaaS founders on the challenges faced when going to market.

  • Ayham Gorani Pemo
  • Faisal Albaraiki Slide
  •  
    December 12, 2022
  •  
    5:20 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Remarks

Closing

  • 5:20 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • Remarks

  •  
    December 13, 2022
  •  
    5:55 pm (GMT+3)
  •  
    Start
  • Start

Pitch Competition final round and winner announcement ceremony

  • 5:55 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • Start