Red Sea’s hidden gem and Egypt’s next Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurial Hub, Sahl Hasheesh will host Vested Summit, the innovation and technology summit focused on solving real-world problems from 9th to 11th of November.
Along with an exciting line-up of speakers, this year, the summit brings Emmy-nominee and world-renowned host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, Jason Silva, for the first time to Egypt who will be this year’s ambassador for ‘#ConsciousTech’ and the main guest speaker for the summit.
Targeting global and regional audiences and speakers from over 25 countries, and around 1,500 delegates with more than 50+ speakers, 100 start-ups, the summit will cover three main tracks; Investment, Technology and SuperPowers. Packed with business sharks, the investment track will carry a conversation about patient capital and emerging markets.
The top thirty handpicked #consciousTech start-ups in the Middle East and Africa focused on solving real-world problems using advanced technologies (AI, VR/AR, etc) will pitch a lineup of global, regional and local impact investors including International Accelerator, 179two, Sawari Ventures, Village Capital, Softex, Alex Angels, among other institutional and Angel giants from Silicon Valley, Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
From Blockchain, digital fabrication and clean tech to voice tech, and AI, the technology track will run three days of inspirational workshops, talks and panel discussions that culminates in a technology expo showcasing the latest tech solutions solving the world’s most pressing problems. From poverty, water scarcity and global warming to health care, education and financial inclusion, innovations with the possibility of advancing radical change will be presented.
Salma El Hariry, Founder of Vested Summit claims, “We believe that 70% of world growth will come from emerging markets in the next few years. That’s why we want to build a community of #consciousTech stakeholders. These are the rebels willing to take a risk to solve real-world problems.”
Among the global line-up of speakers during this year’s summit are Wael El Hatow, CEO at ERC; Nikolaos Mavridis, Founder & Director of Interactive Robotics and Media Lab and Creator of Ibn Sina Robot; Manish Behl, Founder of Mindfulness India Summit; Bassima Abdelrahman, co-chair at the World Economic Forum, Caroline Julien, President at CREO, a studio that creates immersive experiences and digital content using VR/AR; Reza Kazemipour, Founder & General Partner at 179two Capital and Liam Martin, Co-Founder of RunningRemote.
“Vested is not just any other conference. It’s the world’s first #ConsciousTech summit that is built to put emerging market talents on the global innovation map and change the world for the better by bringing humanity to technology to solve present and future real-world problems”, concluded Salma. “We are here to shed light on the world’s mindful risk-taking entrepreneurs exploring frontier technologies to make a real positive impact in humanity”
Vested Summit is powered by SkaleUp Ventures and its strategic partner and main sponsor: Egyptian resorts company – Sahl Hasheesh and in partnership with The Events Boutique, the official Events Management Partner and The Publicist Inc, the official PR Partner.