Overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza this year is the return of RiseUp Summit, bringing back its signature gathering of entrepreneurial spirit and ideas.
Back on ground since 2019, the summit’s latest location was chosen in order to draw powerful parallels between Egyptian heritage and the entrepreneurial future of the region.
“We have chosen the pyramids as our venue to remind everyone of the power of Egyptian heritage and of the human ability to build things that transcend time and create timeless impact,” said the 2021 RiseUp team, “hence our theme this year, timeless innovation.”
Kicking off tomorrow until the 27th of November, the summit coincides with the birthdate of Talaat Harb, one the most groundbreaking entrepreneurs in Egypt's history.
Harb’s entrepreneurial efforts and legacy is seen as Egypt’s “Big Bang” moment, helping shape Egypt's current economy and diverse business landscape.
RiseUp Summit aims to bring together ambitious ideas, skill, resources, and willpower to enable people to make their own moment and leave a stamp on the local scene.
This year will be bigger than ever, writes the company in a statement, with over 10,000 attendees in total; 150 startups per day over three days, more than 150 speakers from all over the world, over 50 workshops, plenty of investment opportunities, and a venue filled with features and activations to participate in.
All coming together to form a necessary experience for every serious investor, every determined entrepreneur, or anyone looking to actualize their ambitions.
The summit will host speakers on 3 different stages, all designed with talks that cover various topics; the Capital Stage for those interested in mastering fundraising and investment; the Creative Stage for all things related to culture and the creative economy; and the Tech Stage for the booming field of emerging technologies.
“Throughout this entire event is the lingering presence of the Pyramids of Giza, reminding us of our roots, and how one single structure or idea could last for thousands of years -- withstanding the test of time. Every human being craves to have a lasting impact, and the RiseUp summit is the exact place where you could find the inspiration, the tools, and the expert support to make that happen,” the company explained.
“For years and years people from all over the world went to the pyramids for the history. For the upcoming Riseup Summit, they’ll be going for the future.”