The Arab World Meets Silicon Valley

The "Arab World Meets Silicon Valley" Program, serves as an eye-opener on Silicon Valley’s massive resources. MENA-based startups are hand picked to take part in a week-long induction into the valley tech ecosystem which involves participating in world-class conferences, tech-giant tours, workshops, networking and mentorship activities.

5th edition schedule

Monday September 30, 2019

  • Salesforce tour and a talk with Joslyn Faust

  • Facebook visit and a talk with Wael Salloum

  • Google visit and a talk with Anas Osman/Omar Hmaissy

Tuesday October 1, 2019

Training and one-on-one sessions with investors and mentors from the Bay Area

Wednesday October 2, 2019

TechCrunch Disrupt (Day 1)

Thursday October 3, 2019

  • TechCrunch Disrupt (Day 2)

  • Panel discussion and networking activity

Friday October 4, 2019

TechCrunch Disrupt (Day 3)

Bahrain pavilion

Bahraini startups delegation is in partnership with

Qatar pavilion

Qatari startups delegation is in partnership with

Lebanon pavilion

Lebanese startups delegation is in partnership with
Palestinian startups delegation is with the support of MENACatalyst Foundation

Program impact

40+

Technology startups supported from various sectors

Promotes

Arab startups on an international level

Strengthens

The entrepreneurial image of the Arab World

Previous edition

The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab in partnership with Touch Lebanon and Tamkeen Bahrain flew 12 Bahraini and Lebanese startups (20 entrepreneurs) to San Francisco to take part in a fully immersive Silicon Valley experience in California. The fourth edition of the program which had so far supported over 40 tech startups from various sectors. The Arab World Meets Silicon Valley program was established to promote Arab startups on an international level and strengthen the entrepreneurial image of the Arab World.