An innovation and technology summit focused on solving real world problems for a more equitable world, Vested Summit is coming to Red Sea’s hidden gem and Egypt’s next Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurial Hub, Sahl Hasheesh on its second edition 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 markers. The top thirty handpicked #consciousTech start-ups in Middle East & 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.

The ‘SuperPowers’ track represents the consciousness angle of #ConsciousTech, opening the discussion on how to increase the awareness, attention and consciousness levels of the founders who are the hustlers of today and the leaders of tomorrow and thus rise with the world’s collective consciousness for the advancement of humanity.

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.

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Last year, Vested Summit brought together around 500 delegates from around 20 different nations stemming a #ConsciousTech movement that brought awareness to a new type of tech startups that focused on generating real impact. More than 25 mentors supported around 100 participating start-ups. An innovation for prototype retina analysis glasses to predict diabetes was born in a hackathon the first of its kind in the Middle East by a tech talent from Zagazig. Two unique local talents were discovered, Samar AbdelFattah, an undergrad aerospace engineer who worked on manufacturing the first passenger hyperloop prototype in the ME and the recipient of the Innovation Award of Elon Musk’s SpaceX global competition and Nour Haridy, a 19 year old who took a gap year from university to become a blockchain expert.

“Vested is not just any other conference. It’s the world’s first #ConsciousTech summit that is built with the aim of putting emerging market talents on the global innovation map and changing 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 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.

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