Being a startup means that you have to be up-to-date with your sector’s’ latest events and news, but you know what’s better than reading the news? Being part of it. STEP 2020 is right around the corner, happening in Dubai Internet City on the 11th and 12th of February. 

How can your startup be part of STEP 2020? Through applying to showcase at the STEP 2020 Startup Basecamp! Let’s get to the bottom of it, shall we? 

Applying as a startup gives you the perks of being a part of more than 300 selected global tech startups at the Startup Basecamp. showcasing in your branded booth and the chance to mix and mingle with a lot of global investors and of course, network with potential clients and partners. 

And since mentorship is essential for any startup to grow and develop, startups and entrepreneurs can access the ‘Mentors Corner.’ for 1-on-1 as well as group sessions with professionals from different industries across digital, futuretech, finance, entrepreneurship and more. 

STEP also has a flagship pitch competition, in which top shortlisted showcasing startups can present their products and services to leading investors and industry experts on the Main Stage!. Finally, getting to meet investors is arguably one of the toughest things a startup has to go through, but with your startup package, STEP makes it a lot easier. Participating startups and entrepreneurs get to book 1-on-1 sessions with leading global investors from MSA Capital, Class 5 Global, 500 Startups, Flat 6 Labs and more. Sounds like the full-package for startups, doesn’t it? You can showcase your startups by clicking over here. 

Don’t forget to also check out the panels and talks on the STEP Start track on the Main Stage that will be having top Founders, CPOs, VPs from The Next Web, Carsome, Nomad, MSA Capital, MEVP and more tackling the following startup-related matters: 

1. Setting up and Growth Before calling for your next funding round, you plan your growth strategies, right? In this session, you get to explore the different essential elements that contribute to and shape your growth. Besides, you’ll discuss the difficulties you inevitably face when it comes to scaling, this time, it’s from both startups AND investors’ perspectives! 

2. Fundraising and Investment In H1 in 2018, the total amount of investments in the region mounted up to more than $200 million, quite attractive to appeal to traditional LPS as well as family offices. Be part of a discussion that dives into the impact of this state on the ecosystem and its development. 

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3. Entrepreneurship Ecosystem What’s required from you as a startup? What are governments doing to develop and grow the startup economy? In this session, you’ll get to discuss it all, along with the educational curriculums, regulations, and licensing for startups as well as investors! 

4. Acquisitions and IPOs You’ll get to exchange views on a lot of things under the umbrella of acquisitions and IPOs, from factors that lead to both of them, to decision-making strategies and their challenges and risks and opportunities, to even building and purchasing technologies. 

To attend STEP 2020, buy your tickets on this link and use the promo code CD-0871 to get 40% off, exclusively for our readers! Stay up to date on STEP 2020 by following their Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Make sure you check out their website too! 

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