Day 2 - Startups and Innovation Ecosystems

 

June 28 
Investment and innovation strategies for Smart Cities

09:00 - 09:10

Introduction

 

Introduction to the Programme

Welcome, review agenda, set high level items

  • Speaker

    Lamis Yazbeck

    Oxford Business Group

09:10 - 09:30

Keynote

 

Crossing the chasm to success in the startup model

 

Discussing what factors stand in the path of startups and how to deal with them. 

  • Speaker

    Tobias Martens
    Senior Project Manager
    XU Exponential University of Applied Sciences, Germany

09:30 - 10:30

Panel #1

 

Angel investing and risk taking in emerging markets

Angel investing presented and debated by a team of experts.

Discussing the role of angle investing, the risk aversion, the competition facing tech startups from other sectors of the economies that are well understood, the culture of risk taking. What angels look for?

 

  • Speaker

    Issa Aghabi
    Venture Captial
    IFC - MENAP Lead

  • Speaker

    Sonia Gokhale

  • Speaker

    Sonia Weymuller 

10:30 - 11:00

Networking Break

 

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00

Panel #2 Educational - Continuation of Panel #1

 

Angel investing and risk taking in emerging markets

Angel investing presented and debated by a team of experts.

Discussing the role of angel investing, the risk aversion, the competition facing tech startups from other sectors of the economies that are well understood, the culture of risk taking. What angels look for?

 

  • Speaker

    Sonia Gokhale

  • Speaker

    Sonia Weymuller 

  • Speaker

    Issa Aghabi
    Venture Captial
    IFC - MENAP Lead

12:00 - 13:00

Panel #3

 

New creative projects launching in Algiers, and ongoing initiatives

A selection of projects launching to grow the innovation ecosystem will be presented (5 - 10mns each):

  • Djisr El Djazair Project, Nacym Baghli (Algeria)
  • Masar Project, Luoise Dib (Algeria)
  • Modelling of future cities, Akli Amrouche (Algeria)
  • Ecole National Polytechnique Challenge Announcement (Algeria)
  • Algiers Smart City Technology Hub and Experimental Lab Status, Dr. Riad Hartani (Algiers Smart City)

Other projects to be included, with some kept confidential until the day of the conference.

  • Chair

    Dr Riad Hartani
    Strategic Technology Adviser
    Smart City Algiers

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Break

 

Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:20

Keynote

 

Demo Smart City Implementation 

  • Speaker

    Amine Bouabddallah
    Founder and CEO
    Isiniaa

14:20 - 14:30

Keynote

 

Algerian Success Story: Robot Cup Competition

  • Speaker

    Ali Melhani

    Vivatec

  • Speaker

    Abderrahman Ait Said
    CEO
    URSINIA-TECH

14;30 - 15:45

Hackathon Competition Finals

 

Presentation of shortlisted Hackathon winners 

International Jury Decisions and Awards

Jury to be announced shortly

See for more info: https://cse.club/leapfrog-hack  

  • Chair

    Lamis Yazbeck

    Oxford Business Group

15:45 - 16:15

Networking Break

 

Networking Break

16:15 - 18:00

Startup Competition Finals

 

Startup Competition Finals

Presentation of Shortlisted Startup winners (6 to 8 presentations)

International Jury Decisions and Awards

Jury to be announced shortly

See for more info: https://cse.club/startup-competition

  • Chair

    Lamis Yazbeck

    Oxford Business Group