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SAP Startup Focus Forum Saudi Arabia

SAP Startup Focus Program

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (AST)

SAP Startup Focus Forum Saudi Arabia

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Type End Quantity
Startup Nov 8, 2016 Free  
Incubator/ Accelerator Nov 8, 2016 Free  
Academia Nov 8, 2016 Free  
Media Nov 8, 2016 Free  
SAP Colleague Nov 8, 2016 Free  
SAP Customer / SAP Partner Nov 8, 2016 Free  

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SAP Startup Focus is a global program helping promising startups in the big data, predictive and real-time analytics space build applications on the SAP HANA platform and accelerate the go-to-market. Over the last 3+ years, SAP Startup Focus has engaged with more than 3750 innovative startups and brought 225+  of their validated solutions to market.

Join us in Saudi Arabia on November 9th to:

  • Meet successful startup founders who are currently in our program
  • Interact with media professionals to learn how you can better evangelize your startupHave the opportunity to pitch to a distinguished panel of VCs, enterprise customers, accelerators and SAP executive
  • Learn the operational details of running a startup - raising money, hiring teams, etc.
  • Understand how to leverage SAP HANA and the ecosystem of customers for viable commercial opportunities





09:30 – 10:30

Registration & Coffee


10:30 – 10:50

Welcome Keynote

Ahmed Jaber Al-Faifi, Managing Director SAP Saudi Arabia Software Trading & 
Marita Mitschein, SVP and Managing Director SAP Training and Development Institute

10:50 – 11:10

Welcome Discussion "Technology empowering KSA Startups in the era of Saudi Vision 2030"

With representatives from Tech Startups

11:10 – 11:25


His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Suwaiyel

11:25 – 11:40

Keynote “Boosting SME’s in the kingdom, for a thriving economy and sustainable job opportunities”

Mazen Aldawood, Vice Governor SMEA 

11:40 – 12:40

Prayer time


Lunch & Networking


12:40 – 12:50

Keynote "Nurturing the Entrepreneurship spirit in KSA"

Tuba Terekli, Co-Founder & CEO Qotouf AlRiyadah

12:50 – 13:30

Panel Discussion "Opportunities and Challenges for technology startups in the Kingdom"

With representatives from Media, Academia, Startups, Incubators, Investors

13:30 – 13:50

SAP Startup Focus Program Overview

Manju Bansal, Director SAP Startup Focus Program

13:50 – 14:15

Panel Discussion "Navigating the Startup Ecosystem"

With representatives from Startups

14:15 – 14:30



14:30 – 14:40

Wrap up & Next Steps

Marita Mitschein, SVP and Managing Director SAP Training and Development Institute

14:40 – 16:00




On day 2 (10th November), we will provide a bootcamp aimed at technical professionals in order to help them taking advantage of SAP’s innovative technology. The hands-on technical bootcamp will enable participants to start building their solution on SAP HANA, one of the world’s fastest growing in memory platforms. There is a separate registration page for this, so please register here to secure your seat!


Please note that you should register ONCE only for each event under ONE category.  Multiple registrations will be considered spam and declined.  If you are unsure of which category to join please email

Have questions about SAP Startup Focus Forum Saudi Arabia? Contact SAP Startup Focus Program

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Mövenpick Hotel Riyadh
King Fahd Road
Riyadh, Riyadh Province 12731
Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (AST)

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