2020 Live Workshop and Sessions Agenda




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    August 24, 2020
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    4:00 pm (GST)
  • Sessions

PITCH COMPETITION ROUND 1

  • 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm
  • Sessions

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    August 25, 2020
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    4:00 pm (GST)
  • Sessions

PITCH COMPETITION ROUND 2

  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
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    August 24, 2020
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    7:45 pm (GST)
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STEP EXPERIENCES: The Tasting Class

Join The Tasting Class for a great overview of an often misunderstood grape. We’ll explore everything from big buttery American…

  • 7:45 pm
  • 9:30 pm
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Join The Tasting Class for a great overview of an often misunderstood grape. We’ll explore everything from big buttery American grapes to elegant and zesty Chablis, Champagnes, and beyond. Book Your Spot below and get the ingredients list!

  • Lindsay Trivers The Tasting Class
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    August 26, 2020
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    4:30 pm (GST)
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Regulators, Fintechs & COVID by Tap Payments

This session looks at how payments used to be before Covid-19 and how it has changed since.

  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • Workshop

This session looks at how payments used to be before Covid-19 and how it has changed since.

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    August 25, 2020
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    8:00 pm (GST)
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STEP EXPERIENCES: Photography Journey with Emily Sims

Emily bought a used camera from someone on a local resale app 10 months ago and now she has a…

  • 8:00 pm
  • 9:00 pm
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Emily bought a used camera from someone on a local resale app 10 months ago and now she has a photography business with photos in four gallery exhibitions throughout the world! Let her walk you through her photography journey and show you some of the incredible places it has taken her! The experience will be followed by a Q&A.

  • Emily Sims Emily F.SIMS
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    August 26, 2020
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    3:30 pm (GST)
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How Startup Studios build startups extraordinarily at scale

A startup studio is a creatively organized structure that aims at building startups at scale. In this workshop, we will…

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • Workshop

A startup studio is a creatively organized structure that aims at building startups at scale. In this workshop, we will show you the process we use at GrowValley to build great tech startups. From idea definition to MVP development roadmap. You will learn a step-by-step process to define and launch your own startup the way we do startups.

  • Matt Penas Grow Valley
  • Jazeer Jamal Grow Valley Inc.
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    August 26, 2020
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    3:30 pm (GST)
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UX Design Trends

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • workshop

  • Marc Freiha FOO
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    August 26, 2020
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    4:30 pm (GST)
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ASO [App Store Optimization] and data driven decisions

  • 4:30 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • workshop

  • Qais Haddad Tamatem Inc.
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    August 26, 2020
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    5:30 pm (GST)
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Legalities of setting up by ADGM and Clara

  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm
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    August 26, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
  • Workshop

Growth hack your funding round

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • Workshop

  • Martin Jaouni Funding Souq
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    August 25, 2020
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    7:45 pm (GST)
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STEP EXPERIENCES: WeLoveArt Paint session

We Love Art, the Middle East’s original & acclaimed painting event company now scaling up globally, invites you to feel…

  • 7:45 pm
  • 8:45 pm
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We Love Art, the Middle East’s original & acclaimed painting event company now scaling up globally, invites you to feel like an artist and create your own masterpiece without any painting experience! Enjoy an exclusive Step 30% discount off the handcrafted Artbox containing Picasso’s La Rêve and join Denise Schmitz, CEO and Founder of weloveart.com, for a unique step-by-step webcast with the goal of making you happy while creating art. Discount code to give 30% discount: stepconferencediscount. You can purchase the Artbox here:
https://www.weloveart.com/product/le-reve-by-pablo-picasso

  • Denise Schmitz weloveart.com
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    August 26, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
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Digital Deep Dive For Startups

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • Session

  • Mo Hakim Black Matter
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    August 26, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
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STEP EXPERIENCES: Body with Lina Nahhas

Created by Gabrielle Roth over 40 years ago and practised by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective,…

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • Session

Created by Gabrielle Roth over 40 years ago and practised by tens of thousands worldwide, 5Rhythms® is a philosophy, perspective, performance art and a dynamic movement practise rooted in the principle that “if you put your body into motion, the psyche will heal itself”. Movement is both the medicine and the metaphor, reaching across all languages, cultures and age groups to transform suffering into art, art into awareness, and awareness into action. Wherever the 5Rhythms® are practised, a community is born to dance, to sweat, to change, to support and to provide a safe space for each of us to shatter the ego's hold and awaken the juicy, unpredictable, fascinating, edge-walking, rock star part of ourselves that yearns to be free and alive and at peace with life.

  • Lina Nahhas 5Rhythms
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    August 26, 2020
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    8:00 pm (GST)

STEP Experiences: Guitarist

  • 8:00 pm
  • 8:30 pm

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    August 25, 2020
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    4:35 pm (GST)
  • Workshop

Payments 102: GCC by Tap Payments

This session explores in detail the different payment methods that are popular and trusted within the GCC.

  • 4:35 pm
  • 5:35 pm
  • Workshop

This session explores in detail the different payment methods that are popular and trusted within the GCC.

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    August 24, 2020
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    3:30 pm (GST)
  • Workshop

Payments 101: MENA Landscape

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • Workshop

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    August 24, 2020
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    6:45 pm (GST)
  • Sessions

Storytelling in a Crisis: How to Reset Your Career & Strategy

Startup Bootcamp hosting a Virtual Fast Track session on August 24th! Apply now and increase your chances of getting accepted…

  • 6:45 pm
  • 7:45 pm
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Startup Bootcamp hosting a Virtual Fast Track session on August 24th! Apply now and increase your chances of getting accepted into our accelerator program! At the Fast Track you will have the chance to pitch your startup, meet our team and receive quality instant feedback.

  • Steve Rawling Stories-that-work.com
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    August 24, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
  • Session

SBC FinTech Dubai - Virtual Fast Track

Startup Bootcamp hosting a Virtual Fast Track session on August 24th! Apply now and increase your chances of getting accepted…

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm
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Startup Bootcamp hosting a Virtual Fast Track session on August 24th! Apply now and increase your chances of getting accepted into our accelerator program! At the Fast Track you will have the chance to pitch your startup, meet our team and receive quality instant feedback.

  • Mohamad Sabouneh Startupbootcamp
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    August 24, 2020
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    5:30 pm (GST)
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Learn all about MBRIF

  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm
  • Session

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    August 25, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
  • Session

Maté Conversation with Kaan Kayabli, ONEDIO hosted by Ray Dargham

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • Session

  • Kaan Kayabali Onedio
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    August 25, 2020
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    4:00 pm (GST)
  • Session

Maté Conversation with Elie Habib, Anghami hosted by Ray Dargham

  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • Session

  • Elie Habib Anghami
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    August 24, 2020
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    6:30 pm (GST)
  • Session

Maté Conversation with Jon Richards, Yalla Compare hosted by Ray Dargham

  • 6:30 pm
  • 7:30 pm
  • Session

  • Jon Richards YallaCompare
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    August 24, 2020
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    4:00 pm (GST)
  • Session

Maté Conversation with Mona Ataya, Mumzworld hosted by Ray Dargham

  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • Session

  • Mona Ataya Mumzworld
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    August 25, 2020
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    5:40 pm (GST)
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Growth hacking

  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:40 pm
  • workshop

  • Maryna Burushkina Growth Channel
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    August 25, 2020
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    6:45 pm (GST)
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Roadmap to digital transformation

  • 6:45 pm
  • 7:45 pm
  • Session

  • Jamil Asfour Artelligence.ai
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    August 25, 2020
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    3:30 pm (GST)
  • Session

Gig Economy Start-kit for Business Owners

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • Session

  • Murtaza Manji Kaizen Consulting Group
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    August 25, 2020
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    4:35 pm (GST)
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Creativity in the Age of Crisis

  • 4:35 pm
  • 5:35 pm
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  • Alexandra Kodjabachi PersEd
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    August 25, 2020
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    5:40 pm (GST)
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API & Automation

APIs are eating the world. This word is everywhere, though you have a hard time figuring out exactly what it's…

  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:40 pm
  • Session


APIs are eating the world. This word is everywhere, though you have a hard time figuring out exactly what it's about. This workshop sheds light on that notion through several examples of web APIs you use in your daily life (Google Maps, Twitter, Twilio).


What you will learn?

Integrate a call to Google Geocoding API
Send a text message with Twilio API
How to use Webhooks and Zapier

  • Rayan Chaves de Castro Le Wagon Dubai
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    August 24, 2020
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    5:40 pm (GST)
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Product Design Sprint

A sprint methodology to define and prototype the MVP of your web or mobile app. Through this workshop, you'll define…

  • 5:40 pm
  • 6:40 pm
  • Session


A sprint methodology to define and prototype the MVP of your web or mobile app. Through this workshop, you'll define your app's target users and their needs and will find the angle that makes your product different. You will also learn how to build an interactive mockup with Figma to test your design with real users.
What you will learn?

Determine the core user journey at the heart of a product
Zoning: the art of drawing rectangles to organize the info you display on each page. You can use Keynote, Sketch, or simply sheets of paper
Build a mockup and a prototype for your product

  • Rayan Chaves de Castro Le Wagon Dubai
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    August 24, 2020
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    4:35 pm (GST)
  • Session

Product-Market Fit and Growth for SaaS startups

  • 4:35 pm
  • 5:35 pm
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    August 24, 2020
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    3:30 pm (GST)
  • Session

Building Accessible Applications with the Equal Access Toolkit

  • 3:30 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • Session

  • Masa Abushamleh IBM
  • Anam Mahmood IBM