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Silicon Valley Mission to Saudi Arabia - APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30th!



    November 3-7, 2013
    Jeddah, Riyadh, and Dammam
    Who Should Join? Entrepreneurs, founders, mentors, angel investors, and venture capitalists.
    Why Saudi Arabia Now?
    1. As the largest Middle Eastern economy, Saudi Arabia aims to become a regional leader in science, technology, and innovation by 2015
    2. Offers $3.5 billion technology investment opportunities by 2015
    3. Opportunities for partnership with international investors to develop 80 incubators by 2025
    Cost to attend: $3,000/person
    Includes: business visa facilitation, group ground transportation, visits, luncheons, participation in select conferences, and receptions with:
    -Public agencies
    -Financial Institutions
    -Incubators/entrepreneurship organizations
    -VCs, angel investors, tech companies, merchant businesses, startups, and high impact ventures
    Application Deadline: September 30th, 2013
    Cities You'll Visit: 
    Jeddah - Known as the Silicon Valley of Saudi Arabia, it serves as the center of entrepreneurial activity in the country

    Riyadh - As the capital of Saudi Arabia, it serves as the headquarters of numerous government agencies, quasi-government agencies, major universities, national entrepreneurship organizations, angel investor networks, business incubators, and financial institutions

    Dammam - Capital of the Eastern Province, the most oil-rich region in the world, as well as an important commercial hub and port. The largest city in the province and the fifth largest in Saudi Arabia

    Click here to learn more and to register


    Nov. 2 - Arrival in Jeddah

    Nov. 3 - Panel discussion, business meetings in Jeddah; travel to Riyadh

    Nov. 4-6 - Joint Conferences: 5th Annual Saudi International Technology Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Incubation &

    10th Annual Conference on Innovation Based Regional Development; Business meetings / Networking Reception

    Nov. 7 - Business meetings in Dammam

    Nov. 8 - Return to the U.S.