Silicon Valley Mission to Saudi Arabia - APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30th!
November 3-7, 2013Jeddah, Riyadh, and DammamWho 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 20152. Offers $3.5 billion technology investment opportunities by 20153. Opportunities for partnership with international investors to develop 80 incubators by 2025Cost to attend: $3,000/personIncludes: 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 venturesApplication Deadline: September 30th, 2013Cities 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
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.