Startup network, RiseUp took six startups to Silicon Valley from 4 April to 13 April. The programme exposes startups from the Middle East and Africa to the tech hub, allowing them to integrate with other startups, resulting in acceleration and growth. The programme is organised in partnership with Voyaj and TechWadi as well as the World Bank.
“We cater an experience where startups have an opportunity to get exposed to new markets, connect with global industry leaders, network with investors, the global media, and most importantly gain know-how that will help them build better businesses,” said RiseUp’s founder, Con O’Donnell in a press release.
RiseUp aims to accelerate startups by promoting cross-ecosystem development
The event will take its participants to various entrepreneurial conferences and summits such as the Launch Festival as well as a tour with TechWadi around the campuses of Google, Facebook and 500 Startups.
“We are excited to take some of the regional entrepreneurs to San Francisco, experiences like these open doors for the entrepreneurs and even change startup industries,” said O’Donnell. The chosen startups were selected because they met judges criteria which were: maturity, scalability, innovativeness and global readiness.
The six startups selected were: