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StartUp Africa Summit Program

21 Janaury 2016

  • 09:00AM - 12:00AM Mentorship

  • 12:00AM - 02:00PM Lunch break

  • 02:00PM - 06:00PM Mentorship

  • 06:00PM - 07:00PM Chillout with mentors

22 Janaury 2016

  • 09:00AM - 12:00AM Mentorship

  • 12:00AM - 02:00PM Lunch break

  • 02:00PM - 06:00PM Mentorship

  • 08:00PM - 10:00PM Casablanca Tour City

23 Janaury 2016

  • 08:30AM - 10:00AM Registration - Coffee and Tea and Speed Networking

  • 10:00AM - 10:30AM Welcoming and Opening Ceremony

  • 10:30AM - 11:10AM from Silicon Valley, A Moroccan Story

    by Modar Alaoui, CEO

  • 11:15AM - 12:00AM Going International, opportunities in Africa

    Moderator: Chafik Sabiry, Digital Entrepreneur, Experienced CEO, mentor, coach, jury and speaker;


    • Tarik Fadli, CEO & President at Algo Consulting Group;
    • Yassir Houmame, Co-Founder & Business Development Director Caciopee;
    • Aissa Slimani, General Manager, PayLogic SA.

  • 12:05AM - 12:25AM An eye on Africa!

    by Samir Abdelkrim, Founder of

  • 12:30AM - 01:15PM International Technology Transfer and technological catch-up: opportunities and challenges for African entrepreneurs.

    Moderator: Ilyas Azzioui, Incubator Manager at CNRST;


    • Hicham Majd, Co-founder of labseed;
    • Christophe Dercamp, BIOVISION Director;
    • Hicham Bouzekri, CEO at MAScIR;
    • Leonardo Piccinetti, Management Committee Member at NETWERC H2O.

  • 01:15PM - 02:30PM Lunch Break & Networking

  • 02:40PM - 03:10PM Firechat 500 Startups

    Hasan Haider, Venture Partner @ 500 startups and CEO & Founder @ Tenmou;

  • 03:15PM - 04:00PM The true story : Silicon Valley

    Moderator: Ali El Amrani, Managing Director Logitech Consulting and Founder Ibtiquar Innovation;


    • Omar Tazi, Telecom/Internet Executive and Investor;
    • Adnan Ouassini, CEO at Secure Technologies Group INC;
    • Akram Benmbarek, Entrepreneur, Tech executive;

    Tarik Tali, International Business Development Manager at VC Taskforce.

  • 04:05PM - 04:50PM Stand up Scale up ! the way to create the next startup ecosystem

    Moderator: Omar Balafrej, CEO of MITC;


    • Karim Embarek, CEO of xmedia and Founder of ALGERIA 2.0;
    • Omar Cissé, Co-founder of Teranga Capital;
    • Hesham Wahby, Co-Founder and CEO of Innoventures;
    • Hamid Bouchikhi, Professor of management and entrepreneurship

    Director of the Impact Entrepreneurship Center.

  • 04:55PM - 05:40PM Startup Survival Kit

    Moderator: Zouheir Lakhdissi, CEO of Dial Technologies;


    • Adil Gherib, Co-founder and COO of;
    • Tatyana Kanzavelli, CEO and Founder @ Open Health Network, Resident Mentor at 500Startups;
    • Olivier Furdelle, Independent Consultant in Impact Investment and Social Innovation – Europe & Africa, Co-Founder Teranga Capital;

    Bastien Moreau, Managing Director at Jumia Morocco.

  • 05:45PM - 06:30PM Lessons from Investors

  • 06:30PM - 07:30PM Coffee Break & Networking

  • 07:30PM - 09:00PM Get In The Ring Northern Africa