MAIN, the Middle East Angel Investment Network, an alliance of business angel groups, networks, fund and individuals angels is launching the first edition of Annual Middle East Conference on Business Angel Investment this week, on 1st and 2nd November.
The conference is bringing together angel investors, VC firms and subject matter experts to talk about latest developments in the technology landscape, with a focus on FinTech, HealthTech, and TrasportTech.
But the bigger highlight of the event is a series of three masterclasses that aim to educate the beginner, intermediate, and advanced angel investors.
The masterclasses will be delivered in different sessions by some of the leading names of venture capital and angel investing from the region, including, Khaled Ismail, Tarek Fahim, Tarek Assaad, Aly El Shalakany and Loay El Shawarby. It will cover different topics ranging from introduction to angel investing and sourcing and screening deals to investment thesis and portfolio strategy and basics of setting up a VC fund.
Aly El Shalakany, the Chairman of MAIN, speaking about the event in a statement, said, “We are very pleased to have launched MAIN and to be able to host the first annual summit in El Gouna. Apart from the support and commitment of our primary partners, GIZ Deutsche (Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zussamenarbeit, a German development agency) and Orascom Development (ODE), turning this dream into a reality would not have been possible without the generosity and dedication of all of the leading angel investing groups, VCs and accelerators in the region, as well as the support of all of our education, location, media and transportation partners.”
Angel networks participating in the event, according to MAIN’s website, include Cairo Angels, Nile Angels, Oasis 500, Womena, Oqal, and Alex Angels.