Startup Weekend Khartoum

    Thursday, November 15 - 17, 2018

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Startup Weekend Khartoum

Thursday, November 15 - 17, 2018

Thursday, November 15 - 17, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Startup Weekend Khartoum
African Street- Canar Building - Near Kewait hospital
Khartoum, Sudan

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Startup Weekend Khartoum But not Only Khartoum !

Startup weekend is organized this year in a completely different way that's desirable to impact the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Sudan in a much wider way, IEC (Innovation & Entrepreneurship Community) - the organizing community of Startup weekend is going to roam around the country in up to 6 states beside Khartoum, to observe the outstanding ideas, developers, and designers to bring them for participating in Startup Weekend Khartoum 2018.

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Thursday November 15th

5:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

6:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

6:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

8:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday November 16th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

8:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

11:00 am

12:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

1:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

5:30 pm

6:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

9:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 17th

8:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

11:00 am

11:30 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Coaches and Mentors

Mostafa Faiz

Experienced Business developer

Islam Abdalla
Mobile App Developer

Islam Abdalla is currently a managing partner at Narbase technologies, the software development house behind Sudan's most successful apps such as Mishwar, Orooma and S24 app. For the past couple of years, he has been active in the the startups and entrepreneurship community, mentoring events such Startup Weekend and giving lectures all around Khartoum. Before Narbase, Islam studied at University of Khartoum and graduated from PETRONSAS University for Technology with a major in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and minor in management.

Hind Abdulmaali
Mobile App Developer

Experienced Developer

Ayman Makkawi

Freelance - Contractor.
Embedded Systems Engineer - NCTR.
B.Eng Electronic - SUST.

Mohamed Elsayed
Co-founder - Mishwar

Born in Sudan and raised in UAE, Graduate from Sudan University of since and Technology as a Telecom Engineer ..
Worked for Sudatel (datanet),Bee group and MTN...
Get MBA degree from Sudan University of since and Technology.. 
Now working in MTN Sudan management team..
One of the co-founder of Mishwar..and working with the marketing team in Mishwar

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Khartoum is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Moaz
  • Bashir
  • Abobaker
  • Ahmed
  • Abdalmoniem


Ahmed Emad
Communication Manager, Central & North Africa at ABB

Ahmed Emad is a Regional Communications Manager at ABB. He received his B.S from Helwan University in the field of Industrial Engineering. Ahmed decided to shift his career earlier in 2008 when he started his career as a Marketing Executive in a marketing consultation agency. From this moment and he has been interested in marketing communications and event management. He has joined the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt at 2011 with Entrepreneurship Magazine as a Community Manager. After attending the first Startup Weekend event in Egypt, Ahmed decided to be part of the global organization by joining SW Egypt Team. He has leaded all SW Egypt events with two lead organizers all over the past six years. Ahmed has joined Aramex International Egypt as a Senior Communications Officer in 2014. Ahmed succeeded to establish the communications department for Aramex in Egypt and develop Aramex brand in the Egyptian market. In 2018, Ahmed joined Careem Egypt as a Communications Leader to enrich the communications department, increase the engagement for the employees and develop Careem as the best workplace. Recently Ahmed joined ABB, the pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries as Communication Manager for Central and North Africa. Ahmed has been interested in supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Egypt even by his volunteering work with SW or his professional work.

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Marina George

Marina George Rifaat,
Pharmacy graduate from the University of Medical Science and Technology UMST (2010 – 2015) with extensive expertise in pharmacy field. She is a confident, creative and bold leader that is flexible and communicates effectively. Her enthusiasm about kids and science drove her to become a Science teacher in secondary school. She masters teaching in both Arabic and English. In her teaching journey, she instigates helping kids learn how to learn and replacing spoon-fed learning with a new interactive and hands-on approach to engage kids Marina strives to advocate the treating of kids as young adults, respecting their opinions and giving them the freedom of sharing their thoughts in order to healthy relations between kids and guardians. Marina is passionate about growth and development to attain mental, physical and social wellbeing.

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