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SEASIDE STARTUP SUMMIT UAE 2024

Ras Al Khaimah, Longbeach Campground FEBRUARY 23 - 28

Soar to Success at Seaside
Startup Summit UAE 2024

Seaside Startup Summit UAE 2024 is where global players in the startup game come together. Step into an extraordinary experience at our campsite-based startup festival, where the atmosphere is both casual and powerful. Here you can navigate through potential investment and deal-making avenues on our platform, linking startups with enthusiastic backers. Propel your venture forward with our purposeful micro-acceleration program. Don't let this opportunity pass – join us in an immersive event where the worlds of business and networking effortlessly converge.

Seaside Startup Summit UAE 2024 in numbers
30+COUNTRIES
100+STARTUPS
3,000+PARTICIPANTS
20+VCs & INVESTORS
US $100K+PRIZE FUND

Why Participate as a Startup

SSS provides the following key benefits

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CONNECT

Connect

  • Access to VCs & Angel Investors
  • Networking with Professionals
  • Partnership Opportunities
  • Recruiting Perspectives
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Learn

Learn

  • Micro Acceleration Program
  • One-to-one Mentorship and Guidance
  • Expert-Led Campfire Talks
  • Workshops & Panel Discussions
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Win

Win

  • Competitions with Prizes
  • Exposure and Visibility
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Valuable Connections
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Have Fun

Have Fun

  • Tent Life Unique Experience
  • Team-Building Adventures
  • Water Sports Activities
  • Live Music and Night Parties
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  • Access to VCs & Angel Investors
  • Networking with Professionals
  • Partnership Opportunities
  • Recruiting Perspectives
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Roadmap for Startups

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— Application —

In order to apply, you will need to fill in our application form. Make sure to provide accurate information: it helps us to provide you with the best experience.

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— SELECTION —

Steering commitee will assess and evaluate your startup application. If necessary you will be required to send additional details.

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— PARTICIPATION —

If your startup gets selected, you will be invited to participate in the event and get involved in the micro-acceleration program.*

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— COMPETITION —

At the end of the event, you will get a chance to pitch your startup in front of a panel of judges and compete for a prize fund.

*If your startup passes the selection, 2 representatives get a free participation voucher.
Free participation does NOT include air tickets and other travel costs.

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Educational Program for Startups

We offer a unique program tailored to your needs.
For aspiring entrepreneurs and startups, our program categorizes startups into tracks based on industries and technologies, offering a specialized incubation/micro-acceleration experience. This education program is facilitated by well-known international experts.

Another key aspect of our education program is the one-on-one mentoring program where all startups get the chance to talk directly to industry experts and get cutting-edge advice on different aspects of their startups.

Get the educational program

— Master classes —

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EVERY DAY WILL START WITH A MASTER CLASS (35-40 MIN LONG)

It will be provided by a successful and experienced entrepreneur. Speaker will pitch his/her Startup and will share some tips on pitching in front of real investors. Attendees will also have a chance for Q&A. These sessions can also be attended by the participants of the Booster Accelerator program and general audience.

— BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS —

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Workshops are held by business experts who are addressing specific issues

Each workshop is held by an industry expert who examines and explains the key points for each topic, covering from the idea validation to the IPO. Each day there are held maximum of 3 workshops. These sessions may also be attended by the Booster Accelerator program participants and general audience.

— 1:1 Mentorship Sessions —

One To One Workshop

One on one (1:1) sessions or in other words speed mentorships, is like speed dating.

There will be 5 Mentors and 10 teams who will pitch to each mentor separately. Each startup will get 3 minutes for pitching and 7 minutes for Q&A with the mentor. The Session will be over as soon as all the 10 teams pitched to all 5 mentors. The distribution of the teams will be done by the organizers and selection committee. If the team misses its turn, there will be no other possibility to participate in the other slot.

— Group Mentorship Sessions —

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GROUP MENTORSHIP SESSIONS are designed for 5-7 startups and 2-3 mentors

During the session, each team will have 4 mins for pitching, after which the mentors will give feedback and tips. The Session will be over as soon as all the teams pitching. As a benefit, during the Groups Mentorship Sessions, teams can gain knowledge also from the feedback provided to the other teams. The distribution of the teams will be done by the organizers and selection committee. If the team misses its turn, there will be no other possibility to participate in the other slot.

— Campfire Talks —

Campfire

On top of everything, all the participants of the Sevan Startup Summit have the chance to participate in Campfire talks.

Those are non-formal talks held around the campfires in the squad areas. During these talks, experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts share their knowledge in an interactive informal setting.

— Suggested tracks & Technologies —

Suggested tracks & Technologies

Starter Programme teams compete for the top 2 positions in each Industry Track and a chance to go on to the Starter Big Battle. The top team from each Industry Track will receive US$1,500 in prizes. Up to 18 teams will be selected for the Semi-Finals out of which 6 teams will go on to participate in the Starter Big Battle Finals. The finalists will compete for US$10,000 in prizes for the top 3 teams and in-kind prizes worth up to US$20,000.

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Join our team

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— Communications —

This position is more engaged in pre-event activities, where the main requirements are well-developed language, and communication skills. The involvement requires at least part-time availability.

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— Organizational Support —

This position is engaged both pre-event and on the grounds, where the main requirements are strong organizational skills. The involvement requries full-time or at least part-time availability.

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— Media Team —

This posistion is more engaged on the grounds activities, where the main requirements are SMM knowledge, content writing, photo & video shooting and editing.

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— TeamLeads —

This position is more engaged on the grounds activities, where they are mainly responsible for keeping communication with startups, and keeping track of program agenda.

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This position is more engaged in pre-event activities, where the main requirements are well-developed language, and communication skills. The involvement requires at least part-time availability.

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How to reach Seaside Startup Summit UAE 2024 Grounds

The best ways to reach us

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Shuttle service will be available during the event from Dubai to Longbeach Campground.

The schedule for it will be available beforehand. Seat reservation will be required.

You can easily reach the venue on your own.

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What you need to know beforehand

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important to know

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SSSUAE24 is located in one of the most beautiful places in Ras Al Khaimah, in an open outdoor campground area. It is extremely important to be well prepared
Please check the below links for more information.

  • Amenities at the venue
  • Weather conditions
  • Local rules

— Amenities at the venue —

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Food Court
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Cafe
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Parking
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Coworking
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— wEATHER CONDITIONS —

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The average air temperature in Ras Al Khaimah during the Summit days will reach up to 25°C during the daytime and drop to 18°C during the nighttime. Consider being prepared for sunny afternoons and chilly evenings. It would be helpful to have a raincoat on your person, as well.

— eNTERTAINMENTS —

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Watersports
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Football
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Paintball
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— local rules —

PARTICIPANTS MUST FOLLOW OUR CODE OF ETHICS.

Participants who are behaving in a way that could be considered obscene, indecent, lewd, racially offensive, harassing, threatening, objectionable or unlawful shall be deprived of their right to participate in the event, will be removed from the grounds and punished to the full extent of the law.

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The event is being held under the patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

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