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MAIN Gathers MENA's Angel Investors in El-Gouna for The First Time This November

This November the first annual Middle East conference on business angel investment is to take place in Gouna. Twenty-one investor including Khaled Ismail, Hanan Abdel Meguid Menna Abdel Rahman, and Tarek ElKady will share their thoughts and experience during the conference( to more about the speakers click here.)

In a quick Q&A, our team got to know the reason behind the conference and its future impact in the ecosystem not just locally but also cross-border.

What is MAIN?

MAIN (Middle East Angel Investment Network) is an alliance of business angel groups, networks, funds and individual angels who aim to promote and raise awareness of angel investing across the MENA region, provide a platform for syndication, training, mutual learning, and produce standardized investment documentation to facilitate investments.

Who is behind this initiative? And what does it aim to achieve?

The conference is organized by MAIN and The Cairo Angels and it aims to raise awareness of angel investing and create a capacity building for individual angel investors through workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses. It will also create synergies & networking opportunities to facilitate cross-border deal syndication and pipeline exchange that will build new business opportunities amongst the MENA Angel network.

Why El-Gouna?

El - Gouna is perfectly located, not just for Egyptians but for participants from all across the region. and it's one of the major attraction in Egypt so Next to exclusive hotels, pristine beaches, and superb conference facilities. El Gouna offers a wide range of water and land sports, excursions to the desert, unique dining experiences and plenty of entertainment.

Big impacts aren’t free of challenges, For MAIN what is your biggest challenge?

Our biggest challenge was reaching out to the maximum number of networks across the MENA region and making sure there is diversity within the attendees.

What is the most exciting part of organizing the event?

The ability to gather so many networks from the different geographical locations in one place with one goal which is the promotion of angel investment in MENA to increase the pool of angel investors.

MAIN conference is the first of its kind in Egypt and it will take place in 1st and 2nd November at Tu Berlin El Gouna.


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