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Start Track

The Start Track at Step covers everything about the startup scene, and takes place at the Main Stage which features global influencers in the tech and digital space across keynotes, panels, and debates covering success stories, growth, investment and fundraising, and the coolest startups in the space.

What We Cover

Setting Up & Growth
Discussing growth strategies and factors that need to be considered before calling for the next funding round. The challenges to scaling from startups and investors perspectives.
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Discussing educational curriculums, regulations, and licensing for startups and investors. What is required from startups and what are governments doing to improve the startup economy.
Fundraising & Investment
With total investments counting up to over $200 million in H1 in 2018, the state of investment in the region is striking to attract traditional LPs and family offices. What is the reality of this state and its impact on the development of the ecosystem?
Acquisitions and IPOs
Discussing decision making strategies to building and buying technologies, and factors leading to acquisitions and IPOs. The challenges to these decisions, the risks, and the opportunities.