February 22, 2024

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival set for February 3-4, 2024

The seventh annual edition targets regional entrepreneurs

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) will organise the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF) from February 3-4, 2024, at Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park. 

Set to be one of the most significant ecosystem events in the Middle East region, SEF 2024 will be the seventh annual edition, following the previous six editions, which hosted 20,000+ attendees and 460+ local and international speakers.

The SEF 2024 programme will feature 100+ distinguished speakers from 15 countries. They will include industry luminaries who have ideated unicorns and pioneered solutions in several sectors. Attendees will hear from Mohammed Al Abbar, founder of Emaar Properties and noon.com, and others.

The theme

The main theme of SEF 2024 is ‘Our Shared Canvas’, which focuses on entrepreneurship’s innate ability to drive change and foster community spirit. 

The SEF 2024 headliners will be hosted on the ‘Impact Stage’ powered by real estate developer Arada. The event’s programming is based on the key streams: impact, founders, community, and creativity.

Each stream features a detailed agenda of a wide range of deep dives, hands-on workshops, masterclasses and more to offer founders, VCs, tech leaders and ecosystem enablers a vibrant platform to connect, learn, ideate and scout business opportunities.

The ‘Creative Stage’ will offer attendees a vibrant yet relaxing atmosphere in which to listen to insightful conversations and enjoy live entertainment from some of the Middle East region’s best talent.

The ‘Community Stage’ will facilitate collaboration with the UAE-based and regional entrepreneurial community through dialogues and hands-on workshops led by speakers and facilitators specialising in their respective fields. 

The ‘Founder Stage’ powered by Emaar is where aspiring and current entrepreneurs and visionaries can learn more about advanced tech, investment insights, capital, and today’s and future entrepreneurship, investment, and AI trends. 

Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa, said: “For six years, SEF has been central in Sheraa’s efforts to boost Sharjah’s contributions to the global entrepreneurship movement.

“The festival has become a mainstay for local and regional entrepreneurial communities, and thousands look forward to coming together on our platform to meet, reconnect and forge new friendships as they partake in critical discussions on how they can fuel their entrepreneurial success and maximise their impact in the world.”

Registration for SEF 2024 is now open at https://sharjahef.com/ with an early bird offer available until December 19, 2023.

Featured image: SEF 2024 will feature prominent speakers. Image: Sheraa

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto is an award-winning journalist with wide-ranging Middle East and Asia experience in the tech, space, aerospace, aviation, defence, luxury watchmaking, business, fashion, and automotive verticals. He is passionate about conserving endangered native wildlife globally and protecting the world’s oceans from plastic pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Arnold enjoys 4x4 off-roading, camping and exploring global destinations off the beaten track.
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