2019 US MENA Tech Summit: March 20


Date March 20, 2019, 9:00 am

Location White & Case LLP

1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NYSee Map

We are pleased to announce the second annual ABANA US-MENA Tech Summit in partnership with HOF Capital. This summit is focused on a broad range of investors including SWFs, VCs, family offices, and technology-driven entrepreneurs from the MENA region.

The summit will take place on March 20th in New York City.


The Summit will include a Startup Showcase with some of the highest-potential early-stage companies in the MENA-US community.  Our Selection Committee consists of HBS Alumni Angels of NY representatives and our organizational committee. We will choose the Showcase Companies  based on only one criterion: on a risk-adjusted basis, which applying company has the highest probability of producing maximum returns for its next round of investors?  


  • CEO (and optionally other management) can present at the Summit March 20th in NYC
  • Company has demoable product, is already incorporated in the US, and at least 2 team members are already working full-time on the company.
  • At least one member of senior management has significant ties to the MENA region, AND/OR the MENA region is a significant and short-term target market.  We are particularly focused on founders who speak Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and/or Turkish, and are seeking to partner with organizations from those affinity groups.  

There is no requirement at all that anyone on the team have any connections to Harvard or any of our other affiliated university organizations.  

APPLY HERE: ABANA/HBSAANY/Harvard Arab Alumni/HOF Capital Pitch Showcase Event website

Before applying, we suggest reading Please Don’t Pitch A Venture Capitalist Without This Checklist and How To Present So People will Hear


A limited number of press passes are available. To request a press pass, please contact Nada Ezzat, [email protected]




Ticket Type Price Spaces
ABANA Member $0.00 N/A
Non-Member Ticket $300.00
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