OUR
STORY

To vest (v.): to confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.

We’re vested in humanity, in its capacity to steer the wheel of transformational technology and solve the world’s most impending problems; the real, tangible conundrums facing Emerging Markets sheltering 84% of the world’s population.

After accelerating over 25 MENA based startups in Silicon Valley who collectively scored over $60 million, Salma El-Hariry decided to make this her career. She launched SkaleUp Ventures in 2017 – the powerhorse behind this annual summit purposed to make SkaleUp Ventures’ vision a reality: locating #ConsciousTechies
from the Emerging Markets on the global innovation map.

OUR STORY

To vest (v.): to confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.

We’re vested in humanity, in its capacity to steer the wheel of transformational technology and solve the world’s most impending problems; the real, tangible conundrums facing Emerging Markets sheltering 84% of the world’s population.

After accelerating over 25 MENA based startups in Silicon Valley who collectively scored over $60 million, Salma El-Hariry decided to make this her career. She launched SkaleUp Ventures in 2017 – the powerhorse behind this annual summit purposed to make SkaleUp Ventures’ vision a reality: locating #ConsciousTechies
from the Emerging Markets on the global innovation map.

The #ConsciousTech Movement

Entrepreneurs and philanthropists are increasingly using consciously tech-based solutions as the main tool to address natural disasters and societal challenges. Even tech giants have adopted #ConsciousTech. Facebook for instance has recently added an AI feature to combat cyber bullying.

Last year, we helped Conscious Techies like Walid ElGuindy to launch Egypt’s first Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to launch Red Cab, a startup that aims at decentralizing transportation and bringing a more equitable business model to ridesharing space.

#ConsciousTech is technology built around designing an empathetic solution for a real life problem, rather than a mere accessory designed to waste time and generate revenue.

Meet The Remote Team

The future we’re approaching is free of cubicles. The world of fixed employment is collapsing. The 9-to-5 job model is invalid in a world of #ConsciousTech where efficiency is key and wasted time is not accommodated.

And that is mainly why our team only meets face-to-face twice a year: during the Summit and the annual retreat (we went to Bali this year).

Salma El Hariry

Founder & CEO

Sherin Wafaai

Co-Founder & CPO

Hala Gabr

Partner & VP

Mona Makhlouf

Head of Global Community & Partners

Noura El Dabbah

Head of Operations

Asser Yehia

CTO

Walid El Guindy

Head of Business Development

Hajar Badran

Startup Community Manager

Sarah Abouelkhair

Creative Marketing Executive

Mohamed Emera

Value Optimization Manager

Ahmed Ghaith

Research Analyst