AUI students networked at Africa's largest tech innovation exhibition: GITEX. Over 20 students and faculty met investors, tech leaders, and innovation experts from 70 countries visiting Marrakech this week.
The AUI team exhibited a booth that focused on equipping tech talent to stay in Africa through 3 pillars: engineering programs with innovation labs; incubation programs with Start Up Olympus and mentoring/ investing programs through the Office of Entrepreneurship's AUI Angels.
The Executive team of AUI, represented by the Chief Operating Officer and the Chief Marketing Officer, held several meetings and one-to-one discussions with different visitors to showcase the strategic vision of the University in terms of research, innovation, Student-led projects, and initiatives.
Start-Up Olympus Founder Abderrahim Hamidine explained, "GITEX is the world reference for startups in this region and our incubatees are here to meet big global players who will invest in student projects like AWS, Orange, and Saudi investors."
The Chief Entrepreneurship Officer witnessed AUI students leading "Students and alumni startups met over 1000 investors and tech providers from Africa and the Middle East. I am proud of the confidence and professionalism the AUI team brought to GITEX! Our booth was FULL for three days of people coming because the students were so impressive. I talked to 100's and all private investors plus foreign delegations were impressed with our alumni businesses, student incubatees' startups, and engineering programs."
The School of Science and Engineering Dean and faculty discussed engineering programs and labs with industry partners to bring investments to research, projects, and labs on campus.