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RiseUp was founded in 2013 and it has grown over the years from a grass­roots move­ment to a global phe­nom­e­non. The pur­pose be­hind RiseUp has re­mained the same: to con­nect star­tups to the most rel­e­vant re­sources world­wide. RiseUp acts as the glue that fuses ecosys­tems to­gether to help them re­alise their ul­ti­mate po­ten­tial. By con­nect­ing stake­hold­ers to lo­cal and global net­works, and fus­ing di­verse tal­ents and re­sources, ecosys­tems are en­abled to ac­cel­er­ate, in­no­vate, and grow.

RiseUp’s mis­sion is ac­com­plished through their four prod­ucts: Sum­mit, Con­nect, Ex­plore, and Meetup. The sum­mit is a three-day, one-stop-shop, en­trepreneur­ship marathon. From work­shops, in­spir­ing talks, and panel dis­cus­sions to startup sta­tions, pitch com­pe­ti­tions, and net­work­ing plat­forms with in­dus­try ex­perts; who­ever you are, RiseUp will find a place for you.

Over the past five years RiseUp has wel­comed 9,566 at­ten­dees,

520 speak­ers, 307 in­vestors, more than 54 na­tion­al­i­ties, 110 part­ners, 22 spon­sors, 510 vol­un­teers, and

190 ex­hibitors.

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