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24SIX9 + RIT Demo Day

Demo Day's main goal is to spread innovation among startups and help them succeed.



Demo Day is a unique event organized by 24SIX9, AHOY’s startup studio in collaboration with RIT – Rochester Institute of technology. 

This full-day event is dedicated to aspiring entrepreneurs who want to showcase their innovations and connect with the technical and financial resources they need to take their ideas forward.

The event took place in the University’s Innovation Center at its campus in Dubai Silicon Oasis on Tuesday November 29th, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Experience the next in innovation, business and technology. 

The Demo Day featured multiple activities:  


Startup pitches 

offered entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to pitch and demonstrate their ideas and innovations to an international audience comprised of investors, subject matter experts, and corporate venture builders and partners. The goal is to inspire the next wave of innovation and foster a strong spirit of entrepreneurship in younger generations.   


Innovators pitching at the Demo Day will have a chance to get feedback, exposure, request support, recruit team members, and unlock a range of resources, from investment, access to cutting-edge tech, incorporation and legal support, and mentorship, as well as unparalleled networking opportunities with potential partners and experts in the field. Investors and corporate partners joining the event will get access to high-caliber startups both locally and globally.   


List of pitching startup:  

Founders  journey

We invited founders behind established startups to enlightened the community with their experiences (the real drama 🔥) through their start-up journeys Followed by a session on enabling emerging leaders shaping the future for positive impact through forming impact strategies building culture and capabilities for positive change 🙌🏻 

Talk lead by

Field experts talks:

Hosted talks lead by experts from different sectors to provide advice, answers and useful resources 




  • “Demo Day was a fantastic networking event. Not only did we get an opportunity to pitch and see others but an even bigger shout out to 24SIX9 , for setting up such a distinguished panel of experts and successful entrepreneurs who shared their stories. The Middle East needs more such events to build a multi-sectoral culture." - Rajarshi Banerjee, Head of marketing and growth at Pronnel 

  • “Credit to Dr. Yousef M. Al-Assaf and Jamil Shinawi for co-creating a meaningful ecosystem as a safe space for inspiring and upskilling next gen leaders” -  Lori Figueiredo & Taryn Ash Co-Founders & Change Strategists of S&W Accelerate 

  • “I’m excited to see what the future holds for 24SIX9 and the opportunities it brings” Idris Yunis, CEO at RKDE 

  • “Much more than a demo day, this was a launch day for a new kind of ecosystem: one that values innovation and transparency”  Karim Helal Co-Founder & CEO of ProTenders Inc.

  • I had a great time presenting during 24SIX9! Fantastic event with great speakers and content. Check out their events and ecosystem, they are supporting #innovation #startups end-to-end with resources to accelerate their path to success. The team at AHOY are definitely doing something right, can’t wait to get more involved in the community. Looking forward to the next one! - Ahmed Hegazy Cofounder at 

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