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How to build a global events platform with Eventtus founder

How to build a global events platform with Eventtus founder

Update: 2021-10-18
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Today’s episode is with Mai Medhat,  the CEO and co-founder of Eventtus; an events engagement platform and the leading event technology company in the Middle East. 


 


Eventtus was recently acquired in July 2021 by Bevy, a California-based enterprise software startup for virtual conferences and community events.


 


Mai is an Egyptian tech entrepreneur who co-founded Eventtus with a mission to mobilize events after a personal experience at some events that used to be managed manually. 


 


The company raised +4M in VC funding and is successfully serving 20,000+ events in 60+ cities. Mai was named “Entrepreneur of the Year" by Arabian Business in 2016 and she has been recognized by the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 as one of the most promising entrepreneurs and was invited to represent Middle East startups in an iconic panel with Former President Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook. 


 


Eventtus was named Startup of the year in 2017 by Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine.


 


We talk about the following and so much more: 


 


✅ How Mai decided to create an events platform company 


✅ How she connected with her co-founder and their journey to product market fit 


✅ How she built an innovative event technology platform using data and collecting inputs from the market 


✅ The recent acquisition by Bevy, and the experience 


✅ How she keeps herself motivated and how she handles adversity


 


Stay tuned for upcoming episodes with startup founders in the Middle East and North Africa! 


 


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How to build a global events platform with Eventtus founder

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