SaaSBoomi Qafila

Building an India-Middle East SaaS corridor

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About

A three-day exclusive initiative geared towards building an India-Middle East SaaS corridor to accelerate learning, growth, and innovation.

Exclusively curated for SaaS founders to forge connections with enterprise CIOs, unlock key regional market insights, and gain access to a treasure trove of success narratives and strategic playbooks.

40+ startups are slated to join Qafila, where carefully orchestrated, confirmed meetings with top CIOs await. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the select few to accelerate your business’s growth in this key market. Claim your spot now and secure your entry into the region’s dynamic and swiftly evolving tech landscape.

Venue & Date

29th – 31st January  2024, Dubai

Techbridge

TechBridge 2024 is designed to deliver concrete outcomes as an incubator for strategic networking, a marketplace of ideas, and a hub for fostering enduring partnerships with India’s leading SaaS innovators. Learn More.

The India-GCC SaaS Story

The GCC region is quickly shedding its image as merely an oil-rich territory, emerging as a burgeoning hub for digital innovation and transformation. With the might of governments behind this shift, Dubai, the region’s gleaming metropolis, has become a hub for this leap, while Saudi Arabia continues to rapidly open doors, presenting a lucrative landscape for SaaS businesses.

The ‘GCC Corridor’ explores this dynamic market and its characteristic potential – A remarkably collaborative buyer mindset, that offers a fertile ground for SaaS products to evolve in partnership with receptive users. Moreover, the region’s lower price sensitivity amplifies its allure, positioning the GCC not only as ripe for immediate opportunity but also as a strategic launchpad into the coveted North American geography. This narrative forms the blueprint that we seek to decode for founders looking to chart their course.

About the Event

Prelude to Partnership

Attendees of SaaSBoomi Qafila will come together to set the stage for the forthcoming intensive sessions. A prime opportunity to mingle with peers and facilitators. Participants are invited to a casual prelude designed to break the ice and foster a sense of community and camaraderie before diving into the event’s core activities.

Strategic Market Engagement

SaaS founders step into the spotlight and present their solutions directly to a curated group of CIOs from leading enterprises. A platform for dialogue, feedback, and potential business. For those seeking wider engagement with the market, tap into networking with decision-makers.

Insights & Playbooks

Seasoned founders with established GCC success stories share insights, offering a granular breakdown of the strategies that resonate within the region. This is your guide to not only entering the GCC market, but also to make a resonant impact. This segment is an invaluable roadmap for any SaaS business poised to make an entrance into this lucrative market.

Agenda (Subject to change)

Day 1

SaaSBoomi Qafila attendees will gather for a relaxed introduction, crafted to initiate connections and cultivate a feeling of community. Seasoned founders with established GCC success stories will share their insights and  strategies that resonate within the region.

Day 2

Tech Bridge 2024
The day promises to be your quickest launchpad into the GCC region, offering confirmed one-on-one meetings with leading CIOs ready to explore and invest in your SaaS solution.

Day 3

Dive into the dynamic world of acceleration and partnership development in GCC with strategic panel discussions and more.

Highlights from Qafila ’24 ❤️

Mohit Ambani

Founder, UnoMok
Qafila ’24
The seamless introduction to the Middle East market, alongside 30 visionary founders from dynamic companies like Exotel and Haptik, was a game-changer. SaaSBoomi Qafila isn’t just an event; it’s a launchpad for growth and connections in the tech world.

Arooshi Dahiya

Co-founder, Oren
Qafila ’24
I absolutely loved Qafila. It was my first SaaSBoomi event and certainly won’t be the last. I made multiple 2 AM founder friends while learning about how to expand into the GCC region

Saahil Dhaka

Founder, Clientell
Qafila ’24
I’d highly recommend attending Qafila to get a real quick crash course into the Middle East market. The program can save you a month of research and wasted mistakes by connecting you with expertise right away.

Aditya Santhanam

Founder and CPO, Infisign
Qafila ’24
The knowledge and networks gained from SaaSBoomi Qafila have been invaluable, offering us a clear roadmap and the confidence to expand Infisign’s presence in the GCC. We’re grateful for the experience and highly recommend it to any SaaS company looking to make inroads in this vibrant market.

Impact & Highlights

Meet the 40+ trailblazing startups at Qafila

Startups in attendance

The GCC Opportunity Knocks: Navigating New Frontiers

Decoding GCC: Founder’s Compass

Core Team

Aastha Sharma

Founder & Director, Veris

Abhi Ballabh

Co-Founder, ExtraEdge

Amrutha Jalihal

Community, SaaSBoomi

Avinash Raghava

Founding Volunteer & CEO, SaaSBoomi

Dhruvil Sanghvi

CEO, LogiNext

Harshit Agarwal

CEO, Appknox

Jayashree V Mohan

Marketing & Events Associate, SaaSBoomi

Kapil Makhija

CEO, Unicommerce

Millusha Fernandes

Content Manager, SaaSBoomi

Rashid Khan

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Yellow.ai

Sachin Gulati

Administration Manager, AdPushup

Suresh Sambandam

CEO, Kissflow

Yash Sultania

Co-Founder & CEO, Survey2Connect

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