funded by the

Pitch during the Techne Summit Virtual Edition


The Techne Summit Dubrovnik 2020 "Virtual Edition" is an international multi-industry focused investment & entrepreneurship event, that aims to impact multiple sectors and stakeholders of the startup communities in the Mediterranean region through showcasing different technologies and their application in each industry.

The event kick-started in Alexandria, Egypt in 2015 and in 2019 has attracted more than 9,000 attendees, 185 speakers, 450 startups, and 130 investors from more than 35 countries.

On June 14, at 10 am CET, THE NEXT SOCIETY will run a workshop called Investment Readiness when pitching to investors driven by Marcel Dridje.

Marcel Dridje is a seasoned European Sales Executive, Marcel has substantial field experience helping IT and Telecom startups in the US and EMEA. Marcel has a broad range of experience in all aspects of sales, marketing, communication and management with direct experience with Fortune 500 enterprises (IBM, Nortel, Lucent, Cisco, EMC, ALU) and startups (Quantum, Andrew Networks, Pluris, Corvis, Ascend and Airespace). During the course of his career he has held VP roles most notably as VP EMEA Corvis (first all optical router) where he grew the team and business to an outstanding success. Of French-Algerian and British origin, Marcel launched his career after completing a BSC in Electronics and Computer Science from Portsmouth Polytechnic UK. He walked away from his first position with IBM UK as an Applications Engineer greatly relieved to embark on a career in sales…his forte and passion.

We hope to (virtually) see you there! Book now!