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    Startup Grind

    Entrepreneurship Summit
    Made in the UAE:
    Building Successful Start-ups
    From Idea to Exit

    • 30 September 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Al Maryah Island
      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Event at Capacity: RSVP Limit Reached for the Entrepreneurship Summit

    About This Event

    The recent start-up exits in the region have solidified the UAE’s position as MENA’s leading Entrepreneurship Hub. As a leading business and Fintech hub, Abu Dhabi continues to attract and nurture innovators and tech start-ups through several initiatives, such as the launch of cost-effective start-up licenses, accelerator programmes, funding incentives, match-funding and long-term residency.

    As part of ADGM’s Entrepreneurship Support Programme, ADGM and Start-up Grind are pleased to invite you to the first-of-its-kind Entrepreneurship Summit in Abu Dhabi, followed by a networking session. You will have the opportunity to meet exciting group of founders, tech enablers and investors around the theme:

    Made in the UAE: Building Successful Startups From Idea to Exit

    We're kicking off the official search for the next unicorn and bridging the early-stage funding gap with an exciting pitch competition. Five promising founding teams will be selected to present their start-up ideas for a chance to win a prize.

    Speakers

    Magnus Olsson

    Magnus Olsson

    CAREEM
    Heather Henyon

    Heather Henyon

    MINDSHIFT CAPITAL
    Nelio Leone

    Nelio Leone

    WASHMEN
    Patrick Rogers

    Patrick Rogers

    CLARA
    Noor Shawwa

    Noor Shawwa

    ENDEAVOR UAE
    Badr Ward

    Badr Ward

    LAMSA
    Idriss Al Rifai

    Idriss Al Rifai

    FETCHR
    Babak Ahmadzadeh

    Babak Ahmadzadeh

    PLUGANDPLAY
    Vera Futorjanski

    Vera Futorjanski

    500 STARTUPS
    Steve Barnett

    Steve Barnett

    ADGM
    Aby Sam Thomas

    Aby Sam Thomas

    ENTREPRENEUR
    MIDDLE EAST
    Ahmad Ali Alwan

    Ahmad Ali Alwan

    Hub71
    Fodhil Benturquia

    Fodhil Benturquia

    Okadoc
    Roland Schatz

    Roland Schatz

    UNGSII
    Stephen George

    Stephen George

    SURKUS
    Talal Bayaa

    Talal Bayaa

    BAYZAT
    Basil Al Askari

    Basil Al Askari

    MIDCHAINS
    Kai Ling Ting

    Kai Ling Ting

    ETIHAD
    Joy Ajlouni

    Joy Ajlouni

    FETCHR
    Dr. Asma

    Dr. Asma Al Mannaei

    DEPARTMENT
    OF HEALTH
    Bassel Idriss

    Bassel Idriss

    FORMIDABLE
    MICROFACTORY
    Philip Bahoshy

    Philip Bahoshy

    MAGNiTT
    Khaled Al Fahim

    Khaled Al Fahim

    Al Fahim Group
    Preston McIntyre

    Preston McIntyre

    EMAG GROUP
    Sal Lavallo

    Sal Lavallo

    TRAIL OF SEEDS
    Sharif El-Badawy

    Sharif El-Badawy

    500 STARTUPS
    Shane Shin

    Shane Shin

    SHOROOQ INVESTMENTS
    Raj Kotecha

    Raj Kotecha

    CREATIVE MARKETING AGENCY
    Tamara Pupic

    Tamara Pupic

    ENTREPRENEUR
    MIDDLE EAST
    Jamil Asfour

    Jamil Asfour

    ABU DHABI INVESTMENT OFFICE
    Vijay Tirathrai

    Vijay Tirathrai

    TECHSTARS
    Ramesh Jagannathan

    Ramesh Jagannathan

    startAD
    Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy

    CNBC
    Sana Bagersh

    Sana Bagersh

    BRANDMOXIE
    Ambareen Musa

    Ambareen Musa

    SOUQALMAL.COM

    Agenda

    8:30 - 9:00am

    Registration

    9:15am

    Opening

    9:30 - 10:15am

    Corporate-start-up Partnerships: The Private Sector's Role in Scaling the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

    Speakers Khaled Al Fahim, Board Member, Al Fahim Group
    Kai Ling Ting, Senior Manager Strategy & Innovation, Etihad
    Babak Ahmadzadeh, Director, PlugandPlay
    Ramesh Jagannathan, Vice Provost for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Managing Director of startAD, NYU
    Dr. Asma Ibrahim Al Mannaei, Director, Healthcare Quality Division, Department of Health
    Moderator: Prof. Miguel Lobo, Academic Director, INSEAD
    10:15 - 11:00am

    Build Something People Want: How to increase the odds of success?

    Speakers Nelio Leone- Entrepreneur, Growth Hacker, Ex-Careem, Ex-Washmen
    Joy Ajlouni, co-founder Fetcher, serial entrepreneurs
    Vishal Sacheendran, Capital Markets Authorisation Manager, ADGM FSRA
    Raj Kotecha, CEO, Creative Content
    Basil Al Askari, Founder, Midchain
    Moderator: Vera Futorjanski, Innovation Director, 500 Startups
    11:00 - 11:15am

    Coffee Break

    11:15 - 12:00pm

    Let's talk about the F word: Why do start-ups fail and how can founders fail forward?

    Speakers Bassel Iddriss, Formidable Microfactory
    Sharif El-Badawy, Partner, 500 Falcons
    Heather Henyon, Founding General Partner, Mindshift Capital
    Stephen George, CEO of Surkus
    Moderator: Patrick Rogers, Co-Founder and CEO, Clara Technologies
    12:00 - 12:45pm

    The Funding Ecosystem: Choosing the Right Investment Vehicles for Each Growth Stage

    Speakers Salvatore Lavallo, Sector Incentive Packages, Abu Dhabi Investment Office
    Talal Tabbaa, COO, Jibrel Network
    Shane Shin, Partner, Shourooq
    Noor Shawwa, Managing Director, Endeavor UAE
    Moderator: Philip Bahoshy, Founder and CEO, MAGNITT
    12:45 - 1:45pm

    Lunch/Networking Break

    1:45 - 2:30pm

    Access to Capital from a Founder's Perspective: How Easy is it to fund raise in the region?

    Speakers Fodhil Benturquia, Founder and CEO, Okadoc
    Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO, SouqAlmal
    Idriss Al Rifai, Co-Founder and CEO, Fetchr
    Talal Bayaa, Co-Founder and CEO, Bayzat
    Badr Ward, Founder and CEO, Lamsa
    Moderator:Tamara Pupic, Managing Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East
    2:30 - 3:15pm

    Doing Good Is Good Business: Social Entrepreneurship as a Pillar of Innovation

    Speakers Roland Schatz, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General
    Preston McIntyre, Senior Policy Advisor, EMAG Group
    Steve Barnett, Executive Director of Business Development, ADGM
    Vijay Tirathrai, Managing Director, Techstars
    Moderator: Sana Bagersh, CEO, BrandMoxie
    3:15 - 3:30pm

    Pitch 5 Startups 2 mins pitch 3 mins Q&A

    3:30 - 4:15pm

    Coffee Break

    4:15 - 5:00pm

    Fireside Chat: From UAE to the World: Building MENA's Global Tech Hub of the Future

    Speakers Ahmad Ali Alwan, Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development, Hub71
    Jamil Asfour, Executive Director for Technology Partnerships, Abu Dhabi Investment Office
    Moderator: Dan Murphy, CNBC
    5:00 - 5:45pm

    A Special Fireside Chat with Magnus Olsson, Careem

    Moderator: Aby Sam Thomas, Editor In Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
    5:45 - 6:00pm

    Winners revealed

    6:00pm

    Networking at Coya