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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
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:
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.
Heather HenyonMINDSHIFT CAPITAL
Noor ShawwaENDEAVOR UAE
Idriss Al RifaiFETCHR
Vera Futorjanski500 STARTUPS
Aby Sam ThomasENTREPRENEUR
Ahmad Ali AlwanHub71
Basil Al AskariMIDCHAINS
Kai Ling TingETIHAD
Dr. Asma Al MannaeiDEPARTMENT
Khaled Al FahimAl Fahim Group
Preston McIntyreEMAG GROUP
Sal LavalloTRAIL OF SEEDS
Sharif El-Badawy500 STARTUPS
Shane ShinSHOROOQ INVESTMENTS
Raj KotechaCREATIVE MARKETING AGENCY
Jamil AsfourABU DHABI INVESTMENT OFFICE
Corporate-start-up Partnerships: The Private Sector's Role in Scaling the Entrepreneurial EcosystemSpeakers 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
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
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
The Funding Ecosystem: Choosing the Right Investment Vehicles for Each Growth StageSpeakers 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
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
Doing Good Is Good Business: Social Entrepreneurship as a Pillar of InnovationSpeakers 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
Pitch 5 Startups 2 mins pitch 3 mins Q&A
Fireside Chat: From UAE to the World: Building MENA's Global Tech Hub of the FutureSpeakers 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
A Special Fireside Chat with Magnus Olsson, CareemModerator: Aby Sam Thomas, Editor In Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
Networking at Coya
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