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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

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
Idriss Al Rifai

Idriss Al Rifai

FETCHR
Babak Ahmadzadeh

Babak Ahmadzadeh

PLUGANDPLAY
Vera Futorjanski

Vera Futorjanski

500 STARTUPS
Roland Schatz

Roland Schatz

UNGSII
Stephen George

Stephen George

SURKUS
Talal Bayaa

Talal Bayaa

BAYZAT
Basil Al Askari

Basil Al Askari

MIDCHAINS
Kai Ling

Kai Ling

ETIHAD
Joy Ajlouni

Joy Ajlouni

FETCHR
Dr. Asma

Dr. Asma

DEPARTMENT
OF HEALTH

Bassel Idriss

Bassel Idriss

FORMIDABLE
MICROFACTORY
Philip Bahoshy

Philip Bahoshy

MAGNiTT
Rosemary Pierce-Messick

Rosemary Pierce-Messick

Three Wheels United
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
Ramesh Jagannathan

Ramesh Jagannathan

STARTAD
Sana Bagersh

Sana Bagersh

BRANDMOXIE
Ambareen Musa

Ambareen Musa

SOUQALMAL.COM

Agenda

9:30 - 10:15 AM
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, Senior Manager Strategy & Innovation, Etihad
Babak Ahmadzadeh, Director, PlugandPlay
Ramesh, 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 - 11:00 AM
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 - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 AM
Let's talk about the F word: Why do start-up fail and how can founders fail forward? Speakers Bassel Iddriss, Formidable Microfactory
Sharif El-Badawy, Partner, 500 Falcons
Heather, Partner, Mindshift Ventures
Stephen George, CEO of Surkus and former Co-Founder of Groupon
Moderator: Patrick Rogers, Co-Founder and CEO, Clara
12:00 - 12:45 PM
The Funding Ecosystem: Choosing the Right Investment Vehicles for Each Growth Stage Speakers TBC, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)
Talal Tabbaa, COO, Jibrel Network
Shane Shin, Partner, Shourooq VC
Noor Shawwa, Managing Director, Endeavour
Moderator: Philip Bahoshy, Founder and CEO, MAGNITT
12:45 - 1:45 PM
Lunch/Networking Break
1:45 - 2:30 PM
Access to Capital from a Founder's Perspective: How Easy is it to fund raise in the region? Speakers Fodhil Binturquia, Founder, Okadoc
Ambareen Musa, Founder, SouqAlmal
Idriss Al Rifai, Founder, Fetchr
Talal Bayaa, Founder, Bayzat
2:30 - 3:15 PM
Doing Good Is Good Business: Social Entrepreneurship as a Pillar of Innovation Speakers Roland Schatz, Founder, UNGSII
Preston McIntyre, Senior Policy Advisor, EMAG Group
Rosemary Pierce-Messick, Head of Business Development, Three Wheels United
Steve Barnett, Executive Director, ADGM
Moderator: Sana Bagersh
3:15 - 3:30 PM
Pitch 5 Startups 2 mins pitch 3 mins Q&A
3:30 - 4:15 PM
Coffee Break
4:15 - 5:00 PM
From UAE to the World: Building MENA's Global Tech Hub of the Future Speakers Fireside chat with Hub71& ADIO
Moderator: CNBC
5:00 - 5:45 PM
A Special Fireside Chat with Magnus Olsson, Careem Moderator: Ibrahim Ajami, Head of Mubadala Ventures
5:45 - 6:00 PM
Winners revealed
6:00 PM
Networking at Coya

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