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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
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

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