MENA Entrepreneurial Showcase & Networking Reception
Occasion on 2015-01-14 18:00:00
Join Us as We Kick off the New 12 months in Celebrating MENA Entrepreneurship!
Hosted by The Aspen Institute's center East Programs
WHEN: January 14, 2015 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Marketplace & Networking – 6:00- 7:15 p.m.Opening Remarks and Keynote – 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.Pitches / Q&A – 7:45 – 8:15 p.m. WHERE: NestGSV – 425 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA 94063
Light meals and beverages will likely to be offered. ADMISSION: Free for TechWadi and partner organization members, donation for non-members. Consider becoming aTechWadi member.
Since 2009, there’s been a three-fold escalation in the amount of assets into MENA start-ups; now is the time to appear on region for tomorrow's next big entrepreneurs.
TechWadi is partnering with The Aspen Institute to showcase ten start-ups from MENA area in an open entrepreneurial marketplace and networking hour on January 14, 2015. Engage with the visitings start-up and find out more about their products or services and offerings, while meeting other users for the TechWadi community.
TechWadi will host two keynotes in the MENA outlook for entrepreneurship from Tamer Rashad, CEO of Humtap, and remarks from Mahendra Ramsinghani, Co-Founder at Mod N laboratories and investor in over 50 seed start-ups. The utmost effective three organizations will deliver their pitches towards market.
The future is bright for entrepreneurship inside MENA region, come out and discover for yourself. Develop to see you here! for just about any questions or inquiries regarding this event, be sure to contact Christina Ashtary at firstname.lastname@example.org. towards Speakers:
Tamer Rashad is a small business frontrunner with more than 23 many years of basic management, business strategy, and business development experience across the United States, Europe and Emerging Markets. Currently, Founder and CEO of Humtap Inc., a consumer mobile social-media start-up developing a proprietary revolutionary technology allow you to be a music creator, in any genre, and without any training or knowledge of music composition. Just before founding Humtap, Tamer had been CEO of Liechtenstein’s private bank LGT Middle East, and CEO of Merrill Lynch the Middle East. He served in key leadership functions as handling Director at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch in New York, Head of business Strategy at Countrywide Financial, and American Airlines, and Strategy Consultant at Accenture and Deloitte. In 2006, while at Merrill Lynch, Tamer developed Wall Street's first B2B social media pc software platform, monetizing clients’ relationship money over the enterprise and producing vast sums of bucks in incremental income. He has a few U.S. patents related to social-media algorithms. Tamer is a graduate regarding the London company class with a Masters in Finance, the University of Surrey with a Masters in Tourism Marketing and Geographical Suggestions Systems, and went to executive leadership programs at INSEAD, Wharton and NYU.
Mahendra Ramsinghani is Co-Founder of Mod N laboratories, a cybersecurity collaborative assisting entrepreneurs build the following generation of security organizations. He has purchased over fifty pre-seed and seed phase companies and has ten years of expertise in fostering the growth of early-stage technology businesses. As Director – investment capital Initiatives for Michigan Economic developing Corporation (MEDC) Mahendra led the legislation for just two Fund-of-Fund programs that deploy 0+ million in VC funds Michigan. He is also the co-author of "Startup Boards" book (Wiley, 2014) with VC and writer Brad Feld.Mahendra's back ground includes a Bachelor's in Electronics Engineering and MBA with a significant in Marketing & Finance.
Rama Chakaki founded Baraka Ventures in 2006 to invest in social and tech organizations, including Baraka Advisors, a digital communications agency. She also established BarakaBits, the only media endeavor delivering exclusively great news, changing the narrative in the news to an intelligent, positive and empowering one. Rama applies 23 several years of technical and communications experience to the woman passion: purchasing social enterprises, utilizing technology for social development and nurturing future social business owners in the region. Rama holds a BS in Computer Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management from George Washington University. She’s a founding member of Arab ladies in Computing together with very first regional Females Angel investment community.
Karabeesh (Jordan) – Kharabeesh is a native born online activity network that serves Arab internet users worldwide, and it is considered one of the leading multi-channel systems "MCN" and broadcasters on YouTube. MadFoo3at.com (Jordan) – Madfoo3at.com is an on-line, real-time bill presentation and payment solution, which allows clients to check out, and spend their bills anytime, any place in Jordan and MENA. ShopGo (Jordan/Syria) – ShopGo.me is a hosted and localised e-commerce solution designed to allow MENA merchants to produce e-stores and start to become e-tailers, in just a couple of basic steps. Dr.Bridge (Egypt) – DrBridge creates an electronic digital healthcare ecosystem to create patient medical documents and automate data transactions between different medical stakeholders. It gives training administration and electronic medical documents (EMR) to health practitioners and their separate private practices. It connects clinics to patients, plus laboratory chains, radiology center chains, and pharmaceutical companies. DabaDoc (Morocco) – DabaDoc enables you to find a doctor or dental practitioner available while making a scheduled appointment on line. DabaDoc brings to you reliable info on professionals around you and prevents you from spending hours on phone to see which can see you Transline (Algeria) – TransLine is a smart solution looking to link transportation providers (haulage) with customers instantly by using a web platform and mobile application. Transline resolves many dilemmas of fleet management in Algeria for instance the lack of interaction, the empty returns of vehicles, and also the price of transport services. Chifco (Tunisia) – Chifco is a client engagement platform that reinvents how resources, telecommunications organizations, and facility supervisors interact with customers and devices, through the quality of infroamtion to your method this material is presented and delivered.
Minimal Thinking Minds (Jordan) – is an organization passionate about teaching children in Arabic, and supplying digital and physical edutainment solutions for preschool and main year kiddies by means of DVDs, apps, games, and digital books. Woisio (Turkey) – Woisio is an online news platform with a fundamentally different value idea: a TV-like watching experience that consolidates news and media centered on tagged content. This has grown to 14 million movie views and 3.5 million active monthly users, but seeks to penetrate the international market Webteb (Palestine) – WebTeb could be the leading Arabic-language health and wellness site, with the most traffic, content, tools and physician listings, serving a population of over 350 million Arabic language speakers. WebTeb objective is offer Arabic-language comprehensive overall health information making sure that Arabic-speaking users can live better and healthy everyday lives and connect to health practitioners, hospitals, medical practioners, dentists, pharmaceutical organizations and wellness training institutions. EVENT HOST / PARTNER
The Aspen Institute’s Middle East Programs develops and implements pragmatic economic and policy initiatives that advance economic opportunity in the centre East and North Africa. Together with the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the Aspen center East Program’s Partners for a New Beginning Initiative, is organizing a training program for 10 tech business owners through the Middle East and North Africa so that you can help them develop and measure their organizations regionally and globally.
DIASPORA PARTNERSPersian Tech Entrepreneur’s ecosystem encourages entrepreneurship by giving solutions advantageous to the general public interest. The PTE community will connect through the internet, social networking, and occasions. PTE’s goal is always to help the community create jobs, internships, and give recognition to great skill.
LebNet is a network of Lebanese-American professionals employed in the technology sector, mostly in Silicon Valley, CA. This system, which were only available in 1999, includes above 300 people and is constructed on relationships and volunteerism. LebNet's goals are to at least one) Raise presence associated with the Lebanese-American technology community in Bay region 2) link, expand, support, recruit, mentor, and uncover 3) help technology (IT) projects in Lebanon and in the Middle-East. The Association of Moroccan experts in America (AMPA) is a non-profit company founded to market networking between experienced, successful, and active Moroccan professionals in the United States of America. Our objective is always to provide our users with a comprehensive platform where they can easily share their knowledge and connections to advance social and professional development.
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