Organized by startAD and VentureSouq, the 4th Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium returns to NYU Abu Dhabi this week.

March 24th 2018

More than 200 industry and community leaders in Abu Dhabi will convene for the event and discuss methods to empower new angel investors, as well as strengthen the potential of Angel Investment in creating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UAE.

This year’s symposium explores the theme of ‘Investing in MENA – Finding MENA’s Competitive Edge on the Global Stage’ and brings together renowned local and global experts.

Speakers

Ramesh Jagannathan

Ramesh Jagannathan

Managing Director

startAD at NYU Abu Dhabi

Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson

CEO and Co-founder

Hackers/Founders

Lina Hediah

Lina Hediah

Executive Director MENA

ConsenSys

Tamara Pupic

Tamara Pupic

Managing Editor

Entrepreneur Middle East

Sonia Weymuller

Sonia Weymuller

Partner

VentureSouq

Rahul Pai

Rahul Pai

COO

UAE Exchange

Wai Lum Kwok

Wai Lum Kwok

Executive Director

Capital Markets at ADGM

Christos Mastoras

Christos Mastoras

Founder & Managing Partner at Iliad Partners and Co-Founder of Glambox

Jake Zeller

Jake Zeller

Partner

AngelList

Omar Christidis

Omar Christidis

CEO & Founder

ArabNet

Dr. Saeeda Jaffar

Dr. Saeeda Jaffar

Managing Director and Middle East Office Co-Head

Alvarez and Marsal Middle East Limited

Ahmed Al Qassim

Ahmed Al Qassim

CEO of Emirates NBD Capital - Investment Banking

ENBD

Fritz Lanman

Fritz Lanman

CEO

ClassPass

Sam Hodges

Sam Hodges

Co-founder

Funding Circle USA

Abdulrahman Addas

Abdulrahman Addas

Chief corporate development officer

Majid Al Futtaim Holding

John Tate

John Tate

CEO

Tamkeen

Agenda

1:00 - 1:30 pm Registration
1:30 - 1:35 pm Welcome Note

  • Ramesh Jagannathan
  • 1:35 - 1:40 pm Introduction
    1:40 - 1:55 pm Keynote Address

  • Jake Zeller
  • 1:55 - 2:25 pm Getting Liquid: Choosing Investments that will Exit

  • Tamara Pupic
  • Sam Hodges
  • Christos Mastoras
  • Dr. Saeeda Jaffar
  • 2:25 – 2:55 pm Investing in Venture & Crypto: Same Slice of the Pie?

  • Lina Hediah
  • Jonathan Nelson
  • Rahul Pai
  • 2:55 – 3:10 pm Break
    3:10 – 3:25 pm State of Investments in MENA

  • Omar Christidis
  • 3:25 – 3:55 pm Local Vision: How do Regional Investors See Deals Differently?

  • Ahmed Al Qassim
  • Abdulrahman Addas
  • Wai Lum Kwok
  • 3:55 – 4:25 pm Live Demonstration: Valuation

  • Tammer Qaddumi
  • 4:25 – 4:40 pm Break
    4:40 – 5:00 pm MENA's White Space: Investing in Hardware

  • Fritz Lanman
  • 5:00 – 5:45 pm
  • Startup Round Up 1: Moduware
  • Startup Round Up 2: El Grocer
  • 5:45 – 6:30 pm Networking

    Sponsors

    Platinum

    Silver

    Partners

    Mobility Partner

    Media Partners

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