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Entrepreneur Day, 15-16 Nov 2017
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Entrepreneur Day

Entrepreneur Day is a two day event that gathers the best and brightest from the MENA startup scene to Dtec, the largest technology hub in the region for an annual celebration of entrepreneurship.

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[ Startup Pitch ]

Win Everything You Need to Get Your Business Moving

Entries for the Startup Pitch Competition are now closed. Watch for shortlisted finalists.

The Pitch Competition is one of the highlights of Entrepreneur Day event (#ED17), offering cash prizes, and free company setup, among other benefits and a very exclusive prize for this year, courtesy of Volkswagen.

[ SPEAKERS ]

Check back regularly as many more speakers to be added.

Nina Zandnia

Nina Zandnia
Lifestyle Influencer

Walid Mansour
Investor, MEVP

Vikas S. Shah
Entrepreneur, Investor, Writer

Philip Bahoshy
Founder MAGNiTT

Mohammed Alsehli

Mohammed Alsehli
CEO, Arabianchain Tech

John Trbovich

John Trbovich
US Investor

Caspar Herzberg

Caspar Herzberg
President Schneider Electric

Promoth Manghat

Promoth Manghat
CEO, UAE Exchange Group

Warren Sturt

Warren Sturt
Entrepreneur

Angus Paterson

    Angus Paterson
    Partner, STC Ventures

    Sirish Kumar

    Sirish Kumar
    Co-Founder, Telr

    Saqr M. Ereiqat

    Saqr M. Ereiqat
    BlockChain Evangelist, IBM

    Kushal Shah

    Kushal Shah
    Founder, Dubai Angel Investors

    Paul Sloane

    Paul Sloane
    Author and Innovation Specialist

    Alessandro Lanteri

    Alessandro Lanteri
    Professor of Entrepreneurship

    Sharene Lee

    Sharene Lee
    CoFounder of Melltoo

    David Llorente

    David Llorente
    Serial Entrepreneur

    Daniel dos Reis

      Daniel dos Reis
      Senior Portfolio Manager, Dtec

      Wissam Younane

      Wissam Younane
      CEO, BNC Publishing

      Hans Henrik Christensen

        Hans Christensen
        Director of Dtec

        Tariq Qureishy

          Tariq Qureishy
          Media Professional

          Haytham El Maayergi

            Haytham El Maayergi
            Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

            Murtaza Manji

              Murtaza Manji
              Director, ActionCOACH

              Sarah Jones

                Sarah Jones
                Founder & CEO Sprii.com

                Mona Ataya

                Mona Ataya
                CEO & Founder Mumzworld

                Aby Sam Thomas

                Aby Sam Thomas
                Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur
                Middle East

                Pramod Dhalwani

                  Pramod Dhalwani
                  CEO, Intelligent Finance Consultants

                  Stan Rickel

                  Stan Rickel
                  Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

                  Christopher Rogers

                  Christopher Rogers
                  Investor, Lumia Capital

                  [ Agenda ]

                  08:45

                  Arrival and showcase exhibition open

                  09:30

                  WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY SESSION

                  Tariq Qureishy, Founder and CEO MAD Talks

                  09:40

                  DUBAI SILICON OASIS AUTHORITY OPENING REMARKS

                  09:50

                  THE FUTURE OF INVESTMENT IN MENA

                  Walid Mansour, MEVP; Angus Paterson, STC; Karl Tlais, Visa; Kushal Shah, Dubai Angel Investors; Chris Rogers, Lumia Capital USA. Moderator: Philip Bahoshy, Magnitt

                  10:30

                  VENTURE CAPITAL: CURRENT STATE, RECENT TRENDS & FUTURE OUTLOOK

                  John Trbovich, Partner, Arsenal Ventures USA

                  10:50

                  PITCH COMPETITION FINAL

                  11:50

                  Networking break

                  12:20

                  SOCIAL INFLUENCE, A SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS?

                  Nina Zandnia, Influencer; Khaled Zaararah, 360MEA; Wissam Younane, CEO BNC Publishing; Moderator: Aby Sam Thomas, Entrepreneur ME

                  13:00

                  FROM STARTING A BUSINESS AT 14; 20 YEARS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

                  Professor Vikas Shah

                  13:30

                  Competition Award Ceremony

                  Paul Sloane, Director; Destination Innovation

                  13:40

                  CREATING A SMART GOVERNMENT ON BLOCKCHAIN

                  Mohamed Alsehli, Arabian Chain, Promoth Manghat, UAE Exchange, Haytham El Maayergi, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Saqr Ereigat, IBM; Moderator: Hans Christensen, Dtec

                  14:20

                  STUDIO930. A BRIEF LOOK AT AN ACADEMIC INTERDISCIPLINARY START-UP

                  Stan Rickel, Associate Professor Industrial Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

                  14:35

                  Networking break

                  14:55

                  GROWING TRENDS IN E-COMMERCE AND RETAIL

                  Sirish Kumar, Telr; Mona Ataya, Mumzworld; Sharene Lee, Melltoo; Moderator: Daniel dos Reis, Dtec

                  15:35

                  SMART CITIES INNOVATION

                  Casper Herzberg, President Schneider Electric Middle East & Africa & Author of Digital Nations: Building Smart Cities in Emerging Countries and Beyond

                  15:55

                  EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE: A JOURNEY OF CONSTANT BREAKTHROUGH TO SUCCESS

                  Maria Da Conceicao

                  16:15

                  LIGHT MORE FIRES – HOW TO LEAD INNOVATION

                  Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

                  16:45

                  LEARNINGS FROM A SUCCCESSFUL STARTUP

                  David Llorente Narrativa, Sarah Jones, Sprii; Moderator: Warren Sturt, Reneaux & Chung

                  17:20

                  CLOSING COMMENTS: Hans Christensen, Director – Dtec

                  17:30

                  Networking BBQ and Table Tennis Tournament

                  IBM Developer Workshop Track

                  10:00 – 11:00

                  Introduction to IBM Cloud – includes 15 min code lab

                  11:00 – 12:00

                  Building powerful AI enabled applications with Watson APIs (includes 15 mins code lab on deploying a Watson mobile app)

                  13:00 – 14:00

                  Connecting all the Things with Watson IoT (includes code lab)

                  14:00 – 15:30

                  Data Science, Predictive Analytics & Machine Learning (includes talks by Analytics SMEs & code lab)

                  15:30 – 17:00

                  Blockchain (includes Intro to IBM Blockchain+ demo)

                  INTRODUCTION TO THOMSON REUTERS – ACCELERATE SME

                  10:00 – 11:00

                  Presented by Elio Nassar, Community Manager for Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME

                  NEED EXTRA HANDS? HOW INTERNS CAN BENEFIT YOUR COMPANY

                  11:30 – 12:00

                  Presented by Eleni Papailia, Director RIT Dubai

                  REVERSE MENTORSHIP AND THE 60:40:20 RULE – The Essential Ingredient for Future Leadership Success

                  12:30 – 14:30

                  Presented by Tariq Qureishy, Founder and CEO MAD Talks

                  Smart Entrepreneurship in an Age of Intelligent Machines

                  10:00 – 12:00

                  Presented by Dr Alessandro Lanteri, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Abu Dhabi University

                  Introduction to Vat in the UAE

                  12:30 – 13:30

                  Presented by Pramod Dhalwani, CEO, Intelligent Finance Consultants

                  Planning, Profit and Pitfalls: The Do’s and Don’ts of Long Term Success

                  14:30 – 16:00

                  Presented by Murtaza Manji, Director of Action Coach

                  * All items are subject to change

                  [ Dubai Guide ]

                  Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre is ideally situated. Based in the heart of Dubai Silicon Oasis, just 20 minutes from Dubai international Airport and 20 mins to Downtown Dubai.

                  Entrepreneur Day 2017
                  Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), Dubai Silicon Oasis
                  Tel: +971 (0)4 501 3905

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