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Conference Angel Rising 2017 Investor Education Symposium

Open to the Public

Date

Time 1:30-6:30pm

Location NYUAD Campus, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Conference Center Auditorium (A6)

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Angel Rising is an annual symposium organized by startAD and VentureSouq that provides education sessions on key topics related to Angel Investing to individuals from the region who have expressed an interest in investing in startups.

The development of a broad, sophisticated class of investors is a necessity in a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, and can be a critical part of the desired solution for the MENA region. In order for a startup ecosystem to flourish, the investor base needs to mature and evolve in lock step with the entrepreneur base.

The Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium is supported by the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates.

Organized by

startAD NYUAD

VentureSouq UAE-based Angel Group

Agenda

Saturday May 13, 2017

Time
 
1-1:30pm
Registration
1:30-1:35pmWelcome and Introduction
Ramesh Jagannathan
, Managing Director, startAD at NYU Abu Dhabi
1:35-1:45pm

State of the Union: Current MENA Investing News
Tammer Qaddumi
, Partner, VentureSouq
Suneel Gokhale, Partner, VentureSouq

1:45-2pm
The Role of the UAE Embassy in Promoting Innovation and Venture Capital
Saud Al Nowais
, Commercial Counselor for the United Arab Emirates to the United States
2-2:30pmHow Fintech Enables Angel Investing
Angela Strange
, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
1:45-2pm
Data Deep Drive: State of Investment in MENA
Omar Christidis
, CEO & Founder, ArabNet
2:45-3pm
Break
3-3:40pm

Panel — The Investor Food Chain
Aby Thomas
, Moderator, Editor in Chief Entrepreneur Middle East

Panelists:
Jeff Lynn, Co-Founder and CEO, Seedrs
Vikas Shah
, Visiting Prof of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management
Najla Al Midfa
, General Manager, Sheraa, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center
Sharif El-Badawi
, Partner, 500 Startups

3:40-4:20pm
Spotlight Session: Impact Investing
Naeem Zaminder
, Pakistan Country Director and CEO, Acumen

4:20-4:30pm
Break

4:30–5:10 pm

Investment Strategies That Work (and Don’t Work)
Owen Davis
, Managing Director NYC Seed
Sabah Al Binali
, Active investor, entrepreneurial leader & commentator. Former CIO of Shuaa Capital and founding CEO of Saffar Capital

5:10pm–5:40 pmDemonstration: Live Valuation

Facilitators:
Tammer Qaddumi, Partner, VentureSouq
Sébastien de Jong, Founder of HomeHouse
5:40pm–6:30 pmNetworking and Light Fare

Hosted By

startAD VSQ

Ecosystem Partners

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Supported By

The Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium is supported by the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates.