2017-05-13-angel-rising Conference Angel Rising 2017 Investor Education Symposium

Open to the Public

Date

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.

Organized by

startAD NYUAD

VentureSouq UAE-based Angel Group

Agenda

Saturday May 13, 2017

Time
 
1:00pm-1:30pm
Registration
1:30pm-1:35pmWelcome and Introductions
Ramesh Jagannatha
n, Managing Director, startAD at NYU Abu Dhabi
1:35pm-1:50pm

Keynote Address

1:50pm-2:05pm
Data Deep Drive: State of Investment in MENA
Omar Christidis,
CEO & Founder, ArabNet
2:05pm-2:45pm
Module 1: How Fintech Enables Angel Investing
Angela Strange
, Partner, Andreessen Horowitz
2:45pm-3:00pm
Break
3:00pm-3:40pm

Module 2: Panel-The Investor Food Chain
Aby Thomas
, Moderator, Editor in Chief Entrepreneur Middle East

Panelist:
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

3:40pm-4:20 pm
Spotlight Session: Impact Investing
Naeem Zaminder
, Pakistan Country Director and CEO, Acumen
4:20pm-4:30 pm
Break

4:30pm–5:10 pm

Module 3: 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: 
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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