Angel Rising 2018 — Investor Education Symposium


WHEN March 24, 2018
1:30-6:30 PM WHERE Conference Center (A6) WHO startAD Open to the Public


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.

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Hosted by
Sponsored by
  • Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi, Platinum Sponsor
  • UAE Exchange, Silver Sponsor
  • Latham & Watkins, Silver Sponsor
  • Ramesh Jagannathan, Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship Development at NYU Abu Dhabi and Managing Director of startAD
  • Sonia Weymuller, Partner, VentureSouq
  • Omar Christidis, CEO and Founder, ArabNet
  • Fritz Lanman, CEO, ClassPass
  • Lina Hediah, Executive Director MENA, ConsenSys
  • Aby Thomas, Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
  • Jake Zeller, Partner, AngelList
  • Sam Hodges, Co-founder, Funding Circle USA
  • Jonathan Nelson, CEO and Co-founder, Hackers/Founders
  • Christos Mastoras, Founder and Managing Partner, Iliad Partners
  • Ahmed Al Qassim, Director - Investment Banking, ENBD

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