Fifth Edition of Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium

“The stage seems set for what is perhaps the greatest entrepreneurial challenge yet, cultivating a class of innovative and visionary startups for the three billion middle class consumers from China, India, and Africa"

Press Release

startAD, the Abu Dhabi-based global accelerator anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi and powered by Tamkeen, will host the fifth edition of its Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium on Saturday, March 23.

Organized under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Economy, and in partnership with VentureSouq, the Symposium’s theme this year is Looking East: The New Digital Silk Road & The Future of the Global Technology Order.

Taking place at NYU Abu Dhabi, Angel Rising will highlight the UAE’s role in shaping the future of the global economy with the emergence of new technologies and markets in China, India, and Africa. Open to the public, the Symposium is free to attend; prior registration is required.

The Symposium will welcome a number of renowned investors and experts, including:

  • Assistant Undersecretary and Head of UAE Executive Team for the Global Innovation Index His Excellency Abdallah Al Shamsi
  • Chief Executive Officer of China SilkRoad Investment & Development Winston Ma Wenyan
 

“The stage seems set for what is perhaps the greatest entrepreneurial challenge yet, cultivating a class of innovative and visionary startups for the three billion middle class consumers from China, India, and Africa. These consumers need new businesses to solve their unique challenges. The advent of the 21st century digital silk road has the UAE poised to play a key role in shaping the future of the global economy by paving strategic corridors for technology transfers and capital deployment.”

NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean of Engineering, and startAD Managing Director Ramesh Jagannathan

The annual Symposium intends to elevate a new class of Angel Investors by providing education on key topics related to Angel Investing, demystify the startup investing landscape, facilitate conversation among community and industry leaders, and ultimately inspire more investors to fuel greater innovation in the UAE and beyond. Angel Rising 2019 is supported by Etihad, Latham & Watkins, Khalifa Fund, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), and UAE Exchange.


About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from 120 nations and speak over 120 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.