Saluting the naive and crazy – The Grand Finale of our successful no-nonsense startup roadshow! Join us @BDD the 15th of June 6.00pm in Beirut for an evening that brings together geeks, hackers, entrepreneurs, VCs and the rest of the startup scene to inspire, network and share ideas. FREE-2-ATTEND
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY MINISTER OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS BOUTROS HARB
Garden opens at 6pm for snacks & registration
First come first serve.... so register NOW
7pm - CONFESSION OF MISTAKES
Let's discuss the learnings and successes of entrepreneurship - time to demistify some of the buzzword. We'll have an informal discussion about everything from how scary it is to start a bizniz, to recruiting a team, to the challenges of building a product or service, to how to work with lawyers, to how to use social media to build a community.
Opening remarks Swedish Ambassador Birgitta Alani-Holst
Moderator and Keynote: COO Your Middle East Aurore Belfrage - Startup Coach, Angel Investor, Aubergine Lover and Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder of global success Wrapp with Skype founder Niklas Zennström and Linkedin founder Reid Hoffman as first investors. She has a few learnings to share about working in Stockholm, London and Silicon Valley!
Guests include the amazing Hala Fadel of MIT and Leap Venture and the charismatic Dubai based entrepreneur Magnus Ohlosson CEO and co-founder of Careem. Its an honor to also welcome the super star entrepreneur from Cairo, CEO and Cofounder of Riseup Egypt Abdelhameed Sharara
8pm - HOW TO PITCH - The art of Story Telling
2 entrepreneurs showcase their startups to an amazingly experienced investor panel in an interactive Q&A session about Storytelling and how to best pitch your business. Everything you need to know before you present your startup to potential investors.
Investors Panel - Come learn from the seasoned VC from Istanbul Numan Numan, MD of 212 and serial entrepreneur and skilled angel investor from Cairo MD IPneo Khaled Ismail
More guests to be announced.... Watch this space!
9pm - DJ, Drinks, snacks & networking!