Saluting the naive and crazy – our no-nonsense startup roadshow continues! Join us 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
Doors open @6pm
Networking and snacks
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 to Iraq Jörgen Lindström
Guest speakers include the awesome Ahmed Izzedien Founder and CEO Legend Lands co – LLS Group and Banu Ali from Startup Weekend Sulaimani
Moderator and Keynote: COO Your Middle East - Startup Coach, Tech Geek, Aubergine Lover and Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder of global success Wrapp - sharing a few learnings about the challenges and joys of startups.
Part 2: How to Pitch 7.30-8.30pm
2 female entrepreneurs showcase their startups to an investor panel in an interactive Q&A session about Story telling and how to best pitch your business. Everything you need to know before you present your startup to potential investors. We are honered to welcome Founder and CEO of Erbil Manpower Talan Aouny, Dr Hemin Latif Vice President at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and Rawaz Rauf, Commercial and Strategy Advisor at Hiwa Rauf Group of Companies.
Venue: Divan Hotel (directions)
* USAID-Foras is a workforce development project funded by USAID.
Your Middle East Startup will be held at Divan Hotel (left above). Coffee & snacks are served afterwords!