Saluting the naive and crazy – our no-nonsense startup roadshow continues! Join us at the Four Seasons Riyadh 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 at 6pm for networking and registration
Showtime 7pm - first come first serve
7pm - Confession of Mistakes
Let's discuss the learnings and successes of entrepreneurship - time to demystify 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 Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt
Moderator and Keynote: COO Your Middle East Aurore Belfrage - Startup Coach, Tech Geek, 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 of course Silicon Valley!
Guests include the phenomenal serial entrepreneur and role model HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud, awesome entrepreneur Magnus Ohlson Founder Careem, charismatic Leena Khalil Head of Saudi operations of successful startup Mumzworld, and listen to the visionary and inspirational Wael Fakharany GoogleX and his work to promote entrepreneurship in the Middle East.
8pm - How to Pitch
3 entrepreneurs showcase their startups to an amazingly experienced 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.
Investors Panel: Come learn from serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Dany Farha, BECO Capital, seasoned investor and startup evangelist from Cairo Chairman Sawari Ventures Ahmed Alfi and the inspiring startup coach Amal Dokhan from KAUST University who co-manages the Startup Accelorator and Corporate Innovation programat the Entrepreneurship Centre.
9pm - A surprise....
Drinks, snacks & networking!
The event will be streamed live on yourmiddleeast.com
Your Middle East Startup will be held at Four Seasons Riyadh (left above). Drinks & snacks are served afterwords!