SEF 2019

SEF 2019

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In 2019, SEF guided the attendees on their inner quest, leading them to find their innermost motivations and greatest sources of inspiration in order to achieve peak performance and elevate their entrepreneurial experience.

#InspiringChangemakers

Speakers

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Akon
akon

Grammy Award winning artist and Entrepreneur

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Arlan Hamilton
arlan hamilton

Founder, Backstage Capital

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HRH Prince Khaled bin Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud
hrh prince khaled bin al waleed bin talal al saud

Founder and CEO, KBW Ventures, and Founding Chairman, KBW Investments

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Chris Gardner
chris gardner

Author, Pursuit of Happyness

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Jonas Kjellberg
jonas kjellberg

Co-creator, Skype

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VISHEN LAKHIANI
vishen lakhiani

CEO, MindValley

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Dr. Shefali Tsabary
dr. shefali tsabary

NYT best-selling author, psychologist and wisdom teacher

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Jim Kwik
jim kwik

CEO, Kwik Learning, and founder, SuperheroYou

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Muna Al Gurg
muna al gurg

Director of Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

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Ramez T. Shehadi
ramez t. shehadi

Managing Director MENA of Facebook

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Mouza Al Nasri
mouza al nasri

CEO of Khalifa Fund

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Dia Haykal
dia haykal

Editor-in-Chief, MIT Technology Review Arabia

Kamran Elahian
kamran elahian

Innovation catalyst, philanthropist, entrepreneur without borders and a global venture capitalist, Founder and Chairman of Global Innovation Catalyst, Cofounder and Chairman of Global Catalyst Foundation

Svetlana Velikanova
svetlana velikanova

Founder and CEO of Harbour.Space

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Anisa Al Sharif
anisa al sharif

Certified Hand in Hand instructor and Social Entrepreneur, Founder of Tanshia

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Yasar Jarrar
yasar jarrar

Senior Advisor, Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Innovations in Government

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Christian Lindener
christian lindener

Global Head of Airbus Bizlabs

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Bernhard Schambeck
bernhard schambeck

CEO of the BMW Startup Garage

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Asmae Lemniei
asmae lemniei

Advisor and Managing Director of Lean X Consulting

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Hadeel Ayoub
hadeel ayoub

Founder of BrightSign

Hind Hobeika
hind hobeika

Founder of Instabeat

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Bassel Idriss
bassel idriss

Founder of Generics

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Michael Lints
michael lints

Partner at Golden Gate Ventures

G. Nagesh Rao
g. nagesh rao

Startup Ecosystem Architect

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Megan Mitchell
megan mitchell

Director of Fellowships and Student Programs, MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship

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Eric Dawson
eric dawson

CEO and Co-Founder, Peace First

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Sonia Weymuller
sonia weymuller

Founding Partner, VentureSouq

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Travis Hunter
travis hunter

Former Prime Minister of Estonia

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Hattaf Ansari
hattaf ansari

Co-founder of Ampliphi Ventures

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Majid Al Qasimi
majid al qasimi

Founder of Finyal Media

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Ihab al Fikry
ihab al fikry

Founder of Al Mentor

Lindsey Miller
lindsey miller

Managing Partner of MENA Moonshots

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Mishal Kanoo
mishal kanoo

Chairman, The Kanoo Group

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Arieje Al Shakar
arieje al shakar

Director & Fund Manager, Al Waha Fund of Funds

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Shihab al Hammadi
shihab al hammadi

Director of the Sharjah Media City Free Zone Authority (Shams)

Hussien Al Mahmoudi
hussien al mahmoudi

CEO, American University of Sharjah Enterprises, Sharjah Research & Development Technology and Innovation Park

Jon Karas
jon karas

President & Co-Founder, Akoin

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Rana Nawas
rana nawas

creator and Host, When Women Win podcast

Tarek al Bolbol
tarek al bolbol

Founder of Booklava

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Partners

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Gallery

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