Speakers

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2021 Speakers

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H. E. Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi H. E. Dr. Ahmed Belhoul Al Falasi
h. e. dr. ahmed belhoul al falasi

UAE Minister of State of Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Fadi Ghandour Fadi Ghandour
fadi ghandour

Executive Chairman

Wamda Capital

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Magnus Olsson Magnus Olsson
magnus olsson

Founder

Careem

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Anas Bukhash Anas Bukhash
anas bukhash

Serial Entrepreneur and Host

AB Talks

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Omar Samra Omar Samra
omar samra

Star of the "Beyond the Raging Sea" documentary on their row across the Atlantic Ocean

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Omar Nour Omar Nour
omar nour

Star of the "Beyond the Raging Sea" documentary on their row across the Atlantic Ocean

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Rashed Al Nuaimi Rashed Al Nuaimi
rashed al nuaimi

Actor and Singer

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Amna Al-Haddad Amna Al-Haddad
amna al-haddad

UAE Olympic weightlifter

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Tahmima Anam Tahmima Anam
tahmima anam

Author

The Startup Wife

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Lewis Howes Lewis Howes
lewis howes

New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book

The School of Greatness

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Michael Acton Smith Michael Acton Smith
michael acton smith

Co-Founder and Co CEO

Calm

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Pauline Nguyen Pauline Nguyen
pauline nguyen

Author of

The Way of Spiritual

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Ali Tabrizi Ali Tabrizi
ali tabrizi

Filmmaker and Director

Seaspiracy

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Aida Muluneh Aida Muluneh
aida muluneh

Ethiopian photographer and contemporary artist

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Vishen Lakhiani Vishen Lakhiani
vishen lakhiani

Founder, Entrepreneur, Visionary, Best-Selling Author

Mindvalley

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Bassel Al Nahlaoui Bassel Al Nahlaoui
bassel al nahlaoui

Managing Director of Mobility

Careem

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Sonia Weymuller Sonia Weymuller
sonia weymuller

Founding Partner

VentureSouq

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Simon Hudson Simon Hudson
simon hudson

CEO

Cheeze

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Anwaar AlMahmeed Anwaar AlMahmeed
anwaar almahmeed

CFA, Managing Director

Republic MENA

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Maria Sobh Maria Sobh
maria sobh

Cofounder, Chief Design & Creation Officer & COO

The Concept

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Triska Hamid Triska Hamid
triska hamid

Editorial Director

Wamda

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Anthony Monteard Anthony Monteard
anthony monteard

Cofounder

Jumy

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Farida El Agamy Farida El Agamy
farida el agamy

General Manager

Tharawat Family Business Forum

Elias Tsikhlakis Elias Tsikhlakis
elias tsikhlakis

MD

eyewa

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Ahmad Al Naqbi Ahmad Al Naqbi
ahmad al naqbi

CEO

Emirates Development Bank

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Hayat Al Hassan Hayat Al Hassan
hayat al hassan

Founder

Sweech

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Sarmad Al Zadjali Sarmad Al Zadjali
sarmad al zadjali

co-founder

Mughamer

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Ihsan Al-Hayek Ihsan Al-Hayek
ihsan al-hayek

Regional Manager

MENA, Dapi

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Saeed Al-Nofeli Saeed Al-Nofeli
saeed al-nofeli

Director

in5

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Abdul-Rahman Risilia Abdul-Rahman Risilia
abdul-rahman risilia

Founder and CEO

ARC Talent

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Maha Al Fahim Maha Al Fahim
maha al fahim

Founder

High Water Venture Partners

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Mo Ballout Mo Ballout
mo ballout

Founder

Kitopi

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Craig McDonald Craig McDonald
craig mcdonald

cofounder

YallaParking

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Hussein Wehbe Hussein Wehbe
hussein wehbe

Entrepreneur

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Mohamed Somji Mohamed Somji
mohamed somji

Director

Gulf Photo Plus

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Najla Al Ansari Najla Al Ansari
najla al ansari

Serial Entrepreneur

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Alper Celen Alper Celen
alper celen

Founder

Enhance Ventures

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Previous Speakers

Badr Jafar
badr jafar

CEO, Crescent Enterprises and President, Crescent Petroleum

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Jacqueline Novogratz
jacqueline novogratz

Co-Founder and CEO, Acumen

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Muhammad Yunus
muhammad yunus

Nobel Peace Laureate 2006 and Founder, Grameen Bank

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Kate Robertson
kate robertson

Co-Founder, One Young World

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Keith Ferrazzi
keith ferrazzi

Chairman and Founder, Ferrazzi Greenlight

VISHEN LAKHIANI
vishen lakhiani

CEO, MindValley

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Silfath Pinto
silfath pinto

Energy Healer and Mindset Coach

Pratik Gauri
pratik gauri

India President, 5th Element Group

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Eric Dawson
eric dawson

CEO and Co-Founder, Peace First

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Dina Sherif
dina sherif

Executive Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT Co-founder, Ahead of the Curve

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Sonia Weymuller
sonia weymuller

Founding Partner, VentureSouq

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Medea Nocentini
medea nocentini

Co-Founder, Companies Creating Change (C3)

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Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE
dr. jane goodall, dbe

Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

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Abdullah Al Qassab
abdullah al qassab

TV Personality & Thinking Counselor

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Amal Murad
amal murad

The First Emirati Female Parkour Athlete

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Haitham Al Zarouni
haitham al zarouni

Martial Arts Champion, Coach & Referee

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Ali Al Shamsi
ali al shamsi

Director of Sharjah Youths Center

Ayoub Al Ali
ayoub al ali

Assistant Project Manager at Federal Youth Authority

Wael Al Sayegh
wael al sayegh

Emirati Poet and Author

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Fakhra Al Mansouri
fakhra al mansouri

Game Designer and Founder of video-game company Hybrid Humans

Mohammad Al Shamsi
mohammad al shamsi

Founder & CEO Robohitec

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Maitha Omar
maitha omar

Game Developer and Designer

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Hamid Al Zarouni
hamid al zarouni

Drone Photography Expert

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Saeed Al Shamsi
saeed al shamsi

Podcast and New Media Content Creator

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Yousef Al Nuaimi
yousef al nuaimi

Certified Motivational Trainer & Speaker

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Muna Al Gurg
muna al gurg

Director of Retail, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group

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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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H.E. Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi
h.e. sheikh fahim al qasimi

Executive Chairman of the Department of Government Relations

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Gary Vaynerhchuk
gary vaynerhchuk

Chairman, VaynerX

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Huda &  Mona Kattan
huda & mona kattan

Co-founders, Huda Beauty

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Kathryn Parsons
kathryn parsons

Co-founder and CEO, Decoded

VISHEN LAKHIANI
vishen lakhiani

CEO, MindValley

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Hussa Al Humaidhi
hussa al humaidhi

Co-founder of Nuqat

Magnus Olsson
magnus olsson

Founder, Careem

Baroness Susan Greenfield
baroness susan greenfield

Author and Research Neuroscientist

Leila Janah
leila janah

Founder and CEO, Samasource and LXMI

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Mudassir Sheikha
mudassir sheikha

Founder, Careem

H.E. Mohamed Bin Taliah
h.e. mohamed bin taliah

Assistant Director General for Government Services Sector and the Assistant Director General for Corporate Services Sector at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future

P. K . Gulati
p. k . gulati

Chairman Emeritus, TiE Global, and Founder, The Assembly

Tamara Pupic
tamara pupic

Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

Cindy Ochoa
cindy ochoa

Co-founder and Executive Director, StartupGDL

Shayma Fawaz
shayma fawaz

Founder, GOSSIP The Brand

Tarek Sayed
tarek sayed

Growth Manager, Sheraa

Gino Yu
gino yu

Founding Head of the Multimedia Innovation Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic

Bianca Praetorius
bianca praetorius

Public Speaking Trainer

Najla Al Ansari
najla al ansari

Manager, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival

Adwa AlDakheel
adwa aldakheel

Serial Entrepreneur

Amal Bahloul
amal bahloul

Founder, Lights, Camera, Learn

Asra Nadeem
asra nadeem

VP Programs, Draper Ventures

Carla Koffel
carla koffel

Pearl Initiative

Caroline Faraj
caroline faraj

VP – Arabic Services, CNN

Christina Andreassen
christina andreassen

Womentum Program Manager, Womena

Samer Choucair
samer choucair

Director, CE-Creates

Salma El Hariry
salma el hariry

CEO, Skaleup Ventures

Saeed Al Nofeli
saeed al nofeli

Venture Creation Manager, Sheraa

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Rami Salman
rami salman

Founder & CEO of Wrappup

Claude Silver
claude silver

Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia

Hanin Hazeem
hanin hazeem

Co-founder, Juxtapiece

Mashal Waqar
mashal waqar

Co-founder and COO, The Tempest

Mashaeil Al Ali
mashaeil al ali

Founder, Re: Urban Studio

Mohammad Alabbar
mohammad alabbar

Chairman, Emaar Properties, and founder, Noon

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Mona Ataya
mona ataya

Founder and CEO, Mumzworld

Dina Sherif
dina sherif

Executive Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT Co-founder, Ahead of the Curve

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Eman Al Mahmoud
eman al mahmoud

Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Sheraa

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Maria Conceicao
maria conceicao

Founder, Maria Cristina Foundation

Nooruldeen Agha
nooruldeen agha

Founder and CEO, Elabelz

Noor Shawwa
noor shawwa

Managing Director, Endeavor UAE

Tushar Singhvi
tushar singhvi

Director, CE-Ventures

Sonia Gokhale
sonia gokhale

Partner, VentureSouq

Suzanne Al Houby
suzanne al houby

Founder, Rahhalah

Reza Kazemipour
reza kazemipour

Investor and CRO of Inuihealth

Eisa Al Serkal
eisa al serkal

Board Member, Al Serkal Group

Farida El Agamy
farida el agamy

General Manager, Tharawat Family Business Forum

Ryan Sturgill
ryan sturgill

Director, Gaza Sky Geeks

Neil Petch
neil petch

Chairman, Virtugroup

Yousif Al Abd
yousif al abd

Co-founder, Solva

Siddiq Farid
siddiq farid

CEO and Co-founder, Smart Crowd

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Hanadi Abu Muaileq
hanadi abu muaileq

Founder, Actiovat

Mohnad Nour
mohnad nour

Co-Founder, F6S

Iman Bibars
iman bibars

Regional Director, Ashoka Arab World

Farah Al Qaissieh
farah al qaissieh

Founder, StutterUAE

Hamoud Almahmoud
hamoud almahmoud

Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review Arabia

Fadi Ghandour
fadi ghandour

Chairman of Wamda and Founder of Aramex

Alex Hunter
alex hunter

Former Head of Online Marketing for Virgin America

Elissa Freiha
elissa freiha

Director of Womena

Saad Umerani
saad umerani

co-founder and CEO of Protein Bakeshop

Hasan Haider
hasan haider

Partner at 500 Startups

Muhammad Chbib
muhammad chbib

Founder and investor at Tajawal

Mai Medhat
mai medhat

Co-founder and CEO of Eventtus

Sirine Fadoul
sirine fadoul

Incubation Manager at DTEC Tech Startup Incubator, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

PRASHANT (PK) GULATI
prashant (pk) gulati

Chairman Emeritus, TiE Global, and Founder, The Assembly

Anas Bukhash
anas bukhash

Bukhash Brothers

Mohammad Alabbar
mohammad alabbar

Chairman, Emaar Properties, and founder, Noon

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Nour al Hassan
nour al hassan

Tarjama

Chris Guillebeau
chris guillebeau

New York Times bestselling author

Gary Sheynkman
gary sheynkman

Investment Partner, GINCO Investments

Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi
sheikh fahim al qasimi

Executive Chairman, Department of Government Relations in Sharjah

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Hussain Al Mahmoudi
hussain al mahmoudi

CEO, American University of Sharjah Enterprises

Khaled Al Huraimel
khaled al huraimel

Bee'ah

Dr. Khalid Al Midfa
dr. khalid al midfa

Sharjah Media City

Badr Jafar
badr jafar

CEO, Crescent Enterprises and President, Crescent Petroleum

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Ala' Alsallal
ala' alsallal

Jamalon

Faisal Al Hammadi
faisal al hammadi

Co-founder and CEO, Slices

Asher Siddiqui
asher siddiqui

500 Startups

Vijay Tirathrai
vijay tirathrai

Techstars

Christos Mastoras
christos mastoras

Lliad Partners

Elie El tom
elie el tom

Yalla Pickup

Mona Attaya
mona attaya

Mumzworld

Karim Helal
karim helal

Protenders

Wael Attili
wael attili

Kharabeesh

Chaker Khazaal
chaker khazaal

STEP group

Mashal Waqar
mashal waqar

Co-Founder and COO, The Tempest

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Noah Raford
noah raford

DFF

Colin Rhys
colin rhys

Hyperloop One

Shayma Fawaz
shayma fawaz

Founder, GOSSIP The Brand

Jan Bijsterbosch
jan bijsterbosch

Savarin

Karl Naim
karl naim

ChefxChange

Dana Farouki
dana farouki

The Abraaj Group

Ghizlan Guenez
ghizlan guenez

Modist

Jassem albloushi
jassem albloushi

Rubu Qarn Foundation

Saud Al Nowais
saud al nowais

Arab Angel Fund

Magnus Olsson
magnus olsson

Founder, Careem

Fatima Al Naqbi
fatima al naqbi

Head of Strategy & Future Department, Ministry of Finance

Paul Epping
paul epping

Singularity

Yousuf Luiz Caires
yousuf luiz caires

Expo Live

Iba Masood
iba masood

TARA

Joy Ajlouny
joy ajlouny

Fetchr

Khalid Alkhudair
khalid alkhudair

GloWork

Shant Oknayan
shant oknayan

Facebook

Eman Al Mahmoud
eman al mahmoud

Strategy and Partnerships Manager, Sheraa

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Tariq el-Sheikh
tariq el-sheikh

Possibility Architect at JigSaw

Medea Nocentini
medea nocentini

Co-Founder, Companies Creating Change (C3)

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Patricia Letayf
patricia letayf

Five One Labs

Monty Munford
monty munford

Forbes

Hashim Al Zaabi
hashim al zaabi

Tayar

Moe Al-Husseini
moe al-husseini

Taka Solutions

Sami Khoreibi
sami khoreibi

Enviromena

Tammer Qaddumi
tammer qaddumi

Venturesouq

Heather Henyon
heather henyon

Founder of WAIN

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Katherine Budd
katherine budd

NOW Money

Craig Moore
craig moore

Beehive

Padmini Gupta
padmini gupta

Rise

Badr Ward
badr ward

Lamsa

Abdulla Matar
abdulla matar

Meet the locals

Serag Meneassy
serag meneassy

Botler

Ritesh Tilani
ritesh tilani

Joi

Samer Choucair
samer choucair

Director, CE-Creates

Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani
sheikh mohamed al thani

Mountaineer & Entrepreneur

Manal Rayess
manal rayess

The Garage Kids

Khaled Zaatarah
khaled zaatarah

360Vuz

Ehteshamuddin PA
ehteshamuddin pa

Junkbot

Mohamed Abboud
mohamed abboud

IBM

Omar Tom
omar tom

Dukkan Show

Rami Salman
rami salman

Founder & CEO of Wrappup

Nida Sumar
nida sumar

Keza

Nader Sabry
nader sabry

Timez5

Saeed Al Nofeli
saeed al nofeli

Venture Creation Manager, Sheraa

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Etienne
etienne

Monda Gallery

Eisa Al Serkal
eisa al serkal

Board Member, Al Serkal Group

Tarek Sayed
tarek sayed

Growth Manager, Sheraa

Danish Farhan
danish farhan

Xische