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Saluting the naive and crazy – our no-nonsense startup roadshow continues! Join us in Doha for an evening that brings together geeks, hackers, entrepreneurs, VCs and the rest of the startup scene to inspire, network and share ideas.
Doors open at 6pm for networking, registration
and Show&Tell in collaboration with 7ayak Hub Express - exhibition of 10 amazing startups!
Showtime 7pm - first come first serve
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.
Qatar Foundation Welcome from CEO WISE Stavros N. Yiannouka
Opening remarks Swedish Ambassador Ewa Polano - Stockholm is a hot bed for startups & innovation. Sharing is caring: Swedish Best Practice and experiences
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 of course Silicon Valley!
Guests Include Magnus Ohlson Founder and CEO of taxi and delivery service Careem; Super Star entrepreneur, previous Jordanian Minister of ICT and CEO of Kinz and Dot.jo Marwan Juma and inspiring cofounder of Bayt.com and Mumz World Mona Ataya. All the way from San Francisco and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur and startup guru Nima Adelkhani, Founder PITME.
8pm - HOW TO PICH
3 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 fron Istanbul based Super Star startup investor Numan Numan, MD at 212 and Serial entrepreneur and angel investor and Ph. D. Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Maher Hakim
9pm - Drinks, snacks & networking!