Startup Weekend Youth Of Damascus
Saturday, August 13 - 15, 2016
Saturday, August 13 - 15, 2016
Event starts at 9:00 am
Reda Saaed Center
Mousalam Baroudy, Damascus, Syria
Reda Saaed Center
Reasons for Choosing Youth As Targeted Audience
We as the organizer of the special version of startup weekend, Startup weekend youth, aim to spot the light on entrepreneurship and its importance for the Syrian youth in addition to empowering this part of the community and help them reach higher goals and better achievements. To reach our goals we will focus on motivating our participants to take the initiative and, start and lead their own professional lives by themselves.
Saturday August 13th
Sunday August 14th
Monday August 15th
Throughout his role as the head of the executive team for the e-government initiative and as a chairman of board of the Syrian Telecom Company, Dr. Alkheshi had a great role in guiding policy development and implementation of ICT sector in Syria. He is currently the chairman of Damascus Administrative Committee at the Syrian Computer Society. He is also directly connected to the youth community as he is a lecturer at the faculty of Informatics Engineering at Damascus University and at the Higher Institute of Business Administration (HIBA).
Ghiath has an extensive experience in management and sales, he founded and heldmanagerial positions in many companies (1998-2005), in addition to his experience in the telecom industry, in Baud Telecom (2005-2008),
MTN Syria (2008 - Present). Ghiath currently holds the position of Acting Chief Marketing Officer in MTN Syria. Previously, he headed the Consumer Segment and the Business Segment Departments as a Senior manager.
Mr. Bazerbachi is a member of the Damascus Rural Chamber Of Commerce, LAU Alumni Club,IC Alumni Club, and also the Syrian German Business Club.
Assistant Chief Executive Officer Support Services & Strategic Planning at Albaraka Bank Syria s.a.
Eman Hamdoun enjoys more than 20 years of experience in the field of professional management and sales, where she held different significant positions in national and international organizations and companies. In her most recent position of the last two years, Eman is in charge of the Administration services at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), that provides Project management, Procurement and Infrastructure Services to Governments, Donors, and UN Organizations.
She is well known for her effective interpersonal, intellectual and managerial skills in handling tasks and demands in a timely and efficient manner, in a highly sensitive international work environment . Starting her career in 1995, Eman worked as a “Sales Director” in Computec IT Company, No.1 IT Distributor in Syria, where she was involved in services of offering a cutting edge IT products and services. In 2002, Eman excelled in her duties as the “Head of IT Department” in New Al-Mawared Company/SAMSUNG the Sole Distributor in Syria. In 2010, her distinguished expertise and reputation as a “Target Achiever” with a customer centered focus and team motivator qualified Eman to function as the “IT Sales Manager” in SAMSUNG Electronic Levant Co./ Regional Office in Syria for SAMSUNG, a World-Class Brand Name. In Samsung, Eman was well accredited for her major achievement in the successful launching of SAMSUNG laptops in the Syrian IT Market ,The recent position for her now is sales consultant at kassem-IT company.
Thorough her professional career, Eman was re-known for her personal integrity, strong work ethics, and professionalism. Eman holds a Bachelor of Business Management from Damascus University, Faculty of Economy, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport in Cairo, Egypt. She also undertook diverse training courses in management and communication, on top of which, Project Management Professional (PMP) Course.
Coaches and Mentors
Jihad also a member of the academic staff, lecturer in tishreen university since 1999. teaching coursesrelating to programming fundamentals, system analysis, designing and implementing databases,designing and managing computer networks.
Jihad has a 17 years experience in building web solutions, MIS projects, and other IT fields projects. in addition to working as trainer at SCS and many other training centers.Jihad has a 4 years experience as a trainer and a supervisor in SOI (Syrian Olympiad of informatics) , and a member of the scientific jury in 2010 , also a coach for multiple teams in SCPC .
Eyad holds a B.Sc in Software Engineering, he has an experience in informatics and technology field for more than 6 years by contributing in designing software systems, smart algorithms, and implementing new ideas that helps in developing the product.
He Co-Organized TEDxYPU, the first TEDx event in his country Syria. Also, he participated in organizing several events for the community.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Youth Of Damascus team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Damascus is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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