Ahmed Siddiqui recently moved to Dubai from San Francisco. He is the General Manager for a Financial Technology startup called Marqeta. Prior to this he worked in venture capital, and was a core team member at Startup Weekend, heading up the San Francisco office. 4 years ago, Ahmed attended a Startup Weekend event, built a children's educational app over the weekend and won the first prize. He then quit his corporate job to focus full time on his app called "Go Go Mongo!", which was featured numerous times by Apple. As a hobby, Ahmed facilitates Startup Weekend events around the world, and enjoys inspiring people to become tech entrepreneurs.