Startup Weekend Dubai
Thursday, January 25 - 27, 2018
Thursday, January 25 - 27, 2018
Event starts at 6:15 pm
Dubai Future Accelerator
United Arab Emirates
Calling entrepreneurs, hackers, dreamers, change makers and catalysts: change the world in 54 hours!
Techstars Startup Weekend Dubai - Smart Cities Presented by INFINITI.
TECHSTARS STARTUP WEEKEND x INFINITI SMART CITIES would like to explore new smart cities business models, Blockchain, IoT, AI and many more!
Meet like-minded entrepreneurs. Be inspired. And START SOMETHING!
Together with INFINITI, we are committed to empower entrepreneurs to pitch their best idea, build a dream team and create the next startup unicorn! The hardest part of starting up is starting out; Startup Weekend targets exactly this by immersing participants in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Our goal is to encourage and inspire more leaders in startup teams and to connect more entrepreneurs to the vast number of resources and mentors available in our startup community. Have the urge to create? Think you have the best idea for the next best thing? Then, listen up.
Techstars Startup Weekend Dubai is bringing you our Smart Cities edition this January 25 - 27, presented by INFINITI. I have questions, who should I ask? Almost every question is answered here: https://startupweekend.org/attendees/faq
Otherwise, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with anything!Learn more about the agenda, mentors, and organizers --> here! About INFINITI:
INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with representations in 50 markets around the world. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.
From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance. More information about INFINITI and its industry leading technologies can be found at www.INFINITI.com. You can also follow INFINITI on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube. INFINITI LAB aims to empower ambitious startups to reach their full potential. The LAB finds driven disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs, and supports them as they turn ideas into action. Discover the Programs offered by INFINITI LAB and bring your ideas to life!
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs.
The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
Whether you come to start a company, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
Thursday January 25th
Friday January 26th
Saturday January 27th
Corporate Lead for Techstars Dubai Accelerator in Partnership with GINCO at Techstars
Most recently I co-founded Ampathy, an impact technology company in NY and have been helping Dubai Holding spin up corporate venturing initiatives. Prior to that, I worked with Abu Dhabi Media to create a new digital product subsidiary, Advance.ae, where I led product management, organizational structuring, vendor management, and new platform integrations in my advisory capacity to the CEO.
Previously I was the Video Technology Product Lead at VICE Media and Director of Ad-Ventures for Carrot Creative. I am currently living in Dubai (New York, Prague, Dubai, and Chicago before) and until April 2012 was serving as Director of Corporate Development for Piksel, splitting my time between an office desk, a tray table, and most geeky trade show floors.
Ross previously led the incubation and build out of the largest dedicated Customer Advisory practice in MENA. Ross is passionate about helping our clients to build valuable, trusted relationships with their customers and focuses on designing and implementing great end to end experiences, across all physical and digital channels.
Rekha has been a part of the management team of in5 Innovation Centre (www.in5.ae) that supports ICT and digital media startup ecosystem in Dubai that drives entrepreneurs from the early stage right up to the commercial launch of the product or service. In5 supports startups with 5-key benefits Setup, Mentorship, Coaching/Training, Networking and Access to Funding.
Rekha brings with her rich macro-management skills and a systemic perspective on effective project development and the incubation of new business ideas. Through her long association with DIC, she has successfully created an enabling business environment.
Coaches and Mentors
- Identification and negotiation of business opportunities to achieve organizational objectives.
-Providing healthcare advisory and managerial experience within the healthcare sector, providing strategy for the medical oversight for creating new departments and marketing services on national and international scale.
- setting the strategic direction and priorities within the context of the healthcare investment projects and new business start-up in this sector.
-Teaching and leading people to enhance patient experience and improving leadership style through education, coaching and training.
In 2016, Petar founded Ebtikaar, a boutique innovation advisory. In less than a year, Ebtikaar has executed a portfolio of successful projects across the UAE, including the region’s first academically supported entrepreneurship accelerator mentorship program, as well as building entrepreneurship and innovation competencies in the Dubai Government under the highly acclaimed EXPO and Dubai 10X initiatives, as well as developing innovation competencies with the UAE Ministry of Education. Nominated for the 2017 Arabian Business Mentor of the Year award, Petar is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur ME, Arabian Business and Inc. Arabia and regularly speaks on his favoured topic; the
Tiberiu in 2015 founded his company The Improbable Agency, a communication and business strategy agency for challenger and disruptive brands. The agency been working with more than 30 companies from 3 continents and 6 different industries - ranging from e-commerce to IT and up to digital media and edtech. IKEA, Dubai World Trade Center, Sheraa are amongst the many disruptive brands the agency has been working with.
Along with that Tiberiu's diverse portfolio includes being a mentor at 1776, Host at the AfterHour show, Contributing writer at Inc. Arabia and much more.
As the former CEO and Chairman of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, he now seeks to nurture and invest in start-ups and early stage companies to grow through mentor-ship, access to global networks and venture capital.
Irina regularly represents emerging technology business such as IT infrastructure and Cloud services, software and tech development companies, cryptocurrency enterprises, e-commerce and online marketplaces; as well as heavy industrial players, such as engineering, chemicals, industrial manufacturing, energy, oil&gas and defence companies. Irina is an Australian qualified lawyer and holds Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees from Monash University.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Dubai 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 Dubai is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
Student at BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus
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