Startup Weekend Dubai - University Edition 2018
Thursday, April 19 - 21, 2018
Thursday, April 19 - 21, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Dubai Future Accelerators
Emirates Towers Boulevard
United Arab Emirates
Bring your Idea to Life in 54 Hours
Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems.
Google for Entrepreneurs is the global partner for Techstars Startup Programs, including Startup Weekend, Startup Next and Startup Digest. Techstars collaborates with the Google for Entrepreneurs campuses across the globe to support engagement with entrepreneurs everywhere.
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. This time for University Students from across the UAE region!
Thursday April 19th
Friday April 20th
Saturday April 21st
Joy is the co-founder of Fetchr, a Silicon-Valley backed technology company based in Dubai aimed at solving emerging market shipping logistics. Fetchr is the first start-up in the Middle East to be funded by a top venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.
Prior to Fetchr, Joy founded Bonfaire, an internet-based VC-backed discovery platform for luxury footwear and accessories. Bonfaire was acquired in 2013 by fashion e-commerce giant Mode Operandi, owned by LVMH and Condé Nast.
While only 2.7% of venture capital funds world-wide have been raised by women, Joy has successfully raised funds for two companies from some of the most prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Joy has also been a strategic advisor to fashion startups, venture capital firms and major fashion publications.
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Nizar established Eunoia Collective this year as a paltform that will facilitate his passion, and allow for the development of both himself and others, be it students, teams of professionals or organisations across industries
He is technology enthusiast and a full stack developer with over 5 years experience in Android and 3 years of experience of Windows development.
- 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.
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.
Dr. Wasseem Abaza
Strategy Mentor | Assistant Professor - Zayed University
Event Sponsors, and Partners
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