Startup Weekend Women Dubai 2018
Thursday, November 15 - 17, 2018
Thursday, November 15 - 17, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Technohub 1,2, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, Near Premier Inn Hotel، Dubai Silicon Oasis
Techstars Global Startup Weekend Women Dubai 2018
Techstars ,powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, encourages local entrepreneurs to conduct 54-hour Startup where simple solutions to perplexing problems of humanity are discussed, molded and given a launchpad to become fully-funded startups over a weekend. Every November, new waves of entrepreneurship are felt in cities across the world at the same time, and DXB is all geared up to welcome the Wonder Women of Middle East between 13-15 November. This is the best chance to experience the thrill of of networking,business development, prototype modelling and negotiation from the 'captaniahs'' in business. Yes, she drives change. Join us as a participant, mentor, judge or simply contribute to support her! Your pioneering ideas have the power to win seed grants, mentorship and incubation. Whether you are a stalwart in business wanting to make your weekend productive, a novice looking for feedback/ a co-founder/ skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment to take first steps towards launching your own startup, yes, just over 54 hrs! Are you ready to Think Startup, Think Global and Think Purple?
Thursday November 15th
Friday November 16th
Saturday November 17th
Prior to joining the sovereign wealth fund Asma worked at twofour54 for over 2 years as an Investment Analyst and lead the Investments and Strategic Partnerships Department. Asma worked with and guided entrepreneurs and start-up companies that specialize in technology and content creation by offering advice and support as these businesses grew across the media and entertainment sector in the region.
Prior to that, Asma held a position for two years as a Coverage Associate at BNP Paribas where she gained tremendous knowledge about large family conglomerates. During her time at BNP Paribas, Asma guided corporate bankers through credit processes, calculating risks and identifying business and marketing opportunities.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Management and Operations from the American University of Sharjah.
She started her career at Microsoft in Vienna where she focused on POS marketing and training programs for sales executives in Microsoft’s partner retail shops. Karin then joined a French company in Bangalore, India as project manager focused on conferences for C-level executives in emerging markets. In November 2012, she accepted the offer of her company to join their headquarters in Dubai, where she expanded her role to Division Head. Since September 2018, she has had the honour of working for Dubai Future Foundation. As the Team Lead of Dubai Future Accelerators, she and her team are striving towards accelerating innovation within the government by connecting public sector organizations with start-ups from around the world. Her passion lies in building bridging between cultures and putting an emphasis on the human factor and gender-parity with regards to innovation overall and emerging technology in particular
Hans has decades of business experience, building departments in MNCs and startups around the world. In his several positions as founder and CEO of start-ups, he attracted millions of dollars from both private and venture capital investors. He built up the first Siemens ICN nCubator in 2000, a captive incubator and one of the first incubators in Europe at the time. Its most successful venture (Garderos) was successfully spun-off in 2001 under Hans’ leadership attracting VC funds from SAP, Siemens Ventures, and Wellington Partner. Hans held international positions with Macquarie Technology Investments and Deutsche Leasing AG and joined DSOA in 2012.
As a Program Manager at startAD, she scouts for the best startups to plug them into the program and help them grow by providing the adequate stakeholders ecosystem and support.
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Enrupt is an open innovation company with the vision to build energy companies of the future based on clean, decentralised and digital solutions. Enrupt is on a mission to create partnerships between startups and corporations where new ideas thrive and get executed.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Women Dubai 2018 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
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Techstars Startup Weekend Dubai is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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