Startup Weekend Dubai 2015
Thursday, November 19 - 21, 2015
Thursday, November 19 - 21, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm
CLUSTER R, JUMEIRA LAKE TOWERS
Under the stairs to the right of parking.
United Arab Emirates
Entrepreneurs on a mission.
Thursday November 19th
Friday November 20th
Saturday November 21st
Tena is also the Head of Media for C3- Consult and Coach for a Cause, a non-for profit organization that brings together business professionals and social entrepreneurs in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). She handles all media relations for the organization and is the editor of the blog (www.consciouscapitalismblog.me ). She also holds various workshops on theory of change and social business basics and has helped organize Social Enterprise Week, the first event of its kind in the Middle East.
Tena holds a bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurial economics from VERN’ University of Applied Science and a Masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School. During her Master program, she led a multinational team during a waste management project in rural Indonesia. The project was sponsored by HSBC.
Having started with Goolge in 2008, Younis has worked across different products including; Search, AdSense and Adwords encompassing the entire online ecosystem
of users, advertisers and publishers. Younis started his career as a software engineer, then shifting his focus to analytical work and big data.
He is a development economics specialist with international experience in the for- and non-profit industries, and is passionate about social enterprise project design, implementation, and scalability. Joshua is also the Regional Director of Hult Prize for the Middle East and Africa. Hult Prize is the largest crowd-sourcing platform for social good, with a $1m award for the most scalable and sustainable social enterprise developed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems. Joshua is experienced in high-level diplomacy in both the public and private sector with government leaders and company executives through his time with the Head of State team at the Clinton Global Initiative and currently as a Partner at EMCOP, an engineering services company whose principal is Mitsubishi Electric.
He is committed to bridging the gap between the organizational efficiency of the private world and the mission of social enterprises, specializing in social impact measurement.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Journalism from NYU and a Master’s in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School, and competed in the Hult Prize 2012 winning the London regional finals in the energy track.
operations, strategy, and investments. We help Gulf-based high-net-worth
women get involved in angel investing while benefiting from a supportive
network and ongoing guidance.
I believe that entrepreneurship is a key force behind economic progress and that
women will drive this force more and more in the 21st century. I've worked in
startups and angel groups in New York and Zurich and have seen firsthand the
impact and rewards of angel investing best practices and I want to bring these to
the Middle East while adapting them to the local culture.
I've lived, in sequential order, in Los Angeles, Paris, Zurich, New York, and now
between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. I travel a lot, I like tinkering with things, and I'm
learning to DJ.
education, he has also a certificate in marketing from the Manchester Chartered Institute and a diploma from the IBM Global Sales School. After
his design school and 6 years in graphic and industrial design agencies in Paris and in New York, Hervé moved his career towards design management
responsibilities in large corporations. With over 16 years of design management experience as Design Manager for IBM and P&G, Hervé has become an
expert in Design Thinking for his clients. He recently received his Design Thinking certification from the d.school/Stanford University.
Today, HOOKS advises clients such as Kelloggs, Air Liquide, Tarkett International, Frederic Beausoleil, Carpool Arabia, The Welcomist, Norev, etc… While in France, Hervé gave lectures at EM Lyon for the innovation entrepreneur IDEA program.
Coaches and Mentors
Scaled service and software operations across multiple markets and in both emerging and frontier markets.
Previous or current clients: Disney, Verizon, Disney/Pixar, Miramax, Walt Disney Studios, Coca-Cola, Walgreens, Jaguar, Red Bull, Ford, VICE
Specialties: Keywords which describe what I do best: user centred design, interaction design, information architecture, usability and user research, taxonomy development, wireframe development, web site navigation, management information systems, business and market analysis and web analytics.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
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