The speakers for December's Arabian Business StartUp-SME Academy have been revealed.
The academy's theme is ‘Success: Strategies & Case Studies,’ which will give start-up and SME owners an opportunity to learn about success strategies directly from some of the UAE’s top business experts.
Free-to-attend for start-up and SME owners on Wednesday December 6 next, the confirmed topics and speakers include:
How I raised $125 million in funding: Maaz Sheikh, CEO of Starz Play
Winner of the SME Leader of the Year Award, Maaz Sheikh will talk about the importance of offering something new to the marketplace and how to strategise and position the business to attract funding. He will tell attendees exactly how he attracted $125 million worth of funding in our live stage interview.
Success mentoring session from the Arabian Business StartUp winner of the Mentor of the Year award: Paul Kenny, MD of AYM Commerce
The region’s most sought-after entrepreneurship mentor and Arabian Business StartUp Mentor Year 2017, Paul Kenny will discuss the reasons, habits and strategies that make business success an active choice that all entrepreneurs can make.
What makes a start-up worth funding: Dr. Jalal Saleh Al Hadhrami, Executive Chairman and Founder, Celebrity Global Holdings (CGH)
Oman-born VC Investor and entrepreneur, Dr Hadhrami has grown a global venture capital firm that has now turned its spotlight on funding home-grown start-ups in the UAE. Dr Hadhrami will talk candidly about what kind of start-ups are most likely to attract his funding. He will also take audience questions.
Expanding your reach - Entering the Saudi market: Alper Celen, VC, Angel Investor & Entrepreneur
With a population of 32 million consumers and one of the most connected populations in the world, successful market entry into Saudi Arabia can be the key that unlocks accelerated business success in the region. But, this market is notoriously difficult to enter and Alper Celen will provide invaluable insights into the right success strategies to employ.
The free success-themed academy this quarter is a must-attend for growth-stage business owners and start-up entrepreneurs. Simply pre-register to attend, learn, as questions and network.
Date: Wednesday 6th December
Time: 8.30am – 11.30am, including networking over a light lunch
Venue: Grosvenor House Hotel
Fees: Free Entry upon pre-registration
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