StartSmart Saudi Conference

A program under MIT Enterprise Forum Global, StartSmart Saudi Conference aims to encourage, motivate, and provide direction for local entrepreneurs to come up with successful social and commercial ideas and projects. This is done through a number of workshops and rich programs that are directly related to technology and innovation. The Conference will help enrich the entrepreneurs’ practical experience and add to their know-how, thus helping them take their project to advanced stages.

Speakers
Local and international experienced speakers, discussing the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship, technology, and digital innovation

Winners
Announcing the 9 winning team, 3 from each tracks at the MITEF Startup Competition.

Saudi Valley
An open platform for visitors and contestant to present ideas, startups & social entrepreneurship.

Date

18th March 2017

Location

Bay La Sun Hotel

7183 Juman St,

King Abdullah Economic City 23964

Website: www.baylasunhotel.com

Telephone: +966 12 510 6400

Speakers


Hala Fadel

Chair - MIT Enterprise Forum Pan-Arab Region


Antoinette Matthews

VP, Communication & Licensing - MIT Tech Review


Ahmed Hamdan

CEO - Unifonic


Dr. Maher Hakim

Managing Director - Qatar Science Technology Park


Abdulaziz AlLoughani

Vice Chairman - Kuwait National Fund for SME Development


Sofana Dahlan

Vice Governer - SME Authority


Ali Mutairi

Director, Corporate Communication - King Khaled Foundation


Emad Khasgari

General Manager - Badir


Sultan AlSharani

Chief HR Officer - Zain KSA


Dr. Louay ElDada

CEO & Co-Founder - Quanergy


Farooq Al Jerasy

CEO - AlMusafer


Dr. Jamal Akkad

Co-Cheif Advisor - Saudi Aramco Entreprenuership


Ahmad AlDabbagh

Alliances & Channels Leader - Oracle


Osama AlMubarak

Director General - Kafalah Program


Rayan Zahid

Regional Sales Director - Microsoft Arabia


Faisal Omran

Treasurer & CIO - Saudi Investment Bank


Fahd Al Rasheed

Vice Governer - Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College

 

Agenda

Time (PM) Topic Speaker
4:30-4:40 Welcome Address
4:40-5:00 TR 10 Breakthrough Technologies Antoinette Matthews
Executive Director of MIT Enterprise Forum
5:00-5:15 Local Entrepreneur Case Study Ahmed Hamdan
CEO of Unifonic
5:15-5:35 Keynote: “How To Make The Best YOU” Dr. Maher Hakim
Managing Director, Qatar Science Technology Park
5:35-5:50 Regional Case Study AbdulAziz Loughani
Vice Chairman at Kuwait Nat’l Fund for SME Development and Prior Managing
Partner Talabat.com
5:50-6:10 Break
6:10-6:30 Panel Discussion: Social Entrepreneurship Moderator:Hala Fadel, Chair MIT EF Pan Arab
Featuring panelists from King Khaled Foundation, Zain, & Al Muhaidib Foundation.
6:30-6:45 Local Entrepreneur Case Study Farouq Al Jerasy
CEO of AlMusafer
6:45-7:00 International Case Study Dr. Louay Eldada
CEO and Co-Founder of Quanergy
7:00-7:20 Panel Discussion: Future of Entrepreneurship in KSA Moderator: Dr Jamal Akkad, Chief Advisor for Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Co.
Featuring panelists from Microsoft, Oracle, SEDCO, & Badir.
7:20-7:35 Spotlight on Prior Winners Last year MIT EF Saudi winners showcase
7:35-7:45 Keynote Speaker Community Jameel
7:45-7:50 MIT EF Saudi Short Film Recap of the program highlights
7:50-8:00 Strategic Partner Speech CEO of ZAIN
8:00-8:10 Patron Speech Sofana R. Dahlan
Vice Governor of Entrepreneurship Advancement
8:10-8:40 Announcement of Winners; Honoring Partners, Judges, & Guides Community Jameel
8:45-9:00 Saudi Valley Exhibition
9:00-10:00 Dinner

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