Techstars Startup Digest United Arab Emirates

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Techstars Startup Digest United Arab Emirates is curated by:

Mohamed Nawaz Muallim - Community Leader, Facilitator and Travel Editor
Mohamed Nawaz is a leader in community engagement and development currently serving as Facilitator and Community leader at Techstars Startup Weekend in Dubai, Umm Al Quwain and Previously Sharjah. Led and been part of several Techstars Startup Weekend in Dubai and Sharjah which have inspired over 300-400 entrepreneurs in the past year leading to several starting their Startups, further also working with other incubators and investment companies on community engagement. Mohamed is also the managing editor of a social impact travel platform Trift Other scope of work is focused on educational research in improving engagement.

Dulce Lada - Marketing Manager and Tech Lead, Womena
I'm a Marketing Manager and Tech Lead at womena, Mentor at womentum accelerator, Organizer and Facilitator at Startup Weekend Dubai and Startup Community Builder at heart. While I live, eat and breathe tech, I do occasionally enjoy taking off-the-grid activities and did I say, a good old warm cup of tea?

Indranil Roy Chowdhury
 Hands-on experience in managing strategic planning and deployment functions of small, medium and large scale projects and organizations including “Proof of Concept” and “Iconic projects”.  Proven expertise in opportunity identification, feasibility studies, strategic & commercial due diligence, organization design, revenue & investment modelling, contract & company valuation and formulating pricing strategies.  Innovation oriented approach. Certified TRIZ Level 3 Innovative Solution design expert. Mentors innovative start-up and e-commerce ventures across UAE , North America and India. On the judging panel of the first GCC wide Business Innovation Award instituted by the Dubai Government.  Advanced Knowledge of Intellectual Property Management and Patent Information Searching and all its related protocols and databases . IP work varies from landscape for whitespace analysis to patentability to novelty assessment.  Business Mentor at Dubai Future Accelerator run by Silicon Valley based 1776.vc. Mentoring start-ups and helping them improve their MVP and product strategy.  Wide experience in evaluating businesses via the various Economic Departments of UAE Government and part of the awards panel for Prestigious Business Awards like DED Dubai Quality Award and the Dubai Chamber Mohamed Bin Rashid Business Award.

Tariq Syed - Innovation Consultant | Startup Advisor | Entrepreneur
More than 10 years' experience and expertise in Innovation Consulting, Startup Accelerator & Fund Management for ICT, Energy and Telecom Domains. Tariq worked with Infosys Limited and has a Global MBA from HULT International Business School. Tariq is a professional certified Innovation Expert. Tariq has been part of the UAE innovation ecosystem since 2013, having managed and picked startups in the technology space for TURN8 global accelerator (Now TURN8 Fund) in Dubai, IBTIKARI incubator and Khalifa Innovation Center in Abu Dhabi. Tariq has advised and mentored 90+ technology startups in different geographies. Tariq has also worked with government entities in UAE and Qatar such as UAE Ministry of Finance, DEWA, Rulers courts Dubai, Dubai Chamber, Khalifa Fund Abu Dhabi, Digital Incubator Center Qatar and Ministry of Transportation and communication Qatar to name a few on customized innovation programs that have helped grow their innovation quotient and ecosystem.