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May 2015

Customer Centricity – “How to choose the right angel investor and/or venture capitalist for your business”

Detail of Speakers

  • Elissa Freiha and Chantalle Dumonceaux, Co-founders of WOMENA, a Dubai-based women-only angel group.
  • Dr. Philip Boigner, Vice-President of Investments, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) – Government of Dubai.

Key Takeaway – : Learn more about angel investors and venture capitalists as important parts of the UAE’s growing start-up ecosystem.


Date: Wednesday 20th May, 2015


Venue: The JW Marriott Marquis, Emirates Ballroom 4,5 & 6, Business Bay, Dubai


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April 2015

Mentorship and performance coaching – “Find out how mentorship and performance coaching can lead you to business success”

Detail of Speakers

  • Carolyn Coe, CEO, OP Integrated Lifestyle and SKYROCKET coaching programme.
  • Fadi Malas, Founder, CEO CARE.

Key Takeaway – : Understand the benefits of specific, measured and provoking performance coaching on the path of entrepreneurial success and a unique opportunity to learn from the famous former-CEO of Just Falafel and founder of CEO.CARE.


Date: Sunday 26th April, 2015


Venue: JW Marriott Marquis – Emirates Ballroom, Business Bay, Dubai


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March 2015

Customer Centricity – “How to Build Customer Excellence and Stand Out from Competition”

Detail of Speakers

  • Salam Saadeh, Co-founder and COO, UrbanBuz.
  • Fadi Fallaha, Managing Partner, Fallaha Brothers, and Regional Membership Director, Entrepreneurs Organisation UAE.

Key Takeaway – : How to execute a proper customer-centric strategy and create loyal fans of a business.


Date: Monday 30th March, 2015


Venue: JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai


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February 2015

How to utilise digital media to grow your business?

Detail of Speakers

  • Aref Al Ramli, Head of Electronic Business and Innovation, Mashreq Bank
  • Rabea Ataya, Founder and CEO, Bayt.com

Key Takeaway – Overview of the current digital media trends as well as advice on what to focus on throughout 2015.


Date: 23rd February 2015


Venue: JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai


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January 2015

Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE

Detail of Speakers

  • Sallyann Della Casa, Founder, The Growing Leaders Foundation
  • Mona Ataya, Founder, Mumzworld

Key Takeaway – Highlighting on the Leadership skills of women entrepreneurs in the UAE and Gain first-hand insight into how some of the region’s most successful women entrepreneurs broke the glass ceiling.


Date: 26th January 2015


Venue: The Address, Downtown

November 2014

How well do you manage your business risk?

Detail of Speakers

  • Richard Schofield, Executive Director, TON Training & Business Consultancy
  • Mahdi Attya, Head of SME, AXA Gulf

Key Takeaway – Find out what type of risk start-up founders need to be aware of and what insurance cover should be considered.


Date: 24th November 2014


Venue: The Address, Downtown


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October 2014

How well do you know your customers and their needs?

Detail of Speakers

  • Hussein Doughan, Country Manager (Dubai), Euromonitor International
  • Will Mbiakop, CEO, AMW Group

Key Takeaway – How to conduct valuable market research in the most effective and efficient way possible, and how to analyse and utilise your results.


Date: 20th October 2014


Venue: The Address, Downtown


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September 2014

How to recruit, retain and engage the best talents for and within your organization.

Detail of Speakers

  • Ludmila Yamalova, founder and managing partner of HPL Yamalova & Plewka DMCC.
  • Brett Smyth, founder and CEO of EngageME.

Key Takeaway – Find out how to make your hiring process stress-free, and discover the role you need to play in order to nurture the talent that will take your business forward.
Date: 22nd September 2014


Venue: The Address, Downtown


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August 2014

Preparing your Business for Growth – Mashreq StartUp Academy examines how to attract the interest of investors.

Detail of Speakers

  • Abrar Ahmad – Partner at Travel Capitalist Ventures.
  • Majeed Lakhani – Director of investment and Project Financing – Adam global.

Key Takeaway – During the workshop two leading experts will talk about how to attract investment and the importance of bookkeeping & accounting in order to maximize your growth potential.


Date: 11th August 2014


Venue: The Address, Downtown


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June 2014

Maximizing your Business Potential – How Banks can help your StartUp

Detail of Speakers

  • Mr. Essa Al Zaabi. SVP, Institutional Support Sector – Dubai Chamber
  • Mr. Khurram Bhatti. Partner – Grant Thornton
  • Mr. Rohit Garg. Head of Business Banking – Mashreq

Key Takeaway – Critical areas in business growth, and how Banks can support StartUp and SMEs during the different stages of their development.


Date: 23rd June 2014


Venue: The Address, Downtown


May 2014

Marketing Advantage for SMEs & Startups

Detail of Speakers

  • Iskander and Tehzeeb Ahmed – Buzzy Bee Communications
  • Tara Rogers and Louise Mezzina – Mojo PR

Key Takeaway – Learn about the role of Marketing, Advertising and PR and how it helps in promoting their business.


Date: 27th May 2014


Venue: Jumeirah Emirates Towers


April 2014

Enhancing your social media offering.

Detail of Speakers

  • Stefania Di Paolo – Digital Marketing Consultant
  • Rudy Banholzer – “Your Social” (MD MENA)

Key Takeaway – Learn about sharing best practices on using social media to build their business.


Date: 28th April 2014


Venue: The Ritz Carlton, DIFC

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