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Gitex Future Stars

812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

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Christopher Schroeder

Join us at The Main Stage for 3-days of mind blowing keynotes, fireside chats, mentor clinics and some of the biggest names in business, technology and entrepreneurship. 

Are you ready to Raise, Scale and Disrupt? 

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11:00
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    MENA’s hyped startup scene is booming with Souq’s acquisition by Amazon, Fetchr round B boost and crowning of the second MENA unicorn- Cereem. While investment appetite is increasing and money continu ...
11:30
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    The acquisition of Souq.com by Amazon is triggering interest in the region from other international players. With Rakuten's $350million investment in Careem and reports of Alibaba eyeing the region, w ...
11:45
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    US venture capital has backed some of the most successful tech companies in the world. However, US investments outside their own territory are the exception rather than the norm. Is it worth pitching ...
12:00
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    While enthusiasm for the block chain technology is surging, it’s still a “look but don’t touch” approach. Leading VC, and fintech startup owners discuss alternative ways fintech businesses can to rais ...
12:15
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    The tech industry is opening its eyes to the possibilities of using cryptocurrencies through “initial coin offerings “(ICO), and it’s about to see the first ICO from a major venture-backed company. By ...
12:35
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    Leading female venture capitalists share their view on what they’ve learned investing in and building successful companies led by women. How do women’s leadership styles and insights meaningfully diff ...
13:00
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    Sean is managing director of SOSV, the pioneering venture capital firm investing $50 million per year in startup companies. He has over $250M assets under management and a staff of nearly 50 operating ...
13:20
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    Corporate Venture Funding is becoming an increasingly popular source of investment for startups. But what value add can CVCs provide to startups? How corporate VCs source deals? How different is the r ...
13:40
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    Impact investing is more then just fake philanthropy. The session addresses the role the impact focused Islamic finance plays in supporting start-ups with the social cause
14:00
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11:00
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    For growth stage entrepreneurs seeking to be the global leader of tomorrow, tackling expansion into Asia is crucial. What are the comparable challenges and transferrable solutions for both Asian and M ...
11:20
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    At 41 he already took 4 companies from startup to IPO , and had the largest exit ASEAN internet market had seen by selling iProperty. His 2 years old venture , Iflix, already has 2 million registered ...
11:40
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    Shifting an early stage company into growth mode is challenging. What are the main principles of driving quantifiable growth? What to do if you don’t have product/market fit yet?
12:00
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    By raising $116 millions so far, this startup outpaced world’s most elite startups. The company is currently making over $10 million in revenue and has a customer base of over 10k. Hear them talk how ...
12:20
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    20 mins
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    More and more founders decide to build remote startups working with and hiring talent all over the world.What are the benefits and restrictions of working remotely.
12:40
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    Why impact investing is important and why scaling in Africa can transform your business.
13:00
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    There are countless strategies to grow your business on social media, but it’s often only a few tactics that will really skyrocket your growth. In this session, superstars of enterprise social scene d ...
13:30
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    30 mins
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    Data-driven decisions are all the rage, and many startups owe their success to crunching numbers. At what point do you have to break away from the figures and go with your gut?
14:00
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    20 mins
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    While start-up world tends to celebrate fundraising, we discuss how those who built an empire did it without capital
14:20
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    Crowd funding helped millions of startups find capital, but why some crowd funding campaigns work better then others. Lean how successful campaigns managed to pull it off.
14:40
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    Angel investing is picking up both globally and regionally. Leading angel investors talk angel money over VC & institutions. Can angel investment fit into your overall investment plans? How to manage ...
15:00
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    Investment in AI is exploding with VCs and CVCs scrambling to take on a leadership position in machine learning tech. What makes investment interesting when AI is involved? What not to do when buildin ...
15:20
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    With the growing trends of more tech startups being founded by different gender, CV’s, backgrounds, this panel discusses how to enable the innovation and economic growth they promise. How to increase ...
15:40
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    Data shows that a substantial portion of VC invested in the last decade has gone into businesses that clone in a new geography.
11:00
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    Smart corporates know that, if left untouched, the growth of their core business lines will eventually stagnate. In this talk, corporates and co-founders discuss: How corporate collaboration can creat ...
11:20
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    Even though Magic Leap hasn’t made any formal announcements what exactly it is going to do, it’s managed to amass more than 60,000 likes on Facebook and more than 32,000 Twitter followers. What can st ...
11:40
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    20 mins
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    While Uber can make it pretty much everywhere, it failed in China! Even Facebook had no luck with acquiring Korean version of Snapchat (Snow). Come talk China and leave with a battle plan before it’s ...
12:00
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    Sometimes Governments will be your customers, but far more often founders will encounter an unfamiliar relationship that includes policy, regulations and enforcement. This panel talks about challenges ...
12:40
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    Growing importance of mobile in consumer lives is putting a pressure on startups to improve mobile UX. This session discusses how to get the most out of mobile analytics and build your cost effective ...
13:00
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    Discussion on how to balance strategy, vision and investor expectations.
13:30
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    Is the participation in an accelerator program the best next step for all startups? What are the pros and cons of participation?
11:00
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