Organized by the IE Business School, International Venture Days are host to international startup competitions where the best startups and investors connect and share experiences. The events have so far been held in more than 45 countries. IE Venture Day Dubai will take place on March 4 at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Dubai, UAE.
Every Venture Day event is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs to raise funds from local investors, leading to the continued development and empowerment of local and international startup ecosystems. This year's finalists include Cash Basha, AUMET, MENA Network, and Wrappup.
In addition to the competition, several discussion panels will take place by high-caliber speakers and industry leaders:
-How to become an investable entity in MENA? by Yousef Hamidaddin, CEO of Oasis 500.
-Innovation and Technology for Small and Medium sized enterprises, by Abdelhameed Sharara, Founder of RiseUp, Tina Ghanem, head of SME Business in MENA at Thomson Reuters, and cofounder and CEO at Guiddoo, Vineet Budki.
Also, a fireside chat with Fadi Ghandour, founder and chairman at Aramex, will take place as part of the event.
About IE Business School
IE Business School is one of the most celebrated business schools in the world, ranked No. 1 in Europe, 8th worldwide by The Financial Times 2013 and No. 9 worldwide for entrepreneurship by Bloomberg's Business Week. The Venture Lab is IE Business School's startup accelerator where students and alumni are given the opportunity to launch their own ventures with the support of expert mentors. Since 2013, more than 20 million Euros have been raised in Venture Days.