A Decade of Entrepreneurship - Register your interest to attend

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    November 06, 2019

  • End date

    November 06, 2019

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It has been a decade since Yahoo! acquired Maktoob for $164 million, marking one of the most significant startup exits in the Middle East and igniting a tech entrepreneurship spark across the region. A decade on, what has changed in the ecosystem and will we be able to produce more than just one unicorn?

Wamda, in partnership with Area 2071, will be hosting a panel to discuss the development of the tech entrepreneurship ecosystem since then, the ongoing struggles, and where the next exits are likely to originate.

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, at The Auditorium, M floor, Emirates Towers, Dubai.

The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Wamda Executive Chairman, Fadi Ghandour, and will feature:

- Rabea Ataya, Co-founder and CEO at Bayt.com

- Ronaldo Mouchawar, Co-founder of Souq.com, VP of Amazon MENA

- Magnus Olsson, Co-founder and Managing Director at Careem

This is an apply-to-attend event as seating is limited. You can register your interest by filling this form, and we will get back to you with a confirmation email.

Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. 

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