Mix N Mentor Kuwait

Mix n Mentor Kuwait is a full day event with a unique format, that forges deep long lasting connections between entrepreneurs and mentors.


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Event Overview

  • What is it?

    Mix N’ Mentor brings together promising entrepreneurs with top regional and global mentors. Thanks to its unique format and high profile delegates, 74% of past participants say they saw a direct improvement on their business.

  • Mentorship sessions

    At the core of the event are the mentorship sessions. Entrepreneurs will be matched with mentors based on profiles and needs. Various topics will be addressed throughout the sessions.

  • Workshops

    There will be a number of workshops all throughout the event, ranging from User Acquisition to Public Speaking.

  • Fireside Chat

    At the end of the day, the whole group comes together to reflect on learnings in a fun, collaborative and very casual setting.

  • Networking

    Mix N’ Mentor is designed to be a cosy event. No speeches or panels, it’s all about peer to peer learning and networking with high quality mentors. Entrepreneurs will build new connections and deepen old ones.

Mentors (22)

  • Abdulaziz Al Loughani

    Vice Chairman at Kuwait National Fund for SMEs

  • Abdur-Rahman El-Sayed

    Managing Director at Waveline Media

  • Abed Agha

    Managing Director at Vinelab

    Abed is the founder and Managing Director at Vinelab, a digital entertainment company based in the UAE and serving broadcast, music and sports entities in the MENA region with digital executions. Vinelab clients include MBC Group, Rotana Media Group, Sony Music, Nancy Ajram, Magida El Roumi, and others. Prior to Vinelab, Abed cofounded Rab3i TV, the first free-to-air interactive social network on TV and experienced 12 years spanning investments, media and telecoms across the US, South East Asia and the GCC.

  • Ali Nehme

    Chief Strategy Officer at Publicis Media

    Ali has over 14 years of technology and media experience under his belt, spanning across multiple industries with a focus on technology-driven marketing. Before acting as CSO for Publicis Media, he served as the Managing Director - Digital at MediaVest Group, where he managed to identify and seize opportunities to grow the digital media business across the region. Equipped with an aggressive strategy, he has set-up effective and innovative teams of around 25+ people across seven countries in less than two years, managing to achieve triple digit year-on-year revenue growth.

  • Alvaro Abella

    Managing Director at BECO Capital

  • Anthony Giordano

    Group Director at MEC

  • Anurag Agarwal

    Manager at Arzan Venture Capital

  • Con O'Donnell

    Co-founder at Riseup Summit

  • Edward Roberto

    Mentor & Investor at Techstars

  • Fadi Chalouhi

    Head of Strategy, Products and PMO at National Bank of Kuwait

  • Fadi Ghandour

    Executive Chairman at Wamda

    Executive Chairman at Wamda Capital. Fadi is cofounder and executive chairman at Wamda and managing partner at Wamda Capital. He is deeply involved in supporting entrepreneurship in the region, holding advisory and board roles with MENA Venture Investments, Abraaj Capital, Endeavor Global, the Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and the American University of Beirut. He also founded Ruwwad for Development, a regional initiative which helps disadvantaged communities overcome marginalization. Fadi Ghandour founded ARAMEX and served for 30 years as the company’s CEO.

  • Fahad Aljasem

    Marketing Director at Zain Kuwait

  • Francis Barel

    Head of Business Development, MENA at PayPal

  • Hasan Haidar

    Venture Partner at 500Startups

  • Hind Al Nahedh

    CEO at Socialobby

  • Khalid Al-Sultan

    General Manager at Ghaliah

  • Omar Christidis

    Founder at ArabNet

    Omar Christidis is the founder and CEO of ArabNet, a hub for digital professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and learn. Prior to founding ArabNet, he was an investment associate at Sheffield Investment Co. and a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.Christidis was born in Beirut, Lebanon and has a BA and MBA from Yale University. He is a co-founder and Director of Development of the Yale Arab Alumni Association (YAAA), a community of over 200 Yale alumni and affiliates with an active interest in the Arab world.He also worked as a management consultant in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the energy, telecommunication and public sectors.

  • Ozan Sonmez

    New Ventures & Hikmah IP Accelerator at KAUST

  • Patrick Thiriet

    Cheif Startegy Officer at Choueiri Group

    Based in Dubai, Patrick is the Chief Strategy Officer of Choueiri Group, a leading player in the MENA media landscape. He is in charge of developing the investment arm of the Group. Prior to joining Choueiri in 2014, Patrick had spent 20 years in banking. From 1994 until 2008, he worked for Societe Generale Private Banking, where he steered various acquisitions and organic development projects between Europe, Asia and North America, before opening the bank’s subsidiary in Dubai in 2007. In 2009, Patrick joined BNP Paribas Wealth Management, where he was promoted Head of Middle East and North Africa in 2011. He graduated from EDHEC (Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales Lille) in 1993, and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

  • Sayed Almohri

    Technology Task Force Team at The National Fund

  • Walid Faza

    Chief Operating Officer at Wamda

    As the investment principal, Walid is responsible for screening, structuring, and executing the investments as well as providing networking opportunities, strategic direction and ongoing management to these funds’ portfolio companies based in the Region. Walid is an advisor to many start-ups and serves on the Mentorship Network of Mowgli, Oasis500 and the Queen Rania Center of Entrepreneurship.

  • Will Hutson

    CEO & Founder at LMTD

    Having launched Disney Studios into social media years ago, Will now leads LMTD’s social media offering. His extensive experience in all forms of digital development, media & social makes it happen. Will is experienced in growth companies with focus in industry specific applied technologies and integrated marketing. He worked within Entertainment, Media, Research, Tech, and Advertising industries.