Mix N Mentor Riyadh

Mix N’ Mentor brings together promising entrepreneurs with top regional and global mentors.

Al Majlis Hall - Badir Al-Nakheel District - Riyadh, 12385 Saudi Arabia

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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.

Sponsors

Strategic

Mentors (11)

  • Nitin Reen

    Director and Head of Value Creation at Wamda Capital

    Nitin Joined Wamda Capital in May 2017 to lead the Value Creation team through optimization focused interactions with portfolio companies and potential new investees.  Before joining Wamda Capital, Nitin spent 2 years with Rocket Internet in Dubai as a Managing Director at two ventures.  Nitin also co-founded a boutique investment firm specializing in early to mid-stage private equity investments. Prior to that, Nitin worked as an investment banker in Toronto with a focus on Technology, Telecom and Media. Nitin was born in Canada and studied, chemical engineering & applied physics and holds an MBA with a specialty in Corporate Finance. 

  • 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.

  • Ahmad Reda

    Executive Director at Manhattan Capital

    Ahmad Reda is an Executive Director at ManCap who has accumulated over 11 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who holds multiple board of directors seats in local & regional companies. Prior to his contribution to ManCap, he was the head of private equity at Maceen Capital, founder and country partner of Investment Advisory Services at TeamOne, executive manager at Advance Solutions, and a business consultant at Ernst & Young. Ahmad attended the Saudi Oxford Advance Management Leadership Program at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and holds a bachelor and master degrees in Systems Engineering from George Mason University in the US.

  • Ali Mahmoud

    Product Manager at Supermentor

    For the last 7 years, Ali has been working on building and participating in Internet, e-commerce, on-demand-based startups and Fintech Startups. Now, he is building Meem Incubator with other professionals and consultants.

  • Bader AlZahrani

    Managing Director of Endeavor Saudi Arabia

    Bader comes from diversified disciplines. He led the SME development and debt financing division at the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Center (WA’ED), where he worked directly with more than 200 startup companies in their business development stage, credit evaluation and approval while managing a portfolio exceeding $50M. He comes from a technical background that involved IT governance, database design, geophysical technologies. Besides his 10 years’ corporate experience, he had advised and invested in various local and international ventures in field such as motion pictures, streaming services, broadcasting technologies and SaaS.

  • Mohamad Ehab

    Entrepreneurship Programs Manager at Wadi Makkah VC

    Mohamad is a computer engineer & MBA holder who is interested in Entrepreneurship & Product management and always searching for new challenges in these domains. He has gained a "very" diverse set of skills from the different positions he worked in, ranging from Project management, software development, Digital marketing, User Experience, Financial modelling, dashboards building, spreadsheets automations, startups mentorship,...etc. He has worked in multinational companies, governmental entities, small companies, as well as an employee, freelancer. 

  • Musaab Al-Muhaidib

    General Manager at Masdar Building Materials

      Musaab is a visionary, incisive and highly dynamic executive with vast board experience coupled with extensive top-level strategic, business and financial skills honed developing businesses and directing sales, projects, marketing strategy and mergers & acquisitions internationally. He is also a proactive leader with a passion to deliver, extensive commercial acumen, and the natural ability to identify and capitalize upon opportunities to maximize performance, boost sales and optimize company profits. Musaab is an innovative, resourceful and results-orientated professional, with extensive interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to motivate teams to beat deadlines, surpass targets and consistently deliver outstanding results.

  • Mazen AlDarrab

    General Manager at QDRAH

      Mazen is specialized in E-commerce, E-marketing and enabling companies to foster their work by maximizing the power of technology and e-business. He has founded and managed : E-Commerce SEA (2009-2012) and e-commerce company specialized in building e-commerce retail in Arabian region. Moreover, he is on the board of several startups and an angel investor in several startups in Saudi and in the valley. Currently, Mazen is the founder and MD of Zid for ecommerce. Mazen holds a Masters Degree in E-commerce from The University of Western Australian and a Bachelor's in computer science from King Saud University in Riyadh.

  • Tarek Ghobar

    Startup Manager at 1776

    Tarek is an entrepreneurial at heart, ambitious, and always thinking outside the box. He loves the world of start-ups and is passionate about developing new businesses, solving problems within the business world and working on a team to move a market or idea forward. Tarek's expertise include working in the Gulf markets (Saudi Arabic, Qatar, UAE) and across 3 different countries within the EU.

  • Ghassan Al-Safi

    Business Development Advisor at Badir

    Ghassan has valuable experience within the fields of IT, service management and business management. He has gained experience in challenging roles, including working for a leading national airline, and has been successful in applying his expertise across major projects. This has included website development, maintenance systems projects, development of the data management platform, data monitoring and ERP. Ghassan has been actively involved in developing and managing Service Level Agreements (SLA's), Operation Level Agreements (OLA's), Service Catalogues (SC) and Project Business Proposals.  

  • Mohammed Alshwaier

    Director Business Development and Operations at Takamol

    Mohammed has solid experience in developing new businesses, online B2B and B2C businesses, strategic planning, product development, and investment. He is very interested in solving emerging companies' and entrepreneurs' issues On top of that, he works as a coach and consultant for a number of startups/entrepreneurs. Mohammed is the founder and investor of many local and international companies. He holds an MBA and Entrepreneurship and Innovation masters in addition to a Bachelor's Degree In information technology.

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