24 Sep 2016

Event description

Seedstars GCC is a wrap! If you missed the action, you’ll find the list of winning startups below and some photos on our Facebook page.

Until we come back next year, you might like to join us for one of the regional summits (Africa, Asia, Latam, MENA, CEE) in December or the global Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland on the 6th April 2017.

Program

13:00
Arrival / Networking
13:30 - 13:45
Kick off
13:45 - 14:45
1st Pitching session
14:45 - 15:00
Keynote. Dr. Nazar Albaharna
15:00 - 15:20
Break / Networking
15:20 - 16:20
2nd Pitching session
16:20 - 16:40
Fireside Chat. Areije Alshakar & Amal Dokhan
16:40 - 17:00
Break / Networking
17:00 - 18:00
3rd Pitching session
18:00 - 18:45
Jury deliberation
18:00 - 18:30
Panel discussion “Fostering Tech Entrepreneurship in GCC countries”
18:30 - 18:45
Break / Networking
18:45 - 19:00
Announcement of the winners

Partners

Saudi Aramco
9/10ths Accelerator
Bahrain EDB
Tamkeen
Ahlia University
CH9
Zain Bahrain
Grant Thornton
Intel
Bahrain SMEs
Lari Group
MBAN
MOICT Bahrain
Rowad BDB
SMC Bahrain
Tawasul
Turn8
Arabnet
Cinqo Media
Entrepreneur ME
Magnitt
Wamda

Speakers

Kamal Hassan

Kamal Hassan

General Partner
TURN8
Ozan Sonmez

Ozan Sonmez

Accelerator Manager
9/10ths
Igor Ovcharenko

Igor Ovcharenko

Regional Manager for CEE/MENA
Seedstars
John Kilmartin

John Kilmartin

Executive Director ICT
Bahrain EDB
Amal Dokhan

Amal Dokhan

Co-director
KAUST Accelerators
Moustafa Magar

Moustafa Magar

Head, Spin off Investments
Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures
Maan Hussain

Maan Hussain

Enterprise Advisor
Tamkeen
Dr. Nazar Albaharna

Dr. Nazar Albaharna

Founder & Chairman
CH9
Areije Al Shakar

Areije Al Shakar

Vice President
Bahrain Development Bank

Jury

Pierre-Alain Masson

Pierre-Alain Masson

Co-founder
Seedstars
Dr. Abdulmalek Al-Jaber

Dr. Abdulmalek Al-Jaber

Founder & Vice Chairman
CH9
Trey Goede

Trey Goede

Origination, Investment
Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures
Alexander Wiedmer

Alexander Wiedmer

Partner
Iris Capital Management

Mentors

Ozan Sonmez

Ozan Sonmez

Accelerator Manager
9/10ths
Tiffany Obser

Tiffany Obser

MENA/CEE Senior Associate
Seedstars World
Amal Dokhan

Amal Dokhan

Co-director
KAUST Accelerators
Ali Almajthoob

Ali Almajthoob

Business Advisory Unit
Bahrain Development Bank
Ali Sabkar

Ali Sabkar

Founder
Social Media Club
Hisham Khalifa

Hisham Khalifa

Architect, Developer & Consul.
ExchangeWire
Pakiza Abdulrahman

Pakiza Abdulrahman

CSR Manager
Zain Bahrain
Ali Awadh

Ali Awadh

Specialist IN Engineer
Zain Bahrain

Videos

Seedstars Summit Summary

Venue

The event will take place at CH9.