With the changes to our pitch meetings, we thought we’d reflect on the fantastic speakers we’ve had and the knowledge they’ve imparted on our assembled guests.
Kamal Hassan, Founder and Chief Excitement Officer of Turn8, gave a talk on “Key Ingredients That Make An Angel” at our very first Pitch Meeting.
Heather Henyon, founder of Women’s Angel Investment Network (WAIN) and then Managing Director of Balthazar Capital, was our February speaker and spoke on “How to Assess a Presenter”.
We had our first international speaker with Mona Al-Mukhaizeem, Founder of Sirdab Lab Accelerator in Kuwait, speaking on “How to Assess an Investment Opportunity”, in partnership with TechWadi.
Our very own Nichole Bates was our April speaker and gave a talk on “The Startup and Funding Lifecycle”.
As summer approached, Ramy Assaf’s, Senior Associate at Middle East Venture Partners, workshop was “What is Due Diligence?”
The final workshop before Ramadan and the summer break was led by Ameera Horriyat, Founder of Weyakum, in conversation with Bedour Al Raqbani of Kalimati and Sarah Wahbe of Dumye on “Social Impact: The Bottom Line”.
Returning after the summer break, guests saw Elissa and Chantalle discuss “How to Maximise Your WOMENA Membership”.
Coinciding with TechWadi’s Roadshow, Sharif El Badawi, TechWadi Head Mentor and Partner Leads, VCs and Startups at Google, spoke about “Building the Next Silicon Valley”.
At our most recent Pitch Meeting, Dr. Keith Jones gave a talk on “Assessing Intellectual Property When Evaluating a Startup”.