PANELS & WEBINARS

November 2021

Raising a Seed Round

with Dr. Ruchi Dana, Mr. Kamal Dimachkie & Mr. Derek Watson

November 18th, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom or AEIC 214 EMBA

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This incubation panel discussion provides insights into how new entrepreneurs can raise capital for their new start-ups in today's challenging environment and the various funding sources open to start-ups.

Go-To-Market

with Mr. Ayman Al Awadi & Mr. Derek Watson

November 4th, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom or AEIC 214 EMBA

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This incubation panel discussion discusses when might be the right time for a firm to plan its go-to-market strategy in order to launch its product or service for the first time.

October 2021

Branding and Presentation

with Ms. Mihaela Nina & Ms. Karen Kassouf

October 7th, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom or AEIC 214 EMBA

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This incubation panel discussion informs new founders on how they can build branding into their presentation, whether it is for pitching or for showing to funders or for their target customers and highlights the central role played by branding.

September 2021

Product-Market Fit

with Mr. Derek Watson & Ms. Karen Kassouf

September 23rd, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom or AEIC 214 EMBA

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This incubation panel discussion highlights the importance of building a product from customers perspective and gives valuable tips on how to achieve a product-market fit.

Being a Founder

with Ms. Maryam Yusuf, Mr. Derek Watson & Ms. Keren Jadhav

September 9th, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

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This incubation panel discussion is about founders sharing their story - the challenges and the success that they experienced in their startup journey.

April 2021

Go-To-Market Strategy Panel

with Mr. Tiberiu Iacomi, Dr. Ruchi Dana & Ms. Karen Kassouf

April 11, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session highlights the aspects of planning for 'going-to-market' or launching products or services for the first time.

Online Marketing

with Ms. Karen Kassouf

April 7, 2021 at 1.30 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session demonstrates the use of social media and other useful online tools for marketing.

March 2021

Sales & Marketing Panel

with Ms. Mihaela Nina, Mr. Derek Watson, Ms. Maryam Yusuf & Mr. Kamal Dimachkie

March 21, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session answers important questions on sales and marketing bringing out key differences between the two, showing what may be the best approach for a new startup.

February 2021

Brand

with Ms. Mihaela Nina

February 24, 2021 at 1.30 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session highlights the importance of building a Brand and gives useful guidelines on what Branding actually means.

Branding & Presentation Panel

with Ms. Karen Kassouf, Dr. Ruchi Dana & Mr. Kamal Dimachkie

February 21, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session talks about how to build branding into one's presentation: for pitching, for funders, for customers. It highlights the central role played by branding.

January 2021

Product-Market Fit Panel

with Mr. Tiberiu Iacomi, Dr. Vinod Pangracious, Dr. Ruchi Dana & Mr. Derek Watson 

January 31, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session highlights the importance of building a product from customers’ perspective and gives valuable tips on how to achieve a product-market fit.

Being a Founder

with Mr. Tiberiu Iacomi, Mr. Derek Watson & Ms. Maryam Yusuf.

January 10, 2021 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

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This session highlights different founders sharing their story, their challenges and successes that they experienced on their startup journey.

November 2020

Demo Day Plan

with Ayman AlMawla, Hassan Khayal, Dhiren Harchandani, Derek Watson.

November 17, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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In this webinar, you will learn from Startup Founders and Funders about their journey and challenges they faced from an idea to pilot stage and how they got funding for their startup. You will get key insights into what new founders must focus on for their Demo day.

October 2020

Raising a Seed Round

October 27, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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This webinar explores steps taken by a Founder from idea to Startup stage, from within a regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a speaker session involving a successful founder, the webinar focuses on understanding the difference between a Startup and Business, including key insights into Startup trends that will shape the decade for aspiring Start-ups.

What's Next

October 25, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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This webinar explores steps taken by a Founder from idea to Startup stage, from within a regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a speaker session involving a successful founder, the webinar focuses on understanding the difference between a Startup and Business, including key insights into Startup trends that will shape the decade for aspiring Start-ups.

Pitching Your Business

October 18, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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This webinar examines Pitching and the audience’s role in a pitch design, from within a regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a panel discussion involving three successful founders, the webinar focuses on understanding what an investor looks for in a pitch, including key insights into the process of developing and refining pitches for aspiring Start-ups.

Sales and Marketing

October 11, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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This webinar looks into what startups must consider for Sales and Marketing during the Pilot stage within a regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a panel discussion involving a Funder and 2 Entrepreneurs’ perspectives, the webinar focuses on challenges faced by founders, including key insights on developing a feasible sales & marketing strategy for aspiring Start-ups.

Market Focus and Assessing Value

October 5, 2020 at 3.00 pm GST Via Zoom

Importance of People and Teams within a

This webinar examines market sizing, segmentation, market opportunity and value proposition, from within a regional and local Startup scene. The webinar focuses on experiences that fulfil emotional and functional needs, including key insights into empathy-driven solutions based on people’s real needs.

Branding in the Startup World

October 4, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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This webinar examines Branding from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an accelerator within a regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a panel discussion, the webinar focuses on aspects that will help enhance brand visibility, including key insights into branding do’s and don’ts for aspiring Start-ups.

September 2020

Go-To-Market Insights of an Investor and Entrepreneurs

September 27, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

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This webinar examines Go-To-Market from the perspective of an investor and 2 founders within the UAE’s ecosystem and broader regional Startup scene. Organized as a panel discussion, the webinar focuses on the right time to go to market, understanding what a founder needs and funding timelines, including key insights into actual experiences for aspiring Start-ups to learn from.

Importance of People and Teams within a Startup Environment

September 20, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

Importance of People and Teams within a

This webinar examines perspectives on what makes a successful Startup team, with focus on the regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a speaker session involving a successful founder, the webinar focuses on how Startups can find and build a right, strong and a cohesive team, including key insights into different startup roles and advice to aspiring Startup founders.

 The Relevance of a Product-Market Fit for a Startup Founder 

September 13, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

The Relevance of a Product-Market Fit

This webinar examines the Product-Market fit from Investor and Entrepreneur perspectives, from within a regional and local Startup scene. Organized as a panel discussion involving successful founders, the webinar focuses on meaning and importance of a Product-Market fit from ideation to prototype stage, including key insights and challenges faced.

Being a Founder

September 8, 2020 at 11.30 am GST Via Zoom

Being a Founder

This webinar examines a Startup founders’ journey within the UAE’s ecosystem and broader regional Startup scene. Organized as a panel discussion involving three successful founders, the webinar focuses on a Founder’s journey from ideation to piloting of a product / service, including key insights into challenges faced by these founders and funding opportunities available for aspiring Start-ups.

Bridging the gap between the Academics of Entrepreneurship and Real-world Business Realities

June 28, 2020 at 11 am GST Via Zoom

Bridging the gap between the Academics

During the webinar, we will be taking a high level look into what’s happening in the world of entrepreneurship and the start-up scene regionally and locally with a focus on key trends, insights, and opportunities for incubators and accelerators. This webinar should serve as a thought starter amongst stakeholders, and a way to inspire and engage the minds of those involved in the Innovation Lab.