Entrepreneurship Summit in Partnership with ADGM

Sep 30, 2019, 5:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Abu dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Auditorium, 4th Floor, al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 12345

We've partnered with ADGM for The Entrepreneurship Summit; gathering a select group of startups, investors and innovators around the theme Made in the UAE: Building Successful Startups from Idea to Exit. Connect, learn and be inspired by local trailblazers. Witness the official launch of the search for MENA's next unicorn as we bridge the early-stage funding gap with an exciting pitch competition.

In-person event

About this event

As the UAE's first unicorn exit continues to inspire entrepreneurs across the region, we've partnered with ADGM to bring you The Entrepreneurship Summit. A testament to the UAE's status as MENA's entrepreneurial hub as well as its commitment to attracting and nurturing the world's top founders, The Summit will gather a select group of startups, innovators and investors around the theme: Made in the UAE: Building Successful Startups From Idea to Exit.

The UAE's most brilliant minds will be under one roof for a full day of discussions tailoring the blueprint of entrepreneurial success to the UAE's challenges and opportunities. Join us for a unique opportunity to connect, learn and be inspired by the best local entrepreneurs.

We're kicking off the official search for the region's next unicorn and bridging the early-stage funding gap with an exciting pitch competition. Five promising founding teams will be selected to present their startups for a chance to win funding and incentives.

Check out what happened


  • Magnus Olsson


    Co-Founder and Chief Xperience Officer

  • Vera Futorjanski

    Veritas Ventures

    Founder & CEO

  • Roland Schatz


    Senior Advisor to the UN General Director

  • Heather Henyon

    Mindshift Capital

    Founding General Partner

  • Sal Lavallo

    Trail of Seeds


  • Khaled AlFahim


    Board Director

  • Preston McIntyre

    EMAG Group

    Policy Advisor

  • Sharif El-Badawi


    Founding Managing Partner

  • Ambareen Musa


  • Ramesh Jagannathan


    NYUAD Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship and Managing Director of startAD

  • BabaK Ahmadzadeh

    Plug & Play


  • Joy Ajlouny


  • Stephen George


    Founder and CEO

  • Philip Bahoshy


    Founder & CEO

  • Patrick Rogers


    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Mahmoud Adi

    Hub 71


  • Dr. Asma Al Mannaei

    Abu Dhabi Department of Health

    Director, Healthcare Quality Division

  • Noor Shawwa

    Endeavor UAE

    Managing Director

  • Shane Shin

    Shorooq Investments

    Co-Founder & Managing Partner

  • Raj Kotecha

    Creative Content Agency


  • Bassel Idriss


    Co-founder & CEO

  • Nelio Leone

    Urban Monks

    CEO & Founder

  • Idriss Al Rifai


    Co-founder & CEO

  • Ibrahim Parwaz

    Sage Middle East

    Start-up and Small Business Lead

  • Vijay Tirathrai


    Managing Director

  • Kai Ling Ting