Sharif El-Badawi (500 Startups MENA)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 3:30 – 6:00 PM UTC

Our next fireside chat will host Sharif El-Badawi of 500 Startups and TechWadi.

In-person event

About this event

Startup Grind is a global startup community powered by Google for Startups.

Our next fireside chat will host Sharif El-Badawi of 500 Startups and TechWadi.

Sharif El-Badawi currently serves as Partner at 500 Startups, the most active venture capital firm in the world. In his role, he manages 500 Startups' MENA fund, focusing on seed-stage investments in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, Sharif is the Chairman of the Board of TechWadi, where he helps bridge MENA startups with Silicon Valley. He also serves on several advisory boards for startups in the MENA region and Silicon Valley.

Previously, Sharif was the Partner Lead to VCs and Startups at Google where he worked with top tier VCs and their most promising startups on strategies that bring all of Google to their businesses. Joining from AdMob almost 7 prior, he led performance advertising strategy for Google's largest customers in North America covering Mobile, Search and Display ads. Before AdMob, Sharif was a technologist and serial entrepreneur having founded or co-founded several companies in the Consumer Internet and B2B space over twelve years. Sharif earned his MBA from UC Irvine Merage School of Business and his BS in Neuroscience from UCLA.

Moderator: Mohammed Salah, Country Manager at Startup Grind.

Innovation Partner: Jordan Ahli Bank

Hosting Partner: Al Hussein Technical University 

Bring your smile! And register so you won’t be disappointed! #SGJordan

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  • Sharif El-Badawi


    Founding Managing Partner



Wednesday, October 2, 2019
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


3:30 PMRegistration & Networking
4:00 PMFireside Chat with Sharif El-Badawi
5:00 PMQ&A
5:30 PMNetworking


  • Mo Salah

    Startup Grind Oman + Jordan

    Country Manager

  • Moh'd Nour Shahen

    Startup Grind

    Head of Production


  • Mo Salah

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director


    Head of Communication

  • Moh'd Nour Shahen

    Head of Production

  • Dina Alnabulsi

    Chapter Co-director