500 Startups' Sharif El-Badawi is in town on the 2nd of October for a pitching session and for our famous fireside chat. Apply for a chance to be selected among the 10 startups that will pitch during the event.
500 Startups is one of the most active global early-stage VC funds and a startup accelerator, focusing on discovering and backing the most talented founders worldwide.
The 500 Startups group of funds has made over 1,800 investments in approximately 66 countries. They have been investing in MENA founders/startups since 2011. Their portfolio includes Jamalon, UTURN, Tamatem, and Fetchr.
It is a unique chance to:
- Pitch your startup to 500 startups Partner.
- Receive constructive feedback.
Presentation duration: 5 minutes for a presentation + 5 minutes Q&A.
On the 2nd of October 2019 from 14:00-16:00 p.m. at Ahli Flagship, New Abdali.
*Kindly note that filling out the following application does not guarantee your acceptance.
**Deadline is 26th of September.
Apply Now: http://bit.ly/2ma395b
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Entrepreneurially driven technologist with 8+ years of experience in the entrepreneurship MENA region ecosystem. Since 2009 Mohammed has worked at or supported Social n’ Tech, Startup Grind, Startup Weekend, makesense, Seedstars, Riseup, and many other Entrepreneurship and Youth communities.
Mohammed has been recognized as a speaker at several events including RiseUp Summit, Digital Arabia Network, and Adobe World Tour. Mohammed has also been featured on various media channels like; BBC World, BBC Arabic, Al Jazeera, Sky News, MBC, AJ+, Al Ghad TV, Roya TV, ONTV, BBC Radio, National Newspaper, and Inc. Magazine.
Sharif is a serial entrepreneur and technology executive, who currently serves as a partner to VCs and startups at Google, In his role, he works with top tier VCs and their most promising startups on a ‘One Google’ approach. Over the last five years, he was the Head of Performance Solutions Activation team where he was responsible for the commercialization of Google’s performance advertising products and solutions which cover Mobile, Search and Display. In his role, he focused on helping the world’s largest advertisers reach their marketing objectives, and worked with Google’s product and engineering teams to provide guidance on the needs of marketers.
Prior to this role, Sharif was focused exclusively on mobile and helped clients plan and execute best-in-class mobile strategies. He joined Google as part of the company's acquisition of AdMob, the world’s largest mobile ad network, where he co-founded their performance sales team and pioneered their mobile syndication product. Before AdMob, Sharif founded or co-founded several start-ups in consumer Internet, social, video and mobile.
Sharif is passionate about helping people and has more than eighteen years of experience in product, marketing, sales and operational functions. He has advised hundreds of companies on their digital go-to-market strategies, and is an active angel investor, advisor and mentor to several start-ups. Sharif currently lives in the Bay Area with his wife and three children. He earned his bachelors degree in Neuroscience and Philosophy from UCLA and an MBA from UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business.
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