Aiman Kabli is the managing director of StartupCentral UAE, the online community portal which brings all entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, and supporters in one place for connection and collaboration. Aiman is currently based in Dubai (in his fourth year) and is passionate about enabling and supporting the entrepreneurship culture here, and thus created this not-for-profit platform to the benefit of the UAE’s startup ecosystem. Aiman is also a serial entrepreneur and investor himself, having founded and backed several tech startups in the region, and holds talks and mentorship sessions at various hackathons, entrepreneurship workshops and SME conferences/summits. Some of his other ventures include the career consulting and job placement platform Dubai Job Connections, and the business networking mobile app LunchMatcher. Originally from Saudi Arabia, Aiman holds an MBA in Strategic Management from Texas and has held senior HR management roles in his corporate career prior to taking the entrepreneurial path. He worked with such large multinational organizations as Unilever, the International Monetary Fund, and Emirates Airline.
StartupCentral officially launched a new entrepreneurship community web platform, StartupCentral.ae, at The Bureau Dubai in Downtown Dubai on Wednesday, 20th May 2015. Startup Central is home to the idea that in the coming decades, the Middle Eastern region will be at the forefront of change and innovation. Their mission is to facilitate this innovation by creating a centralized community and platform that enables and empowers an everyday Mohammed or Sara to get one step closer to achieving their entrepreneurial goals and vision. http://www.startupcentral.ae/. Within weeks of launching, it closed partnerships with many of the leading investors, accelerator and speakers of Dubai.