In collaboration between Startup grind Makkah, Cairo and Dubai chapters, we announced Startup Grind MENA series of event! We will launch a series of events starting from January, our aim to focus on the mainstream industries that effect or raised during the COVID era, we will have during the series, MENA Disrupt Fintech, Education digital transformation boost in MENA, Tourism-tech startups challenges & opportunities and Health Digital transformation.
Our next event is “MENA Disrupt Fintech “Next Wednesday 27th of January, We will have Panel Discussion Mirna Sleiman Founder & CEO Fintech Galaxy ( United Arab Emirates) , Hessian El Menaway Founder & CEO CowPay ( Egypt), Khaled Hassoun Founder & CEO Circlys app ( Saudi of Arabia ) Moderated by Damu Winston Dubai Chapter Director.
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Founder of Finteachable.com. Damu is a Dubai-based, American engineer with a focus on developing digital strategies, products, and services. Following a career in consulting within the emerging technologies and innovation domains, which span the United States and countries in the Middle East. Damu has expanded to training and authoring literature about Blockchain and its impact on businesses and society as a whole. In his book, I Don't Trust You, But Blockchain and Bitcoin Will Help, he explores the whys and hows of blockchain from a business perspective, cutting through the technical jargon, and making this emerging technology easy to understand for anyone who reads it. Having worked on software patents, and experiences in the financial services, healthcare, technology, and nuclear energy sectors, Damu is a seasoned professional with over 15 of years building emerging technology solutions.
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His Major in Computer Engineering but he always want to know about Business to know all aspects about the startup he started doing my practice when he was Founder and Former CEO at Egypreonics it's a tech startup that works in the security solution , then he studied Business as a second Major at Kelley School of Business at Indiana University . His aim to develop the Ecosystem currently he works as Entrepreneurship and business literacy trainer at Injaz Egypt Foundation it's related to junior Achievement Foundation, he gave more than 40 Training for +3000 students and entrepreneurs about how to start this business in different areas.
I am a person who believe that I can change the world, I am driven by an idealistic dreams but relaistic goals. I believe that entrepreneurship can be the answer to different questions but it need a unique prespective.
I had long experience in mentoring different kind of tech-enable startups and deep technology startups as well, supporting startups in different phases from the infrastructure level to the go to market and scalibility level as well. I had been a consultant in many investment talks between startups and investors. I have built different entrepreneurship programs and have implemented unique successful programs in the past 3 years with unique stake holders.
I have participated in many events in the Egyptian, Saudi, UAE & Tunisian eco-system during the past 5 years, my participation vary between judge/mentor/project manager/partner/consultant or even participant.
As an exapmle of these events: RiseUp Egypt, Social Media Day, Creative Industry day, Startup Cup, Startup Week End, Enpact, Injaz Egypt, MIT KSA, AIM Startup, IECompetition, Entrepreneurs Challenge, Arabnet, IOT Saudi, Franchise Saudi, Souq Okaz, UQU Entrepreneurship Camp, UQU Summer internship program, Startup Saudi, Haij Hackathon, Google developer groups, Blossom, startup turkey, startup Istanbul and i am one of the founding team for WadiMakkah Seed investment program Nomow and one of the founding team for Startup Saudi.
I had a solid knowladge supported by proffestional experience in business model generation, Marketing (especially digital marketing), investment plans, startup sales strategy, product design, networking techniques and resources allocation and this support me in startups mentoring or programs building to meet the exact KPIs needed.
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