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"A two time entrepreneur with a passion for startups. Tarek holds two degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Canada and the Netherlands while working on his first startup, IcySolutions. The latter is a sports heath hardware company whos products were used by the likes of Manchester United, German National Team and several Olympic Teams. He later founded an e-health startup gamifying medical equipment training for hospitals and medical professionals. His last position before joining 1776 Startup Incubator in Dubai is working with Rocket Internet on their online food ordering startup Foodpanda, managing the Middle East and later Saudi Arabia in specific. At 1776 Tarek is the startup services manager working with the portfolio startups on growth and building their network."