Having worked in events all his life, Walid dropped out of college, one semester before graduating, joined an accelerator and was awarded seed funding for Presella. Presella is an event technology startup, launched in Beirut now in Dubai, focuses on Event ticketing, Guestlist Management and digital marketing for events. With a wide network of friends in the international event scene, Walid started out booking international artists to his hometown city of Beirut, then launched with an Estonian partner one of today's biggest House Music News portals HousePlanet.dj. Walid was able to mix his love for technology and his passion for music in the hopes of becoming a pillar in the event & music technology industry.
Sara Hamdan has been the main writer for The International New York Times based in Dubai since 2010. She also currently contributes to a content marketing project at Google and blogs about travel at www.holidaysinheels.com, a site that reviews hotels and has a 'what to pack' section with style tips and beach reads. She speaks four languages and is a Berkeley and Columbia graduate.