We are hosting Yasser Iqbal, Co-Founder of Akkadu (Presented by AWS)

Jeddah Thu, Apr 9, 3:00 PM (GMT+3)

About this event

Yasser is co-founder of Akkadu Inc, a platform enabling real-time audio translation (English to Arabic for example) of live events using remote interpreters. Yasser has founded two companies in the past, worked in several other startups as well as Chinese Tech Giants such as Tencent (Wechat) and Bytedance (TikTok).  Akkadu has an interesting origin and investor story and several key lessons and pivots along the way. Akkadu is based in China but Yasser is from Saudi Arabia - and now he is brining the service home.

Yasser first fell in love with entrepreneurship when he realized he could survive at tough times by designing and selling T-shirts at the University. Encouraged by his initial success, he decided to dive deep into entrepreneurship. Yasser dreams that every language has a voice and every voice has a listener. Come join fellow entrepreneurs and investors to learn from his story and make new friends that may someday be your own customer, partner or investor. 


Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert

As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.

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Speaker

  • Yasser Iqbal

    Yasser Iqbal

    Akkadu

    Co-Founder

    Yasser is co-founder of Akkadu Inc, a platform that is reducing language barriers in human communication by doing live audio translation with remote interpreters. Yasser has founded two companies in the past, worked in several other startups as well as Chinese Tech Giants such as Tencent (Wechat) and Bytedance (TikTok).

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  • When

    Thursday, Apr 9
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (+03)

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