Bridging the Israeli and UAE Startup Ecosystem

Nov 17, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Startup Grind Dubai and Startup Grind Israel are proud to present a historic event that builds bridges between our chapters and opens opportunities for our community members. Through the Startup Grind ecosystem we are excited to foster the creation of relationships between community members residing on coasts of different seas, who are creating the jobs of tomorrow.

Virtual event

About this event

Startup Grind Dubai and Startup Grind Israel are proud to present a historic cross-chapter event that builds bridges between our chapters and opens opportunities for our community members. The opportunities for trade and joint ventures were central to our decision to host this event. Through the Startup Grind ecosystem, we are excited to foster the building of relationships between those on different coasts who are building the jobs of tomorrow.

Both our chapters have always held the view that business connections, such as those we create, can facilitate collaboration, cooperation, and regional co-creation for the jobs of the future. Through the new opportunities formed between Israel and the UAE, driven by leadership, the startup ecosystem can play a huge part in building this bridge. Will you join us?

Whether you're a fast-acting entrepreneur who likes to be the first to recognize opportunities or you're just curious about making connections with members of the startup communities in Israel or the UAE, then this is the event you can't miss.

This event will include a panel discussion with:

  • Dr. Erel Margalit, Founder and Executive Chairman of JVP, and Margalit Startup City
  • Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the board, Smartworld
  • Dr. Sara Al Madani, Co-Founder,CEO, HalaHi
  • Derek Andersen, Founder, CEO, Bevy / Startup Grind

We look forward to sharing this historic event with you.

Check out what happened


  • Derek Andersen

    Bevy / Startup Grind

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Dr. Erel Margalit

    JVP/Margalit Startup City

    Founder & Chairman

  • Dr. Sara Al Madani


    Co-Founder, CEO

  • Dr. Saeed Aldhaheri


    Chairman of the board


  • Shahar Matorin

    Startup Grind

    Country Director

  • Damu Winston

    Startup Grind




Tuesday, November 17, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


4:00 PMWelcome
4:10 PMOpening Remarks by Derek Andersen
4:15 PMPanel - Bridging the Israeli and UAE Startup Ecosystem
5:10 PMQuestions and Answers
5:30 PMGoodbye, Ma'assalama, Shalom


  • Shahar Matorin

    Startup Grind

    Israel Country Manager

  • Lirone Glikman

    The Human Factor By Lirone Glikman

    Co Director


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Deutsche Bank Wealth Management


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UAE - Israel Business Council

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