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Helen Al Uzaizi is an established businesswoman and an active community member. With over 17 years of experience spanning marketing, non-profit management, and entrepreneurship, Helen has been supporting major brands, non-profit organizations, and startups across the region as a mentor and Board member and advisor. She is a member of the Board of T…
 
Farah Al Qaissieh is a mother of three boys and social entrepreneur and motivational speaker; she holds a Bachelors of Finance from Zayed University. Farah launched Stutter UAE in 2013 to raise awareness and support people who stutter through various workshops and events. In 2016, Farah was featured in a book chapter titled “Game Changers: How Wome…
 
Muna Easa Al Gurg is the Director of Retail of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, a multidivisional conglomerate with 27 companies. The Group is active in several industry sectors that include retail, building and construction, industrial, real estate and joint ventures. Since 2008, Al Gurg has been Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders UAE, where she promotes e…
 
Najla Ahmed Al-Midfa, Vice-Chairwoman of Young Arab Leaders, is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa), a government-supported entity launched in January 2016, with a mandate to build the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Sharjah, and support entrepreneurs as they build and grow innovative startups that will contribu…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, while at the 2020 Step Conference we sat down with various speakers who were in Dubai for this occasion. This episode’s guest is Robert Scoble from Infinite Retina, where he shared some highlights from his keynote talk about Spatial Computing. These mini episodes offer insights into the trends they are seeing from …
 
This week on Streams of Progress, while at the 2020 Step Conference we sat down with various speakers who were in Dubai for this occasion. This episode’s guest is Hasan Haider from 500 Startups, where as a regional venture capitalist, provides us some insights into the 500 Falcons Fund. These mini episodes offer insights into the trends they are se…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, while at the 2020 Step Conference we sat down with various speakers who were in Dubai for this occasion. This episode’s guest is Alicia Sornson from Village Capital, where she gives us some highlights into their recent Finance Forward initiative in the MENA region. These mini episodes offer insights into the trends…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, while at the 2020 Step Conference we sat down with various speakers who were in Dubai for this occasion. This episode’s guest is Jeremiah Owyang from Kaleido Insights, where he provides some highlights from his keynote talk about the six digital eras. These mini episodes offer insights into the trends they are seei…
 
Stuart Oda is an investment banker turned urban farmer with a passion for innovation and sustainability. In 2013, Stuart founded Alesca Life, an agricultural technology company that builds indoor, vertical farms and farm management software to make food production more localized and data driven. Stuart is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer a…
 
Asunción Molinos Gordo is a research-based artist strongly influenced by disciplines such as anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. In her practice she questions the categories that define ‘innovation’ in mainstream discourses today, working to generate a less urban-centric way of understanding progress. Her latest work, In Transit: Botany o…
 
Jasper Hope has had a prestigious career in the music and entertainment industry over the last 2 decades and continues to impact our region's arts and entertainment scene. Since departing from his role at the Dubai Opera, he has continued to engage with various figures and entities in the promotion of the arts and music industries in the MENA regio…
 
Marc Cirera is the founder and CEO of Companies for Good, a social enterprise designed to help businesses change for good. Marc is a business ethics, CSR and sustainability specialist with a clear vision: a world where companies operate in a more sustainable and responsible way. He strongly believes that good business practices help companies outpe…
 
As a dynamic entrepreneur in the automotive industry, Oweis Zahran is the force behind launching innovative solutions in this sector in the Middle East. Born and educated in the USA, Oweis has a strong affinity to this region since his father set up businesses in the UAE under MZ Holdings in the early 90s. The Holding company’s 16 subsidiaries, in …
 
Briar Prestidge is the CEO and founder of Briar Prestidge International, a high-profile marketing, branding and reputation building agency operating in Dubai, London and New York. Working with world leaders, top CEOs, government, entertainers and strategists, they boost client’s prestige and elevate them to become impactful international business i…
 
Karl W. Feilder is a serial entrepreneur, Founder and Chairman of The Neutral Group and CEO of Neutral Fuels. “I’m not an environmentalist, I’m just trying to save the planet,” Karl says, and his direct actions to mitigate climate change have already resulted in over 10.5 million tonnes of CO2e savings from global corporations, such as DHL, Del Mon…
 
In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Corrie Block, CEO of Paragon Consulting, where he shared some great stories about his experiences in Estonia & Yemen prior to making Dubai his home. Dr Corrie Block is a leading business strategist and CEO of Paragon Consulting, Professor of Strategic Management at Monarch Business School, and certified NLP Exe…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with the startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Toghrul Samadov, CEO of Buglance. Buglance is a crowd testing company that connects software te…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with the startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Patrick Rogers, CEO of Clara. Clara is a SaaS platform that digitises and automates startup leg…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Lance Lin, CEO of LuggAgent. LuggAgent is a Global Concierge that offers the luxury of Time and Fre…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Yousef Wadi, CEO of Nestrom. Yousef is a Computer Engineer with a significant track record in build…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with the startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Kareem Kaddoura, Regional Manager for Ottogee. Ottogee provides IoT wearables for Industrial ap…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Cedrick Tandong, CEO of Three Wheels United. Before starting Three Wheels United, Cedrick worked wi…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with the startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Parker Wells, CEO of Element 16. Element 16 improves energy efficiency at industrial processing…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest for this episode is Sebastian Vaduva, CEO of Veeplay. He was never keen on running the hamster wheel. A software engine…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest of this episode is Miray Tayfun, CEO of Vivoo. She is a serial entrepreneur, who co-founded successful companies in the…
 
This week on Streams of Progress, we met up with startups taking part in this year's Techstars Dubai program. These mini episodes offer insights into what the startups are working on and the founders behind the startups. The guest of this episode is Faisal Al Hammadi, the CEO of YACOB, a nutrition recommendation engine for organizations that enable…
 
Tarek Kabrit is the CEO and co-founder of Seez, an intuitive car selling, buying and lending app in Dubai and Kuwait, which has been cited by leading publications as a ‘tech game-changer.’ By using artificial intelligence to gather and cleanse the jungle of car data online, Seez reduces the process of finding a car from 17 hours to 6 seconds. Tarek…
 
We had a chance to sit with Michael De Angelo from Holacracy One. Michael is an experienced business leader with C-level executive experience in different industries including healthcare, entertainment, technology, and natural resources. Starting as a Computer Scientist for the US Department of the Interior he moved on to lead technology teams at t…
 
We had a chance to sit with Ludmila Yamalova, Founder & Managing Partner of LYLaw, HPL Yamalova & Plewka DMCC. Ludmila is the founder and Managing Partner of the Firm, actively managing and practicing since 2009. She is a U.S. qualified attorney, licensed by the State Bar of California. Ludmila has fifteen years of legal experience, six of which wa…
 
We had a chance to sit with Issa Aghabi, VC Investment officer for IFC, heading the MENAP region. He shared his insights into the Venture Capital space of the region as well as how he got started in this space over a decade ago. Enjoy the show! Posted on February 27, 2019 Show Notes: 01:15 - Issa’s backstory 01:45 - From Jordan to Canada back to th…
 
Mohammed Bin Kuwair is the Senior Manager for Energy Projects at Bee’ah. He has a reputation for ground-breaking work in the process and operation of the energy industry. He is responsible for leading Project Management processes from their inception to completion, evaluating technical and commercial proposals while providing recommendations for th…
 
Nada Taryam joined Bee’ah as Director of Civil and Architectural Projects in 2013. The responsibilities of this position require planning, execution and closing of large-scale environmental projects with the company’s biggest clients. Nada is accountable for creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements and man…
 
A seasoned entrepreneur and business leader, Muhammad Chbib has been integral in the inception, strategic development and operation of several organizations in Europe and the MENA region since the late 1990s. After graduating in 1998 Muhammad started up his first Internet startup in Munich/Germany. From 2004 to early 2011, Muhammad led McKinsey & C…
 
Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is a creative thinker and maker of social designs which explore the relation between people, technology and space and best known for creating landscapes of the future. He founded Studio Roosegaarde in 2007, where he works with his team of designers and engineers towards a better future. Daan is a Young Gl…
 
Karim Helal is the Founder & CEO of ProTenders, an award-winning platform for the construction industry that enables over 30,000 developers, consultants, contractors and suppliers to connect with new partners, source accurate project intelligence and streamline their bidding process. Karim has an MBA from HEC Montreal and is an angel investor and e…
 
Fares Ghandour, Partner at Wamda Capital & Khaled Talhouni, Managing Partner at Wamda Capital sat down with us to discuss their investment ethos and the various initiatives Wamda is undertaking. Khaled comes from a career in private equity and venture capital professional with significant experience in value creation and realization. He has built u…
 
Rania & Zaina Kana'an are the dynamic founders of Charicycles. They are colouring the streets of the UAE through up-cycling and customizing forgotten bicycle frames to save the environment while encouraging a healthier lifestyle. Each sale also contributes to funding a bicycle for a child in a refugee camp to ensure that each purchase spreads the b…
 
Ibrahim Colak, CEO & Founder of MrUsta, had a promising long career at Nokia prior to founding MrUsta. The inspiration for his startup came to him in the form of a pain point he was experiencing that was all too common for residents of Dubai. He validated his idea further and eventually launched MrUsta with the support of his, then girlfriend, now …
 
Talal Bayaa and Tarek Bayaa, the CEO and CCO of Bayzat. Bayzat is a technology company that empowers businesses with smart and effective insurance & HR solutions. As CEO, Talal is responsible for providing the vision, overall leadership and strategic management for the company as well as ensuring the highest quality of the services provided. Prior …
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
During the Techstars Dubai Demo Day, Streams of Progress was on hand to meet the startups and the stakeholders who were responsible for bringing the Techstars program to Dubai. Each guest was able to share with us their perspective on inaugural program. A huge thanks to all our guests for sharing their thoughts and perspectives. Please enjoy this d…
 
Mona Tavassoli is a mother of two, a successful entrepreneur and has lived a life full of adventure. Mona prides herself in setting more and more challenging goals in every chapter of her life and in being able to achieve them. Throughout her life, Mona has learned the secrets of how to set ambitious goals and how to make them a reality. This adven…
 
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