TechWadi Annual Forum 2019
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About the Event
Every year, technology movers and shakers gather at the TechWadi Annual Forum to discuss recent developments and future opportunities for innovation in the region. The forum brings together both new and established entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and other ecosystem stakeholders from MENA, Silicon Valley, and beyond.
This year, the TechWadi Anual Forum focuses on partnerships between Silicon Valley and the Middle East. It's a chance to talk about how investments can move both directions, learn about FinTech in emerging markets, and hear stories from Silicon Valley and MENA-based founders.
This year's agenda includes:
A keynote from David Parker of the Bahrain Economic Development Board
A fireside chat about the entrepreneur/investor relationship with Sam Hodges of Funding Circle US and Noor Sweid of Global Ventures
A panel moderated by Deena Shakir of Google Ventures about investment trends in Silicon Valley, including Ramzi Ramsey of SoftBank and Alaa Halawa of Mubadala Ventures
A panel moderated by Sharif El-Badawi of 500 Startups about investment trends in MENA, including Tarik Fahim of Endure Capital and Noor Sweid of Global Ventures
A panel moderated by Yasmin Turayhi entitled " When Will the Autonomous Future Arrive?" including Louay Eldada of Quanergy, Bert Kaufman of Zoox, and Matthew Colford of Applied Intuition