Speakers

Jonas Kjellberg

Sweden | Founder - Skype

Jonathan Ortmans

United States | President - Global Entrepreneurship Network

H.E. Toomas Ilves

Estonia | CEO - Ilves Consulting Group

Ali AlMajthoob

Bahrain | Associate Director - Middle East Venture Partners

Moyez Kassam

France | Managing Director - Growth Alliance Consulting

Abdulla Almoayed

Bahrain | CEO - Almoayed Technologies

Abdulla Fakhro

Bahrain | Chairman of Summit 7 Holding -

Abdulrahman Al Suhaymi

Saudi Arabia | Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiatives - Misk Foundation

Adenike Adeyemi

Nigeria | Executive Director - FATE Foundation

Adrienne Palmer

United States | Founder - Insite Interactive

Ahmed H. Janahi

Bahrain | Manager - Tamkeen

Ahmed M. Elsayed

Bahrain | Founder and CEO - Weyak

Ahmed Osman

Egypt | Acting Managing Director - GEN Egypt

Ahmed Shalaby

Egypt | Managing Director & Board Member - Tatweer Misr

Aida Al Mudaifa

Bahrain | Manager - Bahrain Export Center

Aisha Habli

Lebanon | -

Al-Mutajaredah Sulieman Moosa Al-Mandhari

Oman | Director of Mentorship and Training Department - Public Authority for SME Development (Riyada)

Albert Colomer

Spain | President - Autoocupació

Alesimo Mwanga

South Africa | Research Director - GEN South Africa, SEA Africa

Alev Ertem

Turkey | Marketing & Communications Director - Endeavor Turkey

Alex Johnston

United Kingdom | Founding Partner - Freuds

Alexander Borodich

Russian Federation | Founder - Universa, Business Angel

Alexandra Koch

Germany | Managing Director - GEN Germany

Allan Connolly

Australia | Director of Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneursville

Alok Kumar

India | Partner - SRKay Consulting Group LLP

Ameer Hassan Abubakr

Sudan | Team Leader, Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion Program - United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Ana Maria Torres

United Kingdom | Director for Entrepreneurship World Cup - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Andrew Sims

Bahrain | CEO of NEC Payments from Bahrain - NEC Payments

Andy Stoll

United States | Senior Program Officer in Entrepreneurship - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Arjan Goudsblom

Netherlands | Startup Ecosystem Specialist - ACE Incubator

Armando Viteri

United States | Phoenix Chapter Chair - MIT Enterprise Forum

Arnobio Morelix

United States | Director of Research - Startup Genome

Arvind Gupta

India | CEO - MyGov India

Ashish Shah

Switzerland | Director, Division of Country Programmes - International Trade Centre

Asif Iqbal

Bangladesh | Entrepreneurship and Technopreneurship Lecturer - Daffodil International University

Atahan Isik

United States | - Related & Co.

Ayla Matalon

Israel | Executive Director - MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel

Bader Sater

Bahrain | Program Manager - C5

Bart Sutorius

Netherlands | Coach & Trainer Entrepreneurship - ACE Incubator

Basak Saral

Turkey | Co-founder - DCUBE

Basem Alsaie

Bahrain | Member of the Executive Board - Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Bass Tadros

Australia | Presenter - West TV

Berrak Kutsoy

Turkey | Advisor and the company is Pegasus Airlines &Esas Holding -

Betsy Shaver

United States | VP of Operations - MindCette

Bidushi Bhattacharya

Singapore | Co-Founder and CEO - Astropreneurs HUB

Bill Ericson

United States | Founding Partner - Wildcat Venture Partners

Brandon Seifert

United States | Frontier-Tech Entrepreneur - Space Explorer

Brian Kim

Korea, Republic of | General Manager - Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation

Brian W. NAFZIGER

United States | Director - GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM

Bridgit Evans

South Africa | Director - SAB Foundation

Buke Cuhadar

United States | - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Busi Bango

Zimbabwe | CEO - Empretec Zimbabwe

Buthaina Amin

Bahrain | Director of Legal Affairs, Bahrain Economic Development Board - Bahrain EDB

Cédric Atangana

France | Co-Founder and CEO - WeCashUp

Carlos Rey

Spain | Founder of DPMC -

Catherine Collins

Ireland | Communications Manager and Editor - Meta Group

Ceyda Keceli

Turkey | Esas Ventures Portfolio Manager - Esas Ventures

Chad Renando

Australia | Director - Startup Status

Charles Ocici

Uganda | CEO - Empretec Uganda

Chris Dorian

Australia | Founder and CEO - BuildSort - Australian

Christopher Lee

United States | Co-founder - InfiniteMD

Christopher Schroeder

United States | Venture Investor and Writer on Startups - Emerging Markets and the Middle East

Cristian Sosa

Paraguay | Director Ejecutivo - ASEPY

Cristina Fernandez

United States | Vice President for Policy + Research - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Cristobal Duran

Chile | President - Becarius

Dalia Sherif

Egypt | Chief Business Officer - Universities & Schools - Tatweer Misr

Damian Polok

Germany | Curator - Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub

Dana AlMehza

United Arab Emirates | Senior Analyst - Expo Live

Dana Jawahery

Bahrain | Independent Management Consulting Professional -

Dane Stangler

United States | Senior Policy Advisor - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Darwish Al-Mannai

Bahrain | Shura Council Member - Shura Council of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Dauphin Steve

United States | -

Dave Moskovitz

New Zealand | Acting Managing Director - GEN New Zealand

David Bartholomeusz

Australia | Co-Founder - Rich Legacy Community

David Kuo

Chinese Taïpei | Managing Director - GEN Taipei

David M. Glaccum

United States | Associate Administrator - Office of International Trade

Denis Medvedev

United States | Practice Manager, Firm Capabilities and Innovation, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation - The World Bank

Diederick Van Der Wijk

Netherlands | Co-founder and Managing Director - Refugees Forward

Dr Kelly Shaver

United States | Founder - MindCette

Ekaterina Vainberg

Russian Federation | Head of Entrepreneurship Programs - Center for Entrepreneurship LLC

Ellen Bateman

United States | Director for U.S. Ecosystems - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Emmanuel Lubanzadio

Germany | Global Shaper - Global Shapers Frankfurt Hub

Esam Hammad

Bahrain | Executive Director, Partnerships & Customer Engagement - Tamkeen

Eugenio Canora

Italy | Senior Consultant - Sogec Srl

Farzaneh Eslamloo

Iran, Islamic Republic of | Phd Student - Edith Cowan University

Frances Lanzone

United States | Chief of Staff - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Frank Grozel

Switzerland | Coordinator, Business Facilitation Program - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Genesis Lodise

United States | Director for Digital Products - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Gleb Maltsev

Estonia | Co-founder - Fundwise

Guillem Aris

Spain | CEO - Autoocupació

H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi

Bahrain | Chief Executive - Bahrain Economic Development Board

H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Bin Alzayani

Bahrain | Minister of Industry and Commerce & Tourism - Commerce & Tourism

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al-Khalifa

Bahrain | Chairman, Tamkeen - The Labour Fund (Tamkeen)

Hala Ahmed Sulaiman

Bahrain | Founder and Managing Director - Beyond Borders Consultancy

Hamad Al-Saie

Bahrain | Public Sector Lead - Microsoft

Hamad Fuad

Bahrain | CEO of Nural - Nural

Hanafy Khaled

Egypt | Secretary General - Union of Arab Chambers

Hans Kunisch

United States | Principal - Savor Ventures

Harry Devonshire

United Kingdom | Evaluation Officer - Argidius Foundation

Hartmut Schneider

Germany | Member of the Board of Directors - Transeo

Hasan Haider

Bahrain | Partner - 500 Startups

Hashim Hussein

Bahrain | Head - UNIDO ITPO BAHRAIN

Heather Henyon

United Arab Emirates | Founding Partner - Mindshift Capital

Heather Matranga

United States | Senior Manager for Vilcap Innovations - Village Capital

Henry Ong

Philippines | Managing Director - GEN Philippines

Hera Barrameda

Singapore | Entrepreneur - Antler

Hilal Gercek

Turkey | Entrepreneurship Director - Habitat

Hilal Saif Al Hosni

Oman | CEO and General Manager - CIMAT GLOBAL

Hossam Farid

Egypt | Advisor to the Minister on MSME's & Entrepreneurship - Ministry of Trade and Industry

Ibrahim Alrashid

Saudi Arabia | Director General - Saudi Arabia Development Bank

Ibrahim El Dukheri

Sudan | Director General - Arab Organization for Agricultural Development - League of Arab States

Ibrahim Seksek

United Arab Emirates | Managing Director - Dubai Smart City Accelerator

IGOR MADZOV

Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of | Associate - South Central Ventures

Ismael Soumahoro

Angola | Senior Analyst - Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners

Ivan Sandjaja

Indonesia | Director of Ciputra Incubator and Accelerator - Office of International Relations

Jana Elkova

United Arab Emirates | Project Manager - Expo Live, Innovation Impact Grant Programme

Jarmo T. Kotilaine

Bahrain | Chief Planning and Monitoring Officer - Tamkeen

Javad Mushtaq

Norway | Director, Katapult - Nordic Impact

Jayesh Ranjan

India | Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce, Information Technology (IT) Department - Government of Telangana

Jean-Louis Traoré

France | Founder and CEO - Innogence Consulting

Jean-Marie Avezou

Belgium | Administrator - European Commission

Jeff Hoffman

United States | Chairman and CEO - Driving Force Enterprises

Jennifer Trzepacz

United States | Operating Partner and Chief People Officer - Wildcat Venture Partners

Jessica Looze

United States | Senior Program Officer, Research-to-Practice Translation in Entrepreneurship - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Joanna Gray

United Kingdom | Director of Programme Delivery and Mentoring Lead - Youth Business International

Johanna Cloete

Namibia | Managing Director - GEN Namibia

Johannes Lindner

Austria | Founder and Head of the Initiative - Teaching Entrepreneurship Austria

Jonathan Steel

United Kingdom | CEO - AirSensa

Jorge Lawson

Argentina | President - Empretec Foundation of Argentina

Jose Maria Rodriguez

Argentina | Director - Cordoba Innovar y Emprender

Julie Lenzer

United States | Chief Innovation Officer - University of Maryland

Julienne Oyler

United States | CEO - African Entrepreneur Collective

Julio Maria

Mozambique | Project Manager - Orange Corners Mozambique

Kabirou Mbodje

Senegal | Founder and CEO - WARI

Karin Nilsdotter

Sweden | CEO Spaceport Sweden and Future Astronaut - Spaceport

Ken Krull

United States | Founder - Quatere

Khalid Ahmed Alabri

Oman | Founder and CEO - Ostool Albon

Khalid Saad

Bahrain | CEO - Bahrain FinTech Bay

Kim Bettcher

United States | Director - Knowledge Management

Kim Lane

United States | CEO - Conductor

Kizito Okechukwu

South Africa | Co-Chair - GEN South Africa

Kristin Schreiber

Belgium | Director - COSME Programme and SME Policy

Krithpaka Boonfueng

Thailand | Deputy Executive Director of the National Innovation Agency - National Innovation Agency

Kutlu Karavelioglu

Turkey | Board Member & Chairman of Innovation Committee of Turkish Exporters Assembly - MIKTA Innovation Leader of Turkey

Lathika Pai

India | Country Head - Microsoft for Startups

Laura Leun

Germany | Global Shaper - Frankfurt Hub

Lawrence Morgan

China | CEO - Nest

Leen Nabulsi

United Arab Emirates | Chief Operation Officer - Dubai Smart City Accelerator

Lucia Cusmano

France | Head of the SME and Entrepreneurship Division - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Lulwa Al-Soudairy

Saudi Arabia | Partner and Board Member - Mansour Al-Mosaid Group

Luma Aljishi

Bahrain | Managing Director - Ilium WLL

Magdy Elnemr

Bahrain | Founder and Managing Director - VIDA Consulting & Business Development

Maha Al Balushi

Oman | Managing Director - OTF Techween

Maimouna Gueye

United States | Senior Financial Specialist - World Bank

Malavika Kumaran

Canada | Research Manager - MaRS Data Catalyst

Manpreet Mattu

United States | Principal, WWPS Startups and VC - Amazon AWS

Mansoor Mujtaba

Pakistan | Community Manager - The National Incubation Center

Marc Penzel

United States | Founder and COO - Startup Genome

Mark Marich

United States | Executive Vice President - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Marta del Castillo

Paraguay | CEO - Koga Impact Lab

Marwa Al-Maskati

Bahrain | Director Marketing & Business Development - Bahrain Bourse

Marwa Aleskafi

Bahrain | Head of IoT Program, MENA - Brinc.io

Matt Guttentag

United States | Director or Research and Impact - Aspen Network and Development Entrepreneurs

Matt Smith

United Kingdom | Director - Centre for Entrepreneurs

Melisa Tokgoz Mutlu

Turkey | Board Member of Turkish Exporters Assembly &Women's Council -

Michael David Ross

United States | Founder - Altitude 7 Group

Michael Sturtz

United States | Founder - The Crucible

Michelle N. Samuel

Saint Lucia | Founder and President - SLUDTERA

Michelle Richey

United Kingdom | Lecturer in Technology and Entrepreneurship - Loughborough University

Mohamed Altawash

Bahrain | Chairman - CH9

Mohamed Christian Ndonga

Chad | Managing Director - GEN Tchad

Mohammed Ahmadi

Bahrain | Director - Export Bahrain

Mohammed Toraif

Bahrain | Cofounder and CEO fish.me (Bahrain) - fish.me

Mohannad Alnabulsi

Saudi Arabia | CEO of Qotuf AlRiyadah - Qotuf AlRiyadah

Mutaz Hassan

Sudan | Project Manager - Orange Corners Sudan

Nada Diouri

Morocco | Project Manager - Orange Corners Morocco

Naomi Koeberg

South Africa | - Industrial Development Corporation

Natalia Almeida

Ecuador | Deputy Director - AEI - Alianza para el Emprendimiento e Innovación

Nawaf Al Kooheji

Bahrain | CEO - Tenmou

Nezar Kadhem

Bahrain | Founder - Eat App

Nigel Chanakira

Zimbabwe | Executive Chairman - Success Motivation Institute

Nikhil Hirdaramani

United Kingdom | Director - Hirdaramani Group

Noora Jamsheer

United States | Expert in Diamonds - United Nations

Nora Lambrecht

Germany | Global Shaper - Frankfurt Hub

Nunzio Senatore

Italy | CFO - Youbiquo srl

Omar Al-Ubaydli

Bahrain | Acting Director - Research at Derasat

Omar Rebhan

Saudi Arabia | Managing Director - Carriage Saudi Arabia

Padmaja Ruparel

India | Co-Founder - Indian Angel Network

Pakiza Abdulrahman

Bahrain | Manager, Business Development - Bahrain Economic Development Board

Patrizia Baffioni

Germany | Project Manager - Roots of Impact

Paulo Andrez

Portugal | Chairman - Green Swan

Pedro Felipe Buitrago Restrepo

Colombia | Economic and Strategic Councillor - Presidency of the Republic of Colombia

Phil Auerswald

United States | Senior Advisor and Director - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Philip Gaskin

United States | Senior Director in Entrepreneurship - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Phillip Kim

United States | Professor of Entrepreneruship - Babson Executive and Enterprise Education

Pitchaya Sam Eamon

Switzerland | - International Trade Centre

Pranav Mistry

United States | Global Senior Executive - Samsung

Ramy Boujawdeh

Lebanon | Deputy General Manager - Berytech

Randall Ussery

United States | VP - Wildcat Venture Partners

Rebeca Hwang

United States | Co-Founder - Rivet Ventures

Rebecca Palmer

Canada | Chief Catalyst - EntreLaunch Inc.

Renata Malheiros Henriques

Brazil | Entrepreneurship Deputy Manager - SEBRAE

Robert S. Langer

United States | Biomedical Engineer - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Robert Wuebker

France | Assistant Professor - University of Utah

Robin Weninger

Germany | Managing Director - German Tech Entrepreneurship Center

Rodrigo Villa

Mexico | Member - GEN Space

Ryaan Sharif

Bahrain | Managing Director - Flat6labs Bahrain WLL

Safa A.KHALIQ

Bahrain | Director of Investment - TAMKEEN

Safa Sharif

Bahrain | Co-Founder - MASY Holding

Safiya Al Bahlani

Oman | Artist and Creative Designer - Safiya Arts

Samar Sobieh

Egypt | Executive Manager - GEN Egypt

Sameeksha Desai

United States | Director of Knowledge Creation & Research in Entrepreneurship - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Sandi Gilbert

Canada | CEO - InterGEN

Sarah Schwab

Bahrain | Founder and CEO - The Experience Accelerator

Sarolta Borzasi

United States | Project Manager - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Selim Lee

Korea, Republic of | Entrepreneurship Education Team Member - Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation

Semi Hakim

Turkey | Co-founder - Kök Projekt

Sh. Deena Bent Rashed AlKhalifa

Bahrain | Director General for Policies and Development - Supreme Council for Women

Shadi abdulwahab hamood Alhakimi

Yemen | Co-founder - Elanza

Shaikha Hind Bint Salman Alkhalifa

Bahrain | President of Bahrain International Federation of Business & Professional - Bahrain International Federation of Business & Professional

Sheikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Bahrain | General Manager - Peninsula Farms WLL

Shiekha Dr. Hissah Saad Al-Sabah

Kuwait | President Council - Arab Businesswomen

Shiv Vikram Khemka

India | Vice-Chairman - SUN Group

Simon Galpin

Bahrain | Managing Director - Bahrain Economic Development Board

Sonya Janahi

Bahrain | Founder and CEO - Maya La Chocolaterie & The Living Concepts

Srinivas Kollipara

India | Co-Founder - GEN India

Sriram Bharatam

Kenya | Founder &Chief Mentor - Kuza Biashara

Stephan Reckie

United States | Executive Director - GEN Space

Stephanie Marrus

United States | Director, Entrepreneurship Center Innovation Ventures - University of California San Francisco (UCSF)

Steve Wolfe

United States | Deputy Executive Director - SpaceCom

Susan Amat

United States | Executive Director - GEN Accelerates

Taj Heer

United Kingdom | Director - Novo Ventures

Tatiana Krylova

Switzerland | Head - Enterprise Branch, UNCTAD

Teo Firpo

France | Senior Researcher - Innovation Growth Lab (IGL)

Theodoros Klouvas

France | Program Manager / Policy Officer Entrepreneurship - The Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Thulani Nzama

South Africa | Business Support, Tourism and Markets Unit Head -

Travis Hunter

United States | Associate Director - MIT Sloan Global Programs

V. Raman Kumar

India | Founder and Chairman - Aeries / CASHe

Valerie Vlasenko-Sarle

Finland | Founder - VSpace Media

Vanitha Engelbrecht

South Africa | Project Manager - Orange Corners South Africa

Victor W. Hwang

United States | Vice President of Entrepreneurship - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Viljar Lubi

Estonia | Deputy Secretary General for Economic Development - Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications

Vinod Radhakeesoon

United States | Senior Director - Babson Executive and Enterprise Education

Wai Lum Kwok

United Arab Emirates | Executive Director of Capital Market - Abu Dhabi Global Market

Wassim Sami Farhoud

Bahrain | Owner - Farhoud Business Ventures

Yaduvendra Mathur

India | Additional Secretary to Government of India - NITI Aayog

Yasin Aboudaoud

China | CDO Chief Development Officer and GM MENA - Brinc.io

Yasmeen Al-Sharaf

Bahrain | Head of FinTech and Innovation - Central Bank of Bahrain

Yasser Abdulaziz

Bahrain | Chief Executive Officer - Malaeb

Yatin K Thakur

India | Chairman - GEN Asia

Yehuda RAFF

South Africa | Founder and Director - THE OPEN DOOR AGENCY (TODA)

Yuval Yarden

United States | Director of Startup Huddle - Global Entrepreneurship Network

Zahraa Tahar

Bahrain | Managing Director - FINMARK COMMUNICATIONS