The Kuwait entrepreneurship scene has had a great year, with the acquisitions of Carriage and Masbagti making headlines and inspiring new startups. A number of new funds, accelerators and support institutions have launched, and Kuwait is increasingly attracting the interest of regional and global investors. ArabNet Kuwait will feature top investors highlighting their investment strategies and the market trends, and successful entrepreneurs sharing best practices for fundraising, team-building and scaling.
Entrepreneurship in foodtech Kuwaiti startup ecosystem progress and challenges Startup growth by acquisition
Startup growth raising money & growing teams Top trends for global tech investors
Sheikha Al Zain Al Sabah
Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs - Kuwait
 
Omar Almajdouie
Founding Partner, Raed Ventures
 
Aby Thomas
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East
 
Ahmad Alomani
Chairman, Markab Capital
 
Ahmed Salamah
Co-Founder and CEO, BilBayt
 
Ammar Hamadien
Head of Strategic Engagement - MENA, GSMA
 
Andrew Hanna
Chief Commercial Officer, Kuwait Telecommunications Company (VIVA)
 
Athbi Alenezi
Co-Founder, Justclean
 
Carlos Tibi
​Founder and CEO, Icflix
 
Dana Mado
​Founder and Marketing Strategist, Twentytwo11
 
Eric van Biesen
​Chief Financial Officer, PayTabs
 
Fares Ghandour
​Partner, Wamda Capital
 
Fawaz Alobaid
​Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Seeds Partners
 
Firas AlOda
​Director of Finance and Investment, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
 
Geet Bhalla
​Co-Founder and CEO, HolidayMe
 
Idriss Al Rifai
Founder and CEO, Fetchr
 
Karim Khorshed
Co-Founder and CEO, Cequens
 
Khalil Shadid
Founder and CEO, ReserveOut
 
Lena Ramfelt
Co-Founder, Gear Up Ventures
 
Malek Hammoud
Group Executive Director - Strategy & Business Development
 
Michael Aswad
Senior Business Development Manager, ArabNet
 
Mona Al Mukhaizeem
Managing Partner at Savour Ventures, Co-Founder at Sirdab Lab
 
Nabil Borhanu
President and Managing Member, Graphene Ventures
 
Neda Aldihany
Managing Director, Brilliant Lab
 
Prashant 'PK' Gulati
Founder of The SmartStart Fund, Founder of The Assembly
 
Nouri Alenezi
Co-Founder, Justclean
 
Rashid Sultan
Founder and Managing Partner, Savour Ventures
 
Rita Makhoul
Managing Editor, ArabNet
 
Susan Amat
Founder and CEO, Venture Hive
 
Sahar Salama
Founder and CEO, TPAY mobile
 
Waleed AlBallaa​
Partner, STVentures
 
Youssef Hammad​
Managing Partner, BECO Capital
 
Zeid Husban​
Founder and CEO, POSRocket
 
 
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