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TiE Talks: UAE - A Springboard For Early Stage Tech Companies And Market Expansion

When: 16 Sep 2020 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Online

Exemplary startups come to UAE to not only establish a presence, but also to seek funding from within and outside the region. They then expand their markets and operate in various geographies including MENA, India and several other countries.

The companies on this curated panel represent rising leaders from different fields with disruptive technology, in Medical Distribution, Augmented Reality for E-commerce, Insuretech, and Finance for Mobility. They all have recently closed their seed round and are on a growth path. The founders will talk through their journey especially during the COVID period and their outlook for growth in the coming year.  

About the Speakers: 

Cedrick Tandong 

Co-founder & CEO, Three Wheels United

Cedrick is the co-founder and CEO of Three Wheels United, a Techstars backed technology enhanced finance company for electric mobility in emerging markets. He is an impact entrepreneur reducing poverty and pollution through green financing and smart use of technology through his venture. 

As a second time entrepreneur, Cedrick previously worked for a company that helped University researchers launch cutting edge innovative products into startups. Cedercik is a master in IT Systems from Grenoble Ecole de Management

Edmond Husseini

Co-founder & CEO, Felix

Edmond Husseini  is the co-founder and CEO of Felix, a Techstars backed B2B SaaS platform that helps insurance players sell online with plug and play e-commerce technology designed specifically for the insurance industry. Edmond is a serial entrepreneur in software and holds an MBA from INSEAD. 

Nadim Habr  

Founder & CEO, Designhubz

Nadim Habr is the founder and CEO of Designhubz, a Techstars backed company that enables brands and retailers to sell their products in 3D & Augmented Reality (AR) on their websites and apps. Designhubz enables instant digitization of physical inventories to AR using fully Automated Robotic Rigs and a software platform that powers virtual try before you buy online shopping experiences (Try-On AR) form any website or app. Nadim was recently selected and featured on the 2020 Forbes Middle East 30 Under 30, and was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award from the American University of Beirut (AUB – Mechanical Engineering).

Yahya Angel

Co-founder & CEO, Aumet

Yahya Aqel,  is the co-founder and CEO of Aumet, a Techstars backed B2B marketplace connects healthcare providers, distributors and manufacturers, A MBA graduate from IE Business School, Yahya is a serial entrepreneur, where he has established 4 startups; all of them in health tech, with 2 successful exits, with one acquisition. Currently building Aumet to be the largest repository of medical suppliers.


Vijay Tirathrai

Managing Director, Techstars Hub71

Vijay Tirathrai is the Managing Director at Techstars Hub71 based in Abu Dhabi. He has made over 40 investments primarily in early stage technology companies. As a serial entrepreneur, Vijay founded several start-ups including manufacturing of safety helmets, association management, events production and a venture capital in South East Asia. 

Early in his career he served in senior executive roles namely in fashion retail, clothing manufacturing and real estate development. Prior to joining Techstars, he was the Global CEO of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) based in Washington D.C. the world's leading membership organization for entrepreneurs. Today he continues to help mentor numerous founders in an advisory capacity.

Free Admission

This is an interactive session and will be conducted as a webinar on zoom, register for your access link to learn from their journeys.

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