The 3rd StartupQ8 Event (Agenda) Date: 15/12/2012 Time: 7PM – 9PM Venue: Global Investment House Building, Kuwait city, Kuwait
AgendaStarts at 7:00PM 7:00 -‐ 7:30 Early Stage Funding with Abdulaziz Al Loughani 7:35 -‐ 8:00 Let’s learn from Hong Kong with Hoi Wan (A Skype Call) 8:05 -‐ 8:30 Interview with Dr. Naif Al-‐Mutawa the founder of Teshkeel 8:30 -‐ 9:00 Networking Ends at 9:00PM StartupQ8@gmail.com
Session#1: Early Stage Funding (30min) About the Session How to raise money for your startup? What type of investors will invest on you? Who are they? What do they want from you? What do they expect from you? What are they looking for? How much they are going to invest, and in which stage? All of these quesaons and more will be answered by Abdulaziz during his session, below is an outline of his talk: -‐Overview on ﬁnancing for Startups: -‐ Early/late stage venture: -‐ Zooming into Kuwait: • Accelerators • Debt/equity ﬁnance • Entrepreneurial ecosystem • Angel investors • Capital structure • Funding opaons/Soluaons • Early stage /Late stage venture • Control/Timing • Going forward About Abdulaziz Al Loughani Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani is currently a Vice President in Global Capital Management, the alternaave investments arm of Global Investment House “Global”. He has played a major role in managing key investments within the Private Equity Group of Global. Abdulaziz currently serves as a member of board on a number of companies within the MENA region in the banking, consumer ﬁnance, food & beverage and real estate sectors. Abdulaziz is also an acave angel investor in Kuwait; He was the Managing Partner of 6alabat.com unal late 2010 where he managed a full exit of the Company. Abdulaziz holds a double major degree in Informaaon Systems & E-‐Commerce from the University of Toledo and an MBA degree from London Business School. StartupQ8@gmail.com
Session#2: Let’s learn from Hong Kong (25min) About the Session Kuwait and Hong Kong are very similar yet very diﬀerent! Everyone in Hong Kong knows how to invest in Real Estate and in stocks, just like Kuwait. Investment companies and ﬁnancial insatuaon are the best place to work, just like Kuwait. Yet, there is a transiaon happening now in Hong Kong, and Startups are driving this change. So what is exactly happening there. Hoi Wan will give us a closer look to what’s going on, and below are some of the quesaons we are going to ask him: • What is like to be an entrepreneur 10yrs ago compared to now? • How is the startup scene in Hong Kong? What is good and what is bad about it? • Does the government and universiaes give any support? How? • What is the funding and investment situaaon? How does a startup gets funding? About Hoi Wan Hoi is considered one of the early Tech entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. He have more than 10 yrs work experience in technology with a special focus on Mobile. Previously working with Nokia (both in Sopware and hardware). He is the co-‐founder of Stepcase a Mobile photo soluaon Apps with more than 10M downloads. He is also the Co-‐founder of Chaopin (a Fashion App targeted to Chinese market and a ﬁnlaist at TechCrunch Disrupt – Beijing). Moreover, he is recently working with his team on a new startup called Lisable.com. StartupQ8@gmail.com
Session#3: Interview with Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa (25min) About the Session Dr. Naif (founder of Teshkeel Media Group) is one of the few Kuwaia entrepreneur that went through all of the stages of a successful startup. His story and the challenges he went through are astonishing. We are fortunate to have him with us to learn from his experience. Below are some of the quesaons that we will use during the interview: • How did it all started? • How did you manage to raise money, gather the team and start all of this in the US? • What are the main challenges you faced being a Kuwaia entrepreneur? • Did you get any support from Kuwaia government, companies or individuals? • What is your advice for a Kuwaia entrepreneur that is dreaming to create a ﬁrst class global company? About Dr. Naif Al-‐Mutawa Dr. Naif Al-‐Mutawa is the Founder AND CEO of Teshkeel Media Group, for whom he created THE 99, the ﬁrst group of comic superheroes born of an Islamic archetype. Recently, Forbes named THE 99 as one of the top 20 trends sweeping the globe and most recently, President Barack Obama praised Dr. Naif and THE 99 as perhaps the most innovaave of the thousands of new entrepreneurs viewed by his Presidenaal Summit on Entrepreneurship. Al-‐Mutawa has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University where he also earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. He holds a Masters in Organizaaonal Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and an MBA, also from Columbia University. StartupQ8@gmail.com
VenueAddress: Global Investment House, Hilalli Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait (As wriqen in Google Maps) A note from the organizersDon’t be late: We will start at 7PM even if the speaker himself is late Dress Code: Wear something casual. We recommend that NO one wears a formal dress. All of our speakers and organizers are requested to wear something casual. ParFcipaFon: This is a unique and a diﬀerent kind of event. Everyone is welcomed to paracipate by asking quesaons, adding comments or giving feedback before, during or aper the event. StartupQ8@gmail.com
Partners and sponsors: Paracipants: Support from Kuwaia Startups: StartupQ8@gmail.com
Organizing Team Mohammed Al Meer Mshari Al Onaizy @MrMMM @Mishaymish Abdullah Al Shalabi Abdulaziz Al Loughany @a_alshalabi @aballoughani Abdullah Al Mansour Mijbel Al Qattan @a_almansour @MijbelF Mohammed AlSuraye @malsuraye StartupQ8@gmail.com
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