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NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop
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NYU Abu Dhabi Women in Computing Workshop

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A workshop hosted at NYU AD exploring women in computing in the arab world. The challenges & opportunities.

A workshop hosted at NYU AD exploring women in computing in the arab world. The challenges & opportunities.

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  • 1. a vision Women Entrepreneurship in the Arab Word March 4 2012 rama chakaki rama@baraka.aeSunday, March 4, 12
  • 2. A personal account • Fundraising • USA • Keybridge - $60 Million 3 weeks (VC) • MENA Fundraising • zeedna - $500,000 3 years (F&F)Sunday, March 4, 12
  • 3. Tech Venture Landscape • consumer internet & mobile apps • OTHER • infrastructure • software • hardware • servicesSunday, March 4, 12
  • 4. connect.communicate.collaborate CONSUMER INTERNET: eCommerce & Augmented RealitySunday, March 4, 12
  • 5. connect.communicate.collaborate SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - GamingSunday, March 4, 12
  • 6. MOBILE: ApplicationSunday, March 4, 12
  • 7. connect.communicate.collaborate SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - Science & EducationSunday, March 4, 12
  • 8. connect.communicate.collaborate MOBILE: Messaging ApplicationSunday, March 4, 12
  • 9. connect.communicate.collaborate SOFTWARE: Social Media PlatformSunday, March 4, 12
  • 10. Challenges • entrepreneurs - Humility & poor self-promotion • investor profile • risk averse • accustomed to brick and mortar model • lacking industry knowledge • underdeveloped eco system • insufficient seed & angel investment networks • Majles recommendations • global pressure to invest in developed markets • family & society • advocating stability • time & priorities • social bias (cupcake business or if you are really serious.. graphics design)Sunday, March 4, 12
  • 11. Opportunities • An eco system - Women centric everything • angel networks & vc firms • consumer internet & mobile • services • web design, custom software development, • e-education, digital agencies, • social venturesSunday, March 4, 12
  • 12. what we must do.. • enable the powerful through tech • tell stories & celebrate success & failure • identify role-models • push them out to the world..Sunday, March 4, 12
  • 13. connect.communicate.collaborateSunday, March 4, 12

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