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StartupQ8 Agenda 4th event


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StartupQ8 Agenda 4th event

  1. 1. The 4 th StartupQ8 Event (Agenda) Date: 21/1/2013 Time: 7PM – 9PM Venue: Global Investment House Building, Kuwait city, Kuwait
  2. 2. AgendaStarts at 7:00PM7:05 - 7:45 Technology and your Startup by Burhan Khalid7:50 - 8:30 Interview Kout bo 6 team, Ahmad Al-Ibrahim, Dr.Mohammad AlMarzouq andHamad AlMarzouq8:30 - 9:00 NetworkingEnds at 9:00PM
  3. 3. Session#1: Technology and your Startup (40min) About the SessionIn this session Burhan Khalid will share his expertise in IT and we will learn from him about:• Mistakes Startups make with IT• How IT can help by adding value/increasing valuation• Do founders need to be IT gurus?• The power of open source in enablement• Finding and retaining IT talent• Simple tips and tricks to use. About Burhan KhalidBy day, Burhan Khalid is manager of electronic channelsdevelopment for Ahli United Bank. In this role, he isresponsible for overseeing all development effort forelectronic banking channels. Burhan has more than 8years of diverse experience in the IT field in developmentand management roles, having previously served as IT andprojects manager in various organizations. An avidbeliever in open source and the mentoring; he volunteersa large portion of his time mentoring developers andspeaking on open source awareness, development bestpractices and tools.
  4. 4. Session#2: Interview with Kout bo 6 (40min) About the SessionWe are going to have an interview with the founding team of the famous online Below are some of the questions that we are going to ask:1. How did it all started? Who are the founding team?2. Tell us a bit more about your products. The first Kout bo 6, and Kout bo 6 now. Along with the other games your released recently. Backed with some numbers please3. How did you make money from the web-based Kout bo 6? And what’s your revenue model now with the mobile Apps?4. How many employees do you have when you first started? And how many do you have right now? How did you manage to stay lean? About Kout bo is an online entertainment website, which is one of themost recognized and largest community based online entertainmentproject in Kuwait and the Middle East. has a mixture ofpopular middle eastern multi-player card games and social networkingweb applications.Ahmad Al-Ibrahim, Dr. Mohammad Al-Marzouq and Hamad Al-Marzouqare the co-founders of the company and they started the project back in1999. Dr. Al-Marzouq is now a professor in Kuwait University, Hamadis working in the Chinese telecommunication giant Huawei andAhmad is working full-time on Kout bo 6.
  5. 5. VenueAddress: Global Investment House, Hilalli Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait (Aswritten in Google Maps)A note from the organizersDon’t be late: We will start at 7PM even if the speaker himself is lateDress Code: Wear something casual. We recommend that NO one wears a formaldress. All of our speakers and organizers are requested to wear something casual.Participation: This is a unique and a different kind of event. Everyone is welcomedto participate by asking questions, adding comments or giving feedback before,during or after the event.
  6. 6. Partners and sponsors:Participants: Support from Kuwaiti Startups:
  7. 7. 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