START UPS : RETHINKING THE ECOSYSTEM


Plenary Hall April 11, 2018 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

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Ambareen Musa – Souqalmal.com
Amr Goussous – Strategy&
Anand Vengurlekar – INSEAD
Jean-Pierre Le Calvez – HP Inc.
Lawrence Morgan – Nest
LOUISE BEVERIDGE – Kering

The region has embarked on a fast development of the startup environment, with massive projects taking place in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and other countries. However, with limited amount of venture capitalists ready to commit to new ideas and outdated legal frameworks, jobs of young entrepreneurs are closer to an obstacle course than a walk in the park. What are the urgent changes that should be made to help develop this ecosystem?