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MENA Business Angel Focus Camp

Focus camp to inspire and enable investors to contribute to a thriving regional startup ecosystem through the provision of the fundamental knowledge on investing in the MENA startup scene.

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The “MENA Business Angels Focus Camp” aims to inspire and train investors in MENA utilizing their wealth and experience to nurture exciting businesses that have the potential to provide returns on investment. The target outcome of the focus camp is to create a group of inspired Business Angels by enabling them with the fundamentals of startup understanding and selection.

The Focus Camp is organized and hosted by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Regional Program South Mediterranean. Accommodation, catering, training, access to “Startup Istanbul” are covered by the foundation.

Priority countries for the camp are Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia


Saturday, 21 October 2017

09:00 Angel Investor Workshop, Startup Istanbul

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Top 50 Startups Demo Day

17:00 Wrap up of the first day

20:00 VIP Nights with Startup Istanbul Business Angels

Sunday, 22 October 2017

08:45 Opening

09:00 Session 1: Role of a business Angel: challenges and pitfalls

Dr. Joachim Behrendt, Angel Investor of the year Startup Istanbul 2016

10:00 Session 2: let’s get technical: Due Diligence and investment terms

Nermine Chatile, Investment Analyst WoMENA Business Angel Network

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Session 3: Business Angel investment from a startup perspective: how does it work in real life

Nora Beckershaus, Director of Operations & Growth Refinery29 Germany

Omar Yaacoubi Chatile, Founder of Barac and David Castle, Business Angel of Barac

13:00 Lunch

14:30 Session 4: Creating Angel Groups, Seeders Case Lebanon

Nicolas Rouhana, Chairman Insure & Match Capital, Lebanon

16:30 Site visit: Meet startups and Business Angels Organizations at Kolektif

In partnership with Founder Institute Istanbul & Sabanci University

19:00 Dinner

Monday, 23 October 2017

10:00 Conference start

13:00 Five principles for building innovation systems in established companies

14:00 Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

16:00 Startup Istanbul Challenge Finals

18:00 Meeting point for Business Angel Focus Camp

Debrief and sharing (you will have access to startups executive summaries)

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Dr. Canan Atilgan

Dr. Canan Atilgan

Head of the Department Middle East and North Africa +49 30 26996-3201