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Elets Group LLC., a leading global technology and media research organisation, is set to host the Elets Spark Stage: Investment Summit & Startup Pitch on 7th December 2023 in collaboration with the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism. The event will be a dynamic confluence of prominent industry leaders, esteemed investors, and innovative startups at Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, creating an unparalleled platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and investment opportunities.

The day will commence with the Founder & CEO of Elets Group LLC., Dr. Ravi Gupta, delivering insightful opening remarks, setting the tone for discussions on the ever-evolving startup landscape. Following this, H.E. Dawood Al Shezawi, President of AIM Global Foundation, will deliver a keynote speech, providing valuable insights into the dynamic investment landscape.

Launch of New Initiatives

The event will witness the launch of two initiatives: The Elets Startup Accelerator and the Startup-Investor Podcast. H.E. Dawood Al Shezawi, President, AIM Global Foundation, and Ghanim Alfalasi, Senior Vice President of Technology & Entrepreneurship, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), will do the honours of launching these exciting new initiatives.

Additionally, the Elets Wealth Insights Magazine will be unveiled and officially launched during the event.

Panel Discussion

A key segment of the summit will be the Panel Discussion featuring Ghanim Alfalasi, H.E. Dawood Al Shezawi, and representatives from Dubai Economy & Tourism (DED). Moderated by Dr. Ravi Gupta, the discussion will delve into the evolving startup ecosystem, investment landscape, and opportunities, exploring avenues to drive innovation.

Startup Pitch Sessions

In a bid to catalyze collaboration, innovation, and investment opportunities for budding ventures in today’s competitive business landscape, the event is set to host enthralling Startup Pitch Sessions. These sessions are strategically designed to provide a platform for startups to showcase their potential for funding and partnerships.

A series of captivating live startup pitches featuring promising ventures from diverse sectors will captivate the audience.

Beyond the pitches, the event will offer a valuable networking opportunity for attendees, facilitating connections and discussions that could pave the way for meaningful collaborations.

The event is in partnership with esteemed organisations such as IC1101 Inc, In5, AIM, Hub71, SweNetic, and Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority. Some esteemed government organisations such as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, National eGovernance Division (NeGD), Digital India, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, Kochi Metro Rail Limited, StartinUP and the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA), Government of Uttar Pradesh have joined the event as supporting partners.

Investors on Board

The event boasts an impressive lineup of investors committed to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem:

  • Lloyd Cardoza, Investment Manager, Mubadala Health (M42)
  • Shafaat Hashmi, Chairman, Stalliongates Investments (Private Equity)
  • Dr. Mustafa Saasa, Chairman, Raj Group of Companies (Family Office)
  • Andrew Hammond, Regional Director and Partner, Beaufort Private Equity (Private Equity)
  • Hussein Tantawi, Senior Executive Officer, ICEBERG Capital (Private Equity)
  • Vish Narain, Managing Partner, Pulsar Capital (Venture Capital)
  • Ashish Goel, Regional Partner & Head – Middle East, Thinkuvate (Venture Capital)
  • Pranav Sharma, Founding Partner, Woodstock Fund (Venture Capital)
  • Piyush Surana, VP – Strategy and Investments, Gulf Islamic Investments (GII)
  • Vikash Sharma, Founder, IC1101 Capital

Jury Team

A distinguished jury, comprising industry leaders and experts, will evaluate the participating startups and provide valuable insights:

  • H.E. Dawood Al Shezawi, President, AIM Global Foundation
  • Ghanim Alfalasi, Senior Vice President – Technology & Entrepreneurship, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)
  • Mohammed Al Aidroos, Founder, Al Aidroos Group
  • Sophia Moulin, Executive Director – Investor Relations, Siera Global Investments
  • Olivier Crespin, Four-time Bank Builder
  • Dr. Ravi Gupa, Founder & CEO, Elets Technomedia LLC

Elets is committed to ensure a personalised and mutually beneficial funding experience for both startups and investors. Vivek Kumar, the founder of Venture Garage, will be the deal-maker at the event, bridging the gap between startups and strategic investments.

The day will conclude with noteworthy investment decisions.

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