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8:00 am - 9:00 amREGISTRATION & BREAKFAST (Get Ready To Make It Rain...IN BAHRAIN!)

9:00 am - 9:10 amWelcome & Opening Remarks Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Economic Development Board
9:10 am - 9:40 amPreMoney Preamble: 5 Years & 1,300+ Companies @ 500 Startups Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
9:40 am -10:00 amMENA's Golden Entrepreneurial Age: What's Working, What's Not & What's Next? Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner, Silicon Badia
10:00 am -10:30 amMENA's Golden Entrepreneurial Age: What's Working, What's Not & What's Next? Nina Curley, Former Managing Director, Flat6Labs (Moderator)
Emile Cubeisy, Managing Partner, Silicon Badia
Hasan Haider, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
Khaled Talhouni, Partner, Wamda Capital
Walid Mansour, Managing Partner, MEVP
10:30 am -10:50 amNETWORKING BREAK
10:50 am - 11:00 amSmooth Operator: Investment Insights From A Serial (& Succe$$ful) Entrepreneur
Dany Farha, Co-Founder & CEO, BECO Capital
11:00 am - 11:15 amSmooth Operator: Dany Farha On Trends, Picking Winners & VC Value Add

Dany Farha, Co-Founder & CEO, BECO Capital
Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
11:15 am - 11:40 amCorporate Venture Capital: Partnering, Investing, Acquiring...& Teaching Ol' Dinosaurs New Tricks

Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups (Moderator)
Angus Paterson, Partner, STV Ventures
Christine Herron, Director, Intel Capital
Karthee Madasmy, Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures

11:40 am - 12:00 pmGreen Is The New Gold: Why Oil-Based Economies Must Switch To Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
Kamran Elahian, Co-Founder & Chairman, Global Catalyst Partners
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmNETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 pm - 2:20 pmTRACK ONE, PART ONE > TRENDSETTERS: Investing In Vertical Markets
Moderator: Zafer Younis,Venture Partner, 500 Startups
1:00 pm - 1:20 pmPORTFOLIO BY DESIGN: Picking Co's From A UX POV
Sitar Teli, Managing Partner, Connect Ventures
1:20 pm - 1:40 pmDIALING UP RETURNS: The Complete Guide To Evaluating Mobile Startups

Edith Yeung, Mobile Collective, 500 Startups
1:40pm - 2:00 pmTHE NEXT GREAT DISRUPTOR: Fintech Fixes...& Fortunes Dan Rosen, General Partner, Commerce Ventures
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmONE REGION, THREE VERTICALS: Fintech, Media & E-Commerce Fares Ghandour, Partner, Wamda Capital
Khaled Talhouni, Partner, Wamda Capital
2:20 pm - 2:40 pmNETWORKING BREAK
2:40 pm - 4:00 pmTRACK ONE, PART TWO > GLOBE TROTTERS: Ecosystem Deep Dives
Moderator: Zafer Younis,Venture Partner, 500 Startups
2:40 pm - 3:00 pmTHE GLOBAL VC: MENA Omar Christidis, Founder, Arabnet
3:00 pm - 3:20 pmTHE GLOBAL VC: Europe Reshma Sohoni, Co-Founder & Partner, Seedcamp
3:20 pm - 3:40 pmTHE GLOBAL VC: India Vani Kola, Managing Director, Kalaari Capital
3:40 pm - 4:00 pmTHE GLOBAL VC: Palestine Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups (Moderator)
Said Hassan, Outreach & Acceleration Manager, Gaza Sky Geeks
Zohre Elahian, Managing Director, Global Catalyst Foundation
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmNETWORKING BREAK
1:00 pm - 2:20 pmTRACK TWO, PART ONE: Workshops & Guided Discussions
Moderator: Hasan Haider , Venture Partner, 500 Startups

1:00 pm - 2:20 pmSend Me an Angel: Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investing & Online Syndicates

Hasan Haider, Venture Partner, 500 Startups (Moderator)
Chantalle Dumonceaux, Co-Founder, WOMENA
Elissa Freiha, Co-Founder, WOMENA
Steven Haley, Head of Partnerships, Eureeca
Ozan Sonmez, Hikmah IP Accelerator, Kaust
2:20 pm - 2:40 pmNETWORKING BREAK
2:40 pm - 4:00 pmTRACK TWO, PART TWO: Workshops & Guided Discussions
Moderator: Hasan Haider , Venture Partner, 500 Startups
2:40 pm - 4:00 pmVenture Capital Unlocked: Deal Structures, Terms, Notes, Equity Rounds, Common Mistakes + MoreMarcus Ogawa, Managing Director, Quest Venture Partners (Moderator)
Chris Rogers, Partner, Lumia Capital
Neil Dugal, Corporate Counsel, 500 Startups
4:00 pm - 4:20 pmNETWORKING BREAK
4:20 pm - 4:45 pmFrom Wall Street Banking To Unicorn Wrangling: Rahul Mehta On DST Global's Investments In Alibaba, Airbnb, Facebook, Flipkart, Twitter + More
Dave McClure , Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Rahul Mehta, Managing Partner, DST Global
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmAccelerating the Accelerator: New Strategies & Approaches to Rapid GrowthDeclan Gordon Carroll, Team Leader Seed Accelerators, European Investment Bank (Moderator)
Burak Buyukdemir, Co-Founder & CEO, Etohum
Issa Aghabi, Head Of Investment, TwoFour54
Tuba Terekli, Co-Founder & CEO, Qotuf
Yousef Hamidaddin, CEO, Oasis500
5:15 pm - 5:45 pmThe Final Frontier: Ahmed El Alfi and Dave McClure On The Future of VC in MENA Ahmed El Alfi, Founder & Chairman, Sawari Ventures
Dave McClure, Founding Partner, 500 Startups
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmNETWORKING RECEPTION