Startup Incubator Manager in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Passionate about Innovation, Education and Technology. I currently manage a Tech Startup Incubator - the largest in MENA, owned by Government of Dubai - investing in and mentoring early and seed stage startups.
Founder of Generation Disrupt, an educational program for children and teens focused on Innovation, Invention and Product Disruption.
A Cherie Blair Foundation Women Mentoring Women Program Mentor since 2014 and a Founding Member of Girls in Tech MENA.
Member of Dubai Prime Minister Office Blockchain Council.
Awarded Mentor of the Year 2016 by Arabian Business Magazine MENA.
Mentor of the GEMS Education AICE Winners 2016 and 2017 (13 and 15 yo students).
A speaker, panelist, judge, mentor and coach and have collaborated with several initiatives: GITEX, MIT Enterprise Forum PanArab, P&G, Intel, Arabnet, STEP Conference, GEMS Maker Day (Mentor of the Winning Team), UAE Ministry of Economy, TiE Dubai, Emirates Foundation (Mentor of the Winning Team), Startup Bootcamp, Startup Weekend, AngelHack, Dubai Decode In5/Tecom, Slush, TechCrunch Disrupt SF etc.
Advisory Board Member: ShortPoint, Jibber Jabber, 360eLearn, Hadzup, Tornado App and HeezBeez.
I also enjoy volunteering and have spent one year in Asia working with local and international NGOs in remote areas of Thailand, Cambodia and The Philippines.
I hold a Master in Marketing with Honors from University Paris XII and a Graduate Degree from Harvard University.
I completed the MIT Radical Innovation Course and the GIMI Innovation Certification.