February 2020 :- DANA Group Board Member Dr Ruchi Dana invited to the Kauffman Fellows Summit

DANA Group Board Member Dr Ruchi Dana invited to the Kauffman Fellows Summit

The annual Kauffman Fellows Summit brings together venture capitalists from around the world to learn from peers, build and share ideas, and leverage the experiences and connections of the Kauffman Fellows network. In 2020, the summit was held in Dubai and Dr Ruchi Dana was invited to attend the 4 days summit.

The globally renowned non-profit fellowship programme took place between 9th and 12th February 2020, as the Emirate of Dubai fortifies its reputation for convening the world’s top talent to power a knowledge-based economy.

Hosting the summit comes as part of the recently announced Dubai Future District, an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which seeks to support Dubai’s economy through various projects including the provision of a dedicated fund to promising startups and entrepreneurs. The new district, along with the new fund, will provide greater financing and legislative facilities and options for businesses, further affirming Dubai’s position as an ideal destination for global talents, entrepreneur and investors.

Marking its 25th anniversary, the annual Kauffman Fellowship Summit is set to gather 300 global entrepreneurs, investors and venture capitalists from over 30 different countries to develop a global network and discuss the innovation, business collaboration and investment climate of the Middle East and the UAE.

Panel discussions included 
Kauffman Fellows Welcome, Jeff Harbach CEO, Kauffman Fellows
Why Dubai, His Excellency Mohammad Al Gergawi N Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future UAE
Dubai Future Foundation, His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul, CEO Dubai Future Foundation
Future of Regulations, His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq, Secretary General of the UAE
Smart City Dubai Initiatives, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Collected Director General Smart Dubai Office
Building Careem, Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder, Careem Moderator: Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, CEO & Managing Director, STV
Catalysing MENA, Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital, Moderator: Amir Fahra, Managing Partner, BECO Capital
Established Founders, Guillaume Pousaz, Founder & CEO, Checkout.com, Michael Layhani, Founder & CEO PropertyFinders, Moderator: Dany Farha, Co-Founder & Managing Partner BECO Capital
Building Huda Beauty, Huda Kattan, Founder & CEO, Huda Beauty, Mona Kattan, Co-Founder & Global President, Huda Beauty
Politics: Real News, John Rakolta, UAE Ambassador to United States
25 Years of Kauffman Fellows, Jeff Harbach, CEO Kauffman Fellows