Inspiring Leaders

We are grateful to all presenters for sharing their expertise, insights and best practices with us in order to help catalyze impactful collaborations.

Khalid M. Al-Ali

Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Senseta

Qatar

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler

CEO, 1871

USA

Marcio Cruz

Senior Economist, World Bank

USA

Lesley Donna Williams

CEO, Wit’s University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct

South Africa

Richard O’Kennedy

VP Research, Qatar Foundation

Qatar

Shahida Saleem

Managing Trustee, PEP Foundation

Pakistan

Bo Ji

Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)

China

Stephan Marquart

Director, Tomorrow Street (Vodafone)

Luxembourg

Karen Brooks

Programme Director, SetSquared Partnership

United Kingdom

Keri Damen

Managing Director, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship

Canada

Kurt Höller

Director of Business Creation, EIT Health

Germany

Laura Očagova

Business Incubator Department Director, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA)

Latvia

Mike Liu

Director, Ivy Innovation

China

Sven De Cleyn

Program Manager, imec.istart

Belgium

Jane S. C. Liu

Director, Chaoyang University of Technology

Taiwan

Zamir Shukhov

CEO & Partner, Global Venture Alliance Accelerator Program

Russia

Ronald Stubblefield

Assistant Director, ETC

USA

Monica Hedberg

Project Director, Uppsala Innovation Center

Sweden

Sander Van Der Blonk

Founding Partner, Teeming.Network

Netherlands

Sergey Lukashkin

Director of Digital Transformation, Bank VTB PAO

Russia

Juha Pettari Peralampi

Manager, Business Incubator, Qatar University

Qatar

Rabia Ahmad Mughal

Co-Founder, CEO, KINECTO

Qatar

Manisha Acharya

CEO, Indigram Labs Foundation

India

Abdullah Ismail

Founder & CEO, Innoplore Ltd. | Innoplore Community

United Kingdom

Luis Alonso Jiménez Silva

Director, University Agency for Entrepreneurship Management (Auge-UCR)

Costa Rica

Alex Ariho

Founding Director & CEO, African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN)

Accra, Ghana

Ozan Sonmez

Founding Managing Director, Growth Circuit Accelerator (GCA), SDG Impact Accelerator

USA

Luc Giguere

Entrepreneur in Residence & Acceleration Program Manager, Centech

Canada

Claudia Pingue

General Manager, Polihub

Italy

Chris Diaper

Director of Strategic Partnerships, TEC Edmonton

Canada

Liene Briede

Lead of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Support Programs, RTU Design Factor

Latvia

Mohammad Zebian

Program Manager, Accelerators, Qatar Foundation (Qatar Science and Technology Park)

USA

Dolf Wittkamper

Head of EIT Digital Accelerator, EIT Digital Accelerator

Netherlands

Paul Salvini

CEO, Accelerator Centre

Canada

Giovanni Perrone

President of PNICube, The Association of Italian Incubators

Italy

Imran Jattala

Co-Founder and CEO, Centre for Global Innovators

Pakistan

Svetlana Alexandrova

Acceleration Program Manager, HSE Inc.

Russia

Marat Ressin

President & Professor, York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (YEDI)

Canada

Abdullah Snobar

Executive Director, DMZ at Ryerson University

Canada

Brandon Paschal

General Manager, Stellenbosch University LaunchLab

South Africa

Noshaba Awais

Director, Research & Development, Higher Education Commission

Pakistan

Arzu Eryilmaz

Founder & Managing Director, Incubation Centers & Acceleration Programs, Istanbul Technical University (ITU)

Turkey

Richard Chénier

General Manager, Centech

Canada

Saulo de Souza Rodrigues

Incubator Manager, SUPERA

Brazil

Kjell-Håkan Närfelt

Chief Strategy Advisor, Vinnova

Sweden

Kashif Joseph

Manager of IT & Facility, National Incubation Centre

Pakistan

Yosouf Saleh

Executive Director, Qatar Science & Technology Park

Qatar

Yan Zhenjun

CEO & Founder, WIIN

China

Ghazala Yaqub

Head Research Operations (Associate Professor), Kinnaird College for Women

Pakistan

Monika Radclyffe

Chair of Business Acceleration Centres, SETSquared Partnership Bristol

United Kingdom

Yusuf Hussain

CEO, IGNITE

Pakistan

Sherif El Tawil

Director of Operations & Strategic Projects, DMZ

Chris Moule

Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Robert Gordon University

United Kingdom

Ņikita Kazakevičs

Head of Jelgavas Business Incubator, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia

Latvia

Tony Okoa Otoa

Head of Enterprise Development, Stanbic Bank Uganda

Uganda

Katrin Scholz-Barth

President, SustainableQATAR

Qatar

Alain R. Valiquette

Founder & CEO, AcceleratorApp

Portugal

Marika Paakkala

Project Director, Aalto University Startup Centre

Finland

Hamad Al-Qahtani

General Manager, Qatar Business Incubation Centre

Qatar

Suzan Abu Farha

Project Manager, Palestinian Consultative Staff for Developing NGOS

Palestinian Territory

Saad Moazam

Mechanical Designer, QBIC Fab Lab

Qatar

Jorg Kop

Managing Director, UtrechtInc

Netherlands

Adriano Marconetto

Co-Founder & CEO, YAR

Italy

Imran Gürakan

Entrepreneurship, Cooperation & Tech Transfer Department Manager, Bilkent CYBERPARK

Turkey

Martin Croteau

Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson University

Canada

Michael Hähnle

Startup Consultant, INiTS

Austria

Federica Biancon

Startup Selection & Investment Manager, Polihub

Italy

Anna Meliantsova

Corporate Program Manager, HSE Inc

Russia

Duha Al-Buhendi

Manager, MOTC Digital Incubation Center (DIC)

Qatar

Carolina López Saa

Director, Campus Nova-Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, Pontificia Javeriana University

Columbia

Hannele Mennala

Head, StartUp School Incubator

Finland

Irina Martynova

Head of the Corporate Direction, GenerationS Corporate Accelerator

Russia

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