TechWadi partnered with the Dubai World Trade Center in organizing the 2016 GITEX conference. TechWadi was an active participant at GITEX, hosting sessions and facilitating mentorship roundtables for participating startups. Over 300 investors from top VCs in the TechWadi network were invited, exceeding the commitment to invite 50 investors from US and 30 from MENA.
TechWadi played a critical role in the investor program at GITEX, recruiting attendees as well as speakers such as Dave McClure, Usama Fayyad, and Fadi Ghandour to join panels and judge pitches. The TechWadi team also led mentorship clinics on topics such as, “How to Pitch to Investors,” “Understanding Term Sheets and Cap Tables,” and “Using Design Thinking to Build Creative New Products.” Three mentorship workshops took place on each day of the conference, including one-on-one mentorship sessions with investors. TechWadi is proud to continue this partnership and assist in the planning of GITEX 2017 and in the years to come.