Nov 27,2016

Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Christopher Schroeder Confirmed to MC Gala; 500 Startups Dave McClure, Wamda Capital’s Fadi Ghandour and Qatar Science and Technology Park’s Dr. Maher Hakim Confirmed as Speaker Day Keynotes

TechWadi is less than two months away from its Annual Forum on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28. We cannot be more excited for the festivities and opportunity to celebrate some of the most prestigious entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals in our Silicon Valley and MENA communities.

On Friday night from 6-10 pm, TechWadi will kick off the weekend with a special gala dinner at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF. TechWadi has confirmed high-profile American entrepreneur, advisor and investor in interactive technologies and social communications Christopher Schroeder as its MC for the night. Schroeder is one of the most influential thought leaders in the MENA region and author of best-selling book Startup Rising–The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.


Christopher Shroeder

During the dinner, TechWadi will honor leaders in the following categories including:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Venture Capitalist of the Year
  • CEO of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • TechWadi Community Mentor of the Year

On Saturday from 8-6 pm at the Mission Bay Conference Center at UCSF, TechWadi will host over 50 confirmed speakers to date for a packed program filled with keynotes, Ted Talks and panels covering topics such as HealthTech, FinTech, Innovation, Public and Private Partnerships, Next Generation Commerce and more. TechWadi has confirmed co-founder of 500 Startups Dave McClure, Managing Partner at Wamda Capital Fadi Ghandour and Managing Director at Qatar Science and Technology Park Dr. Maher Hakim as opening keynotes for the Annual Forum.


Dave McClure


Fadi Ghandour

maher-hakimDr. Maher Hakim

For a look at the full agenda, view our program below: techwadi-annual-forum-agenda-1-page2 Get your tickets for a weekend of unforgettable activities now before early bird prices disappear on our Eventbrite platform! *January 27 tickets include entry, plated dinner and performances by ASWAT and other noteworthy musical groups; January 28 tickets include entry, breakfast and lunch, access to networking sessions.

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