12 — 14 APRIL 2023

Free online bootcamp for startups that want to stay local but go global.
An intensive program with awesome experts in various fields from investing millions in startups to public speaking professionally - your opportunity to accelerate your skills in 3 days.

  • Mira Charkawi (UAE)
    Startup Scout
    Leading expert
    Pitch it!
  • Vilhelm Hedberg (UAE)
  • Denis Efremov (USA)
    Fort Ross Ventures
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17:00 — 18:30
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English for startup - top tips to master your English pitch
A coach of public speaking, business and soft skills, leading expert of the Pitch it! — сourse on business communication and pitching for startups

Through a combination of interactive exercises and practical instruction, you'll learn how to deliver presentations that keep your audience engaged and eager to hear more. Special emphasis will be placed on the unique challenges faced by non-native English speakers.

17:00 — 18:00
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Flat6Labs Interview Accelerator Workshop
Startup Scout at Flat6Labs — the MENA region's leading seed and early stage venture capital firm, currently running the most renowned startup acceleration programs in the region. Ex-Seedstars, passionate about supporting high-growth startups and helping VCs become data-driven
Top accelerators receive thousands of applications from startups around the world. After careful selection, they approach the founders and invite them to participate in an interview for a startup accelerator.

We know that start-up interviews can be stressful. That's why this webinar covers the startup accelerator interview process and how we recommend you prepare to ace your interviews!
18:30 — 19:30
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Decision making process at VCs
Series B+ Investor in Tech Startups, Principal at Fort Ross Ventures, a VC firm focused on B2B and fintech startups primarily in the US and Israel, backer of eToro, Roofstock, Ladder Life, Standard.ai, Rescale among others. Ex-Seedstars, ex-McKinsey Company, also worked in a private equity firm. Passionate about product-led-growth and metrics nerd. Forbes 30 under 30

On this webinar Denis Efremov will discuss anything and everything as it pertains to venture capital operations, decision-making, and the current investing environment.

Questions to cover:
  • How do investors spot good founders? Are there any specific key traits you look for in a founder or a founding team?
  • When should a founder approach an investor?
  • What are the most common mistakes made by founders when pitching to investors?
  • What do you want to see from a startup before you invest? Alternatively, what are the elements/contents of a good pitch deck?
  • What's your biggest lesson or takeaway as a VC Investor?
  • What are ‘standard’ investment terms these days for startups? Does this vary by pre-seed vs Series A?
  • What sources of funding most commonly lead to a startup having a later successful venture capital financing round?
17:00 — 18:00
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Ekar story — expansion to MENA
Founder of ekar, the Middle East’s first and largest personal mobility company.Vilhelm holds over 10 years of experience in the fields of Quality Management and Logistics, ex-Wilhelmsen Lines, ex-QMS Global
Launched in 2016, the idea for ekar was kicked off when founder Vilhelm Hedberg noticed a gap for the car sharing industry in the Middle East.
Now Ekar is currently operational across seven cities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with plans to expand globally. This webinar covers the Ekar outstanding story of conquering the MENA market with top tips from its founder Vilhelm Hedberg.

Ekar in numbers:
  • >1M Downloads; >2M Bookings; >$50M Raised
  • #1 Start-up in UAE by LinkedIN 2022
  • Highest utilised free floating carshare in the world 2019
  • World's first Tesla car share program