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PITME Catalyst Conference


Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

PITME Catalyst Conference

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PITME Catalyst Conference 

Empowering the Next Generation Job Creators in the Middle East 

PITME Catalyst is bringing together top influencers, global entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and technologists from both the Middle East and Silicon Valley to harness a discussion around the startup scene in Silcon Valley and the Middle East. 


Speakers (More to be announced soon)

Raj Gollamundi, Director, Intel CapitalDanae Ringlemann, Founder & CCO, IndiegogoCatherine Berman, Sr. Vice President , Astia

Dr.Ossama Hassanein, Chairman, Techwadi & Newbury VenturesKatie Petersen, Manager in Networks & Innovation, Kauffman FoundationJonathan Nelson, Founder, Hackers & Founders

Tristan Kromer, Coach, Lean Startup CircleClint Nelsen, Co-Founder, Startup WeekendDeena Shakir, Business Development, Google for Social Impact

Redg Snodgrass, Founder, Wearable World Inc.Chris McCann, Founder, GroupTieTugce Ergul, Managing Director, Starup Labs

Torsten Kolind, Co-Founder & CEO, younoodleDerek Andersen, Founder, Startup GrindAngie Chang, Director of Growth, Hackbrite Academy

Goli Ameri, President & CEO, Center for Global EngagmentAhmed M Amer, Investment Coordinator, MercyCorps

Herminone Way, Founder, Startup WorldAdriana Gascoigne, Founder & CEO, Girls in TechKhaled Ismail, Chairman, KIangel



Pejman Nozad, Founding Managing Partner, Pejman Mar VenturesShadi Mehraein, Managing Partner, Rivet VenturesRandy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum Academy

 PITME Labs Squad 01 Startups 





amends  arabnet  endeavor  flat6labs  GermanSiliconValleyAccelerator  google  HavardArabAlumniAssociation  EwingMarionKauffmanFoundation  KhalifaBinZayedAlNahyanFoundationyounoodle  MITmedialab  microsoft  nestGSV  sawari  startupdigest  startupweekendtechwadi  thestartupconference  venturebeat   

Official After-Party Partner


8:00 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks with: Nima Adelkhani & Salma El Hariry

9:30 AM -  Social Entrepreneurship in MENA with: Deena Shakir, Khaled Ismail, Raj Gollamudi, Clint Nelson, Goli Ameri & Breanna DiGiammarino

10:15 AM – Women in Entrepreneurship with: Katie Petersen, Adriana Gascoigne, Angie Chang & Catherine Berman

11:00 AM – Coffee Break

11:15 AM –Technology in a Tent:  Impact of Social Entrepreneurism interview with Clint Nelsen

11:40 AM – Lunch Break

12:35 PM – The Rise of the Mega Conferences with: Hermione Way, Brian Zisk, Sabeen Ali, Kayvan Baroumand, Sydney Armani & Cassie Phillips

1:20 PM – Sponsored

1:35 PM – Market Opportunities in the Middle East with: Lloyed Lobo, Dr.Ossama Hassanein, Mohannad El-Khairy, Zachary Finkelstein & Michael Looft

2:20 PM – Pitches: Red Troops & Sowt

2:35 PM – The Power of Global Networks in the Business World Today with: Redg Snodgrass, Randy Williams, Chris McCann, Torsten Kolind, Derek Andersen, Jonathan Nelson & Tugce Ergul

3:20 PM – Pitches: Distrupt CK, Eshtery, Trochet, Eventtus, Presella, Looly's with judges: Randy Williams, Pejman Nozad, Shadi Mehraein & Raj Gollamudi

4:20 PM – Pitches:  Skill Gravity, Friendshippr, Wally, MENA360, Cityzen, Fiskkit, & Small World with judges: Randy Williams, Pejman Nozad, Shadi Mehraein & Raj Gollamudi

4:55 PM – Closing Remarks with Nima Adelkhani & Salma El-Hariry

5:00 PM – End of Day

8:00 After Party

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Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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PITME is a social impact organization that aims to turbocharge the Middle Eastern startup ecosystem by providing access to Silicon Valley resources. PITME's initiatives include: PITME Labs - a growth stage accelerator program supported by over 200 mentors in Silicon Valley, Technology in a Tent interview series, PITME Catalyst Conferences, and tailored programs for entrepreneurs and investors. 


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