Calling all Oil and Gas start-ups!
This is your opportunity to make things happen. Accelerate your success and create the right impression with the right people in a carefully designed start-up pitch competition right here at RDPETRO 2018.
If you’ve got a great business idea that will impact the future of oil and gas, and you’re not sure how you can garner the funding to take it big, what you need is to pitch right.
NEXT Arabia, a leading consultancy highly experienced in helping start-ups get off the ground will show you how.
Because a 5 minute pitch is all that stands between you and start-up investment, RDPETRO, in partnership with NEXT Arabia, is offering a two hour coaching session for RDPETRO selected start-ups, so that you can learn how to get your game on, show your genius in communicating your ground-breaking idea while staying confident.
Make yourselves pitch ready by learning what impresses the R&D jury and key decision makers and you could be the one walking away with one of three financial prizes up for grabs for the best pitch.
The Start-up Pitch Stage Session will be moderated by Ahmed Abdulwahab, Founder and CEO of Next Arabia.
Ahmed Abdulwahab is a Founder and CEO of Next Arabia, a boutique advisory firm that helps corporate companies, government institutions and startups to develop and implement innovative business models. Ahmed is also a Senior Advisor to Forbes Middle East, which is a licensed edition of Forbes Media, a global media company with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. He is also a Member of the Global Advisory Panel and the LeanStartup & Innovation Lecturer at The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Al Ain/UAE.
Ahmed was most recently a Senior Advisor to and Head of TURN8 Seed Accelerator & VC Fund in Dubai/U.A.E. TURN8 is a collaboration between enterprise and innovators to foster a global entrepreneurial and innovation culture. He was previously the founding Head of the Incubation at Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), the largest in the Arab world. Under his leadership more than 1,000 people participated in innovation and entrepreneurship activities, 90 new startups and high-growth companies were developed and coached, 20 startups and 10 high-growth companies were incubated, and the 20 incubated startups generated a combined QAR 2 Million in revenues in less than a year.
Prior Ahmed was the founding manager for the Entrepreneurship Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. After two years of launching the center, KAUST was select as the Best Higher Education Institution in the Arab World supporting entrepreneurship in 2012 during the 3rd Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Dubai, UAE. Earlier Ahmed was the CEO and Co-Founder of an international e-Learning and Intelligence startup company in Zurich/Switzerland and San Francisco/U.S.A., which was sold to one of the leading eLearning providers.