Kauffman Fellows
Global Summit
in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation
February 9-12, 2020

Join VCs and peers at the annual gathering of the
Kauffman Fellows worldwide network.
The annual Kauffman Fellows Summit brings together Fellows and Mentors from around the world to learn from peers, build and share ideas, and leverage the experiences and connections of the Kauffman Fellows members network. In 2020, the Summit will be held February 9-12 gathering 300 Fellows and Mentors from leading global firms together in Dubai, UAE. We hope that you will join us in Dubai for an unforgettable experience!

Note: This is a closed event for Kauffman Fellows and Kauffman Fellows Mentors.
I've attended Kauffman Fellows Global Summits all over the world – from Singapore to Brazil – and it is the amazing people that keep me coming back! The caliber and quality of the folks you meet at these events are unmatched!"
Allen Taylor (Class 16)
What to Expect
The Kauffman Fellows Summit kick off Sunday, February 9th and wraps up on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020. We're excited to share a detailed agenda soon! In the meantime, we wanted to provide an overview of what to expect during your time in Dubai.

Build a global perspective: The Middle East is in the midst of a critical moment. Innovation and collaboration is more possible and more important than ever before. At the Summit, you will experience first-hand what makes Dubai and the MENA region such a vibrant innovation ecosystem, learning from top investors and entrepreneurs in the region.

Experience the unforgettable: This year's Summit will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, featuring curated content including renowned keynote speakers, regional showcases, breakout sessions, cultural dinners, and exclusive VIP ecosystem and cultural tours. You'll spend time with investment leaders on the water, in the desert, and at the top of the world at Burj Khalifa.

Connect and forge meaningful relationships: Building a global network of top venture investors starts with getting together to discuss ideas, gain inspiration, and meet new global fellows. The Summit provides an opportunity to connect with your peers and to forge new and meaningful relationships with Kauffman Fellows from around the world through a variety of cultural experiences, receptions, and peer learning.
"KFP Summits offer an incredible and unique networking platform to develop and strengthen relationships with global Fellows, entrepreneurs and the local ecosystem."
Pradeep Tagare (Class 10)
Dubai Summit Agenda Overview
We can't wait to see you in Dubai! Below is a tentative agenda overview to give you a better idea of what to expect during our four days together. Please check the app for location and additional information.

Sunday, February 9th - Theme: "Connecting"

We've structured the day so the whole network has the opportunity to connect through class and mentor debriefs followed by a beautiful welcome reception and dinner.

10:00am - 12:00pm Optional AM Experience: Etihad Museum (open to family)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Welcome Arrival Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Class Debriefs
5:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome Reception (open to family)

Monday, February 10th - Theme: "Dubai and the Middle East"

You'll hear from key players in VC, startups driving innovation, and thought leaders through content focused on what's happening in the MENA region. We've left the evening open (after 6pm) for you to schedule forum or class dinners.

9:00am - 12:30pm
Dubai and MENA Sessions

- 9:00 - 9:10 - Kauffman Fellows Welcome, Jeff Harbach CEO, Kauffman Fellows
- 9:10 - 9:30 - Why Dubai, His Excellency Mohammad Al Gergawi N Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future UAE
- 9:30 - 9:45 - Dubai Future Foundation, His Excellency Khalfan Belhoul, CEO Dubai Future Foundation
- 9:45 - 10:00 - Future of Regulations, His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq, Secretary General of the UAE
10:00 - 10:20 - Smart City Dubai Initiatives, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Collected Director General Smart Dubai Office
10:20 - 10:40 - Building Careem, Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder, Careem Moderator: Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, CEO & Managing Director, STV
10:40 - 11:00 - Catalysing MENA, Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman, Wamda Capital, Moderator: Amir Fahra, Managing Partner, BECO Capital
11:00 - 11:30 - Established Founders, Guillaume Pousaz, Founder & CEO, Checkout.com, Michael Layhani, Founder & CEO PropertyFinders, Moderator: Dany Farha, Co-Founder & Managing Partner BECO Capital
11:30 - 11:50 - Building Huda Beauty, Huda Kattan, Founder & CEO, Huda Beauty, Mona Kattan, Co-Founder & Global President, Huda Beauty
11:50 - 12:10 - Politics: Real News, John Rakolta, UAE Ambassador to United States
12:10 - 12:30 - 25 Years of Kauffman Fellows, Jeff Harbach, CEO Kauffman Fellows

12:30pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 4:00pm Dubai and MENA Breakout Sessions

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Future of Food Delivery and Kitchens, Mo Ballout, CEO Kitopi
Future of eCommerce, Mona Ataya Founder and CEO of Mumzworld
Dubai as a Business Hub, Ammar Al Malik, Executive Director of Dubai Internet City, Dubai Outsource City
The Emirates: from Swiss 90s to Prussian 20s, Mishaal Al Gergawi, Co-Founder & CEO of Axis

2:45pm - 3:15pm
Future of Mobility, Mostafa Kandil of CEO Swvl, Alper Oktem, Co-Founder & CEO or Marti, Gaurav Biswas, CEO of Trukker Moderator: Allen Taylor Managing Director, Endeavor
Q&A with Ambassador John Rakolta
Future of Surgery, Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram, CEO Proximie
Future of 3D Printing, Fahmi Shawa, CEO of Immensa Labs

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Expo2020, Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai
Investing in MENA, Mazen Al-Jubeir, Managing Director or Jawaris Ltd, Chairman of Fund of Funds Moderator: Dr. Hani Enaya, Partner at STV
Future of Fintech, Raja Al Mazrouei, Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at DIFC

4:00pm - 5:30pm Reception (open to family)
6:00pm onwards Recommended Forum or Class Dinners

Tuesday, February 11th - Theme: "Kauffman Fellows Learning"

We'll dive into peer to peer learning, providing the opportunity for sector-specific meet-ups and cross-class connections. We have an exclusive Desert Safari tour planned that will be a once in a lifetime experience.

8:30am - 9:30am Women's Breakfast, open to all
10:00am - 2:00pm Peer to Peer Learning

- State of VC with Alan Feld, Vintage Investment Partners
- Succession Planning and Management Comp. Transitions with Beau Seil, Patamar Capital (Class 22)
- Traits of Successful Founders with Chang Xu, Basis Set Ventures (Class 23)
- Data from Research Center with Collin West, Kauffman Fellows (Class 17)
- Investing in MENA with Khaldoon Tabaza, iMENA Group (Class 15)
- Corporate Venture with Alessandro Santo, Aquaa Partners (Class 15)
- Blockchain with Jehan Chu, Apollo (Class 24)
- Scaling Companies with Dilek Dayinlarli, ScaleX Ventures (Class 18)

4:00pm - 10:00pm Desert Safari Dinner (open to family)

Wednesday, February 12th - Theme: "Interactive Choices"

Several options will be provided for the network to connect through interactive experiences. Keep an eye out for an email to sign-up within the next two weeks.

10:00am - 11:00am Wellness Workshops (open to family)

- Yoga
- Group Run
- Gong Meditation
- Mini-Golf
- Office Hours with Local Entrepreneurs

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Activities: Ecosystem and Cultural Tours (open to family) | SIGN UP HERE

- ECOSYSTEM: Dubai Police Tour
- ECOSYSTEM: Step Conference
- CULTURE: Old Dubai Tour
- CULTURE: Bastakiya Tour
- CULTURE: Al Shindagha Museum Tour
- RELAX: Lean Back and Relax at Talise Spa
- CULINARY: Burj Al Arab High Tea
- ADRENALINE: Dune Buggy Adventure
- ADRENALINE: Ziplining Marina
- ADRENALINE: Skydive Dubai

5:00pm - 8:00pm Closing Reception (open to family)
Kauffman Fellows VC Summits always left me with a lot of material to think about and inspire me to take further action."
Marcin P. Kowalik (Class 22)
Park Hyatt
The Park Hyatt Dubai is a 220 room property and will be our hub for the Kauffman Fellows Summit. We'll host our programming and content in the outdoor gardens and will provide transportation service to and from the hotel to all of our special events and experiences. We highly encourage you to stay at the Park Hyatt Dubai to spend quality time with Fellows.

Follow this link to grab your room!

We encourage you to make your hotel arrangements early, as we do expect the property to sell out.

Emirates Airlines
We're excited to share that Emirates Airlines is partnering with us to offer Fellows and friends a 10% discount on roundtrip Economy and Business Class flights to and from Dubai for the Summit.

Follow this link to grab your flight!

Promotion code: EVE6KUF
Travel Validity: February 4-17, 2020

Optional Trips: Bahrain and Cairo
Pre-Trip: Bahrain
February 7-8, 2020
Explore Bahrain, connect with your
class and peers, and learn about the
startup and venture ecosystem!

We're excited to share that we're partnering with Areije Alshakar (Class 24) to organize a pre-trip to Bahrain prior to the Summit. If you'd like to join plan to arrive by Friday, February 7th for an evening reception and depart late evening on Saturday, February 8th for Dubai. Email summit@kfp.org for more info.
Post-Trip: Cairo
February 13-15, 2020
Explore Cairo, connect with your
class and peers, and learn about the
startup and venture ecosystem!

We're excited to share that we're partnering with Karim Elsahy (Class 18) to organize a post-trip to Cairo after the Summit. If you'd like to join plan to arrive by Thursday, February 13th for an evening reception and stay through Saturday, February 15th. Email summit@kfp.org for more info.

Kauffman Fellows Summit Over The Years
Dubai Future Foundation was established back in 2016 to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of Dubai for the advancement of humanity. It aims to collectively imagine, inspire and design Dubai's future in collaboration with the government and private entities within various industries. With a vision of positioning Dubai as a hub for innovation and a leading city of the future, the foundation's strategic business units are comprised of Imagining and Understanding the Future, Disseminating Future Knowledge, Building Future Capacity, Designing and Accelerating the Future and finally, Seeing and Experiencing the Future.
We hope that you will join us in Dubai, UAE
for an unforgettable experience!
Email: summit@kfp.org
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