Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Andrea Hojdu-Howe

Partner, Head of Capital
Antler

Andrea is a Partner within Antler’s global team. Her specific mandate is to drive the strategy and execution behind securing capital for Antler and it’s portfolio companies globally. Andrea is a senior financial services professional with a diverse 18 year international career across 3 different jurisdictions and multiple disciplines.  Prior to joining Antler Andrea was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division where she was responsible for the investment management needs of clients across all asset classes. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Andrea spent over a decade at HSBC in various capacities ranging from designing and executing corporate strategy globally, leading selected M&A activities and undertaking investment and client management activities.  Andrea is an Honours Law Degree holder and a Fellow Chartered Accountant having trained with KPMG as her first professional mandate. Andrea has lived in Singapore for 8 years and is a proud mother of 6-year-old twins.


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

15:30 - 17:00

- Start-up funding cycles and understanding investors requirement.
- Identifying and penetrating the target market.
- Perfecting your Pitch Deck.
- Challenges to acquire funding for your startup.
- What are the keywords investors are looking for in a startup / entrepreneurs?
- What do investors see in startups/entrepreneurs?  
- Do investors invest in idea or founders? 

15:30 - 15:35

Introduction

Speakers:
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Douglas van den Berghe
Vice President Advisory
Conway, Inc.

15:35 - 15:55

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Amine Housni
Co-Founder and Head of Middle East
Blueground Middle East

15:55 - 16:55

Panel Discussion: Investors: perspective towards investing in Startup / Entrepreneurs

Speakers:
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Andrea Hojdu-Howe
Partner, Head of Capital
Antler
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Basil Mofta
General Partner
Global Ventures
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Ana Barjasic
Founder
Connectology
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Sandile Shabangu
Founder and CEO
Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC
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Sufyan Al-Issa
Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) International Finance Corporation (IFC)– World Bank Group
International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group
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Tushar Singhvi
Director
CE-Ventures (Crescent Enterprises)

15:55 - 16:00