Calling adventurous UAE entrepreneurs and angel investors
Adventure2venture (#A2V), an invite-only series of workshops on entrepreneurship and angel investing, is now open for applications from ambitious start-up founders and aspiring angel investors for its first UAE edition.
It is organised by F03VP, an innovation and venture capital firm founded by Jordanian entrepreneur Rami Al-Karmi, and supported by In5 Dubai, a start-up incubator launched by TECOM Group, and Adventurati Outdoor, a Dubai-based adventure travel company.
The programme offers two customised learning paths consisting of online and offline lectures organised separately for angel investors and entrepreneurs.
Two workshop sessions for angel investors will be held at in5 Dubai on 21 and 22 January. The workshops are designed to give attendees an insider look at the world of start-up investing in the MENA region.
Registered start-up founders will take part in two trainings on how to perfect their pitch and fundraising deck. The lectures will be held at in5 Dubai on 24 and 25 January.
The programme ends with a canyoning adventure trip for both groups of participants on 28 January. The short trip will serve as a demo day since start-up founders will pitch their business ideas to new angel investors.
The registration fees are AED16,000 and AED2,500 for investors and entrepreneurs respectively. The fees cover the costs of programme tuition, fees for joining the canyoning adventure trip, and an annual A2V community membership fee.
“One of the main objectives of building F03VP is to activate the start-up ecosystem in the region by focusing on its three main ecosystem pillars, namely founders, funders, and facilitators,” says Al Karmi.
“After completing the first round of F03 New Funders Angel Investors Bootcamp, which is our signature event, I realised that there was a need to provide fun and engaging experiences where both investors and start-up founders let down their guards.”
Al-Karmi is also a limited partner and mentor at 500 Startups, a San Francisco-based venture capital seed fund and start-up accelerator founded by Dave McClure, where he chairs and/or mentors Pixel & Theory, an Amman-based technology innovation house, and Octonius.com, a California-based file sharing platform.
Calling adventurous UAE entrepreneurs and angel investors - The programme offers two customised learning paths consisting of online and offline lectures organised separately for angel investors and entrepreneurs./10