With 15 Years of International experience, Fadi works across multiple fields in developing entrepreneurship and today specialises in working with companies in the fields of Growth Strategy and Tech Innovation. He is also actively involved within the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), where he acts as both a business mentor helping start-ups in the five continents and as the WBAF Business School Secretary general for the Mentorship Department. He is a business consultant on the Stanford Seed Transformation program, and Business Mentor with the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), The Purpose Alliance – Luxembourg, Mowgli Foundation – UK, Tony Elumelu Foundation – Africa and Askybird – Middle East. On top of being the Director of Lebanon Enterprise Development program at Berytech, the leading business and innovation centre in Lebanon.
Managing Partner of Ekcle Ventures and Ekcle Advisory Services, Vikram invests in, mentors and advises early & growth stage startups and emerging businesses, especially with Fund-Raising, Market Linkages, Go-to-Market Strategy, M&A, etc. He has over 20 years’ experience heading Sales, Marketing, Business Development & Strategy functions for companies across India in verticals like Consumer Goods, Media, Retail, IT & Banking. Vikram is associated and works closely with IIMCIP, SIIC-IIT Kanpur, CII, Founders Institute (USA), and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem. He regularly features as a speaker, jury member, guest faculty, etc. at prominent startup events, TV shows, & business schools across India.
Expert on Investments and anticipation of crisis’s and flow of Events on macro-economical level.
Speaker at International Events on Impact of Investment, Climate Change and economical and social impacts of new Technologies like Blockchain.
Advisor to few world leaders and governments on Macro-economical, Financial and Investment policies.
Well connected to and advising few world leaders on flow of events and policy changes. Guest of Honor to President Obama’s Second Inauguration Ball.
IIT Bombay Alumni Worked with Deloitte Consulting as a consultant Founder of fundraising platform ah! Ventures, which has done 55 investments in 40 startups totaling to INR 170 CR (~USD 25 MN) with 6 profitable exits and 3 acquisitions Founder of tech company Pronto Infotech, which has 50+ employees and has offices in Mumbai, Dubai and London. Worked with many top Indian & International corporate in various sectors as our clients on their processes and IT automation
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at HD Afrika, CEO of Southern African Women In Leadership. Partner at Board Academy Africa, a subsidiary of Board Academy Europe. Senator for South Africa at WBAF.
Mariam is a Deputy Chairperson at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA) with 13 years of working experience in public, private sectors, IFI and civil society organizations. Mariam was awarded as a Woman Leader in Government for her efforts in the process of building innovation ecosystem in the country.
Binh Rey is a Trade Marks Attorney with a difference. She is an branding expert that business owners/entrepreneurs want on their side when they are looking at establishing a new brand, she helps and guides them to avoid costly mistakes.