Prominent business leaders join Dubai Chamber’s Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Programme

Prominent business leaders join Dubai Chamber’s Global Business Forum
(GBF) Mentorship Programme
Announcement comes ahead of the 5th Global Business Forum on Africa,
taking place on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2019/ — Business leaders from
the UAE and Africa to mentor high-potential startups as they build
their businesses and target new market opportunities; announcement
comes ahead of the 5th Global Business Forum on Africa, taking place
on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai; first-of-its-kind mentorship
programme aims to foster cross-border cooperation between UAE and
African startup communities

Eight prominent business leaders have been selected to mentor
high-potential startups from the UAE and Africa participating in Dubai
Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Global Business Forum (GBF)
Mentorship Programme (www.DubaiChamber.com).

Four UAE-based mentors and four Africa-based mentors have joined the
first-of-its-kind programme which aims to foster cross-border
cooperation between the two startup communities and help participants
expand their global presence. The selected mentors offer a wealth of
expertise in a wide range of fields, including, technology, education,
retail, construction and finance.

All of the mentors have a proven track record in building business and
driving the growth of startups companies. As part of the programme,
the UAE-based mentors will team up with the selected African startups
and guide them over a three-month period, while the Africa-based
mentors will do the same for the UAE startups.

Following the mentorship phase of the programme, the participating
startups will have an opportunity to exhibit at the 5th Global
Business Forum on Africa in Dubai

on November 18th-19th 2019 and boost their exposure within UAE and
African markets and business communities.

The eight mentors joining the programme are: Aboyeji Iyinoluwa,
Managing Partner at Street Capital; Chris Folayan, Founder and CEO of
Mall for Africa; Eghosa Omoigui, Founder and managing Partner of
EchoVC; Jonathan Berman, CEO of J.E. Berman Associates; Nassib Boueri,
CEO of Wunderman MENA; Chris Thomas, CO-CEO and Co-founder of Eureeca;
Cynthia Corby, the Middle East Construction Industry Leader for
Deloitte and Nader Amiri, Founder and CEO of el Grocer;

The GBF Mentorship Programme is an extension of Dubai Chamber’s Global
Business Forum on Africa platform and event series. Prior to the
selection of the participating mentors and startups, the first-ever
Chamberthon event was held in Kigali, Rwanda, earlier this year which
was joined by 20 UAE and African startups that collaborated to develop
the foundation and structure of the mentorship programme.

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