Startup Stories: First Edition

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Startup Stories: First Edition

Startup Stories: First Edition

Startup Stories is a sequence of events in which we bring together founders that were participants of programmes to chat about their journeys as entrepreneurs. The founders will share stories about their business growth, lessons learned, their experiences, achievements and more.  

The first edition of Startup Stories will focus on founders from our very first FinTech Accelerator Programme in 2017. We’ve invited the founders of Norbloc, Sarwa and SmartCrowd to take part in a panel in which we will hear their #StartupStories.

Panellists include:

  • Fanny Modin, Head of Business Development of Norbloc
  • Mark Chahwan, Co-founder & CEO of Sarwa
  • Siddiq Farid,CEO and co-founder of Smart Crowd
  • Raja Al Mazrouei, Executive Vice President, DIFC FinTech Hive (Moderator)



  • 9:30 to 10:00 – Welcome + Networking
  • 10:00 to 11:00 – Panel Discussion
  • 11:00 to 11:30 – Closing remarks + Networking