Bridging the Israeli and UAE Startup Ecosystem


Startup Grind Dubai and Startup Grind Israel are proud to present a historic cross-chapter event that builds bridges between our chapters and opens opportunities for our community members. The opportunities for trade and joint ventures were central to our decision to host this event. Through the Startup Grind ecosystem, we are excited to foster the building of relationships between those on different coasts who are building the jobs of tomorrow.

Both our chapters have always held the view that business connections, such as those we create, can facilitate collaboration, cooperation, and regional co-creation for the jobs of the future. Through the new opportunities formed between Israel and the UAE, driven by leadership, the startup ecosystem can play a huge part in building this bridge. 

This event included a panel discussion with:

  • Dr. Erel Margalit, Founder and Executive Chairman of JVP, and Margalit Startup City
  • Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the board, Smartworld
  • Dr. Sara Al Madani, Co-Founder,CEO, HalaHi
  • Derek Andersen, Founder, CEO, Bevy / Startup Grind


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