12th Edition Final Round Judges

Startups Track

Abdulaziz Alfalih

Badwa Capital

Charbel Farhat

Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Teresa Escrig

AI executive

Hattan Ahmed

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Head of KAUST Entrepreneurship Center

Heather Henyon

Mindshift Capital
Founding General Partner

Khaled Ismail

Chairman and Founder

Riyad Abou Jaoudeh

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
Managing Director

Walid Faza

Wamda Capital
Partner and Investment Principal

Ideas Track

Ahmad Hanandeh


Alexander Collins

Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund (MBRIF)
Managing Director - Innovation Accelerator

Christina Andreassen

Womentum Managing Director

Maher Hakim

University of California - Berkeley
Executive Director, CITRIS Foundry

Social Entrepreneurship Track

Asmahan Zein

Crypta SAL
General Manager

May Taibah

Nafisa Shams Academy
General Manager

Olivier Ray

Agence Française de Développment (AFD)
Director, Lebanon and Syria

Rachel Lawson

M&A Director

Thierry Bouffioux

Entrepreneurial Endeavours
Founder and CEO