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Hello Business Pitch Competition

Introducing the Experts

Our jury of experts meticulously review all the applications and evaluate each submission based on a variety of crucial factors, including overall business model, market opportunity, growth factors and financial viability.

Meet the Jury

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Abdullah Mutawi

Co-founder & Chairman

Dubai Angel Investors

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Amine Bentaleb

Senior Portfolio Manager

Kimera

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Ashish Panjabi

COO

Jacky's Business Solutions

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Arda Atalay

Regional Director

LinedIn MENA

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Firdaus Shariff

VP - Marketing, Communication and Digital Experience MEA

Schneider Electric

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Ivan Fernandes

Director of Mentorship

TiE

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Neil Petch

Founder and Chairman

Virtuzone

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Prof. Valerie Lindsay

Associate Dean - Business School

American University of Sharjah

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Meet the Trainer

Our expert trainer, Dr. Petar Stojanov, will mentor the Top 25 with an insightful and inspiring training session designed to help them on their way to delivering the perfect pitch!

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Dr. Petar Stojanov - Partner, Innovation & Future Strategy at Black.

Dr. Petar Stojanov is a quantum physicist who works on predicting the future of industries and solving compelling challenges using disruptive technologies and business models. As a resident lecturer on innovation and entrepreneurship at the New York University Abu Dhabi and the London Business School Dubai, Petar advises, speaks, and writes on turning the art of disruptive innovation into a science.