The Future of EBNI - International Outreach

The Future of EBNI - International Outreach


Welcome Note

6:00 – 6:15 PM

EBNI presentation

6:15 – 6:30 PM

Session Speech

6:30 – 7:15 PM

Ossama Hassanein, PhD. Chairman, Rising Tide Fund, Silicon Valley


7:15 – 7:30 PM

Entrepreneurs Pitching  

7 :30 – 8:00 PM

Expats Initiative    

8:00 – 8:10 PM

Concluding Remarks  

8:10 – 8:15 PM


About Guest Speaker:

Dr. Ossama Hassanein

is an entrepreneur, mentor, and venture capitalist based in Silicon Valley. As venture capitalist in the last 35 years, he has managed $1B+ of international technology funds in diverse leadership roles and invested in 180+ companies. Combined market value today exceeds $200 billion.

In the last 25 years, he was chairman or co-founder of seven leading-edge high technology startups in the US, UK, France and Switzerland. Currently, he is director of Bank of the West in San Francisco and of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund in Dubai. He is a charter member of the C100, a Silicon-Valley based association dedicated to mentoring and angel financing Canadian entrepreneurs, and ex-chairman of TechWadi, a network of Arab American high technology executives in Silicon Valley, focusing on mentoring, financing and business acceleration of leading MENA entrepreneurs. He served as vice-chairman of the Board of PSD, an NGO focused on providing One Netbook per Child for up to 130,000 Palestinian and Syrian children in need of education.

Dr. Hassanein is a President Cabinet member at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he also serves on the Dean of Applied Sciences board of advisors. He is the chairman of the UBC Silicon Valley advisory board for the Personalized Medicine Initiative. He has served on the Board of Advisors of Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies and of UCSF Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine in San Francisco, and on the Board of Directors of Relief International, a non-profit, focusing his efforts on social entrepreneurship and women development in the Middle East. 

Dr. Hassanein was Willard Brown Visiting Professor at AUC School of Business, where he is also member of the Board of Advisors. He lectured on Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and the University of San Diego, and on international business at UC Berkeley and Santa Clara University. He was also guest speaker on entrepreneurship in diverse venues including the White House, the State Department, the Commonwealth Club, MIT, and Harvard University.



From 9/26/2017 6:00:00 PM
To 9/26/2017 9:00:00 PM


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