Agenda Overview

NEXT UP PROGRAM (STARTUPS)
HALL 7

CABSAT invites you to its inaugural Startup Stage – NEXT UP, where the region’s leading Entrepreneurs, Founders and CEOs of startups and scaleups, Investors, heads of innovation from content, broadcast and satellite industry meet to inspire, innovate & collaborate. Learn how tech is fundamentally changing every area of the media, broadcast & satellite industry, and what key lessons can be applied to big or small companies? Understand why so many businesses fail to go from local to global? Unravel what’s the metaverse madness really about and how startups can leverage?

INSPIRE

11:15
11:15 - 11:30

Opening remarks by Moderator, BIG HASS, Radio Host, Pulse 95 FM - The master of all things cool

Speakers

BIG HASS

RADIO HOST, PULSE 95 FM - THE MASTER OF ALL THINGS COOL

11:30
11:30 - 12:00

Talk: Evolving UAE’s startup ecosystem: How can startups grow their ventures and access funding?

Speakers

SAEED ALNOFELI

Director, in5 Innovation Centers

Expanding horizon and creating a new space economy landscape through a self-sustaining space ecosystem

Reserved for MBRSC

12:00
12:00 - 12:30

Fireside Chat: Success story of first female led venture-funded podcast company in the Middle East

Speakers

SHAHD BANI ODEH

Producer, Kerning Cultures

12:30
12:30 - 13:00

Fireside Chat: Dominating the future of podcasts

Speakers

BASEL ANABTAWI

Co-Founder & CEO, Rising Giants Network

13:00
13:00 - 13:30

Talk: What is the Metaverse? Community building is key to success in Web3

Speakers

SHARAD AGARWAL

CEO, Cyber Gear

13:30
13:30 - 14:00

Talk: How to build a sustainable business

Speakers

ALYSSA AL-MAIAHI

Founder & CEO, Mint Stalk

14:00
14:00 - 14:30

Talk: Behind the scenes: “Netflix of Arabic Podcasts”

Speakers

LAMA NOPELL

Head of Partnerships & Strategy, Podeo

How did Podeo land recognition from global press publications and international VCs and investors backing, Podeo’s vision of enabling the digital audio ecosystem.

14:30
14:30 - 15:10

Break

15:10
15:10 - 15:50

Panel Discussion: 'The future of traditional and digital media partnership'

Speakers

MOHAMMED MUKHTAR

Co-Founder, Unipreneur Inc

ERSOY ERKAZANCI

Bloomberg HT Dubai Correspondent

OMAR NOURELDIN

Multimedia Producer & Presenter, Sky News Arabia

15:50
15:50 - 16:20

Talk: The challenge of standing out as a Producer and content creator

Speakers

WAEL ATTILI

Co-Founder , Kharabeesh Innovation

16:20
16:20 - 16:20

Close

INNOVATE

11:15
11:15 - 11:30

Opening Remarks by moderator BIG HASS, Radio Host, Pulse 95 FM - The master of all things cool

Speakers

BIG HASS

RADIO HOST, PULSE 95 FM - THE MASTER OF ALL THINGS COOL

11:30
11:30 - 12:00

Talk Inspiring 360° XR immersive storytelling

Speakers

SEAN GRAHAM

U.A.E. Managing Director, CreatorUp Los Angeles

12:00
12:00 - 12:30

Talk INVESTOR INNOVATE Are investors re-assessing their strategy to keep up with the growing changes and how?

Speakers

SHAGUN SACHDEVA

Founder, Kosmic Apple (US)

Diversification of portfolio takes a whole new meaning with growing diversity in the industry.

The space industry is undoubtedly becoming more diverse - in experience, culture, gender, geography and otherwise. On one hand, this is directly and indirectly leading to new business models and new markets, and on the other, it is attracting investors that are new to the industry. How will the various parameters of the equation develop?

12:30
12:30 - 13:00

Fireside Chat: Success story: Making emotions in music visible

Speakers

JOSHUA WEIKERT

Co-Founder & CTO, Cyanite.ai (Germany)

13:00
13:00 - 13:30

Passion to profession: guiding talents for a greater global outreach

Speakers

DR. KHULUD ABU HOMOS

Founder & CEO, Art Format Lab

OMAR MURAD

Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Art Format Lab, Saudi Arabia

13:30
13:30 - 14:00

Fireside Chat: Impacting millions globally through powerful storytelling

Speakers

MASHAL WAQAR

Managing Director, , Milestone Ventures

14:00
14:00 - 14:30

Fireside Chat: Your journey to find your space! Get in on the game!

Speakers

DR. BIDUSHI BHATTACHARYA

Founder & CEO, AstroHub

In conversation with rocket scientist and space-tech entrepreneur who shall highlight how space is becoming increasingly democratized

14:30
14:30 - 15:00

Fireside Chat: Gaining international experience working in film and entertainment

Speakers

MINI SARMA

Head of Indian Production, Abu Dhabi Film Commission

15:00
15:00 - 15:30

Startup Africa; How to successfully scale startups?

Speakers

ORIS AIGBOKHAEVBOLO

Nollywood Expert and Media Consultant, C&B Limited, Nigeria

Africa has the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world, with 22% of Africa’s working age population starting businesses, what is the inspiration?

Reserved

15:30
15:30 - 16:00

Journey of Drones in Satcoms Startup, backed by world’s leading space-tech focused venture capital fund

Speakers

HELEN WEEDON

Managing Director, Satcoms Innovation Group

16:00
16:00 - 16:00

Close

COLLABORATE

11:00
11:00 - 11:05

Opening Remarks by moderator, BIG HASS, Radio Host, Pulse 95 FM - The master of all things cool

Speakers

BIG HASS

RADIO HOST, PULSE 95 FM - THE MASTER OF ALL THINGS COOL

11:05
11:05 - 11:30

Panel Discussion: Building the Sustainable Startups of the Future

Speakers

ANNE MARIE THODSEN

Managing Director, The Umbrella Institute, sustainability & ESG advisory based in the UAE

SINNTHYA MACEK

Founder, Sustainable Solutions LLC

JAY SADIQ

Founder, Chief Visionary Officer, FortyGuard

REEM AL MOSABBEH

Member, Dubai Youth Council

Steps entrepreneurs can take to build sustainable next-generation companies

11:30
11:30 - 12:00

Talk A look at Africa's new startup capital

Speakers

AUGUSTUS B.AJIBOLA

Director, Department of Entertainment and Creative Services, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria

12:00
12:00 - 12:30

Talk Starting a startup is difficult, what are the top five mistakes to avoid?

Speakers

SANJAY RAINA

Global Media & Entertainment Professional, UAE

12:30
12:30 - 13:00

Fireside Chat : How to start an OTT?

Speakers

MOUSTAPHA BEKHEET

Ex-Managing Director, Watch IT & Founder & CEO, Pan Arab Media, Egypt

13:00
13:00 - 13:30

Fireside Chat : METAVERSE & New Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Speakers

MELANIE MOHR

Founder and CEO, WOM Protocol, Singapore

13:30
13:30 - 14:00

Talk From stuck to unstuck

Speakers

RUQYA KHAN

Founder & CEO, SMILETASTIC, S.M.I.L.E. Strategist

The best form of communication, what should be said and how, lets hear from Ruqya Khan, Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy®, an ICF certified Coach, a Mindset Trainer, a TEDx Speaker and an internationally honoured change maker.

14:00
14:00 - 15:00

'Future Stars of Media' initiative

Speakers

MOHAMMED MUKHTAR

Co-Founder, Unipreneur Inc

REEM AL MOSABBEH

Member, Dubai Youth Council

ALI AL FALASI

VP of Dubai Youth Council

Launch of Series of talks, workshops and engagement sessions to nurture media skills and talent among youth and startups in the UAE.

15:00
15:00 - 15:00

Close

SPEAKERS AT NEXT UP PROGRAM (STARTUPS)

Aisha Mazmi

AISHA MAZMI

Radio Presenter Pulse 92 Fm
Ali Al Falasi

ALI AL FALASI

VP of Dubai Youth Council
ALYSSA AL-MAIAHI

Middle East’s youngest self-made female Entrepreneur running UAE’s fastest growing Digital Marketing Agency

ALYSSA AL-MAIAHI

Founder & CEO Mint Stalk
Anne Marie Thodsen

ANNE MARIE THODSEN

Managing Director The Umbrella Institute, sustainability & ESG advisory based in the UAE
AUGUSTUS B.AJIBOLA

Passionate leader promoting creative ideas and endeavors

AUGUSTUS B.AJIBOLA

Director, Department of Entertainment and Creative Services Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Abuja, Nigeria
Basel Anabtawi

From listening to Joe Rogan on his jogs to building a full podcast network, this is his startup story

BASEL ANABTAWI

Co-Founder & CEO Rising Giants Network
BIG HASS

THE MASTER OF ALL THINGS COOL

BIG HASS

RADIO HOST PULSE 95 FM - THE MASTER OF ALL THINGS COOL
Dr. Abdullah Al Shaikh

DR. ABDULLAH AL SHAIKH

President Dubai Youth Council
Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya

Former NASA scientist-turned-astropreneur. Experience includes technical roles on the Hubble Space Telescope, Terra Satellite, Galileo Mission and ESA Hersschel Space Observatory. Media contributions and publications include BBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, HBR, The Space Channel & The Astrophysical.

DR. BIDUSHI BHATTACHARYA

Founder & CEO AstroHub
Dr. Khulud Abu Homos

DR. KHULUD ABU HOMOS

Founder & CEO Art Format Lab
Ersoy Erkazanci

ERSOY ERKAZANCI

Bloomberg HT Dubai Correspondent
Fadi Ismail

A British Lebanese executive with 30 years of experience in Arab Media, developing premium content in Saudi - DKL`s first 12-episode thriller - The Dean - has been exclusively shown on Shahid VIP and MBC

FADI ISMAIL

CEO DKL STUDIO
Fares Sayegh

At the helm of the largest privately owned media company in Jordan

FARES SAYEGH

CEO Roya Media Group, Jordan
HEBA KORAYEM

An established & most sought after Content Market Consultant in the the Arab world

HEBA KORAYEM

Content Market & Distribution Specialist H Consult
Helen Weedon

HELEN WEEDON

Marketing & PR QuadSAT, UK
Jay Sadiq

JAY SADIQ

Founder, Chief Visionary Officer FortyGuard
Joshua Weikert

The silent architect behind award winning team of leading AI platform for music, audio for brands, media, the music industry and beyond, importantly - making emotions within songs visible with AI

JOSHUA WEIKERT

Co-Founder & CTO Cyanite.ai (Germany)
Lama Nopell

Head of partnerships and strategy at Arab world's largest podcasting platform

LAMA NOPELL

Head of Partnerships & Strategy Podeo
Mahran Kayyali

MAHRAN KAYYALI

Social Media Ninja & Digital Marketing Alroeya Newspaper
Mashal Waqar

Forbes 30 Under 30, Entrepreneur Middle East Achieving Women of the Year

MASHAL WAQAR

Managing Director, Milestone Ventures
Melanie Mohr

Serial Entrepreneur & Advisory Board member of blockchain dedicated funds and technology companies

MELANIE MOHR

Founder and CEO WOM Protocol, Singapore
Mini Sarma

MINI SARMA

Head of Indian Production Abu Dhabi Film Commission
Mohammed Mukhtar

MOHAMMED MUKHTAR

Co-Founder Unipreneur Inc
Moustapha Bekheet

Leading media exec with solid experience in Radio and TV channels management pursuing commercial objectives and targeted revenues for the channels

MOUSTAPHA BEKHEET

Ex-Managing Director Watch IT & Founder & CEO, Pan Arab Media, Egypt
Omar Murad

Over fifteen years of expertise in Managing Media production Operations ; currently managing Art format Lab operations branches in Saudi Arabia / Riyadh , Egypt/ Cairo and Production- Post production facilities in Italy/ Rome

OMAR MURAD

Partner & Chief Operating Officer Art Format Lab, Saudi Arabia
Omar Noureldin

OMAR NOURELDIN

Multimedia Producer & Presenter Sky News Arabia
Oris Aigbokhaevbolo

Award winning & well-respected commentator on Nollywood, Nigerian music, and African cinema for over a decade

ORIS AIGBOKHAEVBOLO

Nollywood Expert and Media Consultant Nigeria
Reem Al Mosabbeh

REEM AL MOSABBEH

Member Dubai Youth Council
Ruqya Khan

RUQYA KHAN

Founder & CEO, SMILETASTIC S.M.I.L.E. Strategist
Saeed Alnofeli

Driving innovation across Dubai's entrepreneurial ecosystem, Co-founder and CEO of the multi-award-winning tech startup Jamalytic, more famously known as the “Fitbit for camels

SAEED ALNOFELI

Director in5 Innovation Centers
Saliee Waly

A visionary entrepreneur on a mission to transform the Middle East’s production & broadcasting industry

SALIEE WALY

Founder & CEO S Productions
Sanjay Raina

An award winning Media and Entertainment professional

SANJAY RAINA

Global Media & Entertainment Professional UAE
Sean Graham

A cognitive scientist with a background in film, tech and cultural diplomacy, has produced VR content, digital media strategies, and global education campaigns for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Samsung, Sony, Google, YouTube, Twitter, L’Oréal, IHG, Abu Dhabi Tourism, NEOM, Arizona State University, the Mastercard Foundation

SEAN GRAHAM

U.A.E. Managing Director CreatorUp Los Angeles
SHAGUN SACHDEVA

Founder of a global platform that brings early stage space start-ups and investors together

SHAGUN SACHDEVA

Founder Kosmic Apple (US)
Shahd Bani Odeh

An avid storyteller, arabic senior editor and producer who also hosts some podcasts for the first venture-backed podcast company in the Middle East., one of which, Bhob, was selected by Apple as the “Best Podcast in MENA” in 2020 and continues to top regional charts

SHAHD BANI ODEH

Producer Kerning Cultures
Sharad Agarwal

Founder of award-winning company and a serial entrepreneur

SHARAD AGARWAL

CEO Cyber Gear
Sinnthya Macek

SINNTHYA MACEK

Founder Sustainable Solutions LLC
Wael Attili

WAEL ATTILI

Co-Founder Kharabeesh Innovation