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Amir is an entrepreneur, angel investor, business planner and financial modeling guru, having reviewed more than 1,000 business plans during his young career as an investment analyst. Amir has looked at early stage businesses from every angle, starting with a Swedish VC firm based in London, followed by a stint at the Arab Business Angel Network (ABAN), a Dubai-owned seed capital fund, before becoming an entrepreneur himself. Such is his empathy for the struggling entrepreneur, Amir co-founded Tandem Partners, a startup and small business advisory and investment firm. Amir has also invested in and co-founded a number of local businesses including Toolman, a home maintenance business; and Purple PR, a boutique PR company.
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Beverly D. Flaxington, Bestselling & Gold-Award Winning Author, Corporate Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Hypnotherapist, Behavioral expert As The Human Behavior Coach ™, Beverly is a highly sought after national public speaker. As a sales and marketing expert, corporate consultant, college professor, hypnotherapist, certified behavioral expert, bestselling and Gold-award winning author and frequent radio guest and contributor to magazines, newsletters and online journals she has insights, education and specific life and change management tools to share with audiences of all types. She is a Gold-award winning and two-time bestselling author, and has written six books. Bev’s newest book, Self-Talk for a Calmer You, published by Adams Media, will be released in September of 2013. For close to two decades she has run a successful business as a corporate business-building consultant. She is also a professor at Suffolk University currently teaching, “Leadership and Social Responsibility” a course which uses her trademarked problem-solving and leadership model, S.H.I.F.T. ™. She previously taught a graduate course called “Dealing with Difficult People”. Beverly is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA). Bev holds a BSBA and an MBA from Suffolk University. One sentence about what I do. Bev is an expert in human behavior and change management, sales, marketing, stress management, hypnosis, time management, life and career change, teambuilding, communication and business building. Visit Bev at www.thehumanbehaviorcoach.com and www.the-collaborative.com
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Robyn Crane is the money and relationship coach, and she’s on a mission to keep money from ruining marriages and wrecking lives in the process. Using her tried-and-true 4-step process for creating a richer relationship, Crane helps couples get on the same page and off each other’s backs. From years of experience as a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Robyn merged both the Strategy and Psychology of money to create Money Parenting™ and the KYM GYM System™ (Know Your Money to Grow Your Money). As Robyn shared these principles with audiences and clients, her reputation for keeping couples together grew and she became known for helping people build a richer relationship with their money and their honey. On the heels of her popular Money Parenting™ seminar, which teaches parents to set their children up for financial success, more and more couples started seeking help from Robyn to raise financially responsible kids and find financial harmony in their marriages. She helped them change the way they relate to, consider, talk about, and use their money. Crane has been teaching her proven tools in a range of workshops and programs to rave reviews, giving people clarity on their biggest money issues and strategies on how to build wealth. Robyn has delivered popular talks at Coldwell Banker, Deloitte and Touche, and at women’s leadership conferences and other local organizations throughout the Tri-State Area, helping other organizations and individuals overhaul their money habits—and change their lives in the process. Robyn is currently at work on her first book, The Money Ménage à Trois, about the hidden third party in every romantic relationship and how to prevent it from driving a wedge between you and your mate. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband, Trevor Crane and daughter, Phoenix Rose.
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I am currently working as an Associate at a leading technology venture capital fund in MENA called MEVP (www.mevp.com, you can check my profile in the team page). Prior to MEVP, I worked as an investment banker at Lazard Brothers in Paris (rank 1 in France, in the top 10 worldwide). I also worked as a project manager at a leading technology venture capital fund in France called Truffle Capital. I have developed more than 100 business plans and successfully helped various startups in their fundraising process. Among the projects I worked on: -Fundraising for a gaming company, got 4x its initial valuation -Fundraising for a Music streaming app, got 10x its initial valuation -Fundraising for a Food portal, got 8x its initial valuation, etc. -Fundraising for an incubator fund, raised 10m EUR and was sponsored by Axa Insurance -Defining strategy, business model, product offering, business plan, market research, writing investment memorandum, negotiating and writing shareholder agreements and contracts, etc. for various startups in different technology sectors (Gaming, music streaming, ebook app market, job portal, food portal, E-commerce, etc.) I was also invited as a jury member and coach for various startup competitions, including: -MIT Arab Business Plan competition -Bader Startup Cup -Beirut Startup Week end -Egypt Investment Academy (Euro Med)
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Ilyce Glink, Personal Finance, Real Estate and Consumer Advice Expert Award-winning columnist, television reporter and radio talk show host, Ilyce Glink gives her best advice on personal finance, along with tips and tricks and advice on Personal Finance. She also includes general consumer advice in her columns and stories. So whether you’re trying to buy a new home or simply looking to improve your credit, Ilyce can help steer you in the right direction. Ilyce can also be heard weekly on her radio show out of Atlanta, Georgia and can be seen frequently as a guest on CNBC, CNN, PBS, and other major news organizations. Ilyce’s discusses current topics in real estate and personal finance in her articles. You can also read her blog that discusses other topics in real estate, personal finance and consumer advice. So whether you are looking for answers to your real estate questions from quit claim deeds to seller closing costs on real estate transactions, you can get them from Ilyce.
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Rami Al-Karmi currently heads as CEO at N2V Labs (The Digital Power House By N2V) the responsibility of the N2V Group’s strategic tech/web scale activities; by building and delivering great web ventures and managing the infrastructure arm of 100 servers and cloud machines responsible for serving > 400 million monthly pageviews at N2V (National Net Ventures) ; one of the largest internet investment companies in Arabia, focused on value creation through building and investing in Arabic consumer web & mobile ventures (e-commerce, digital publishing, social media, Games, mobile apps, web forums, and user generated content), with over 200 employees spread in offices around different Arab countries and the USA. Rami is a member of the Group Strategic Committee at N2V, a Board Member of Hawaaworld.com ( The largest arab female online community) , GameTako.com , and a member of the Board of Trustees of Elia Nuqul Foundation. Rami, is a serial entrepreneur who founded his 1st startup at the age of 19. and was one of 13 Jordanians who attended the Presidential summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington DC 2010. He is an Electrical Engineer, he completed the Senior Executive program at Rady School of Business at UC San Diego, the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkely, and the LOA Harvard Kennedy School Executive education Program. Back in 1998 Rami spearheaded the knowledge server team that powers aljazeera.net . then co-founded, led as CEO, or investor / board member a number of technology-based ventures, where he served Fortune 500 and (semi)Governmental corporate clients like Microsoft , Cisco , Intel across the levant and GCC regions. Rami is deeply rooted in the arabic geeks community where he is usually referred to as (Pirate of Digital Arabia) with reference to his passion towards the Lean Startup , AARRR and Customer Development Models. He is usually a mentor & speaker during GEW & Startup weekend events , and is also famous for holding Hackathons. Specialties:Startup Accelerator, Angel and Seed investment, Micro ventures, Serial Entrepreneur, Executive Management, Consumer Web and Consumer Mobile, Digital inclusion , Local economic Development through technology, Investment Advisory, Enterprise Architecture, Not-for-profit
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After 20 years of working with wealthy families, I've picked up on a few things. Wealth is created in one of three ways: monetizing a business, real estate as an investment, or through inheritance. Most of the wealth created is also lost by the second or third generations. What are you doing to create wealth and add value? What are you doing to prepare your children for the decisions they'll face? A non-traditional route through the worlds of finance and philanthropy have provided a unique perspective on guiding families through major decisions. An extensive background in public speaking has provided the skill set to communicate complex solutions in a simplistic manner. Insatiably curious, I love to learn. Motivated to give, I love to teach through meaningful experiences. I hope you'll find what we have to share as tremendously though provoking, valuable, and applicable.
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