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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Thursday

Feb 27
  • On-Site Registration Starts
  • Opening Ceremony & Vidoes
  • Startup Weekend Introduction - Ebrahiem Shetewy
  • Ahmed Almeghrawi Speech
  • Nabil Suleiman Speech
  • Dr. Jamal Al Saeedi Speech
  • Sheikh Shuvo Speech
  • Ideas Pitching and Voting!
  • Coffee & Networking
  • Announcement of the selected ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Friday

Feb 28
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Continue Working!
  • Call for coachs help!
  • Salat Al-Juma'a
  • Lunch
  • Dr. Mohamed Elammari Session
  • Seham Abdul-Rahman
  • Continue work!
  • Moayed Faza Session
  • Amal A. Zlitni Session
  • Dinner
  • Teams Reports

Saturday

Mar 1
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Quick Breakfast!
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Start preparing for presentations
  • Lunch
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Thanks for joining SW Misurata! :)
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Speakers

Ahmed Almeghrawi

Consultant, Libya Investment Authority

Ahmed Elmeghrawi, A consultant at Libya Investment Authority, Responsible for oversee the strategic planning and assistance in decision-making by using high standards in the evaluation and making sure that the decisions of the objectives are acceptable, Was a Sr. Software Developer at Pindar Technologies Montreal, Canada, And owns a research sheets in: Expert systems and knowledge based techniques, Software engineering and the architecture of large simulation and virtual prototyping systems, and Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning, Unsupervised learning ,reasoning and planning under uncertainty, applications

Nabil Suleiman Abaid

CEO, The Libyan Association of Entrepreneurs' (LENet)

A Libyan entrepreneur & owner at MAZAYA center for consultations & Training MCCT,A training service provider with a carefully crafted strategic vision that recognize the value of human capital. Managed to introduce one of the best capacity building and distance learning programs to Insurance sector in Libya as well as Human Resource Management certification programs that is internationally recognized, with courses/workshops topics covered basic and advanced HRM practices, administrative practices, compensation, benefits and reward strategies, recruiting and staffing, training and development and global HRM practices. Nabil is also the founder of the Libyan Association of Entrepreneurs' (Libyan Entrepreneurs Network LENet) a volunteer-driven non-profit & non-governmental organization that supports Libyan entrepreneurs and actively working on developing the awareness about entrepreneurship in Libya. LENet's main objective is to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation & creativity among Libyan Society and to enhance the success of youth-owned business in Libya, thereby contributing to job creation & combating unemployment.

Dr. Jamal Al Saeedi

CEO, Leaders Group (United Arab Emirates)

Dr. Jamal Al Saeedi holds Doctorate degree in Administration (International Trade & Export Systems) from the United Kingdom, He has Over 12 years of intensive experience in contracts, Inspection and Purchasing, Marketing Development, Public Relations and Administration Skills, Dr. Jamal Al Saeedi is a bilingual expert trainer specialized in delivering Self Development, Management, Interpersonal, contracts, Inspection & Purchasing, Marketing Development, Public Relations & Administration Skills both in Arabic & English.

Sheikh Shuvo

Regional Operations Manager, Startup Weekend

Studied at Cornell University, Worked as a Market Research Associate at SHVO, New York, He was helping to create extensive economic and psychographic analyses of market conditions in the Mediterranean, UAE, and Caribbean. This information was used to build financial models and marketing strategies for new projects and properties, Currently, He's the Regional Operations Manager at Startup Weekend, with a keen focus on Startup Communities' developments across MENA & Asia.

Event Sponsors
Judges

Mehdi Mahfoud

CEO, Tassili Consultancy and Training

Mehdi Mahfoud is the founder and CEO of Tassili Consultancy and Training, one of the fastest growing Project Management firms in North Africa. He is also the President of Libya-Chapter of the American Academy of Project Management (AAPM).

Mehdi has a Masters Degree in Project Management from the famous 6 stars Lancaster Management School in UK. He holds an Engineering degree in Petroleum with 11 years of extensive Project Management experience and Business Consultancy in Libya, UK, and the region. Mehdi is a PRINCE2 professional practitioner and member of PMI. Before launching Tassili, Mehdi was the Special Advisor to H.E. Ambassador of South Korea to Libya on Economy and Public Diplomacy Strategy. He is currently a Development Consultant and Advisor for various governmental bodies in Libya.

Ahmed Almeghrawi

Consultant, Libya Investment Authority

Ahmed Elmerghrawi, A consultant at Libya Investment Authority, Responsible for oversee the strategic planning and assistance in decision-making by using high standards in the evaluation and making sure that the decisions of the objectives are acceptable, Was a Sr. Software Developer at Pindar Technologies Montreal, Canada, And owns a research sheets in: Expert systems and knowledge based techniques, Software engineering and the architecture of large simulation and virtual prototyping systems, and Artificial intelligence, machine learning, reinforcement learning, Unsupervised learning ,reasoning and planning under uncertainty, applications

Yousef Ibrahim Abuzawayda

Professor at Misurata University

-Co_Chair of Technical Committee for IEEE Communication Society
-Reviewer for many research papers at International Journals, and International Conferences
-Co_Editor at Journal of Computing & organisational dynamics.
-Part Time Lecturer at International Islamic University Malaysia.
-Head Of Computer Department at Faculty of Education/ Misurata University.
-Lecturer at Computer department at Faculty of Education/Misurata University.

Nabil Suleiman Abaid

CEO, The Libyan Association of Entrepreneurs' (LENet)

A Libyan entrepreneur & owner at MAZAYA center for consultations & Training MCCT,A training service provider with a carefully crafted strategic vision that recognize the value of human capital. Managed to introduce one of the best capacity building and distance learning programs to Insurance sector in Libya as well as Human Resource Management certification programs that is internationally recognized, with courses/workshops topics covered basic and advanced HRM practices, administrative practices, compensation, benefits and reward strategies, recruiting and staffing, training and development and global HRM practices. Nabil is also the founder of the Libyan Association of Entrepreneurs' (Libyan Entrepreneurs Network LENet) a volunteer-driven non-profit & non-governmental organization that supports Libyan entrepreneurs and actively working on developing the awareness about entrepreneurship in Libya. LENet's main objective is to encourage entrepreneurship, innovation & creativity among Libyan Society and to enhance the success of youth-owned business in Libya, thereby contributing to job creation & combating unemployment.

Contributors
Coaches

Dr. Mohamed Elammari

Associate Professor, University of Benghazi

Dr. Mohamed Elammari, Associate Professor at University of Benghazi, With MSc in Computer Science from Acadia University, and holding a PhD from Carleton University, Canada. Will be coaching in the area Information Technology and its use in business promotion and management, and will guide teams to focus their attention on building a strong foundation for a solid startup (Problem, Solution, Market Size, Customers, Value Prop, Business Model, etc.) and direct them toward becoming experts in the applicable sphere of their potential startup.

Seham Abdul-Rahman

Faculty of Education and Society University of Sunderland

PhD in Applied Linguistics, specialising in similarities and variations in academic writing strategies employed by higher education students from different nationalities and genders.
I have a passionate interest in teaching research methods and student learning. I am a part-time lecturer at the University of Sunderland teaching postgraduate TESOL how to do research projects for both on campus and off campus learners. I am currently involved in supervising MA TESOL at the University of Sunderland.
I do Qualitative approach, Educational surveying and sample techniques. Highly computer literate, able to analyse large dataset

Ismail Habib

Support Engineer, SQL Server, Microsoft

Ismail Habib, 10 years of experience in the software industry assuming multiple roles from software development engineer, development lead, project manager, consultant, and instructor.

Experience in: .NET Development, Business Intelligence, Azure Services Platform, SQL Server, Have Demonstrated high customer satisfaction rate and leadership skills. Award Winner of Great People Great Performance Customer and Partner Experience and Star Award for leadership in FY09 and FY10

Delivered over 100 online and face to face session’s related to different .NET Technologies and drove adoption and reach on Microsoft technologies through partner enablement and delivering training sessions to the Microsoft Gold Partners. In addition to that assisting partners in migrating old legacy applications to new platforms.

Engaged with different Microsoft BMO’s in the region to help ensure the quality of the technologies being used and drive the adoption of new technologies and Holds 2 Master Degrees in Computer Science from New York Institute of Technology.

Abdulmottaleb Elabour

.NET Developer and Trainer

After his graduate from Computer Science department at Misurata University in 2005, He began his career as a Web Developer at Misurata University, Abdulmottaleb found himself pulled into Microsoft .NET technology.

In the last 5 years, he has trained hundreds of IT students and engineers on developing web and desktop applications using Microsoft technologies such as C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, SQL SERVER and ADO.NET.

Abdulmottaleb joined “Startup Weekend Tripoli II” In September 2013 and “Fekra Event” in October 2013 as a coach. In Dec 2013 he was the Coaches team lead in the “Hour of Code Event” that was held in Misurata University, Now he is a .Net developer and trainer at AL-AAN center for information technology.

Moayed Faza

Creative Architectural Designer

Moayed Faza is a Libyan Artist with a harmonic twist, Having lived and studied his early education as a child in the city of glamour and prestige Paris, France for then years , Moayed could not help notice the artistic mix of such a diverse world class city. He naturally could not resist the atmosphere and environment that perhaps played a role in what he does today. As a child walking through the streets of Paris he enjoyed observing the chalk pavement street art with his father. along with graffiti works and cheap portraits.

Moayed began to admire art but always felt that the way it is sold in bazars and common markets was not normal behavior. Art is priceless and should not be bargained cheaply if not to be bargained at all. To him it is not lines and colors but maybe admire, warmth and detail.

Amal A. Zlitni

Managing Director of Libya Future Foundation

Amal has extensive experience in English Language Teaching, human resources issues and managing educational and training programs for international and Libyan businesses, One of the main areas and focus is to train today's Libyan youths in order to enhance the performance and productivity of today's and future generation leaders.

Amal worked as a Training Executive in Corinthia Hotel and a Business & Development Manager in Know Libya, Holding a bachelor's degree in English Language Faculty from Tripoli University and also a graduate of Leadership Development Program. She also holds a Teaching Knowledge Test certificate from University of Cambridge and Management Training Certificate.

Yousef Aburawi

Head of Web Apps Department, Misurata University

Computer Engineer Graduated from the Nottingham Trent University in UK , Having a +3 years of experience with C++, ASP.NET,Ms SQL Server ,Java, interested in distributed Applications and software engineering .

Monir Eshmila

IT Entrepreneur and Blogger

Monir is an IT graduate, Entrepreneur and Blogger. He studied CCNA and CCNP in Malaysia, 2009, and RHCE in Egypt, 2010. He worked as a Linux System Administrator & Technical Support Assistant at Libyan Spider for 2 years, the leading web hosting company in Libya. In 2012, He co founded Wazer, LLC for Design & Web Solutions. Soon after he resigned from Wazer to work as an Accountant & Manager in a family independent business. Alongside this role he’s also working for ICTS as ERP Project Manager.

In February 2014 He founded the Startup ( Website.LY ), Specialized in building Web and Mobile application services dedicated to local citizens.

Monir participated in the first Startup Weekend Tripoli, January 2013, and was part of the wining team.

Mustafa A. Esmaio

CEO Of Safwa Group

Mustafa A. Esmaio obtained a master's degree in electrical engineering 2009 and working in project management and strategic planning consultant Certified American Academy of Project Management, a certified trainer in the development of leadership skills (LD), and human development (HD). Participated in the Starup Weekend Tripoli and Fekra action in Misurata.

Tuhami Elghoul

CEO of Afaq Libya for Media and IT

Holding a MSc of Multimedia Engineering from Nottingham Trent University and Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology, CEO of AFAQ Libya for Media and IT and Technical Director at Misrata TV

Ibrahim Abo Fanas

Software Developer

Computer programmer and system analysis, post graduate in Libyan academy Misurata brunch, computer science department, care of development software, three years experience studying institutes, with C++,VB.NET, SQL Server andADO.NET

Murad Eldahmani Amer

Software Developer

A Client-focused systems engineer sales role requiring professional and technological experience gained from employment with two software companies, including modest project management experience, nevertheless modest skilled IT engineer in several Network operating systems.

Ibrahim Astini

President of the Libyan Association for the Management and Development of Human Resources

Holding a Master of educational management, President of the Libyan Association for the Management and Development of Human Resources, Working in the training and development for more than 13 of practical experience,

Hwadi abobkr

Economist who has the ability to analyse the economic problems, and has decision making ability and advanced business communication skills.

Abdulbaset Salem Albaour

Specializes in Information Systems Engineering

Project Manager for border points control system - Libya
- Chairman of the Technical Committee to study and implement a system of electronic visas.
- Chairman of the Technical Committee of the electronic gate - Immigration office - Libya.
- Head of the Department of Technical Affairs- NID (national number).
- Director of disaster recovery centre - NID project.
- Member of the Technical Committee of the electronic system of the University of Misratah.
- Member of the consulting Committee for the establishment of a system of industrial information the Ministry of Industry.

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Ebrahiem Shetewy
Mustafa Abugharsa
Emhemed Shaklawoon
Anwar Elsunoki
Osama Abufanas
Elmunir Elgajiji
Rida Albira
Amel Elramalli
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