I am an award-winning social entrepreneur and author. Focused on supporting vulnerable communities, including people in conflict and forced displacement, on helping them access entrepreneurship
I work as the EMEA Regional Manager at Techstars, where I support hundreds of founders and community leaders around the region. Since 2012, I have been helping hundreds of Syrians to gain access to entrepreneurship opportunities and build a supportive environment as co-founder of the Startup Roadshow entrepreneurship program.
I have written several reports about Entrepreneurship In Conflict Zones and among refugees communities, shedding some light on Syrian founders' status quo; in conflict zones and as refugees in host countries.
I have advised several international organizations, non-profit organizations, and startups. I have been a board member of Techfugees, and advisor for The Human Safty Net by Generali, Spark, Dubizzle, Aliqtsadi, and others.
I received the 2019 Arab Social Entrepreneurs Award by Mentor Arabia, presented by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, and Prince Turki Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Changemakers for Migration by Ashoka Network, and Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Syria 2016 & 2017 by Junior Chamber International (JCI).
My work has appeared on, The World Economic Forum, Forbes, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and more. Also, presented in top stages including the Palais des Nations (UN), EU Parliament, UNHCR, ESCWA, World Bank, Wilton Park, Google, SPARK Ignite, Techfugees summit, Startup Istanbul, and many more.
This website is one of the first and most prominent blogs in the Arab World that tackle the power of the sharing and collaborative economy and entrepreneurs' issue in conflict zones. The website is ranked as number 18 in the top website about Syria by Feedspot.