I am a Syrian social entrepreneur, startup, and collaborative economy activist. Inspired by the potential of technology, and social innovation on businesses and the future of our society, to unlock new sources of value, and to solve the biggest challenges that we face today. FB_IMG_1465565674020

I work as the Middle East and Africa Regional Manager at Techstars, a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market.

My job gives me the opportunity to work with community leaders entrepreneurs, thought leaders in all of the world to enable and foster the global entrepreneurship ecosystem.

For the past six years, I’ve been working on supporting Syrian nationals to gain access to entrepreneurship and build a supportive environment as Lead Organizers team at Startup Weekend, Damascus, Jusoor’s Entrepreneurship Program Advisor & Training Bootcamp Manager, Techfugees adviser, and mentor/advise several startups, non-profits, and international organizations. 

Being the founder and CEO at ArabShare, first organization dedicated to fostering the Collaborative Economy in the Arab World as well as being an Arab Language Connector at Ouishare , I played an instrumental role in leading the development of empowering the collaborative economy in the Arab World and building a supportive communities based on sharing, collaboration and openness.

This website is one of the first and prominent blogs in the Arab World that tackle the power of the sharing and collaborative economy.

I have been featured on The GuardianForbsWall Street Journal, Huffington PostHuffington Post UKMBCOuishare,  Shareable, Wamda, Aliqtsadi, and much more

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Employment History

Positions held, learn more on my LinkedIn account.

  • MENA & SAA Regional Manager, Techstars Community Program
  • Managing Director | Jusoor Entrepreneurship program
  • Advisor | Techfugees
  • MENA Regional Manager | UP Global
  • Founder and CEO | Arab Share, works to empower the Collaborative Economy in the Arab World
  • Head of Business Development & Strategic Alliances | Zoomaal, leading Arab based crowdfunding platform
  • Project and Coordinating Manager | Dolphin Petroleum Services
  • Call Center Agent | MTN Syria
  • Admission and Registration Department |  International University For Science and Technology

Honors and Accolades

  • Entrepreneur in Residence at Aliqtisadi.com | الاقتصادي‎
  • Jusoor Entrepreneurship Ambassador
  • OuiShare Arab Countries Connector
  • Arab Global Curator for Collaborative Consumption Lab
  • Judge at MIT Enterprise Forum, Pan Arab Region, ‘Innovate for Refugees’ Competition
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons Syria 2016 & 2017 by JCI (Junior Chamber International)

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