Encubay celebrates Women’s Month in an exclusive event on 17th March in partnership with in5

Encubay celebrates Women’s Month in an exclusive event on 17th March in partnership with in5

1st April 2022, Dubai: Encubay, a diversity-focused network that enables female entrepreneurs to accelerate their business growth journey, hosted an exclusive event in partnership with in5, an enabling platform for businesses in tech, media, and design. The event, ‘Driving Diversity through Entrepreneurship’ took place on 17th March from 5 pm onwards at in5 Tech at Dubai Internet City.

The event gave a glimpse into the vibrant startup ecosystem in Dubai and also catalyzed strong relationships with other stakeholders of the entrepreneurial community in the MENA region.

In celebration of Women’s month, Encubay and in5 succeeded in their ambition to empower the region’s start-up community by providing them with access to experts, peers, and opportunities through growth-centric content and networking. The event saw over 70+ women from diverse ethnicities and professional backgrounds participate in discussions on business acceleration. The event discussed common challenges faced by founders on their entrepreneurial journey across 3-panel discussions as follows,

  1. Founder Vision and Personal Branding
  2. Fast Tracking Growth with Corporate Alliances
  3. How to Approach and Prepare for Fundraising

These conversations encompassed a holistic perspective on a founder’s challenges and decoded pathways to maneuver the same. The highlight of the event was the array of expert speakers which included Samar Alshorafa, Founding CEO of She is Arab; Punam Verma, Host & Producer at Dubai Eye Radio; Haifa Addas, Founder & CEO Instaglam.co; Vandana Bhalla, Marketing & Digital Head – Titan & Tanishq International Markets; Deeksha Ahuja, Founder at Encubay; Avneet Kohli, Vision & Communication Coach & Encubay MENA Growth Partner; Anishkaa Gehani, Founder Yardstick Marketing Management, Encubay MENA Growth Partner; Remya R. Nair, Key Account Manager, MEA at Zoho; Tonia Lecentina, Business Development Manager at Zoho; Shabnam Sahiwala, Director and Deputy Head of Legal, MENA & Turkey at Credit Suisse; Diana Wilde, Co-founder Aurora 50; Reema Mahajan, Founder of Largest Women Community – Indian Women in Dubai; Amit Grover, Founding CEO of Grover Impact Ventures; Sophie Smith, Founding CEO of Nabta Health; Jorhie Alban, Head of Communications, Sanofi; Saroj S. Pathak, Specialist-Government Sales, ex Senior General Manager VFS Global Dubai; Shameema Parveen, Co-Chair at TiE Women, Founding CEO of Edutech.

Local and global partners such as in5, Zoho, Tanishq, Wasta.ai, The Dialogue Now, Grover & Company, Startup Grind, TheCapitalNet, Ready Set Jet, LexStart, Encubay Angel Network, Yardstick Marketing Management, Strong-her Capital and Indian Women in Dubai supported the event.

“Zoho proudly partners with Encubay to support the female founders to start, scale and succeed. We support women in tech because we believe in collaboration for a better future!”  – Zoho MENA

This is only the start of a series of events catered to female founders and Encubay plans to host several other events in partnership with in5 in the future to encourage India-UAE collaborations and partnerships in the start-up ecosystem. 

 “At Encubay, the vision has always been to create a level playing field for female founders and make the ecosystem more diverse and accessible. The upcoming event is an epitome of how we are bringing in different stakeholders – founders, corporates, experts, investors – under one forum and platform. And we are excited about jointly organizing this event with in5 Dubai.” – Deeksha Ahuja, Founder, Encubay

Encubay will be focused on building the startup ecosystem in the Middle East by providing women entrepreneurs business acceleration education, personal branding support alongside access to opportunities, good quality networks, and investors.” – Avneet Kohli, Vision & Communication Coach, Encubay MENA Growth Partner

Over the last decade at Yardstick Marketing, we have supported a number of women-led organisations and Encubay has been a refreshing addition. As an increased number of corporates, banks, angel investors, and venture capitalists come forward to support women’s entrepreneurship, we are enthusiastic as we build a diverse platform in the Middle East that enables sustainable growth and build thriving communities.“- Anishkaa Gehani, Co-Founder and CEO of Yardstick Marketing Management

About Encubay Dubai: The Encubay Dubai Chapter aims to create an inclusive diverse ecosystem of women entrepreneurs, industry experts, investors, corporates, and all the other key stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem; with the objective of leveling the playing field for female founders.

The chapter’s long-term vision is to work towards creating a trade corridor between Dubai and India to help Indian startups leverage the markets in Dubai and vice versa.

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