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Event Summary

The Nest I/O, Karachi, Pakistan
May 08
2017
18:00
Starting time
19:30
Ending time

Event Details & Reservation

Stories from Gaza: How we ran the Arab region's largest crowdfunding campaign and launched the first Gazan startups

Iliana Montauk is the co-founder and former director of Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG), launched in 2011 byMercy Corps in partnership withGoogle Org. Under her leadership, GSG became one of the top startup incubators in an emerging market, facilitated the first investments for Gazan startups, increased its female participation from ~25% to ~50%, and ran the largest crowdfunding campaign in the Arab world, raising funds from people like the founders of Twitter and Y Combinator. GSG has been covered in TechCrunch, Wired, New York Times, BBC, and other publications.

Iliana is originally from Silicon Valley. Previously, she worked at Google and in microfinance. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard with a degree in history and literature of France and the Middle East and completed a Fulbright in Jordan.

Date: Monday, 8th May
Time: 6 - 7.30 PM

Attendance is FREE
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/cDhpnoM4jzb4BnIO2

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