Start-up City Talks

Start-up City, in association with Startupbootcamp, are proud to present a series of talks with key stakeholders who are shaping the startup ecosystem in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region.

Watch the series to gain invaluable insights into the opportunities for local and international startups and entrepreneurs to access the region, learn why Dubai serves as a sandbox for innovation, and get inspired to use our platform as your launchpad for global success.


Meet our presenter - Abe Seksek

Ibrahim “Abe” Seksek is the current COO of MENA and Russia of Startupbootcamp, a Rainmaking company.  Before joining Startupbootcamp he Co-Founded a couple of companies such as ZenHR Solutions, which addresses the entire HR cycle, and Crystel, Jordan's first business process outsourcing (BPO) provider. Ibrahim also worked as Head of Global Operations Support for Naspers, the parent company of dubizzle and OLX, which oversaw the operations in 70 countries.

Meet our speakers

Natalia Sycheva
Senior Manager - Special Projects and Entrepreneurship
Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Hear from: Natalia Sycheva, Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry


Cinar Kurra
Catalyst, A Masdar- BP Initiative


Hear from: Cinar Kurra, Catalyst, A Masdar- BP Initiative

Roberto Croci
Managing Director
Microsoft for Startups MEA


Hear from: Roberto Croci, Microsoft for Startups MEA


Jeff Hoffman
Global Entrepreneurship Network


Hear from: Jeff Hoffman, Global Entrepreneurship Network