Conscious Investor Fellowship

The first pan-GCC fellowship for mission-driven investors

Attend Angel Rising

startAD and VentureSouq are committed to creating an impact in the investor space. Starting with Angel Rising, launched in 2016, an investor symposium that has grown to be a leading voice demystifying the startup investing landscape and ultimately inspiring more stakeholders to fuel greater innovation in the GCC and beyond.

Additionally, in 2020, startAD and VentureSouq launched the Conscious Investor Fellowship (CIF). The first of its kind, pan-regional investor program focused on the impact space by upskilling regional investors with the necessary knowledge and application to craft their own impact investment strategy in partnership with Wa’ed from Aramco, KAUST, and the US Mission to the UAE.

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The Annual Angel Rising Conscious Investor Education Symposium

Fellows also became a part of the 7th Annual Angel Rising Investor Education Symposium, which took place in March 2022. Angel Rising has grown to be a leading voice demystifying the startup investing landscape, and ultimately inspiring more stakeholders to fuel greater innovation in the GCC and beyond.

Next year, the Angel Rising symposium will return, shifting its focus on the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) COP 28 being hosted in the UAE next year. startAD investor programs and Angel Rising will explore the themes of Climate Tech

Please register to express your interest in attending our 8th Annual Angel Rising Symposium.

The Annual Angel Rising Conscious Investor Education Symposium

Angel Rising, organized jointly by startAD, the global startup accelerator of NYU Abu Dhabi and investment platform VentureSouq, has grown to be a leading voice demystifying and encouraging the cause of technology startup investments from the UAE.

Focused on the topic of  ‘Conscious Investing and Catalyzing Technology for Good’, the symposium convened global and local thought leaders in the startup community in order to build awareness, access, and a better understanding of what it takes to become an investor in mission-driven technology-enabled companies.

Make sure to register your interest in attending the 8th edition.

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Scott Taitel
Scott Taitel
Director of Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment, New York University
Rehana Nathoo
Rehana Nathoo
CEO & Co-Founder, Spectrum Impact
Marieke Spence
Executive Director, Impact Capital Managers
Logan Allin
Logan Allin
Managing Partner, FIN VC
Karim
Karim Hajri
Programme Director, Said Business School (Oxford)
Amie
Amie Patel
Managing Director, Elevar Equity

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