Gingo Partners presents the VC Weekend conference in Dubai on October 19 and 20

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Dubai – Gingo Partners, a UAE-based investor outreach service and startup community, is delighted to announce the annual conference, VC Weekend, which will take place on October 19-20, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton at DIFC . The two-day event is expected to bring together aspiring and experienced venture capitalists, angel investors and family offices from around the world, converging to explore the thriving innovation landscape in the MENA region.

VC Weekend is designed with the mission to improve the international venture capital community’s understanding of the Middle East startup ecosystem. During the event, attendees will engage in a wide range of activities, from in-depth discussions on securing financing from LPs to the latest trends in startup sourcing and investor relations. The program includes an engaging business conference, dedicated networking sessions, startup pitches and a closed investor dinner.

Notable speakers and attendees at VC Weekend include Hussain Almarhoon, founding managing partner of HALA Ventures, ranked 8th among the most active VC funds of 2022 in Saudi Arabia and Sanam Foroughi, investment associate at the local branch of Plug and Play VC.

The first day of the event will be an exclusive dinner featuring speakers and special guests. On the second day, VC Weekend will unveil its business conference program, titled “Unlock new investment trends”featuring in-depth discussions on various topics including:

  • Raising capital during the venture capital downturn
  • Sourcing deal flows in emerging markets
  • Magnitt, a platform for verified venture capital data in the region, will present an exclusive overview of the market reserved for its members
  • Artificial intelligence in the Middle East, investing in Africa, B2B SaaS trend in the region.

At the end of the commercial discussions, 10 startups from a pool of more than 100 applications, carefully selected by Gingo Partners and the Forward Angel team, will present their projects. Founders will have the unique opportunity to participate in face-to-face meetings and network with VC Weekend attendees.

An impressive list of speakers will include representatives from reputable venture capital firms such as UW Ventures, Kapower Single Family Office Venture Capital Division, Modus Capital, The Private Office of Shaikh Khalid Al Qasimi, Frontier Path Capital and many others.

For more information about VC Weekend and registration details, please visit

About Gingo Partners

Gingo Partners is an investor outreach service and startup community based in the United Arab Emirates. Founded by Maria Ivanova, its mission is to promote diversity and inclusion in venture capital by providing fundraising tools to founders in emerging markets. The company recently raised $350,000 for its startup community platform. The funding will be used to expand its market presence in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Gingo Partners aims to create affordable tools to help talented founders in emerging markets access resources for their businesses and plans to scale up investments, expand into new markets, improve community management and support startups in their fundraising efforts.

For media inquiries:
Xenia Sofronova
GM Aether PR and consultancy

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