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Mentorship Month April 2020

Online event! TAMAKKAN is pleased to be supporting this announcement by Differential Ventures of a new grant program to support early-stage start-ups in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning who are able to use their technology to aid in the global search for a resolution to COVID-19.

REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2R70Xbb
to attend at 5pm UAE time, 9pm NY time.

Companies will be awarded grants in the amount of $10,000-$25,000 to support activities that apply or adapt their existing product to help manage the social impacts of the crisis and/or to help bring this crisis to an end.

Early-stage start-ups are defined as companies who have already received institutional or angel funding, raised a minimum of $500,000, have at least an MVP and existing customers for their core product. Submissions are due April 30, 2020, and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.

All proposals must be submitted through the linked form. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Maturity and stability of the existing product
  • Length of time it will take to realize the benefits of this new initiative
  • Urgency/priority of the problem you are trying to solve
  • Potential impact on the battle against COVID-19.

Nick Adams is a co-founder and managing partner of Differential Ventures and an investor on ZeeTV’s startup fundraising show ‘Break Through the Crowd.’Previously, Nick was a Venture Partner at Supernode.vc, f.k.a. Flatiron Investors, in New York City where he evaluated seed- stage SaaS companies and led the due diligence for multiple investments. Before moving into Venture Capital, Nick held senior sales, marketing and product management roles for software companies that have realized over $1.3 billion in exit value, including: Opower (IPO), RAGE Frameworks (acquired by Genpact), Basware (Publicly-traded on OMX), and Comverge (acquired by Itron).

He actively mentors startups out of Cornell Tech, NYU, Northeastern University and the German Tech Accelerator. Nick has a MSc in Global Finance from NYU and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a MBA in Corporate Finance from Northeastern University and a BA in History from Brandeis University where he played four years of varsity baseball.


Tamakkan Tour in New York

This is a seven-day programme for all the entrepreneurs to experience the latest trends and ideas that will shape the future of their industry. The tour includes access to the Metropolitan Museum, one of the world’s largest and finest art museums.

March 21

Departure from Abu Dhabi/Arrival In New York

March 22

Welcome Brunch & Central Park Tour

Tour of the historic New York City landmark, which was completed in 1876 to serve as the “lungs of the City.”

March 23

7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wall Street Green Summit 2020

The 2020 Wall Street Green Summit is the “one-stop shop” to come up to speed on the latest developments in Green Innovation and Finance. The event is aimed at building the sustainable finance system for responsible investing and the changing role of business in sustainability.

Agenda Highlights:
• Next Frontiers in Sustainable Finance and Innovation
• Renewable Energy Finance
• Smart Cities Solutions
• ESG Metrics and Corporate Valuations
• Impact Investment Fund Strategies
• Applications in Fintech, Agtech & Energytech
• How to Implement the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)”

6:00 PM- Evening
Personal Leisure Time

March 24

10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Intrapreneurship Workshop: Fostering Agility within Governments & Corporations

Invest in yourself and your team by attending the Intrapreneurship Workshop: Fostering Agility within Governments & Corporations to help you create and develop “entrepreneurial” ideas for your company that leverage your own assets, interests as well as customer needs and organizational strategy. This workshop will cover innovation within large organization through strategic, agile methods.

7:00 PM
Tour of New York’s acclaimed Theater District and Broadway Show

March 25

10:00 AM -1:00 PM
User Experience Workshop: Putting the Customer First at Every Stage of the Product Lifecycle

UX design is about delighting users by anticipating their needs and giving them something they didn’t think to ask for. This workshop will cover consumer-centric product development and service as a pillar of consumer loyalty.

4:00 PM -6:00 PM
Tour of New York’s iconic Metropolitan Museum, the largest in the United States.

7:00 PM
Group Dinner

March 26

Morning-Noon
Personal Leisure Time

1:00-5:30 PM
Columbia University BRITE Conference

The BRITE Conference at Columbia University’s Center on Global Brand Leadership annually brings together people from branding, innovation and technology. This is the 13th edition which would feature the unique blend of speakers and participants who will discuss how business, society, and technology are shaping new innovations and creating brand impacts.

Agenda Highlights:
• Leadership and Business Purpose
• How to Spot Business Inflection Points
• Strategically Marketing to Emotions
• Leveraging Neurodiversity as a Strategic Advantage
• The Business and Societal Impacts of Longevity
• Designing for Resiliency in an Urban World
• Next Steps in Digital Business Strategy

6:00 PM – Evening
Personal Leisure Time

March 27

8:00 AM- 5:30 PM
NYU Fintech Summit

NYU Stern’s Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation, and its Fintech initiative, will host Stern’s fourth annual FinTech Conference on Friday, March 27, 2020. This year’s conference will focus on Global Fintech 2020: No Borders, No Barriers. Designed for leaders in fintech, this interdisciplinary program will examine the crosscurrents, challenges, and opportunities in this complex and continuously evolving ecosystem.

Conference Agenda Highlights
• Keynote speakers: Morningstar CEO Kunal Kapoor and Transferwise’s Head of Banking Andrew Boyajian
• Faculty presentations on blockchain and AI in Finance
• Panels and FinTech product demos stacked with top FinTech business leaders
• Top FinTech investors
• Breakout table talks with leading FinTech startups.”

6:00 PM – Evening
Personal Leisure Time * Islamic Cultural Center Mosque

March 28

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Shift Series Conference (Microsoft)

Shift Series is a gathering of social entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs to discuss the future of business and social impact. Shift Series brings together young social entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs from Social Impact 360’s network of 15 college chapters, young business world changers, Social Impact 360 alumni from top companies like Google, Visa, Tesla, and Deloitte, social enterprises, CSR experts, and more to discuss the movement of business for good. The main objective of the conference is to empower student entrepreneurs to network, build, and launch.

6:00 PM – Evening
Brooklyn Bridge/Dumbo

Once the world’s longest suspension bridge, the iconic Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 as the first roadway connecting Manhattan to Brooklyn.

March 29

Departure from NY/Arrival in Abu Dhabi


Previous Events

Join us at our next Tamakkan on the 27th of February 2020, Abu Dhabi Global Market.

SelectUSA is the American Federal Government’s program to support investment into the United States. The SelectUSA Summit promotes the Unites States as the World’s premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with U.S. Economic Development Organization.