Who We Are
TAMAKKAN, BOLD THOUGHT LEADERSHIP.
Tamakkan is an entrepreneurship and innovation social enterprise that offers guidance to policymakers, strategists and entrepreneurs. It was established in 2009 in Abu Dhabi, UAE as a knowledge sharing platform that leverages the readiness of experts/ consultants to give back to the community enabling the initiative to offer free seminars to entrepreneurs and startups.
The platform’s aim was to offer a knowledge and networking ecosystem for entrepreneurs seeking guidance on ‘success triggers’ that mitigate the high rate of SME failure. But the events soon developed into a space where entrepreneurs could meet other diverse businesses, but also policy makers, VCs, academicians and others, furthering collaboration, experimentation and innovation. Tamakkan expanded its focus to include leadership, innovation, intrapreneurship, and its talks covered everything from business and leadership strategy to digital transformation, smart cities, sustainability and multi-culturism.
Tamakkan had been holding seminars almost at a monthly frequency, but with the start of Covid moved from physical events to hybrid and virtual models. Tamakkan USA was launched in January 2021 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Over the years the platform has fostered considerable institutional and governmental goodwill attracting goodwill partnerships from entities such as the Fatima Bint Hazza Foundation, the US Embassy Abu Dhabi, AmCham Abu Dhabi, Mubadala GE, Aldar, Wollongong University, Boston University, New York University, The Sorbonne University, Franklin Covey Middle East, Covey Leadership Centre, Virgin Unite Mentors, New York University, Boston University, Wharton, Zayed University, INSEAD, Harvard Business Review, Sky News, the US Embassy Abu Dhabi, the US State Department, the Abu Dhabi Municipality, New York Film Academy, Mubadala GE, and others.
TAMAKKAN USA LAUNCHES 2021 FUTURE VISION
Welcome to a new world that is has to be braver, bolder and more sustainable. Tamakkan USA and Vibe Coworks in Washington present an impact focused series that bring together thought leaders from across the world to discuss and present what’s next.
The series focuses on six key themes: Vibrant Cities, Digital World, Smart Finance, Super Mobility and Diversity/ Unity. All the sessions will be focused, targeted and followed by action communiques. They will also engage an international audience.
Are you a leader in your area of expertise? We are building a community of experts and thinkers who can share their ideas on a global platform and become engaged in a vital dialogue to shape a better tomorrow.
If you’d like to become involved, connect with us.
TAMAKKAN USA LAUNCHES: INNOVATION TOURS USA
Our Innovation Tours are highly customizable, and can be set against institutional objectives and outcomes, for public and private entities. While many of our standard visits are one week long (+ 3 days of travel and leisure time), we can adjust timings to suit your needs. Let us know about your requirements. The outlined programmes are indicative.
– New York Tour
This is a weeklong program for all the entrepreneurs to experience the latest trends and ideas that will shape the future of their industry.
The New York Innovation Tour programme was cancelled due to Covid.
SEE SAMPLE PROGRAM: THE NEW YORK TOUR
– Silicon Valley Tour
This is a weeklong programme is focused on the innovation ecosystem and is aimed at decision makers, policymakers as well as institutional stakeholders who want to understand the DNA of Silicon Valley.
– Seattle Tour
This is a weeklong program for all the decision makers and policymakers to explore new paradigms in technology, smart cities, governance and new business models that are redefining global economies.