du supports UAE entrepreneurship as host of first TiE #xtalk series

May 1, 2014 1:24 pm

du recently hosted the Dubai Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)’s new #xtalk concept – the first of a series of interactive discussions between entrepreneurs. The #xtalk, held at du’s headquarters in Al Salam Tower, Dubai Media City, aimed at triggering thought-provoking interactions between TiE Dubai members, entrepreneurs and experts.

du is a Gold Sponsor of TiE, a non-profit global community of successful Indian executives. Representing du at the event were several members of the company’s senior management, including Mahesh Jaishankar, Vice President – datamena and Broadcast, du, and Vikram Chadha, Vice President – SME Marketing, du.

The inaugural #xtalk drew the attention of several prominent UAE entrepreneurs, including a prestigious panel of experts who discussed two key areas of interest: Structuring Your Company, and Building Your Team. The experts included: AbhimanyuJalan, Partner, Clyde & Co; Ali Asghar, founder and CEO, Emerging Circle; Danny Farha, co-founder and CEO BECO Capital; Danish Farhan, founder and CEO, Xisché& Co; Dinesh Lalwani, founder and CEO, Growl Media; IhsanJawad, co-founder, HoneyBee Tech Ventures, and LoulouKhazenBaz, founder and CEO, Nabbesh.

PK Gulati, CEO, Optimistix Ventures and technology innovator, angel investor, mentor, idea accelerator and writer, moderated the event.

Vikram Chadha, Vice President – SME Marketing, du, said: “The initial #xtalk event was a success in bringing entrepreneurs from across the UAE together, in a knowledge-sharing environment. This level of peer to peer communication, with experts and experienced entrepreneurs passing their knowledge down to their newly-started counterparts, is essential in helping the UAE’s entrepreneur ecosystem to grow. We believe the #xtalk series shows considerable potential, and look forward to the next session.”

KS Parag, President of TiE Dubai said: “#xtalk opens up dialogue between would-be entrepreneurs and experts, to allow for free-flowing knowledge exchange that will benefit up and coming businessmen and women. It is an informal setting that encourages conversation and learning, and we would like to thank du for its support of this vital platform.”