Panel of Unicorns at Endeavor UAE Scale Up

Iliad Partners Founder & Managing Partner moderated panel of unicorns with Careem and
February 28, 2017

Endeavor UAE Scale-Up event returned on February 28 for its 2nd edition to bring together its network of entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, and investors to focus on scaling up in the region. As entrepreneurs progress with their startups, they face challenges, obstacles, and complexity that get in their way of scaling up their businesses. The main issues revolve around Access to Capital, Access to Talent, and Access to Markets. The event focused on addressing the challenges entrepreneurs face as they transition from the startup phase to the growth phase.

Iliad Partners teamed up with Endeavor UAE as an ecosystem partner and actively participated in the event: 



Moderator: Christos Mastoras, Founder & Managing Partner - Iliad Partners 


- Ronaldo Mouchawar, CEO of

- Mudassir Sheikha, Co-Founder & CEO of Careem

- Akram Assaf, Co-Founder & CTO of

Key insights from the panel: Disrupt or be disrupted. Competition evolves: offline to online, local and global, corporates and startups, niche and vertical players. Only one thing is constant: the need for you to always focus on your customer and to continuously deliver a superior product in order to drive growth. 

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