Learning from a Successful Startup – Panel (30 mins)
Entrepreneur Day was a two-day event that gathers the best and brightest from the MENA startup scene to Dtec, the largest technology hub in the region for an annual celebration of entrepreneurship.
The speakers of “Learning from a Successful Startup Panel” were as below;
Warren Sturt – Moderator
Warren has lived at the intersection of UX, Tech, and Business. He is the President and Head of Product for Reneaux and Chung, a design and development agency focusing on mobile products. Before that, Warren worked on the Kevo Smart Lock, conducted several acquisition projects at Adventist Health Systems, and advised several tech startups. Warren spent the majority of his life in Southern California and attended La Sierra University before moving to Orlando, Florida where he currently resides.
David Llorente – Speaker/ Serial Entrepreneur
David is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for disruptive innovation and technology. Following these principles, David founded Narrativa in 2015. Narrativa’s technology extracts insights from data and automatically transforms them into natural language narratives using Artificial Intelligence. As an entrepreneur David previously founded 4 startups including one successful exit. Before starting his entrepreneurial carrier, David held executive positions in Business and Strategy Development for leading companies in the fast-growing online gaming industry in Europe, USA, and Latin America.
Sarah Jones – Speaker/ Founder & CEO Sprii.com
‘A true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer’. Sarah Jones is living proof of this. Bitten by the bug at just 14, Sarah set up a profitable eBay business importing items from across the globe and selling in the UK, igniting a love for e-commerce and developing an acute business mind in the process. Four years later, a degree in Economics at Edinburgh University beckoned, which not only heightened Sarah’s financial acumen, but also her highly competitive nature! Her placement at Deloitte London in the retail M&A team led to an international secondment in the Middle East just a few years later. Which is where the Mini Exchange story really begins, and to a point, where Sarah the CEO figure emerges. Described by her friends, as “a relentless enterprise of fresh ideas and innovations” she’s never lost the thirst for clinching a business deal first hand and is a self-confessed workaholic. Her phone is never off, her mind is always active and her passion to drive the business forward is unrivaled.