April StartupQ8 Event with CFA Institute

CFA Society Kuwait in collaboration with StartupQ8Union of Investment Companies, Ajar,  and Sirdab Lab is holding a conference about Fintech (Tech startups in the Finance industry) on Monday the 24th of April as part of CFAI’s global “Putting Investors First” initiative.

Our main speaker, Saalim Chowdry, who is an Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups, the world’s most active fintech investor, will be presenting “Fintech: What’s Next?” .

His talk will cover the following key questions:

• New developments in financial technology and what it means for asset managers and profitability

• What are the expected benefits and challenges of fintech on the industry?

• Who wins and who loses in a fintech-savvy world?

• Will big data and artificial intelligence change the model for investment research?

In addition Shaheen Al-Khudari, CEO of Ajar will be interviewed by Haider Al-Mosawi the CEO and cofounder of Sirdab Lab. The interview aims to explore the story behind Ajar Online, a Fintech startup that simplified the rent collection process for landlords and tenants, as well as to gain insights from the experiences of Shaheen Al-Khudari in entrepreneurship.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: Monday April 24th 2017

Venue: Kuwait Chamber of Commerce – Theatre – Ground Floor

Time: 6pm to 9pm


6-6:30 Registration and networking

6:30-7:30 Presentation & Q&A: Fintech what’s next? By Mr. Saalim Chowdhry

7:30-7:45 Break

7:45-8:45 Interview with Mr. Shaheen Al-Khudari

About Saalim Chowdry

Saalim Chowdhury is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups. At 500 Startups he sources and evaluates startups for investment, as well as teaches and writes syllabi and content on several of the company’s growth programs globally. 500 Startups is the world’s most active Fintech investor according to CB Insights’ most recent report. He’s frequently a commentator on the changing world of professional services, and the impact of policy and regulation on growth and innovation. His key industry areas are Fintech (esp. blockchain & banking), enterprise, SaaS, media and entertainment.


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