French Tech Dubai UAE Partners with Private Equity FORUM 2017 April 19th at St. Regis Hotel – Al Habtoor City

  • Exclusive International Tech partner of the Forum
  • « Hear it from the entrepreneur » panel by French Tech Dubai UAE

French Tech Dubai UAE, initiative backed by the French Government to support the start-up scene in the Middle East, announced becoming the Exclusive International Tech Partner of the Private Equity MENA Forum & Awards 2017 (

After French Government selected the UAE to be part of an international Start-up network called La French Tech, French Tech Hub Dubai UAE attracts increasingly entrepreneurs, local talents and investors from all around the world to come to France.

As the PE FORUM will focus on the VC side of the Private Equity industry, French Tech Dubai UAE will be able to make beneficial to participants the experience from the fast growing market in France; as with Germany and the UK they represent 65% of the VC funding in Europe. Also, the importance of a proper ecosystem is key to the success of the entire investment cycle and France is quickly becoming a “Startup Nation » with one in every three French people that has already been an entrepreneur (Source: APCE).

PE Forum will take place at the St. Regis hotel in Al Habtoor City, Dubai on April 19th 2017 and will bring together leaders in the private equity and alternative assets community, including limited partners, general partners and consultants from across the region and the world. The event challenges the issues facing the industry through a full day of interactive sessions followed by a gala dinner honoring “Women in Finance in the Middle East”.

The Forum will bring together the investment community as well as showcase some entrepreneurs. During the Forum, French startups’ founders will run a discussion panel « Hear it from the entrepreneur » in front of a select group of private equity executives, business visionaries, angel investors, venture capitalists, investment professionals, and money managers:

  • Morrad Irsane – Melltoo Marketplace (buying and selling mobile platform for second hand things)
  • Mr Idriss Al Rifai – Fetchr (fast delivery app based on GPS)
  • Julie Barbier Leblan – Mylist (online multi-store gift)
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