Experience

CEO, Future Shapers Digital Marketing and Events (Previously: Sahem Events Organizers)

2015 – Present

Idea Pre-Accelerator leading pre-seed startups towards investments, and commercialization. We partner with accelerators and incubators to develop programs and initiatives to prepare startups for investments. Portfolio Programs: Tejar Innovation Program (Dubai Chamber), Pre-Accelerator Program (Sheraa), and Digital Bootcamps (Astrolabs Dubai, and New York University Abu Dhabi). Portfolio Startups: Enatni Portal, Meet The Locals, The Red Patch, and Reach Network.

Project: Astrolabs Academy

Astrolabs is a Google For Entrepreneurs tech hub. I develop training programs and facilitate coding workshops. Topics include: mobile development, web development, and managing digital development projects. I’m also a founding member and co-organizer of CodeLabs Developers Community which has over 2700+ members benefiting from our free events. (www.meetup.com/code-labs-dubai)

Project: Tejar Innovation Program – Dubai Chamber

This program introduced Emirati members to innovative tools and concepts in the startup world which enable them to launch innovative ventures. The program splits into four modules: Lean Startups Basics, Ideation philosophy, Idea and market validation and New trends and ideas.

Project: Pre-Accelerator Program – Sheraa Sharjah | American University of Sharjah

This program gives a platform to university students test an idea and equip them with the necessary tools to get into the accelerator program. Participants determine the most attractive value proposition, understand customer needs, figure out how to make profit through monetization strategies, develop a prototype to test with customers, use digital marketing to promote a startup and perfecting a pitch deck.

Project: Droidcon developer conference

Droidcon is an international developer conference. Since 2009, Droidcon engaged thousands of developers globally by bringing together expert speakers, developers, and engineers. I take pleasure in being on the organizing team behind Dubai annual conference handling Ecosystem Partnerships & Developers Outreach.

Project: Enatni Portal

Enatni is a platform for Emirati businesses. Over  the first 8 months, I led the startup as CEO, grew the platform to cross 25,000 downloads and enable over 2500 businesses via various initiatives and events.

Conference Speaker: TRA Fast Forward Summit, MENA Cristal Innovation & Digital Congress

Contributor: AppsME Magazine, Innovation and Tech Magazine

Judge: National Innovation Exhibition (UAE Ministry of Education)

Programs Mentorship: New York University Abu Dhabi, Jusoor Syria (Remote), Gaza Sky Geeks (Remote), AngelHack Hackathon, Startup Weekend, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development (EF)

 

Manager, The Cribb | Startups Incubator

2015 – 2016

The Cribb is an incubator for technology and media startups. The Cribb manages Turn8 Fund and Ibtikari for Khalifa Fund.  My role included: 1. Leading business, marketing, and community development 2. Developing and mentoring startups at Turn8 and Ibtikari Accelerators 3. Facilitating innovation programs and community events. I also host DevNights Developers Community which has over 2100+ members benefiting from our free events. (www.meetup.com/DevNights)

Project: Turn8 Program – DP World

TURN8 is a growth accelerator program complemented by a follow-on investment fund.

Project: Ibtikari Accelerator Program – Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development

Tailored program to help cultivate entrepreneurial culture among UAE nationals and encourage innovation.

Project: 4Sharjah hack – Sharjah Tatweer Forum

Government hackathon for the members of Sharjah government agencies and Sharjah Tatweer Forum.

Project: MakersBuilders

MakersBuilders is a startup focusing on digital literacy enrichment programs to K-12 students through engaging hands-on and collaborative learning experiences.

 

Digital Specialist, BUZ Management and Marketing Consultancy

2014 – 2015

BUZ is a consultancy firm working with clients across the Middle East. I worked with Fitness First, Masafi, Dubai Malls Group, and Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG). My role included: 1. Leading digital projects to support marketing campaigns and products launch 2. Developing digital strategies and business development alongside the digital manager 3. Managing digital presence, and social listening to improve brands online reputation 4. Assessing, measuring and curating reports reflecting on industry benchmarks.

 

Founder & CEO, Vownteer Portal

2013 – 2016

Social entrepreneurship platform that connects noble people to noble causes to strengthen social participation of individuals in different community events. We were strategic partners in many social impact campaigns across Dubai by government entities such as: RTA Dubai, KHDA Dubai, and Dubai Police.

Ambassador: Innovator (Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee)

Finalist: Du Social Media Awards

 

Trainee, Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center

2013

Etisalat British Telecom Innovation Center (EBTIC) is a joint venture between Etisalat and British Telecom.    I designed and developed some of the first Augmented Immersive Environment (AIR) applications to be used in smart classrooms. Published: Augmented Immersive Reality (AIR) in Education – Implementation, and Applications at IC13 International Symposium on Smart Learning for the Next Generation in Abu Dhabi.

 

Awards

Social Innovation Award by Al Bayt Mitwahid Association – Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court

Decode Dubai – First Prize Innovation Award by Dubai Internet City

Smart Government Award by Ministry of Education UAE

Culture Shift – First Prize Innovation Award by British Council

GITEX AppHack – Second Prize Innovation Award by GITEX Technology Week

Hacka {MENA} – Second Prize Innovation Award by Dubai Internet City

Social Responsibility Award Finalist by Emirates Integrated Telecom

Khalifa University Leadership Award by Khalifa University

Intellectual Property Rights Award by Dubai Customs

Technology Lab Award by GITEX Technology Week

Community Service Award by IEEE UAE

Engineering Design Award by IEEE UAE

 

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Science in Communications Engineering – Khalifa University

– UAE’s Top University: Times Higher Education Ranking, and QS World Ranking

– ABET Accredited and fully funded scholarship

Other Certifications:

– The Principles of Lean Innovation – BMGI

– Design and Strategy for mGov Growth – UAE Telecom. Regulatory Authority

– Android Development – Khalifa University

– iOS Development – Khalifa University

 

Languages

Arabic – Professional Proficiency (native)

English – Professional Proficiency

 

Online Presence

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Simplyhussam

Instagram – https://instagram.com/Simplyhussam

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/hussammohsineh

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ-Jj1yJ2dM9sX3vJMNnl-g

Personal blog – http://www.hussam.xyz