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					    GIST Startup Boot Camp
                    April 23-24, 2012 • Malaysia

Implemented by CRDF Global               Funded by the U.S. Department of State1
                                                          GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                                                     April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
                      TABLE OF CONTENTS
       Kuala Lumpur

                        •	   AGENDA	     	      	     	       	     	      	      	      	        		4

                        •	   GIST	IN	THE	NEWS	 	      	       	     	      	      	      	        10

                        •	   GIST	INITIATIVE	ADVISORY	BOARD	BIOS	   	      	      	      	        13

                        •	   MENTORS’	BIOS	     	     	       	     	      	      	      	        15

                        •	   ORGANIZERS’	BIOS	 	      	       	     	      	      	      	        18

                        •	   GIST	PARTNERS	-	MALAYSIA	        	     	      	      	      	        22

                        •	   UPCOMING	EVENTS	 	       	       	     	      	      	      	        22

                        •	   GIST	PARTNERS	     	     	       	     	      	      	      	        23

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                       GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                                 GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                       April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                               April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Venue: Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak)
    Capital Square, Block C & D, No. 8, Jalan Munshi Abdullah 50100 Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                                                AGENDA                                                                                                                                               AGENDA
                                                                                                                                                             14.45-15.30	       Strategic Professional Networking:
    MONDAY - APRIL 23, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                     Practical	seminar	introducing	7	key	principles	of	how	to	build	a	professional	network	of	top	contacts	using	events,	online		
    08.30-09.00	   Registration
                                                                                                                                                             	                  	    tools	and	peer	to	peer	groups.	Session	open	to	entrepreneurs	and	journalists.
    09.00-10.00	   Welcoming
                                                                                                                                                             	                  	    Ovidiu Bujorean,	CRDF	Global,	Innovation	Program	Manager	and	International	Speaker			
                        Dash Dhakshinamoorthy,	Founder,
                                                                                                                                                             15.30-15.45	       Coffee Break
                        Natalia Pipia,	Senior	Program	Manager,	CRDF	Global
                                                                                                                                                             15.45-16.30	       	Business Leadership Forum
                                                                                                                                                                                   	      	        	                                     Mentorship Workshop
                        Ovidiu Bujorean,	Innovation	Program	Manager,	GIST	Initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                     Business Models, Financial Projections and              Mentor-only session: Mentorship workshop for local and global
                        Opening Remarks
                                                                                                                                                                                     Modeling for Startups                                   mentors - Discuss	key	elements	of	the	mentorship	process	and		 	
                        YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah,	Deputy	Minister	of	Higher	Education	Malaysia	&	GEW	Malaysia	Patron
                                                                                                                                                                                     Scott Gillespie,	Commercialization	Partner,		 	     	   facilitate	the	exchange	of		experience	between	local	and	global		 	
    10.00-10.30	   Keynote Address
                                                                                                                                                                                	    Technology	to	VC	(T2VC)                             	   mentors.	
                        Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Developing Countries – The Opportunities & Challenges
                                                                                                                                                             16.30-17.15        Raising Funds for your Ideas and Ventures                    Jim Bagnola, The	Leadership	Group,	International	Speaker,		       	
                        Dr. Harry G. Harris, President	&	Founder	of	HealthCare	California
                                                                                                                                                                                     Gibs Song, Principal,	Mane-Aquila	Consulting        	   Executive	Coach,	&	Corporate	Educator
    10.30-11.00	   Coffee Break and Press Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         	   Ovidiu Bujorean,	CRDF	Global,	Innovation	Program	Manager	and		
                   	Startup Boot Camp                                                  Journalism Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   	International	Speaker			
                        Leading Is Everybody’s Business                                    Moderated by Donald Frazier, Journalist	with	publications	in			
                                                                                                                                                             17.15-19.00	       Ready Set C onnect: Mentoring session
                        Interactive,	thought	provoking	and	fast	moving		           	   	   Forbes,	Forbes	Asia	&	The	New	York	Times
                                                                                                                                                             	                  	    Each	mentor	will	lead	a	series	of	ten-minute	mentoring	meetings	during	this	time.	This	session	is	designed	to	introduce		
                   	    workshop	challenges	the	major	myths	about	leading	and		            Journalism in the Technology and Innovation Sector
                                                                                                                                                             	                  	    mentors	and	entrepreneurs,	allowing	for	a	general	understanding	of	the	ventures	in	order	to	identify	key	areas	to		 	
                   	    counters	with	a	new	mindset.	                                      Workshop Part 1: This	session	will	facilitate	an	exchange		
                        Jim Bagnola, The	Leadership	Group,	International		         	   	   about	an	entrepreneur’s	experience	with	Malaysian	press.
                   	    Speaker,	Executive	Coach,	&	Corporate	Educator                 	   Lively	 discussion	is	encouraged.	
    11.45-12.15	   	 	Teaming:	 Appreciating The Many Faces of Intelligence                Workshop Part 2: The	second	session	covers	business	trends		      GIST STARTUP BOOT CAMP MALAYSIA
                                                                                                                                                             (Startup Malaysia top 30 finalist teams – 100 participants)
                        The	workshop	refocuses	team	members	on	the	three		 	           	   in	the	technology	field	internationally,	in	the	US,	and	in		
                                                                                                                                                             Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak)
                   	    vital	interpersonal	skills		to	improve	organizational	and			   	   Malaysia.		                                                       Capital Square, Block C & D, No. 8, Jalan Munshi Abdullah 50100 Kuala Lumpur
                   	    personal	listening,	conflict	resolution	and	assertiveness.     	   Karamjit Singh,	Technology	editor,	The	Edge
                        Jim Bagnola, The	Leadership	Group,	International		         	   	   Gibs Song,	Principal,	Mane-Aquila	Consulting
                                                                                                                                                             TUESDAY - APRIL 24, 2012
                                                                                                                                                             08.30-09.00	        Technology and Innovation Session by Nokia: Bootstrapping to success with the Nokia mobile ecosystem
                   	    Speaker,	Executive	Coach,	&	Corporate	Educator
                   	 	Executive summary & business pitch
                                      	                                                                                                                      09.00-10.30         One on One mentorship sessions: Technology	entrepreneurs	meet	their	mentors.
                                                                                            Workshop Part 3:	Social	media	tools	and	techniques	are	
                                                                                                                                                             10.30-10.45	        Coffee Break
                        The	workshop	covers	elements	of	a	sharp	executive	                  important	for	getting	a	great	story	out	to	new	audiences,	
                                                                                                                                                             10.45-13.00         One on One mentorship sessions: Mentorship	continues
                        summary	and	of	a	successful	pitch.	                                 but	can	also	be	useful	for	giving	journalists	a	tip	on	how	
                                                                                                                                                             13.00-14.00	        Networking Lunch
                        Scott Gillespie,	Commercialization	Partner,	Technology		            companies	plan	to	act	in	the	future.	This	discussion	will	
                                                                                                                                                             14.00-16.00         Enter the Tiger’s Lair: Startups Pitch their way to Silicon Valley
                        to	VC	(T2VC)                                                        focus	on	sharing	methods	for	using	social	media	in
                                                                                                                                                             	                   	    The	highlight	of	this	workshop	is	the	pitching	session	among	the	top	10	startups	to	win	scholarships	to	attend	the		
                                                                                            creative	ways.	
                                                                                                                                                             	                   	    acceleration	camp	in	Silicon	Valley	from	2-28	July	2012.	This	is	in	fulfillment	of’s	roadmap	of		
                                                                                            Susan Tam, Contributor,	Yahoo!	Malaysia
    13.00-14.00	   Networking Lunch                                                                                                                          	                   	    inspiring	1,000	entrepreneurs,	identifying	100	entrepreneurs	and	accelerating	10	entrepreneurs	as	presented	during	the		

    14.00-14.45                                                                                                                                              	                   	    ‘Silicon	Valley	Comes	to	Malaysia’	conference	held	in	October	2011.
                   The Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans                                     Part 4: :	In	this	session	two	journalists	lead	a	conversation	
                                                                                                                                                             16.00-16.30	        Coffee break & Judges meet to decide the top three winners
                        Scott Gillespie,	Commercialization	Partner,	Technology		            about	journalism	in	the	technology	sector	ranging	from	
                                                                                                                                                             16.30-17.30         Lessons learned, announcing the winners of the pitching competition and next steps
                   	    to	VC	(T2VC)                                                        creating	angles	for	technology	stories	to	career	defining	
                                                                                            decisions	that	face	a	journalist.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “…all of us must recognize that education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and innovation will be the currency of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21st century.”
                             STARTUP BOOT CAMP MALAYSIA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Barack Obama
                             KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA                                                                                                                                                                                                                        President of the United States of America
                             April 23-24, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Together we can build an ecosystem that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            allows entrepreneurs to get the support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            they need, the financing they need, the
                                   LEARN. CONNECT. SUCCEED.                                                                                                               To	promote	and	spread	economic	prosperity,	the	Global	Innovation	through	Science	and	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mentoring they need, to launch a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            brilliant idea into a business. That’s the
                                                                                                                                                                          Technology	(GIST)	initiative	is	forging	links	at	the	individual	and	institutional	level	among	        importance of the GIST mission.”
                                            The GIST Startup Boot Camp is an intense two day interactive training and mentoring event                                     scientists,	entrepreneurs,	and	the	marketplace.		Technology	entrepreneurship	has	the	

               WHAT ?
                                            designed to spark innovative thinking among promising entrepreneurs in the ICT, ENERGY,
                                                                                                                                                                          power	to	create	the	products,	companies,	and	jobs	that	drive	economic	growth.		The	GIST	                         Jeff Hoffman
                                            HEALTHCARE and AGRICULTURE sectors. In line with this boot camp, two parallel workshops
                                            will be held for journalists & high-level mentors.                                                                            initiative	aims	to	strengthen	technology	development	and	national,	regional,	and	global	                Co-Founder and former CEO,
                                                                                                                                                                          entrepreneurship	through	partnerships	and	programs	focusing	on:                                    Priceline; GIST Advisory Group Member

          WHY YO
                                            Because you are innovative, resilient and dedicated to starting technology-based companies.                                   • NETWORKING:	Linking	innovative	ideas,	people,	and	financial	and	human	resources                                    •••

                                                                                                                                                                          • SKILL DEVELOPMENT:	Providing	business	training,	mentorship	and	resources                        “GIST is a great opportunity to increase
                                                                       JOIN US:                                                                                                                                                                                            participation by the academic sector in the
              GIST Tech Media Workshop                                                                                                                                    • FINANCING:	Connecting	innovators	and	their	ideas	with	seed	capital                                   transfer of technology into the
                                                                GIST Mentor Workshop                                    GIST Startup Boot Camp
                      April 23, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        marketplace through the development of
                                                                     April 23, 2012                                         April 23-24, 2012
              WHO: Journalists and media
        Representatives with interest in covering
            the exciting startup community
                                                          WHO: Experienced business mentors,
                                                         government agencies & industry experts
                                                                                                                  WHO: Outstanding startup entrepreneurs                        CONNECT WITH GIST COMMUNITY                                                                  practical knowledge and skills, as well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           as to heighten understanding of the value
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of entrepreneurship and innovation for
                                                                                                                                                                             Skill Development Programs                        Incentive-Based Competitions                   economic growth and sustainability.”
                                                                     LEARN:                                                                                                    •	Startup Boot Camps: Strengthen                     •	GISTech-I: Highlight	innovative
                Leadership trainer and executive coach Jim Bagnola discusses the major myths about leading and how to counter them                                          business	development	through	training               technology	ideas	to	the	community	via                 Dr. Abdelali Haoudi
          President of HealthCare California Harry G. Harris speaks about entrepreneurial ecosystem building and business plan preparation                                       and	mentorship	for	experienced                 YouTube-based	idea	pitch	competition.                   VP of Research,
                         MIT & Harvard alum Ovidiu Bujorean shares the practical skill of building your professional network                                                                                                                                                           Qatar Foundation
               Forbes Asia and National Geographic journalist Donald Frazier cover emerging technology trends and promising startups
                                                                                                                                                                                        business	leaders.                       •	GIST-MIT Business Plan Competition:	
                    Silicon Valley entrepreneur Gibs Song shares his experience starting and growing IT and cleantech companies                                              •	Webinars: Link	American	technology                  Accelerate	high	potential	startups	
                      Technology venture capitalist Scott Gillespie speaks about business plan preparation and venture pitching                                             commercialization	experts	with	aspiring                                                                            •••
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   through	mentorship,	connections
                                                                                                                                                                                entrepreneurs	around	the	world.
                                                                   CONNECT:                                                                                                                                                                and	seed	funding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Malaysia welcomes the GIST Initiative to
                                NETWORK with the best and the brightest entrepreneurial minds from Malaysia & the US                                                                                                                                                          support technology development in
                                               BOND with your peers and future business partners                                                                                                                                                                             Muslim-majority countries… to advance
                                             BUILD relationships with your peers and future business partners
                                                                                                                                                                                     GIST Social                                       University-Industry                      key innovation areas, especially
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           innovation capacity, entrepreneurship and
                                                                   SUCCEED:                                                                                                      Networking Platform                                    Linkage Program                              access to seed capital.”
                    Ten startups will participate in pitching competition to win scholarships to attend venture acceleration camp in                                         •	Access	innovative	business	tools	and             •	Institutionalize	connections	between	
                                                 Silicon Valley for four weeks for potential investments                                                                                  mentorship.                             universities	and	businesses	through	          Dato’ Madinah binti Mohamad
                                Journalists create impactful stories that raise awareness of high impact entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                                                                                •	Form	partnerships	to	foster	new	                  industry	outreach	partnerships.	             Secretary General, Ministry of
                                                   who are creating new products, companies and jobs
                    Mentors strengthen the skills needed to nurture the next generation of technology entrepreneurs of your country                                                     venture	creation.                       •	Develop	innovation	leaders	primed	to	            Science, Technology and
                                                                                                                                                                            •	Exchange	ideas	through	popular	social             meet	industry	needs	through	hands	on	                Innovation, Malaysia

    HOW TO APPLY                                            About GIST: The GIST Initiative builds entrepreneurial ecosystems in 43 countries across the Middle East,                networking	platforms.                                training	experiences.
                                                            Africa and South and Central Asia by identifying, coaching and funding promising entrepreneurs through                                                                                                                             •••
    FOR FUTURE GIST ACTIVITIES:                             its competitions, start-up acceleration services, online social media platform and interactive mentorship                                  programs. GIST is funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by CRDF Global.                                                                                                                        “[GIST] was our shortcut towards better
    FOLLOW US:                                     •                                                                       Join the GIST network today! •                                               connections and visibility.”                        About Startup Malaysia: is a not-for-profit entrepreneurial initiative with the
                                                            ultimate mission to catalyze scalable startups and vision is to airlift the entire startup ecosystem in the
         @GISTinitiative                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ziad Sankari
                                                            country by inspiring and educating the next generation of young people to become startup junkies and to                    The	GIST	initiative	is	funded	by	the	U.S.	Department	of	State’s	Bureau	
                                                            create at least 10 success stories each year.                                                                                                                                           Founder of CardioDiagnostics; GISTech-I
6                                                                                                                                                                                      of	Oceans	and	International	Environmental	and	Scientific	Affairs	and	                                                     7
                                                                                                                                                                                       implemented	by	CRDF	Global.                                                                   Competition Winner
                          Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs
                          Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs
                                                                                                                                             CRDF GLOBAL’S IMPACT
                                                                                                                                              CRDF GLOBAL’S IMPACT
                                                                                                                                              CRDF Global’s Impact
                                                                                                                                              Increasing Opportunities for Early-Stage                                  Transforming Technology Transfer in Russia
    CRDF Global is a private, nongovernmental organization
                                                                                                                                              Entrepreneurs                                                             CRDF Global has trained more than 300 technology transfer
    committed to promoting peace and prosperity through                                                                                       In the search for entrepreneurs with innovative technology                managers and assisted eight leading research universities with
    science and technology. Its innovation and entrepreneurship-                                                                              ideas that can address a problem affecting their country                  establishing technology transfer offices, which significantly
    focused programs develop technology commercialization                                                                                     or region, the Global Innovation through Science and                      contributed to the establishment of the local innovation
    capabilities and sustaining networks abroad. Domestically,                                                                                Technology (GIST) Initiative has implemented the GISTech-I                ecosystem. The Programs include professional skills
    CRDF Global helps to create more viable investment,                                                                                       Competition, attracting close to 200 teams from the Middle                development seminars, workshops, academia and industry
    partnership and collaborative opportunities for American                                                                                  East, Africa, and Central and South East Asia. Among them                 international conferences, and site visits to the United States
    businesses and scientists who gain access to top international                                                                            was CardioDiagnostics, a Lebanese startup founded by Ziad                 for technology transfer professionals. Similar activities have
    research and expertise.                                                                                                                   Sankari. Ziad lost his father at the age of 17 to a heart attack,         strengthened the technology commercialization capabilities
                                                                                                                                              which inspired him to create a medical device that monitors               of more than 20 research universities of the Russian
                                                                                                                                              cardiac patients outside the hospital around the clock. This              Federation.
    Core Program Beliefs                                                                                                                      idea earned him a top prize of the competition awarded at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Accessing U.S. Markets
    Innovation. We believe strongly in the power of technology       Strategic partnerships. We partner with like-minded local                the Second Global Entrepreneurship Summit on December
    and innovation as drivers for sustainable growth.                                                                                         3-5, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. CardioDiagnostics has been                 Since 2005, CRDF Global has implemented more than 20
                                                                     and regional organizations and corporations to leverage our
                                                                                                                                              given a strong start for a global success with $20,000 in seed            U.S. travel programs for close to 90 participants representing
    Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs transform innovation             resources and capabilities to build capacity for greater impact
                                                                                                                                              funding, hands-on training with serial entrepreneurs and                  dozens of universities, research institutes and technology
    into enterprises that generate value and create jobs. Our        and avoid redundancy.
                                                                                                                                              business mentors, global media exposure by MSNBC and                      companies from Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan and
    programs are designed with the individual in mind, as the                                                                                                                                                           collaborated with such prominent U.S. organizations as MIT,
                                                                                                                                              Wired Magazine, an upcoming trip to Silicon Valley and
    nucleus and sole purpose of our mission.                                                                                                                                                                            Babson College, Garage Technology Ventures, Plug & Play
                                                                                                                                              participation in the MIT Global Startup Workshop.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Incubator, CleanTech Open and others. Based on the scalable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and highly customizable format of the Innovation U.S. travel
    Innovation Ecosystem Development                                 Startup Support                                                                                                                                    programs and existing cache of experience, best practices
    CRDF Global believes in the bottom-up approach in building       Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of all                                                                                        and partners, CRDF Global is able to design and implement
    the local ecosystems and supports local entrepreneurship         economies and the source of growth and dynamism. CRDF                                                                                              results-oriented and cost-effective programs that perfectly
    initiatives by identifying leaders, existing programs and the    Global offers a comprehensive suite of programs designed to                                                                                        fit the objectives and needs of a diverse range of partner
    gaps in the system.                                              nurture these early-stage companies.                                                                                                               organizations in emerging markets.
     •	 Assisting with the formation of new technology                •	 Identifying promising business opportunities, funders,
        commercialization offices and incubators                         partners and resources                                                                                                                        Building Institutional Capacity
     •	 Strategic planning                                            •	 Designing and executing acceleration programs                                                                                                 Since 2005, CRDF Global has partnered with the Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Incubator Foundation (EIF), one of the most successful
     •	 Management training and educational outreach                  •	 Comprehensive skill development training                                                                                                      IT-focused technology business incubators and consulting
     •	 Comprehensive programs designed to enhance                    •	 Access to sources of funding                                                                                                                  companies in the Caucasus region, to implement its Science
        entrepreneurship culture                                                                                                                                                                                       and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP). With
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       co-funding from the Ministry of Economy of the Republic
     •	 Assisting with investment capital infrastructure             Technology Acceleration                                                                                                                           of Armenia, EIF implemented more than 15 STEP activities
                                                                     CRDF Global promotes business growth by supporting                       Ziad Sankari, CardioDiagnostics                                          including the Business Partnership Grant (BPG) program,
                                                                     students, researchers and technology developers who believe                                                                                       Innovation Forums, cluster seminars, business trainings for
                                                                     that their product or service is viable commercially. Programs           Providing Access to Capital                                              scientific community, legal and accounting seminars and
                                                                     guide them through the process of commercialization by                   The “ecoFridge,” a revolutionary refrigeration system used               matchmaking events. Through its partnership with CRDF
                                                                     honing their skills and helping them to grow and realize their           to transport perishable products, was developed by a team                Global, EIF strengthened communication channels between
                                                                     market potential.                                                        of Ukrainian scientists with a U.S. business partner who                 science and private sectors, gained broader access to the U.S.
                                                                                                                                              participated in a CRDF Global research and development                   business network and scaled up its outreach and programs to
                                                                      •	 Identifying intellectual property with commercial                                                                                             non-IT sectors—becoming one of the focal entrepreneurship-
                                                                         potential in universities and corporations                           grant competition. CRDF Global provided training and
                                                                                                                                              mentorship to the team to prepare them to effectively pitch              support organizations in Armenia and in the region.
                                                                      •	 Hands-on training in technology transfer and intellectual            the ecoFridge at a venture forum in Los Angeles, CA. As a
                                                                         property rights                                                      result, the team obtained $2.2 million of follow-on capital
                                                                      •	 Online technology commercialization courses                          investment to develop their business, and EcoFridge is
                                                                                                                                              now being adopted by companies around the world who
                                                                      •	 Technology valuation and market assessment
                                                                                                                                              appreciate its environmental benefits and cost efficiency.

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                        GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                               GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                        April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                               April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

     GISTIN THE NEWS                                                                                                                                         GIST IN THE NEWS
                                                                                                                                                            GISTIN THE NEWS
                                                                          It’s Not a Small World                                                                 Steven Koltai founder of the Global Entrepreneurship Program attends GISTech-I
                                                                    Istanbul	hosted	MIT’s	Global	Startup	Workshop,	a	multi-day	event	that	brought	
                                                                    together	participants	from	over	40	countries.	Students	from	MIT	and	Stanford’s	         GISTech-I	is	a	multinational	competition	hosted	by	CRDF	Global	and	the	Global	Innovation	through	Science	and	Technology	(GIST),	which	
                                                                    BASES	organization	brought	perspective,	and	the	U.S.	State	Department’s	Global	         invited	entrepreneurs	in	43	Muslim	countries	to	submit	proposals	outlining	their	ideas	for	technology	innovation.	Of	the	25	semi-finalists,	
                                                                    Innovation	in	Science	and	Technology	(GIST)	program	coordinated	by	CRDF	Global	         Najwa	Shmarani	and	Ziad	Sankari	of	Lebanon	won	the	Grand	Prize	$20,000	for	their	start-up	concept,	Cardio	Diagnostics,	a	device	which	
                                                                    sponsored	international	mentors	to	work	with	30	of	the	top	Turkish	technology	          provides	continuous	monitoring	for	patients	with	heart	problems.
                                                                                                                                                            Read	more	at
     A	consequence	of	President	Obama’s	Cairo	speech,	GIST	helps	organize	startup	boot	camps	around	the	world	to	empower	economic	development	
     through	innovation	and	entrepreneurship.	In	Istanbul,	the	program	was	bookended	by	Deputy	Assistant	Secretary	of	State	Jonathan	Margolis	and	
     Managing	Director	of	the	MIT	Entrepreneurship	Center,	Bill	Aulet.
                                                                                                                                                                 GIST Conference Will Focus on Economic Development Through Science & Technology
     Read	more	at

                                                                                                                                                            The	GIST	initiative	involves	several	concurrent	components	to	develop	specific	science,	technology	and	innovation	(STI)	capabilities	in	the	region.	
                                                                          Road Trip! Founders Of YouTube, LinkedIn and Others                               Recommendations	and	plans	developed	at	the	prior	conferences	and	strategic	planning	sessions	will	guide	and	inform	the	creation	of	pilot	
                                                                          Tackle Brain Drain in Malaysia                                                    projects	and	plans	to	promote	economic	development	and	strengthen	regional	cooperation—expected	to	be	announced	in	Rabat.		
                                                                    Malaysia	has	a	very	young	population,	65%	of	which	is	under	35,	as	well	as	the	need	
                                                                    to	create	jobs	quickly.	Hwang	says	entrepreneurship	can	create	alternatives	to	other	   Read	more	at
                                                                    activities.	“In	many	cases	the	government	is	responding	to	demand	by	the	people,”	
                                                                    she	says,	like	in	Indonesia,	where	a	grassroots	movement	began.	“The	government	
                                                                    recognized	entrepreneurship	to	be	a	good	cause	to	engage	young	talent	and	create	
                                                                    alternatives	to	other	activities.”	She	observes	that	the	U.S.	government	has	been	                                                                                  Meet the Coolest Next-Generation Science
                                                                    promoting	entrepreneurship	in	Muslim-dominated	countries	with	this	goal.	“The	                                                                                      Entrepreneurs in MENA
                                                                    GIST	initiative	is	a	partner	of”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At	the	second	Global	Entrepreneurship	Summit	in	Istanbul	recently,	we	
                                                                    Read	more	at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at	Wamda	were	tremendously	inspired	by	the	contestants	in	the	Global	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Innovation	through	Science	&	Technology	(GIST)	Competition,	who	came	from	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  all	over	the	Middle	East	and	North	Africa	to	showcase	their	carefully-honed	
                                                                          Back from Istanbul and The Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  scientific	ideas	that	could	transform	our	societies.
                                                                          Entrepreneurship Summit
                                                                    “What	made	the	[Global	Entrepreneurship]	Summit	2	event	so	exciting	for	me,	                                                                                  Read	more	at
                                                                    though,	was	meeting	so	many	young	people	and	aspiring	entrepreneurs,	both	
                                                                    participating	in	the	conference,	and	taking	part	in	a	startup	competition	organized	
                                                                    alongside	the	main	event,	the	GISTech-I	Competition.	After	being	invited	on	the	
                                                                                                                                                                 “Young entrepreneurs from NUST have made the nation proud.”
                                                                    first	day	of	the	conference	to	join	the	competition	as	a	mentor,	I	spent	most	of	the	
                                                                    following	two	days	talking	to	young	entrepreneurs	who	were	passionately	pursuing	       Pakistan’s	Prime	Minister	Syed	Yusuf	Raza	Gilani	extended	his	congratulations	to	entrepreneurs	from	Pakistan’s	National	University	of	Science	
                                                                    their	entrepreneurial	dreams.	And	I	was,	in	a	word,	impressed.”	–	David	Munir	          and	Technology.	He	commended	the	Sahara	and	Saltech	teams	for	making	it	to	the	victory	stand	at	an	international	business	plan	competition,	
                                                                    Nabti,	Former	GIST	mentor                                                               titled	“Global	Innovation	through	Science	&	Technology	(GIST)	--	Battle	of	Ideas	World	Cup	2011.”

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                         GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                                    GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                         April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                    April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      GIST ENTREPRENEUR HIGHLIGHT                                                                                                                                        INITIATIVE ADVISORY BOARD BIOS
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     “The app your mother/best friend/significant other wishes you had”                                                                                                                                    Mr. Jeff Hoffman - Founder, Priceline
     GIS Tech-I grant first runner-up James Khoo Chen wins $10,000 grant to support his safety-enhancing iPhone application
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr. Jeff Hoffman is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovator in the fields of Internet, e-commerce,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and entertainment. Having launched his first software company while still a student at Yale University,
                                                                            James Khoo Chen’s sister was missing for the past several days. He felt so
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mr. Hoffman has founded and grown a series of successful startup companies in his career, guiding his
                                                                            powerless, as despite his efforts to contact everyone, everywhere he had no
                                                                                                                                                                                                           companies to both acquisitions and public offerings. For his efforts, he received a Lifetime Achievement
                                                                            news and no further recourse. Hours later, Mr. Khoo received a call from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Award in Entrepreneurship from the National CEO Council in 2010, and was also inducted into the Hall of
                                                                            authorities that his sister was in a car accident while driving alone, but that she
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fame for Entrepreneurs by the International Association of College Entrepreneurs in 2010.
                                                                            was in stable condition. He was comforted by the news of her safety, but the
                                                                            incident spurred Malaysia native Mr. Khoo to create secQme, an application
                                                                            that alerts authorities and loved ones when trouble arises and the user is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           He is currently a founder and partner in ColorJar, a venture accelerator firm that helps entrepreneurs and
                                                                            unable to communicate. In other words, it is the app your mother/best friend/
                                                                                                                                                                                                           small business owners launch and grow new business ventures. In this capacity, he works as a virtual CEO
                                                                            significant other wishes you had.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           with startup companies all over the world to help turn great ideas into profitable businesses. Mr. Hoffman
                                                                            SecQme works when the user registers an event and its associated end time –            is perhaps best known as a founder and CEO in the family of companies, where he led the development and launch of Priceline’s
                                                                            such as a road trip to visit a friend in another state. At the end of the event, the   consumer company (Priceline YardSale). Hoffman also served as an executive in Walker Digital, the parent company of Priceline and one of the
                                                                            user will check in with SecQme. If the user is unable to check in with secQme          country’s most innovative creators of intellectual property and new business models. He is also a featured motivational speaker at conferences
     by the programmed time, the app will call and send text messages to the user-appointed contacts. Messages will be sent even if the phone is no                across the globe.
     longer on, making secQme one of the most proactive personal security applications on the market. This application works with Android and iPhones,
     and could have uses during travel, exercise, and other daily activities. Anyone can use this app, but it could be especially helpful for people who find
     themselves isolated throughout the day, women, or the elderly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      H.R.H. Prince Saud Bin Khalid Al-Faisal - Deputy Governor for Investment Affairs - Saudi Arabian
                                                                                                                                                                                                      General Investment Authority
     Mr. Khoo’s background as a Certified Java Architect with professional experience in the IT world was fundamental to ensuring secQme’s high quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                      HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal heads the Investment Affairs department, which is responsible for managing the
     and readiness for the marketplace. Taking the next step to increase membership for his new application and fund further growth of his business, Mr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      investment environment and competitiveness agenda of Saudi Arabia. The Investment Affairs department has
     Khoo attended Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia, the premier launch of in October 2011. At this event, Mr. Khoo made contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                      focused on establishing a more liberal investment environment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. As part of these
     with Ovidiu Bujorean from the GIST program and decided to apply to the CRDF Global GIS Tech-I Grant Competition. In December 2011, judges at
                                                                                                                                                                                                      efforts, HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal also chairs the Saudi negotiation team for bilateral investment treaties.
                                                                            this international “Battle of Ideas” held in Istanbul, Turkey awarded Mr. Khoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                      In 2010, Saudi Arabia was ranked among the most competitive economies in the world according to the World
                                                                            the first runner-up prize of a $10,000 grant to support his work with secQme.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bank Ease of Doing Business Report and the UNCTAD World Investment Report.
                                                                            Cathleen Campbell, President and CEO of CRDF Global states that the aim
                                                                                                                                                                                                      HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal is the Vice Chairman of the: Swiss Saudi Joint Economic Commission; Saudi Russian
                                                                            of the grant competition is “to inspire young entrepreneurs by helping them
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Joint Economic Commission; Saudi Uzbek Joint Economic Commission; Saudi Kazak Joint Economic Commission;
                                                                            to advance their technology ideas.” As the first runner-up, Mr. Khoo also will
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saudi Greek Joint Economic Commission; Saudi Azerbaijan Joint Economic Commission; and Saudi Senegal Joint
                                                                            be flying to the United States later this year where he is optimistic about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Economic Commission. HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal is the President of the National Competitiveness Center
                                                                            prospects of finding investors. “The chance to go [to the United States] is
                                                                                                                                                                   since 2010. The National Competitiveness Center (NCC) was established by SAGIA in 2006 to act as an independent body to monitor, assess and
                                                                            great… I may be able to find a partner,” says Mr. Khoo. In addition to grant
                                                                                                                                                                   support the enhancement of competiveness in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The NCC fulfils this role by serving as a think tank, facilitator and
                                                                            competitions, GIST also supports entrepreneurs through business plan
                                                                                                                                                                   communicator of change.
                                                                            acompetitions, online and offline training programs and university industry
                                                                            partnerships.                                                                          HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal is a Member of the Board at Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON), Chief Operations and Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                                                                                                   for Investment Affairs at SAGIA and NCC. As Financial Analyst, HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal worked with Saudi Aramco during 2001 to 2008. HRH
                                                                            Now more than ever, we live in a mobile and individualized society and may
                                                                                                                                                                   Prince Saud K Al-Faisal was based in the Treasury Department and worked in a number of departments including Internal Auditing, New Business
                                                                            not be near our loved ones or friends if accidents, medical problems, or crimes
                                                                                                                                                                   Development and other financial and planning related departments.
     occur. Now more than ever we need innovations such as secQme by entrepreneurs like James Khoo Chen.
                                                                                                                                                                   HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal is a member of the Board of trustees of the King Faisal Foundation and Global Federation of Competitive Councils and
     Learn more about secQme at the website
                                                                                                                                                                   several government commissions and regional investment councils. HRH Prince Saud K Al-Faisal completed his BSc in Finance from the King Fahd
     Learn more about CRDF Global’s GIST program at
                                                                                                                                                                   University of Petroleum & Minerals in 2001.

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                        GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                                GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                        April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

                                                                                                                                                                   INITIATIVE ADVISORY BOARD BIOS
                                                                                                                                                             GISTINITIATIVE ADVISORY BOARD BIOS
                                            Mr. Ali İsmail Sabancı - Chairman and Director of Pegasus Airlines                                                                                       Dr. Roger Wyse - Managing Director and General Partner, Burrill & Company

                                            Mr. Ali İsmail Sabancı is the Chairman and Director of Pegasus Airlines, and has been serving in this capacity                                           Dr. Roger Wyse is a Managing Director and General Partner at Burrill & Company a leading Life Sciences
                                            since 2004. He has been a Director of Air Berlin PLC & Co. Luftverkehrs KG and Air Berlin Plc since May 2009.                                            company with $1 billion in venture capital under management, with businesses in merchant banking, private
                                            He serves as a Member of the Board of Esas Holding AS. He also serves as a Board Member of various holding                                               equity and media. Dr. Wyse joined Burrill in 1998 and has led the development of Burrill & Company’s
                                            companies. He serves as a Director of AFM Uluslararasi Film Produksiyon A.S.                                                                             agriculture, nutraceuticals, health & wellness, and industrial biotechnology related activities in venture
                                                                                                                                                                                                     capital investing. In this endeavor he pioneered the “Virtual Corporate Venture” model and has attracted
                                            Mr. Sabancı was born in 1969 in Adana, Turkey. After finishing his studies in Politics and Economy (1987-1991)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     over 40 corporate investors into the various Burrill funds. This model has now been extended to several
                                            at Tufts University in the USA, he worked as a financial expert at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated until
                                                                                                                                                                                                     countries including Malaysia, Brazil, Russia, and Chile.
                                            1993. Between 1993 and 1995 he completed his MBA in International Finance at Columbia Business School.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dr. Wyse chairs or serves on the boards of 11 private companies. He is Co-Chairman of the $162M Malaysian
                                            On his return to Turkey he worked as a specialist at the Akbank T.A.S. Bahçekapi Branch until 1996 then
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Life Capital Fund and is a member of the International Advisory Panel for Biotechnology (BioIAP) for the
                                            became Assistant Manager at the Akbank T.A.S. Beyoglu Branch until 1997. That same year he became Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was founder and Chairman of the Alliance for Animal Genome Research.
                                            of the Project Department at H.Ö. Sabanci Holding Corporation and in 2001 he was promoted to be Head of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     He serves on the Board of Industrial Section of BIO. Dr. Wyse is a sought after speaker on biotechnology
     the Strategic and Business Development Group. Mr.Sabancı joined Esas Holding Corporation in March 2004 as a member of the Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                     applications and policy in food, agricultural and bio-cleantech and the use of venture capital as a component
     and continued his business life as Chairman of Board of Directors at Pegasus when it was bought by Esas.He is a member of the Board of Directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of an open innovation strategy for emerging economies.
     of Esas’s partner companies Izair Corporation and Air Berlin as well as being a member of TYD, TÜSIAD, ISO and TAIK. Mr. Sabanci speaks fluent
     English and German and is a married father of two children.                                                                                             He has over 30 years of experience as an internationally recognized scientist and as a Dean at two major research universities; Rutgers and the
                                                                                                                                                             University of Wisconsin-Madison. Immediately prior to joining Burrill & Company, Dr. Wyse served for 5 years as Dean of the College of Agricultural
                                                                                                                                                             and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 1986 - 1992 he served as Dean of Research at, Rutgers University.

                                            Mr. Rashid M. Al Ballaa - Founder and CEO, National Net Ventures                                                 In research, Dr. Wyse earned international recognition for his basic studies in plant biochemistry. He published over 150 scientific papers. In
                                                                                                                                                             recognition of his research accomplishments he received the prestigious Arthur Flemming Award in 1982 as the Outstanding Young Scientist in the
                                            Rashid Al Ballaa is the founder and CEO of National Net Ventures (N2V), an internet holding company              US Federal Service. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Crop Science Society of America and
                                            that is Disrupting Digital Arabia and stimulating the growth of a multi-billion $ internet industry in Arabia.   The American Society of Agronomy. He also served as a consultant to numerous Fortune 500 companies.
                                            N2V enables web ventures in Arabia by investing capital and offering essential infrastructure services,
                                            mentorship, and support to help accelerate their growth.

                                                                                                                                                             PATRON OF STARTUPMALAYSIA
                                            Rashid is also a board member of National Technology Group (NTG), MENA’s largest ICT conglomerate and
                                            key provider of Financial Technology and Services. NTG annual revenue grew to over 700 million through 20+
                                            subsidiaries and JVs in the MENA region.
                                                                                                                                                              PATRON OF STARTUPMALAYSIA
                                            Before N2V, Rashid founded and managed Mubasher Financial Services (MFS), MENA’s first STP e-brokerage
                                            company and the only provider of DMA to MENA equity markets. Rashid now serves on the board of MFS.                                              YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah - Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia & GEW Malaysia Patron

     Rashid holds a B.Sc. in Computer science with honors degree from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.                                                                 is motivated by Global Entrepreneurship Week Malaysia Patron Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah’s
                                                                                                                                                                                             active involvement in the field of entrepreneurship. The Deputy Higher Education Minister’s drive and support
                                                                                                                                                                                             for Malaysian entrepreneurs is valuable towards catalysing more high-growth startups and transforming the
                                                                                                                                                                                             entrepreneurial landscape in Malaysia.

                                                                                                                                                                                             GEW was founded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which is aimed at connecting enterprise people
                                                                                                                                                                                             globally as well as inspiring young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity.

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                         GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                                      GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                         April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                      April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      SPEAKERS’ & MENTORS’ BIOS                                                                                                                                 SPEAKERS’ & MENTOR’ BIOS
                                                                                                                                                                 SPEAKERS’ & MENTORS’ BIOS
                                             Jim Bagnola - International Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Educator                                        Scott’s entrepreneurial career began in 1996, as the founder of the Jigsaw Group where over 15 years he has invested, co-founded, organized funding,
                                                                                                                                                                guided, and turned around ventures in: electric vehicles, new media, software, net tools, composite building materials, VOIP, community portals,
                                             Jim Bagnola is an international speaker, an executive coach and a corporate educator. He is an expert in the
                                                                                                                                                                broadcast tools, business tools, F&B, new media and publishing. While investing and growing early stage ventures Scott and the Jigsaw Group have
                                             field of leadership, customer service, team management, and body-mind management, focusing on the
                                                                                                                                                                assisted transformation of operations for corporations and governments, including the Australian Institute of Commercialization (training and new
                                             influence of thinking patterns on health, happiness, success, and the capacity to lead. His personal mission
                                                                                                                                                                services), Sabre (RHQ and sales process), ADI (commercialization of defense), Telstra (wireless), and Standards Australia (new products/services).
                                             has been the personal coaching of young entrepreneurs and students on six continents for the past 20 years.
                                                                                                                                                                Scott led the ExpatriateCONNECT initiative which became a virtual network of more than 2500 mentors that has supported more than 400 export
                                             He is Chairman of the Board of Leaders Romania an organization committed to teaching and mentoring young
                                                                                                                                                                -motivated Australian ventures.
                                             European leaders and he travels globally as a frequent lecturer and coach for AIESEC, the largest student
                                             organization in the world. His focus is building Professional Human Beings. In March his book entitled             Scott has a bachelor’s degree in business (finance), an MBA (marketing), is a Certified Licensing Professional, a Certified Financial Planner (academic
                                             “Becoming a Professional Human Being: How to Enjoy Stress-Free Work and Personal Happiness Using the               pending practical), and life learner.
                                             Mind/Body/Work Connection,” will be published.

     His educational background is in Political Science at the University of Akron, Psychology at the University of Santa Monica and Human Development
     at Meru in Switzerland and Maharishi University of Management. He is also a consultant to start-ups and a guest lecturer in the entrepreneurial                                                    Harry G. Harris - President, HealthCare California
     programs at the University of Bucharest, Kent State University, the Eastern Management Development Center and Pontificia Universidad Javierana
                                                                                                                                                                                                        A native Californian, Dr. Harris received an A.B. (honors) and M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley
                                                                                                                                                                                                        specializing in international affairs. He received his M.P.A and Ph.D. from Harvard University and the John
     In 2002 Jim earned his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). This designation, by the National Speakers Association and Global Speakers                                                           Fitzgerald Kennedy School of Government. A visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, he has
     Federation has only been awarded so far, to about seven hundred professional speakers worldwide. This qualifies him as one of North America’s                                                      been a faculty member and Course Director in the Department of Political Science at the United States Air Force
     top-rated speakers. Jim was among the “World’s Top 30 Leadership Professionals” from 2006-2010 by Leadership Gurus International. http://                                                          Academy. Dr. Harris has also serve as Acting Director for Contract Compliance in the Office of the Secretary a European based organization. The honorees are selected for their originality, practicality of ideas,                                                  of Defense. In 1975, he was appointed Director of Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His
     presentation style, and proven ability to assist organizations to achieve superior results.                                                                                                        major responsibilities included strategic planning, policy development and congressional relations. Dr. Harris
                                                                                                                                                                                                        then served at The White House as a senior professional staff member. He was with the National Alliance of
     He is the President of The Leadership Group International and values his on-going opportunity of influencing and interacting meaningfully with
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Business in Washington, D.C. from 1977 to 1979 as Vice President.He served in the Office of the Secretary of
     both private and public sector organizations, which include, The United Nations Development Program, Shell Oil Company, The Kroger Company,
                                                                                                                                                                Defense in Washington, D.C. as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and was the Protocol
     U.S. Secret Service, Department of the Air Force, NATO, Marriott Hotels, Siemens, Motorola, Scotiabank (Canada), McEearney Alstons Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                Officer to the Secretary of Defense.
     (Trinidad), P.T. ISPAT (Indonesia), Hella, Ecolab, Castle&Cooke (Hawaii), and The University of Texas.
     Website:	(Europe)	(US)	                                                                                                       Dr. Harris research interests include multinational enterprise strategy, globalization and competitiveness among entrepreneurial firms. He has
     Email:                                                                                                                            conducted extensive research on global management and strategic policy issues in private and public enterprises with visits to more than 100
                                                                                                                                                                countries. Dr. Harris has lectured extensively at universities and other organizations in Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. He
                                                                                                                                                                continues to be active in global management and business consulting as well as in his research and lecturing. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa,
                                             Scott Gillespie - Commercialization Partner, Technology to VC (T2VC)
                                                                                                                                                                Academy of International Business, Harvard Graduate Society, Founding Member of the Strategic Management Society, Charter Member of the Pan
                                             Scott is currently the Founder and Managing Partner of the Jigsaw Group, an early stage investment and             Pacific Business Association and a Founding Member and Honorary President of the Pacific Management Association.
                                             advisory group; as well as the Commercialization Partner for T2VC, a team that manages a technology
                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Harris manages an investment portfolio and been a global management and business consultant. He serves as Chairman, Board of Advisors,
                                             venture fund and architects innovation ecosystems in emerging markets (see
                                                                                                                                                                China Capital Corporation in Hong Kong and Executive Advisor to JV Chemics, Ltd., a global chemical marketing firm in Seoul, Korea. Dr. Harris has
                                              With T2VC, Scott developed and delivered the Bedaya program to early stage ventures, in Palestine,                received a Presidential Citation for exemplary service to the United States of America.
                                             including: global mentors and EiRs, group trainings in sales, business models, partnering, funding, tailored
                                             training and support programs, personalized venture roadmaps, new market initiatives with Jordan, Iraq,
                                             Canada and the UAE. This activity has led to follow-on projects for T2VC in the region.

                                             Scott shares his insights and experiences at conferences, seminars, networking events, angel groups,
     universities and non-profits. Scott is a co-founder and convener Power of Angel Investing in Australia. He lectures on innovation & entrepreneurship,
     strategic marketing and management, risk management and environment management; for the business and engineering faculties. Scott is also
     active with the nonprofit YAG, Yacht Aid Global, which sources education and medical supplies and transports them to regions struck by disaster
     using mega yachts (see

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                        April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                               April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      SPEAKERS’ & MENTORS’ BIOS                                                                                                                               ORGANIZERS’ BIOS
                                                                                                                                                               ORGANIZERS’ BIOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                Natalia Pipia - Senior Program Manager, Innovation Programs The Global Innovation through
                                    Donald Frazier - Journalist, Forbes, Forbes Asia and Eastern Exposure Column                                                                                Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative
                                    Active in industries ranging from publishing and advertising to telecommunications and hand-held devices,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Natalia Pipia develops and oversees all Innovation Programs at CRDF Global. In her current position, Natalia
                                    Donald Frazier has seen entrepreneurs succeed and fail for 25 years and has been one himself. He’s now a
                                                                                                                                                                                                is responsible for developing outreach strategies to external partners and funders for Innovation Programs.
                                    journalist, writing for Forbes, Forbes Asia, National Geographic, The New York Times and where
                                                                                                                                                                                                She develops new opportunities with various organizations and funders who share CRDF Global’s objective
                                    he writes the Eastern Exposure column. His career began as a news reporter for large daily newspapers in New
                                                                                                                                                                                                of promoting innovation in emerging economies and advancing the development of new opportunities for
                                    York and Boston, where he was a founding editor for three computer publications. Manager of communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                technology entrepreneurs. She carries out programs that promote strategic partnerships between technology
                                    for a global publishing firm, he coordinated campaigns comprising businesses in 34 countries. He helped start
                                                                                                                                                                                                entrepreneurs and businesses, build innovation ecosystems in countries where programs are being implemented,
                                    the technology division for a Boston ad agency, and created a virtual business unit for a global IT vendor long
                                                                                                                                                                                                and facilitate U.S. market access.
     before the Internet made this commonplace. He started and ran a global telecommunications vendor group responsible for driving millions of
     dollars of development for the broadcasting industry, and was director of telecommunications sales marketing for a Fortune 500 company. His                                                Natalia has 10 years of experience working in economic development and executed various initiatives in
     hand-held device start-up shut down a venture-funded competitor. He continues to consult for Asian businesses seeking markets in the US.                                                   coordination with numerous associations, companies, technology transfer groups, governmental, and non-
     He graduated from Williams College, a liberal arts school in New England, and holds a master’s degree in communications from Boston University.          governmental organizations in Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia.
     Blog:                                                                                                                    Natalia holds a M.A. in International Relations from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University.
                                                                                                                                                              She resides with her family in Washington, DC metropolitan area.

                                    Gibs Song - Principal, Main-Aquila Consulting

                                    Gibs has over 25 years of experience from universities, startups and global companies in three different countries.
                                    He has been focusing on startup activities during the past 3 years, gaining insights into the failures and successes                                        Ovidiu (Ovi) Bujorean - GIST Program Manager The Global Innovation through Science and Technology
                                    of a variety of companies. With diverse experience ranging from technology development, strategic planning                                                  (GIST) Initiative
                                    and executive management to venture investing, Gibs is a founder, investor and advisor for 8 startups. Gibs has
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ovidiu (Ovi) Bujorean is Program Manager for the GIST Initiative. Ovidiu is member of the Board of Directors and
                                    held positions including Project Manager (Electric Vehicle Research Program) at the Electrochemical Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                Regional Chair for Washington DC and Virginia for MIT Enterprise Forum. He also serves as an Advisor to the MIT
                                    and Technology Center at the University of Ottawa, Director of US Operations for Samsung Advanced Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                Portugal Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative. Previously, he was the Senior Associate at Rudyard Partners,
                                    of Technology, and remains Senior Consultant to Cheil Industries (Samsung company) since 2009 and Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                a private equity firm focused on investing in consumer technology opportunities for the global marketplace.
                                    Advisor to Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox company) since 2010.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ovidiu managed a $600k UNDP e-government Project for the Romanian Presidency. The project was recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                                by UNDP as regional best practice in capacity building and public administration reform. He also worked with
                                                                                                                                                                                                Gemini Consulting, Deutsche Post Consulting, and BCG.

                                    Nicholas Foo - Lead, Developer and Technology, SEA, Ecosystem Developer Experience, SEA, Nokia                                                              Ovidiu also founded and led LEADERS, an organization who impacted the lives of approximately 10000 young
                                    Pte Ltd                                                                                                                                                     leaders and entrepreneurs in Romania and Southern-Eastern Europe. The partnership he built between Leaders

                                    Nicholas is currently the developer and technology lead for the Nokia ecosystem and developer experience team             and Vodafone was recognized by the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum as a worldwide best practice in developing young leaders. He currently

                                    in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. He spent 5 years as Technical Manager for the Nokia Developer Technical             serves on the Advisory Board of The Capital Network, City of Cambridge, AIESEC at Harvard and as a judge in the competition Startup Chile.

                                    services and consultancy team in APAC having responsibility for all technologies on the Nokia Platform. In his            He was invited to speak on the topic of “Professional Networking” by the MIT Portugal Entrepreneurship program, the Swiss government, Columbia
                                    current role, Nicholas is responsible for sourcing branded partners for applications for the Nokia device portfolio. He   University and The State Department TechCamp initiative. He was the winner of Mayor Menino Boston World Partnership Battle of the Network
                                    is also responsible for technical evenglism of Nokia’s platforms to developers across the SEA arena. In his career,       Stars competition that included 125 top Boston connectors. He is a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management MBA program and the
                                    he has worked with Object-oriented software companies, building Integrated Development Environments ( IDE )               inaugural Sloan Entrepreneurship and Innovation program in Technology. Ovidiu also holds an MPA degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, an
                                    and UML case tools, prior to Nokia, he worked with telecom operator, British Telecoms, creating financial telephony       MA in Organizational and Business Psychology and an MA in Governance and Institutional Development. He holds a BA in trade from Academy of
                                    software.                                                                                                                 Economic Studies in Bucharest. He served two terms as the National President of AIESEC in Romania.

     His recent projects with Nokia include the assessment of viable touch based applications for the new touch enabled range of Nokia devices. He            Email:
     holds a bachelor of science in computer science, as well as a diploma in programming and systems analysis. He has recently completed his MBA with
     the University of Nottingham UK.

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                         GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                                 GIST Startup Boot Camp Malaysia
                         April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                 April 23-24, 2012 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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                                  Amanda Gant - Associate Program Manager Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST)                                                                Rebeca Hwang - Co-Founder,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Rebeca is a global entrepreneur: born in Korea, raised in Argentina and educated in the US. Rebeca received both her
                                  Amanda Gant joined CRDF Global in March 2012 where she is excited to be a part of supporting the international                                               undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT.
                                  entrepreneurial community. She holds a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and will receive her MPP
                                                                                                                                                                                               She is the Co-founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based startup, YouNoodle, which focuses on helping companies
                                  in International Policy and Development from Georgetown University this May. Her thesis examines the effects of
                                                                                                                                                                                               and governments engage with communities of entrepreneurs and innovators for open innovation and co-creation
                                  mobile banking on microfinance institutional performance outcomes. Amanda stays active in her local community
                                                                                                                                                                                               processes. Currently, YouNoodle’s technology platform, Podium, helps power entrepreneurship initiatives by the
                                  by organizing Glover Park Day, the community day that brings her neighborhood together to showcase local area
                                                                                                                                                                                               governments of Chile, Malaysia and Korea as well as by NASA and 7 out of the top 10 universities in the world.
                                  businesses and non-profits. She shares experiences through travel and cultural exchange by creating and as leading
                                                                                                                                                                                               YouNoodle is also working with companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, and IBM to facilitate their engagement
                                  service and ecotourism trips to Nicaragua since 2008. Amanda is fluent in Spanish. Email:
                                                                                                                                                               with entrepreneurs and to help strengthen their communities.

                                                                                                                                                               Rebeca lectures “High Tech Entrepreneurship” at Stanford University. She also has been invited as a speaker to many places around the world
                                                                                                                                                               including Ministry of Education in Denmark, University of Zaragoza in Spain, University of Porto in Portugal, University EAFIT in Colombia, EnterPrize
                                   Yuritzi Acosta – Program Assistant, Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST) Initiative                        Puerto Rico, IEEE Egypt, Tech de Monterey in Mexico, IIT India, and the annual MIT Global Startup Workshop in Buenos Aires, Norway, Spain, South
                                   Yuritzi has significant international experience working in the fields of education and advocacy. Her interest in working   Africa and Iceland. Rebeca’s dream is to create a world where meritocracy rules entrepreneurship.
                                   with entrepreneurs and leaders across the globe brought her to CRDF Global in April 2011. As a member of the GIST
                                   Initiative she has worked on projects that empower entrepreneurs to commercialize their innovative ideas through the                                  Anthony David - Lead,
                                   coordination of events and facilitation of access to relevant information.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Anthony David is the Project Lead of with years of experience in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
                                   Over the course of her work, she has coordinated a variety of educational and advocacy programs funded by agencies,                                   & Social Entrepreneurship. David’s experience spans across the globe as he has lived and worked in few regions. He was
                                   such as NeighborWorks USA, USAID and the Florida Department of Education and now the Department of State.                                             the People & Organizational Networking Manager with Foundation in Manila, Philippines. Prior to that, he
                                   Having lived in countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe, Yuritzi brings a global view and adaptability to                                was based in Cairo, Egypt where he successfully completed a consultancy project on Youth Social Entrepreneurship with
     the team. Her interest in the interconnectedness of cultures and people has led her to complete an MA in International Studies with a focus on                                      UNDP Egypt. David has also played a key role as a Program and Research Officer with Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP),
     development from Florida International University. Yuritzi is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.                                                                           the world’s first multi-stakeholder network to promote innovation and advancement in Knowledge and Information and
                                                                                                                                                                                         Communication Technologies (ICT) for Development.

                                                                                                                                                                                         David’s experience and expertise is very much sought after by international organizations as reflected by various
                                      Dash Dhakshinamoorthy - Founder,
                                                                                                                                                                                         speaking engagements in Chile, Hungary, Egypt and several countries in Southeast Asia. He had represented Malaysia
                             was founded by a serial entrepreneur, startup catalyst and evangelist Dhakshinamoorthy (aka
                                                                                                                                                               at the Suzanne Mubarak’s International Youth Forum on ICT4 Peace in Egypt as well as participated in the third Global Forum on Telecenters 2011
                                      “Dash”), and co-founded by Rebeca Hwang from the San Francisco-based firm YouNoodle. Dash’s inspiration and
                                                                                                                                                               in Santiago, Chile. David began his career with Malaysia’s leading English newspaper, The Star and has successfully concluded few consultancy
                                      drive for StartupMalaysia stems from his deep desire to see more Malaysian startups going global. This desire was
                                                                                                                                                               engagements. David is a scholar with an MBA with Distinction from University of East London (UK) and has written a paper on CSR in Malaysia with
                                      further ignited when he is constantly told that “Malaysian startups don’t feature in global conversations”. Dash
                                                                                                                                                               UN Global Compact Malaysia.
                                      leads the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) movement in Malaysia as its host for the last three years and was
                                      also an attendee to President Obama’s Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington D.C last year; Dash
                                      is also a fellow of the US Government’s Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the domain
                                      of Entrepreneurship.

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                              UPCOMING EVENTS                                                DATE                              LOCATION

     Business Plan Competition (BPC) I Dare Round II Announcement                        May 8, 2012                             Online

     BPC Round III Award Ceremony                                                        June 21, 2012                             TBD

     GIST Startup Boot Camp Senegal                                                     July 10-11, 2012                    Dakar, Senegal              PAKISTAN                                                             EGYPT

     GIST Startup Boot Camp Algeria                                                     July 14-15, 2012                    Algiers, Algeria

     GIST Startup Boot Camp Tunisia                                                     July 18-19 2012                    Monastir, Tunisia
                                                                                                                                                        TUNISIA                                                              ALGERIA
     Webinar : Technology Transfer and Incubation                                          July 2012                             Online

                                                                                                                      Washington DC, Boston,
     GIST BPC/TECH-I Winners road trip to US                                             October 2012
                                                                                                                          San Francisco

     Training: Technology Commercialization                                              October 2012                              TBD

     GISTech-I Finalists event                                                          November 2012                   Abu Dhabi, UAE (TBC)
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