Hasan Haider sharing his experiences and insights as founder and funder. He offered advice to founders on what to focus on, how funders should invest, and insights on the MENA startup ecosystem (strengths and weaknesses in each market).
A couple of takeaways:
- For founders: Burn cash intelligently. Be cautious about what you're spending on and don't create expenses you don't need, like hiring large teams before the need arises. Conduct small experiments and understand what works and what doesn’t (if you don’t know why you’re succeeding, it’s hard to maintain the success)
- For funders: Investing a lot of money in a startup can ruin a startup. Startups will burn through a million dollars in the same amount of time they would a $100,000 investment. Invest smaller installments to encourage better cashflow management.
Become a member and join us in our exclusive members-only events to gain insights on how to start and grow your business.
Learn more about our membership through the link in our bio or at: sirdab-lab.com/beamember
2 10313 hours ago
Sirdab Lab is proud to introduce a new series of events aimed at helping entrepreneurs from our community level up their skills and startups.
Join us for our first LevelUp event tomorrow, where we'll review 3 local startups on ways they can improve their user experience.
Our LevelUp events will offer practical advice, so prepare to take plenty of notes and ask plenty of questions! Tag a friend who might find it useful.
When: 7 PM, Tuesday, Sept 25 (tomorrow!)
Where: Sirdab Lab, Dasman Complex
Entry: Free, registration at the door.
Tap through our Instagram Stories to learn more about our upcoming members-only event with Hasan Haider, partner at @500startupsmena, and why you should sign up to become a member and join the Sirdab squad ✌🏻🚀
0 462 days ago
بلشنا العد التنازلي! .
لا تطوفك فرصة المشاركة في "ملتقى كفو السنوي الثاني"
. ودك تعيش تجربة ملتقى كفو السنوي الثاني! سجل معانا ك "حضور"
. عندك فريق مجتمعي وحاب تشارك في الملتقى! سجل معانا ك "شريك مجتمعي"
. تعمل في مجال الإعلام أو تمتلك مؤسسة إعلامیة! سجل معانا ك "شريك إعلامي"
. تمتلك شركة خاصة أو مؤسسة وحاب تكون شريك للملتقى! سجل معانا ك "شريك للفعالية"
. تمتلك كافيه أو مطعم وحاب تشارك في الملتقى! سجل معانا ك "مطعم أو كافيه"
أيضاً يمكنك التطوع لتنظیم ملتقى كفو
. التاريخ: الثلاثاء، 9 أكتوبر 2018
الوقت: 5:00 م - 9:00 م
المكان: مركز الشيخ جابر الأحمد الثقافي
. رابط التسجيل في بايو انستغرام كفو
ملاحظة: آخر يوم للتسجيل هو ٣٠ سبتمبر ٢٠١٨.
0 352 days ago
Rhinoceros is a powerful 3D design program which uses geometry to describe any form regardless of size and complexity. .
This modeling 101 workshop will teach you all the basics that you will need to design 3D objects.🦏
Join the Rhino Modeling Workshop now with Architect Ding Ciguang
Price: KD 65
When: 7-9 PM, Sept 26-28
Where: Sirdab Lab
Sign up by email: [email protected]
2 593 days ago
There are many topics in the startup space that are hard to grasp in theory. You need to see them applied in action. That's the philosophy behind our upcoming LevelUP events. Learning through examples. See ideas being applied. Bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Join us to understand what user experience (UX) design means and how you can apply it to your own tech startup.
When: 7 PM, Tuesday, Sept 25
Where: Sirdab Lab
5 735 days ago
Do you dread speaking in front of a camera? Do you want to create videos for your business but don’t know how to start?
This two-day transformational workshop is designed to help business owners, content creators and coaches grow their businesses, share their message and gain more clients through videos, without ANY editing skills, expensive equipment or previous experience.
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn:
-The skills necessary to build your confidence in front of the camera
- A proven formula that will make your videos engaging and stand out
-The art of storytelling and how to structure content for your videos
-The body language and presentation skills necessary to deliver your content like a pro
- How to script your videos specifically for Instagram
- How to find your video personality and project it
Note: This workshop will provide you with the skills necessary to build a camera presence, and will not cover video editing.
Price: KD 60, KD 54 for Sirdab Lab members
When: 6-9 PM, October 9 & 10 (Tue-Wed)
Where: Sirdab Lab
For more details on the workshop and to sign up, hit the link in @sirdab_lab's bio.
0 755 days ago
Nothing has a greater impact on the success of your website or app than the user experience (UX). And if you're building a tech startup or an e-commerce site, then UX design should be your key concern.
This UX workshop will help you:
- Learn the basic principles and common practices of UX design
- Create user personas to capture the needs, intentions, and motives of your users
- Create user stories that help translate needs into features
- Design simple interfaces and short interaction paths
- Think like a designer, making iterative adjustments to your design
- Define a workflow that makes a design challenge exciting to tackle
By the end of the workshop you’ll be able to spot improvements that can be made to your website or app, and be able to start a new design from scratch.
When: 5-8 PM, October 14-18 (Sun-Thu)
Where: Sirdab Lab
Early Bird Price: KD 200.
Early Bird Price for Sirdab Lab members: KD 175
Hit the link in @sirdab_lab's bio or visit sirdab-lab.com/ux to sign up! 📲
0 416 days ago
This month, we have a special guest: Hasan Haider, 500 Startups partner in the MENA region.
500 Startups is ranked as one of the top startup funds in the world. Hasan will be sharing his experience as both founder and investor.
This event is for Sirdab Lab members only. Wanna become one? Hit the link in @sirdab_lab's bio to join the community and get access to exclusive events at Sirdab🔓
5 667:14 AM Sep 18, 2018
At Sirdab Lab, we're passionate about practical advice and seeing startups make real progress.
Inspiration is great, but it's not enough.
It's time for real results. It's time you level up.
We're introducing a new series of events with live reviews and examples to walk you through ways startups can up their game.
The reviews will be conducted on startups from our community for everyone to benefit.
This month's event will be on leveling up your user experience (UX) design, with local startups that will be announced soon.
Ready to level up?
Then join us on 25 September, 7 PM at Sirdab Lab.
3 597:26 PM Sep 13, 2018
Before sharing any kind of content, ask yourself:
- Does this translate with my brand identity?
- Is it consistent with my user's experience when they interact with my brand?
Plenty of insights on content marketing to go around during Day 1 of the Content in Context Workshop with Sahar Abdulrasoul 📲
1 1025:53 PM Sep 10, 2018
Spend a year with us to develop your skills and watch your business grow.
- Meet mentors and let them guide you through the challenges you’re facing
- Learn about different aspects of building and growing a startup through our themed members-only events
- Attend roadmapping sessions to accelerate to the next phase of your startup journey, and much more!
Learn more about our membership by following the link in @sirdab_lab’s bio.
0 4412:47 PM Sep 9, 2018
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