What We Do

    Innovation Machine empowers, educates and inspires entrepreneurs by facilitating public and private innovation events in the Middle East. Founded by the team behind Startup Weekend Dubai 2011, which attracted more than 400 participants and launched a number of technology startups, the goal of Innovation Machine is to foster an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem that eliminates the gap between startups, investors, government and private sectors. Innovation Machine helps accelerate startups that are truly innovative and that create new value for entrepreneurs, consumers and society.

Who We Are

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Partner
Deem Albassam

Deem Albassam

    Innovation Machine Partner, is one of Saudi’s rising entrepreneurs – passionate about her dreams of building a startup nation. Deem is the founder of Switch Restaurant, which has given her the chance to practice her solid knowledge in retail management, marketing and design. Prior to Switch, she worked in the family business as a Market Developer for Albassam Groups in Dubai. Deem was one of the key members of Saudi Aramco’s Keystone, and she attended the Harvard Idea Translation Program. She is a graduate of the American University of Dubai with a B.A. degree in Business Administration/Marketing. She has also completed the Business Leadership Program at Columbia University in New York, USA.

Partner
Sara Falaknaz

Sara Falaknaz

    Innovation Machine Partner, is an energetic and enthusiastic UAE national, pursuing her dream of becoming a leading entrepreneur to inspire the young generation to progress on the same path. Currently working for Dubai Holding as an Executive Director, Sara started her journey working for a financial institution with a global presence (Citibank) – a way to gain knowledge and expertise in the field of banking. Later, Sara joined the family business and was appointed Chief Financial Advisor at Falaknaz General Enterprises (FGE). Sara received a graduate degree in Management & Finance from The American University in Sharjah. In addition, she believes that leadership qualities are important to stimulate the future generation, which led to her joining the leadership program at both IMD and London Business School.

Managing Partner
Kamal Hassan

Kamal Hassan

    Innovation Machine Managing Partner, is a 20-year veteran of the business world with expertise in corporate strategy, innovation management, performance excellence and business development and growth. For the past several years he has been an active supporter of SMEs and startups in the UAE and Palestine, helping them become more competitive using business model innovation, and contributing time and financial support to local educational programs including recent Startup Weekend events in Dubai and Gaza. Kamal is founder, president and CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of Dubai-based Innovation 360, an innovation management company that works with organizations of all sizes and specialties to enhance value creation through innovative products, services and business models.

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