SuperAngels Summit: The Angel Investor Conference Comes to the UAE

The SuperAngels Summit is set to make a historic appearance in the UAE. Spearheaded by Ravi K Ranjan and hosted by Venture Catalysts++, the summit will feature over 70 outstanding speakers from around the world.

Supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Convention Centre (ADNEC), The Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum, and Emirates Angels, a UAE Ministry of Economy Initiative, the event promises to be a landmark in the investment world.

The summit, taking place on the 15th and 16th of December at ADNEC, will gather global investors, policymakers, government officials, and prominent angel networks. Set against the UAE's impressive $501 billion GDP and burgeoning startup ecosystem, it is poised to be a key platform for investment, innovation, collaboration, and celebration in the entrepreneurial arena. It expects over 2,000 attendees, including 1,000 influential investors, more than 400 startup founders, over 300 ecosystem enablers, 200+ CXOs, and 100+ global government officials, positioning itself as the world's first and largest investor platform.

Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of SEED Group, remarked, "The arrival of the SuperAngels Summit to Abu Dhabi is set to elevate the startup ecosystem in the UAE and beyond. The convergence of global speakers, investors, and key players in the entrepreneurial landscape is a testament to the vibrant spirit of innovation and collaboration that defines the MENA region. The UAE's commitment to fostering a dynamic startup environment is unwavering, and events like the SuperAngels Summit play a pivotal role in connecting visionary entrepreneurs with the right investors. In line with the vision of Seed Group, this summit goes beyond being a platform; it is a catalyst for transformative ventures, an arena where ideas flourish, and partnerships are forged."

The summit will feature a lineup of celebrity investors and global speakers, including Cricket star Shikhar Dhawan, Fintech innovator Ashneer Grover, Yulia Stark from the European Women's Association, and Ahmed Mohamed A Naqbi from Emirates Development Bank.

Ravi K Ranjan, Founder & CEO of SuperAngels Summit, stated, “The SuperAngels Summit provides a dynamic opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with investors who share their passion and are eager to be part of the next wave of groundbreaking ventures. We are excited to bring this summit to the fastest-growing startup ecosystem in the MENA region, Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital. Participants in the SuperAngels Summit will find themselves at the epicentre of entrepreneurial energy, gaining a dynamic platform to express their ideas and visions. Together, we are poised to create an irrevocable future of business and investment, embarking on a journey where incredible opportunities abound, and new horizons unfold.”

Dr Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, Co-Founder and President of Venture Catalysts++, added, “Bringing an event like the SuperAngels Summit to the UAE allows us to engage, explore, and further empower the MENA region’s startup landscape. We aim to further empower the UAE startup community by providing them the platform and opportunity to take their visions to the next level by connecting them with the right people.”

Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Chief Commercial Officer at ADNEC Group, said, “The SuperAngels Summit in Abu Dhabi marks a transformative milestone in the realm of angel investing. By facilitating connections, fostering teamwork, and unlocking groundbreaking opportunities, this summit is poised to redefine the startup investment landscape. The UAE reaffirms its commitment to being a hub of innovation, with angel investors playing a pivotal role as catalysts between visionary entrepreneurs and game-changing prospects. The summit stands as a testament to the dynamic spirit and collaborative ethos driving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region.”

The SuperAngels Summit 2023, in partnership with ADNEC, is a two-day global summit designed for active and aspiring angel investors from all over the world. An exclusive Gala dinner and an awards night will also feature at the summit, honouring individuals and organisations that have significantly contributed to building and strengthening the startup ecosystem and enhancing international investments and collaborations.