May 26, 2023
Nicolas Rouhana, Panelist and Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress 2023
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As a Board Member of EBAN (European Business Angel Network), Nicolas Rouhana, Chairman and CEO of IM, was invited to attend the EBAN Annual Congress 2023 held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 24 till 26 May.

Nicolas was also a panelist and a speaker during the panel discussion titled "Early-Stage Investing in Middle East and North Africa". The panel included:

o Khalil Al-Tawil, Founder of Riyadh Angel Investors
o Tarek El Kady, Founder of MedAngels
o Mohammed Rashidi, Chairman of OneGlobal
o Sid Ali Zerrouki, Managing Director of Algeria Ventures
o Simona Agolini, CEO of Qidz
o Moderator: Marcel Dridje, EBAN Board Member

During the panel, the speakers discussed regional insights on early-stage startup investments, and the challenges of doing cross-border investments in the MENA, specifically in the GCC and Morocco.

They also shared with the audience why African, European & US disruptive entrepreneurs and investors should be looking to the MENA region, for a Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy and for investment opportunities.