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She Leads Week 6 | Legal Clinic For Start Ups


5:00 pm


6:00 pm

She Leads Week 6 | Legal Clinic For Start Ups

As we reach the halfway mark of our She Leads Accelerator, we continue to build our learning graph of setting up and building a business. For week six, we have @Yousef Hamza, Partner at V7 Group, joining us for a comprehensive session on ‘Legal clinic for startups’. From Protecting one’s intellectual property and startup from legal risk exposure to discussing general legal pitfalls, the webinar will navigate it all. Yousef has advised over 3,000 entrepreneurs and counting, in legal matters, strategy and fundraising in the MENA region. Yousef regularly speaks at universities, government conferences and is also an advisor, board member and an angel investor to several startups across the region



    Lorenzo Jooris

    Lorenzo Jooris

    CEO, Creative Zone

    Lorenzo Jooris is the CEO of Creative Zone, Dubai’s leading business advisory firm. Mr Jooris holds extensive and diverse experience in the Middle Eastern and South Asian business markets and retains an expert opinion on the regions’ SMEs and startup culture. He was the founder of One World Communications, a full-fledged multi-media powerhouse advising governments around the world in branding and communication strategies. He, later on, started LEADERS Middle East Magazine in the UAE and formulated ‘Leaders without Borders’ an initiative that promotes young social entrepreneurs’ development and Power Women of Arabia Debate. In 2018, he joined Arton Capital as the Vice President of global growth and strategy where he oversaw the international expansion of the company and was in charge of sales, marketing and events worldwide. Lorenzo is a firm believer in giving back to the community, and within Creative Zone he has spearheaded significant initiatives to help and support promising startups and entrepreneurs. He is also the author of “Recipes for a Better World” and serves as an advisor to the James Michel Foundation.


    Yousef Hamza

    Partner, V7 Group

    Yousef Hamza is a Partner at Envestors MENA and has advised over 3,000 entrepreneurs, assisting in legal matters, strategy and fund raising. Envestors is a the oldest regional Business Angel Network which has advised and raised finance for start-up/growth companies for just over $30 Million, as well as the raising of finance for acquisitions totaling over $150M. Having invested in multiple start-ups and with a portfolio of successful SME’s in the region, he sets up and manages funds for his own capital, his family and other family offices. Yousef is a mentor at Seedstartup, injaz and Dubai+Acumen, is a YAL member and Global Shaper and lectures for Universities, government conferences and is an advisor/board member/angel investor to a number of start-ups across the region. He also organizes and funds yearly business plan competitions for Social Enterprises, investing in and advising the top 3. Yousef was educated in Kuwait and the U.A.E, followed by a law degree from the University of Cardiff in the U.K. Having interned with several multinational legal firms working on a portfolio of projects, he then worked for one of the top 3 local law firms with a 40 year history in Abu Dhabi, where he helped further develop Sukuk structures, assisted companies in gaining the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award and as part of a team within the firm gave strategic advice on weathering the current financial crisis from a business development and strategy angle.

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