Many people have been asking for the Judging Criteria slide from Friday night’s presentation… so here it is!
Dalia Al SaidUSAID
Dalia Al Said has always been passionate about entrepreneurship, Dalia worked as a consultant for N2V, one of the leading Arab VC’s , lucky enough she has been performing all entrepreneurship related jobs and tasks acquiring various experiences in different N2V subsidiaries, , her technical background has qualified her to work as a project manager where she pioneered the start up of different projects along with her team members and peers.
During her job in N2V, Dalia and a team of young Egyptians were the ones behind the success of first Cairo Startup Weekend, the first pot revolution activity in support of entrepreneurship and innovation in Egypt , the Cairo Startup Weekend was a spark for a series of events that nourished the entrepreneurial eco system across Egypt and helped facilitate financing andfunds to many startups .
Prior to working for N2V Dalia worked as part of the information management department of the famous Multi National pharmaceutical Bristol Myers Squibb ME and carried on various technical roles during her 7years employment at BMS.
Dalia is currently handling GEP activities in Egypt facilitated by the Egyptian competitiveness program and funded by USAID, in her role as an entrepreneurship expert, Dalia helps Egyptian young and passionate entrepreneurs to grow their startups through organizing and facilitating different coaching, mentoring and pitch sessions for young ambitious Egyptian aiming at increasing the no. of Egyptian startups and the use of technology and innovation in the welfare Egypt
Dalia is a graduate of Faculty of Engineering , Cairo University , She is also a wife and a mother of a 6 year old daughter called Hana
Dawn LeporeFormer Chairman of the Board and CEO of drugstore.com, Inc.
Dawn Lepore was most recently Chairman of the Board and CEO of drugstore.com, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty, and wellness products. In June of 2011, Dawn led drugstore through a successful acquisition by Walgreens, Inc. In her six years at drugstore, she repositioned the company to focus on the over-the-counter, beauty, and vision businesses and led the company to record revenues, adjusted EBITDA, and free cash flow.
Prior to joining drugstore.com, Dawn held leadership positions at The Charles Schwab Company where she played a key role launching, and then building Schwab’s highly successful e-commerce business. In her 21 years with Schwab, she held a wide variety of roles and responsibilities. She served as Vice Chairman of technology, operations, administration, strategy and active trader, was the Chief Information Officer, a member of Schwab’s Executive Committee and trustee of SchwabFunds.
Currently Dawn serves on the board of eBay, Inc., Limos.com, Coupons.com and All Star Directories and is currently the interim CEO of Prosper.com a peer-to-peer lending marketplace for personal loans and investments. She previously served on the boards of The New York Times and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Dawn has been honored by Fortune Magazine four times as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in American Business, by the National Organization for Women at their Aiming High Conference, was named one of InformationWeek’s Chiefs of the Year. Dawn graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.