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Startup Grind-Genny Ghanimeh CEO of Pi Slice Power of Social Entrepreneurship


The Power of Social Entrepreneurship

MENA & The World

March 15th 7pm

Hult International Business School 

Genny Ghanimeh, Founder of P-Slice/ Micro Finance

Following her passions for the MicroFinance & the Online industries, and after a life-altering trek in Kilimanjaro, Genny founded Pi Slice in March 2012 and negotiated a partnership agreement with MicroWorld from the Group Planet Finance to build and administer the first micro lending online platform in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). 
Genny has an MA in Civil Engineering from the Lebanese University and an MBA from London Business School (UK).

Sadaffe Abid: Guest visit from Sadaffe Abid, CEO of the Kashf Foundation and Buksh Foundation who teaches the Adaptive Leadership Model from Harvard Kennedy School. She conducts leadership development trainings in Middle East North Africa (MENA). Sadaffe is a social entrepreneur with extensive experience in operational management, strategy, gender mainstreaming and leadership development. She led Kashf Foundation, one of largest microfinance institution’s (MFI) in Pakistan, as the COO and later as the CEO to grow Kashf from a pilot project in two rooms to serve 300,000 women clients, employ 2000 staff and disburse US$ 200 million to support micro-businesses in Pakistan. I was also the co-founder and CEO of Buksh Foundation, a start up social venture focused on enhancing financial access to under served segments of youth and micro entrepreneurs with innovative financial products.


6:30 Networking and Food
7:30 Fireside Chat
8:30 Networking


Hosted By Christine Souffrant, Dubai Chapter Director

Christine is an aspiring Haitian-American entrepreneur with 7 years of business management experience, 6 years of international study in over 26 countries, and 2 years of banking expertise. Christine spent her early years managing a family business in New York that featured Haitian street artwork. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2011with a Bill Gates Millennium scholarship, Christine completed a management career in retail/ commercial banking in DC. She is the Founder of Belle Femme Diaries-a resource blog for "Experiences that Inspire".  She currently lives in Dubai as a member of the Leadership Circle of the Rotary Club of Jumierah and will complete a Masters degree at Hult International Business School in 2014.
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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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