About The Speaker
Valentina is an entrepreneur and a journalist with a Masters in peace studies, Human Rights, and EU policies. She is the founder of Startups Without Borders, and an Advisor for SXSW Pitch. Valentina has been involved in the Middle East’s startup landscape since 2013, having launched Egypt’s largest platform on entrepreneurship, Startup Scene Middle East, in 2017. She has given speeches at conferences in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Russia, Norway, France, and Italy, including Lean Startup Nights Cairo, Egypt’s RiseUp Summit, and Techfugees. She was awarded the Women Economic Forum’s Women in Excellence Award 2019.