Just Start: #ArabCrunchStart: ArabCrunch WorldWide Ambassador Program

12 Apr, 2010

Update: To apply as an ArabCrunch Ambassador please read the end of the post.

At ArabCrunch we have a mission to drive entrepreneurship and innovation, something we started implementing

around 2 years ago with this blog.

Gradually we’ve been adding initiatives toward achieving our mission, the last one you know of is our mega project ArabCrunch.NET the social network that empowers innovators with great apps and tools.

Today, we are brining our work to the grass root level and to the whole world. Aiming to reach every city we can reach: meet ArabCrunchStart.

I am happy to announce that ArabCrunch.net worldwide ambassadors program has officially started with confirmed ambassadors from USA, Washington, NY, London and Saudi Arabia.

ArabCrunch Ambassadors will work under ArabCrunchStart global event program which aims to help at the grass root level, entrepreneurs  to start their startups and to help geeks innovate and be come top-notch engineers.

With our current line-up of ambassadors we are working together to rollup local ArabCrunchStart events in these cities and in works to add more cities, so stay tuned for more information.

Please make sure to follow and invite your friends to ArabCrunchStart on: ArabCrunch.NET, Facebook and Twitter to get updates about programs, events, schedules and locations.

Here is a list of the Arab tech community heroes with their bios: ArabCrunch Ambassadors, if you live in one of the cities/countries where the ambassadors live,  please be in touch with them and follow them on ArabCrunch.NET to stay updated with their initiatives:

Amir Kabbara (ArabCrunch US  & Seattle Ambassador)

graduated with Distinction and Cumm Laude from the Foster Business at the University of Washington, Seattle. Throughout the past 3 years, Amir had the opportunity of working with multiple start-ups including Myyeyou, a Chinese professional social networking website, and EcoShop Network. In the corporate world, Amir has worked in T-Mobile as a Project Manager and in Microsoft as a financial Analyst. Outside of work, Amir spends the majority of his time working with non-profit and leadership organizations in the US including the Golden Key Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda Leadership Society, Children International and the Red Cross. Amir is a member of the NWEN (Northwest Entrepreneurship Network) and is on the board of Collegiate Professionals.

Amir and Rony are currently acting as the ArabCrunch Ambassadors in the US. US audience, please contact them at US.Ambassador@arabcrunch.com if you have any questions, feedback or want to know more about ArabCrunch’s initiative and events in the US.

Rony Ferzli (ArabCrunch US  & Seattle Ambassador)

received his Bachelor and Master in Electrical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1999 and 2002 respectively. From 2002 to 2003, he held a research position in the Department of Electrical and Computer engineering at the American University of Beirut working on signal processing and pattern recognition problems. From 2003 to 2007, he joined Arizona State University as a PhD student majoring in Electrical Engineering researching image restoration and quality assessment. During the PhD, he worked at various companies such as Intel, Acoustic Technologies and Picaris working on state of the art algorithms in signal processing and computer vision. He is currently at Microsoft working in the Unified Communication group researching video conferencing codecs and architectures as well as optimization techniques for boosting performance. His research interests are in Image and Video Processing, DSP architectures, Neural Networks and Mixed Signal Design.  He has more than 8 patents in the field of Electrical Engineering as well as at least 20 papers published in reputable international journals and papers. Rony is an active member of the IEEE society where he helped organizing many conferences as well as being a lead reviewer for major IEEE journals.

Saleh Alzaid: ( Saudi Arabia Ambassador)
Saudi web entrepreneur, founder of the popular untiny URL web app: Untiny.com which was featured on ArabCrunch, PC Magazine Life hacker to name a few, Saleh was also featured on NYtimes. He is also software engineer, blogger, owner of Twtbase.com.  Currently  he lives in Riyad, Saudi Arabia. if you live in Saudi Arabia and want more info you can email him at: Saudi.ambassador@arabcrunch.com

Rami Sawas (London Ambassador)

Born and raised in Aleppo (Syria). moved to London (United Kingdom) in 2001 and completed BSc(Hons) in ‘Computer Science’ and Masters in ‘IT and Internet Law’.

He Currently works as a ‘Site Development Executive’ at Mothercare and carrying out a PhD research in the field of ‘Business Rules & Regulatory Compliance.’

Rami has passion for everything Web and Internet related, including social media, innovation and networking with entrepreneurs. if you live in UK or London you can email him at: London.ambassador@arabcrunch.com

Feras Al-Natsheh: (NY Ambassador)
ex-ArabCrunch Intern he is Computer and mobile programmer, finished his BS in computer networking and currently is pursuing an M.B.A. in NYiT Manhattan.

If you want to join ArabCrunchStart program  becoming an Ambassador  and you meet the following qualifications please email your Bio/CV along with 2 articles of your original writings  please also mention why you want to join this program to ambassadorATarabcrunchDOTcom :

Qualifications:

-  Entrepreneur or with Experience working in the Internet or tech industry. Experience in Sales and/or Business Development is a plus.

- A Bachelor´s or Master´s degree or a proven track record.

- Excellent English writing skills, Arabic fusha writing skills is a plus.

- Excellent work ethic to perform assigned tasks.

- Proactive, highly motivated, enthusiastic and able to work in an organized manner.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Able to lead a team to help support your efforts in creating and promoting country events.

- Ability to reach companies from all sectors of the market in the country.

And, Most Importantly…
Have an entrepreneurial spirit and have the passion to help Arab Entrepreneurs develop their skills and reach their goals.

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  1. fatin khwarizmi  |  April 12th, 2010 at 6:59 PM #

    no ladies ?! hehe
    I wish to be a part of this wonderful group ! unfortunately ,time does not permit me! but i will not lose the opportunity to participate with you & learn from you !
    good luck! ((*__*))

  2. Gaith Saqer  |  April 12th, 2010 at 7:58 PM #

    Fatin thank you very much for all your support and you are welcomed at anytime :)

    We have an casual ArabCrunch Meetup in amman jordan to discuss ArabCrunchStart for jordan on 15th ap. 2010 to RSP please go here on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109638035736279&ref=mf

  3. Gaith Saqer  |  April 12th, 2010 at 10:00 PM #

    application is still open send it to:
    ambassadorATarabcrunchDOTcom

  4. splog service  |  April 30th, 2010 at 12:12 AM #

    I am having a hard time reading your apge in Saftari 9.2, just figufed I might tell you about it?

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