About Benchmark Forum

To be a design entrepreneur you need to create your Benchmark by turning passion into profession. Benchmark, the first Design Entrepreneurship forum in MENA is a non-for profit event that aims to educate designers & creative professionals by providing them with a merging skill-set between design & business. The forum is an annual event that brings together innovative business minds and creative designers to share their experience and inspire young entrepreneurs and provide them with mentorship that may guide them down the road of development and success.

What is Our Goal?

yourAOK aims to provide young Kuwaiti youth with the skill-set required to create their own, feasible businesses with their own talent; which will in turn aid in enhancing Kuwait’s economy through entrepreneurship & creativity.

  • lectures by professionals in the industry
  • Mentorships: individual and group mentorship programs for designers wanting to open their own design businesses (product, fashion, branding etc)
  • Marketplace: Products from yourAOK’s online marketplace (youraok.net) will be displayed & sold on behalf of the designers
  • The event & mentorship is FREE of charge

2016
February 12-13

Al Shaheed Park
Kuwait City

250
Seats

15
Speakers & Mentors

Speakers

Abdulrazag Al-Mutawa

General Manager at Ghaliah

Wafa Al Obaidat

CEO at Obai and Hill

ALI ABULHASAN

CEO at Tap payments

Aisha Alsager 

MANAGING DIRECTOR at AGi Architects

KHALID ALZANKI

ALZANKI ENTERPRISES, LAUNCH ON FIRE Podcast

Rashed Alfoudari

Co Founder at Lab100 design studio & Ubon Restaurant

Naji Moujaes

Founder and Architect at PAD10

Sulaiman Al Tarrah

Co-founder , CEO of Bleems

Shahad Beshara

Founder of Visual Therapy

LULU AL AWADHI

Architect at AGi-Architects

Hind Alnaheth

Founder & CEO of Socialobby.com

Benchmark 16 Schedule

Day 1 Friday (12 Feb. 2016)
Day 2 Saturday (13 Feb. 2016)
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
Media Strategic Partner
Benchmark16 Partners

Photos of Previous Benchmark Forums

Event Location

Al Shaheed Park
The Guests Building
Ground Floor, Conference Hall
Email: info@yourAOK.net