Al Karmi, Rami
Chairman and CEO, F03 Venture Partners
Rami is a proud geek, investor. He is executive chairman of F03 Venture Partners an investment and economic development firm aiming to accelerate the startup, and investment ecosystems across emerging markets through community activation.
Rami is a mentor at 500 Startups, chairman at Octonius.com, executive vice chairman at startup factory Pixel & Theory, and at Girls in Tech Jordan, member of the board at Al Raed Arabi School, and member of the advisory board of WAKE International in San Francisco.
Rami founded his 1st startup at the age of 19, he holds an Electrical Engineering degree from University of Jordan, and completed the Venture Capital Executive Program at HAAS UC Berkeley, and “The Leading for the future”, and “The Leading, Organizing for Action” Executive Programs at Harvard Kennedy School, and the Senior Executive Education Program at UC San Diego. Rami is a passionate advocate of the Lean Startup movement and is a regular judge, mentor & keynote speaker at the region's important entrepreneurship & technology events. He designed and produced a number of events and interventions in this space including the THINKZINC speaker series, LeanStartupProgram, BackToStartupBasics, and his popular snapchat AskMeAnything #Entrepreneurship #Investment daily segment in simple Arabic language no lingo.
On his mission to activate startup and innovation ecosystems he was Advisor at ZAIN Jordan's CEO Office where he institutionalized the 1st Corporate Entrepreneurship Responsibility (CER) division, designed and lead ZAIN Innovation Campus – ZINC, lead interventions with Qatar Development Bank's Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), Digital&Beyond powered by ooredoo, N2V Labs, FastForward Palestine and Venture Lab at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology KAUST.