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Muzamil Abdelkarim

Managing Partner Blackstone VenturesHQ
Qualifications:

BSc

Location: Khartoum, SudanLocation: Kano, NigeriaLocation: Darfur, Sudan Website: Blackstone Website

Biography

Co-Founder & Managing partner of Blackstone Ventures, a unique hybrid of both a Venture Capital & Management Consulting Firm, that supports & services Startups, Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and Businesses.  Moreover I am a bilingual and goal-oriented Strategy & Operations Executive with strong conceptual & analytical skills combined with a proven track record in helping world class organizations drive growth, performance and capitalize on new opportunities. Prior to Blackstone I was selected as one of 14 out of 3000+ talent pool nationwide to join DAL Group’s ($1.6Bn+ MNC) Management Trainee Program, based on leadership potential & academic achievements.  I also consulted and helped build strategic partnerships for an array of Startups, NGOs & Initiatives including Mojo Gallery, Sudan Startup Hub, Sudan Hub, ResumeArena.com, Al-Sudaniya Mentoring, and was recently a Business Mentor at Get in the Ring –  Startup Investment Battle 2015, Startup Weekend 2015 and Startup Cup 2016 powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. I look forward to hearing from you!

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