Hans holds a BA from Bentley Uni. and an MBA for Hult Business School, and certificates from Oxford and MIT in Blockchain and AI. For the past 7 years he leads a team of managers running the largest and most impactful techhub in the MENA region. It houses 800 going on 1000 tech startups, from 71 nations, on 10.000m2. Dtec has helped create 3000 jobs and the inflow of 300m US $ in the local economy. Hans shaped Dtecs’ strategy and today its highly profitable and has 6 different pillars addressing, Co-working, Acceleration, Events & Learning, Venture Capital, Services and Corporate Innovation. The campus is also the home of Intelak, Emirates Airlines incubator, Startupbootcamp’s Smart City Accelerator and Intel’s’ Iot ignition lab. Previously, Hans founded, as CEO, 3 startups, on different continents, raising 10m US $ in venture capital and holding senior positions building 3 departments in MNCs, including Siemens’ first incubator 20 years ago. Hans is a frequent speaker on AI, Blockchain and Entrepreneurship. He serves on the board of 13 companies, and advisor to two Universities. Under Hans’ leadership Dtec has won 9 awards including Best Startup Hub.