Robyn Brazzil is an integral part of the core team that designed and executed the startAD Program at NYU Abu Dhabi from its inception. She currently leads startAD’s growth initiatives and corporate partnerships, while continuing to mentor startups and create new programs to build entrepreneurial capacity in the UAE.  She also leads the startAD Seed fund, which is an investment fund for early stage startups.

A former legal professional passionate about developing the UAE entrepreneurial ecosystem, she has designed and executed over 100 entrepreneurship programs and events.  She also serves as panelist and moderator at global and local events on topics related to emerging trends in entrepreneurship and growing the UAE ecosystem.  Ms. Brazzil is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and Fordham University School of Law.