Director and Business Catalyst, Tsofen HiTech Centers | Ascend Foundry, Israel
Mr. Hans Shakur is an Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist, Business Catalyst and Ecosystem Augmenter, and one of the key figures in the Israeli hi-tech scene, leading initiatives of tech-innovation, economic development and policy making, all of which aiming to interconnect the Israeli ecosystem with the Arab society and to foster collaboration, inclusive growth and a better future across the region.
Mr. Shakur is the founder Markitect (Wireless Applications Company), MobileMonday Nazareth, Games for Peace and Ascend Ventures (Consulting Boutique). In addition, he serves as a board member, mentor, lecturer and public speaker.
Mr. Shakur was honored by Geektime magazine as one of the Top 100 Influential People in the Israeli Hi-Tech, and as one of the Role Models of the Israeli Tech-Entrepreneurial Ecosystem by The Founders Studio. He is a native expert in Middle Eastern cultures and fluent in Arabic, English and Hebrew.