Hans Christensen

Hans Christensen

Vice President, Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

Hans Christensen is Vice President, Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority.

Hans holds a BA, an MBA, and is studying for his PhD. For the past eight years, he has led a team of managers running the largest and most impactful tech hub in the MENA region. It houses 1,000+ tech startups, from 72 nations, within its 10,000 sq. m. business center. Dtec has helped create 3,000 jobs and the inflow of US$300 million in the local economy.

Hans shaped Dtec’s strategy. Today it is highly profitable and has six different pillars addressing co-working, Acceleration, Events & Learning, Venture Capital, Services and Corporate Innovation. Dtec was also a hosting partner of Intelak, Emirates Airlines incubator, co-founded Startupbootcamp’s Smart City Accelerator and is home to Intel’s Innovation lab and the HP Innovation Garage. 

Previously, Hans founded, as CEO, three startups on different continents, raising $10 million in venture capital, and has also held senior positions building three departments in MNCs, including Siemens’ first incubator 20 years ago.

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