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Abdullah Snobar (Host, AcceleratorFest) (he/him)

Executive Director & CEO, DMZ Ventures/ Zone Startups

Abdullah Snobar is the Executive Director of DMZ and the CEO of DMZ Ventures. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, DMZ helps startup founders build, validate, and scale into world-class companies. Under Abdullah’s leadership, the incubator has expanded its global impact by establishing partnerships and satellite locations across North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. To date, DMZ has helped 830+ startups raise $2.69 billion in capital.

Abdullah serves on the Board of Directors for the Rideau Hall Foundation, the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery and the Indigenous Prosperity Foundation. Recognized as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, Abdullah is a member of the Forbes Tech Council and has previously served as a Board Director for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. He has previously held roles with the Canadian Armed Forces, Fairmont Hotels, and Marriott Hotels & Resorts. Abdullah holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and MBA and BComm degrees from Toronto Metropolitan University.

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