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iE5 launches with 22 founding members at IFN London and Borsa Istanbul

Harris Irfan
iE5 launches with 22 founding members at IFN London and Borsa Istanbul

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  1. The Global Islamic Economy Accelerator Q4 2018
  2. Global Islamic Economy A burgeoning market driven by entrepreneurship Global Muslim Spend Muslim Entrepreneurs Seek a community , support, guidance and infrastructure to grow their businesses in a Sharia compliant manner Across lifestyle sectors reached $2.2 trillion in 2016 Islamic Banking Assets Are estimated at $2.2 trillion and growing London Muslim Population Is a quarter of the world population and is experiencing rapid increases in economic development and private wealth Is becoming the western centre of the halal economy with the most halal businesses founded outside of the Muslim world 2
  3. The Islamic Economic Model Islamic banking is not the only component Islamic finance today : - Predominantly banking assets Debt-based Fractional reserve banking model Reverse engineered Maqasid al Shari’a? Just Transparent Holistic Equitable Empowerment Risk sharing Inclusive Islamic Economic Model Equal opportunities Job creation Wealth distribution Islamic finance tomorrow: - Banking and insurance Asset management Private equity and venture capital Waqf Zakat Sadaqa Social impact and green investment Social infrastructure Wealth preservation Entrepreneurialism Wealth creation 3
  4. The Global Islamic Economy Accelerator iE5 is the community space that supports halal economy businesses , especially digital Global Connectivity Co-Working Space Acceleration for Startups Corporate Innovation VIRTUAL ACCELERATOR Connection to the global Islamic economy through affiliations with other hubs and ecosystems. Connection to a worldwide network of entrepreneurs and investors Flexible mixed use space for all stages of businesses (sched. 2019) Proximity to professional advisors made available through a programme of available advice and support Corporate innovation units, challenges and incubation programmes to develop disruptive next generation businesses 4
  5. Islamic Economy Sectors iE5 is designed for businesses operating in the Islamic economy sectors Halal Food Islamic Finance & FinTech Modest Fashion & Lifestyle Halal Travel Halal Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics
  6. Community iE5 is designed for the Islamic economy community and more Service Providers Global Hubs Growth Stage Companies Entrepreneurs Investors Corporates Academia Islamic Economy Ethical Social Impact Businesses whose activities are wholly Shari ’a compliant in nature Businesses with an ethical or sustainability objective Businesses with an social impact or philanthropic objective 6
  7. Programme iE5 membership provides access to a programme developed for all stages of business growth Space (sched. 2019) Space Suppliers Support Suppliers Negotiated preferential rates with third party suppliers for support and technical services A selection of space to suit every business need, co-working, breakout, hot desks and offices. In addition space to host meetings and events will be available for hire Serendipity Support Free master classes, workshops, Clinics, events and entrepreneurs in residence to support all aspects of business scaling Serendipity Networking with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and industry specialists 7
  8. Support iE5 makes available a range of services to support companies through the scaling lifecycle as needed . The halal economy needs mentoring, guidance, connectivity and lobbying power. Master Classes Technical Surgeries / Clinics Entrepreneurs in Residence Shari’a Compliance Support Office Hours with Experts Fundraising Support International Scaling Support Partner Discounts 8
  9. Concept Unrivalled online network for the global Islamic economy
  10. Concept Scheduled 2019 : a world class co-working space for the Islamic economy business operating in or expanding to the UK
  11. Partnerships Patron Programme Sponsor Corporate / Hub Member Benevolent Grant Sponsor an Innovation Programme Access the Community Receive credit as a Patron supporter on all collateral Opportunity to design areas for innovation programme Space for innovation / outreach team as needed Branded as patron within the accelerator Dedicated support to execute programme Run events within the facilities Early access to start-ups raising funding Provide mentorship to startups Opportunity to co-author research 11
  12. Virtual Accelerator Global online community powered by ▪ ▪ ▪ operational end 2018 250,000 existing users worldwide Freemium services including: ▪ Islamic economy news and insights ▪ Jobs board ▪ Online forums ▪ Clinics: legal, financial, Shari’a, tech ▪ Webinars and master classes Premium membership services including: ▪ Legal and Shari’a services ▪ Business plan preparation ▪ Capital structuring and raising 12
  13. Co-Working Space A dedicated mixed use location in central London : operational 2019 Space: ▪ ~125 seat venue (circa 5,000 sq. ft.) ▪ Split into: ▪ Co-working ▪ Hot desk ▪ Dedicated offices ▪ Meeting / events space Sample space available in London E1 13
  14. Strategic Partners iE5 has Islamic economy and innovation community specialist delivery partners Gateway is a global multidisciplinary professional services firm , exclusively dedicated to the Islamic economy. Gateway has 50+ senior Islamic economy consultants in 22 countries, many of them recognised internationally as the world’s leading specialists in their field, with extensive experience in law, banking, finance, management consultancy, private equity, accountancy, financial technology and regulation. Elipses is a digital research, advisory and investment firm. Its partners are experts in developing innovation ecosystems, having built and run large blue chip corporate innovation programmes, founded and scaled start-ups to exit, and developed and run industry communities focused on innovation. Elipses clients are at the forefront of digital innovation, developing the next generation of digital businesses, in the Islamic, crypto and conventional economies. IslamicMarkets.com is the world’s most widely used online information, learning, financial intelligence and investing platform dedicated to the $4 trillion global Islamic economy. IslamicMarkets has 250,000 unique users, offering them data and market insights, research and publications, e-learning services, and global investor connectivity. IslamicMarkets is the technology partner for iE5. 14
  15. Strategic Advisors Ashley Freeman CEO & Partner Gateway Harris Irfan Partner Gateway Abdul Haseeb Basit Lawrence Wintermeyer Co-Founder & Principal Co-Founder & Principal Elipses Elipses Sherif Hampton Suhail Ahmad Deputy CEO & Partner Partner Gateway Gateway 15
  16. Founding Membership iE5 ’s founding members are leading lights from the Islamic economy in the UK and beyond 16