The Lighthouse Conversations

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Hashem Montasser, Founder of the The Lighthouse Restaurant & Concept Store in Dubai Design District, is a raconteur who avidly follows the work of arts, culture, technology and, of course, food. In a series of conversations aimed at introducing its audience to the Middle East’s entrepreneurial landscape, Hashem asks his guests about their life journeys, inspirations, successes and failures and everything in-between. New episodes available every second Wednesday.

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Latest Episodes…

  1. Patrick Rogers on how startup founders can avoid common pitfalls

    This week, we're talking to Patrick Rogers whose latest venture, Clara, attempts to solve entrepreneurship legal pain-points by combining human expertise with techonology. And as someone who advises startups a lot, Patrick also shared his insights on common pitfalls entrepreneurs should watch for when setting up their companies. If you enjoyed ...


  2. Daneh Buahmad on juggling three careers & empowering women through her fashion designs

    On this episode, we talk to Saudi designer Daneh Buahmad who launched her women’s fashion label [DANEH]( nearly 10 years ago. Daneh takes us through her career path--from studying computer science at University to discovering her passion for fashion and ultimately launching her own brand. She shares why empowering women ...


  3. Myrna Ayad on the evolution & perception of Middle East art

    On our first episode, we talk to Mryna Ayad, the former Editor-in-Chief of art magazine Canvas and now an independent art consultant who continues to shape the way art & artists from the Middle East are represented internationally. In addition to her professional journey that took her from Canvas to ...


  4. Pre opening diaries

    A special prequel episode from the team of The Lighthouse Conversations podcast, which will focus on the regional arts, culture & entrepreneurial landscape. At our launch event held at the Lighthouse in D3, producer Chirag Desai chats with founder of the Lighthouse & host of the show Hashem Montasser about ...


  5. Introducing: The Lighthouse Conversations

    Launching 20 November 2019. ...