Omar is the co-founder and managing partner of Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The Social Impact Accelerator will be hosting Omar exclusively for the social enterprises that are part of the Social Impact Accelerator Batch 1.The SEs will have the chance to sit down with Omar and get expert advice and mentoring on their businesses.
Omar received numerous personal and professional accolades including being recognized in 2014 along with his brother Tarik, as the Hawaii Venture Capital Association’s Investors of the Year; in 2015 by Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next 20, and by Pacific Business News’ Forty under 40. In 2017, XLR8UH was ranked as one of the top 30 accelerators in the USA.
Omar is also Vice President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai’i, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps great entrepreneurs become great philanthropists, VP of Ala Wai Pharma, a drug delivery company focused on increasing the bioavailability of polar drugs, and also helps manage the UPSIDE Fund, a venture fund focused on commercializing University of Hawaii intellectual property.
He holds a BSM in Finance from Tulane University’s AB Freeman School of Business and an MBA from the Shidler College of Business.
Omar is in the Philippines as an Outbound Fellow sponsored by the US Department of State, through the US Embassy in the Philippines. He is on a reciprocal fellowship following the completion of the Professional Fellowship of Emil Benjamin Tapnio, ISIP Program Manager and PhilDev Program Director, in Hawaii and Washington, DC. USA, sponsored by the US Department of State’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI).
The Social Impact Accelerator is one of the initiatives under the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) project co-implemented by the Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT-Australia).
*This event is is only available to admitted teams part of Social Impact Accelerator Batch 1