Originally from Bahrain, Nezar Kadhem moved to San Francisco to attend university at age 17. After graduating and being inspired by the tech start-up ecosystem in San Francisco, Nezar moved to Babson College to complete a master’s degree in global entrepreneurship. The program was truly global, and allowed Nezar to live in France, China and Boston, and work first hand with VCs, start-ups and incubators. Nezar then moved to Paris and co-founded his first company, focused on reservation systems for event organizers. Realizing the potential of technology and the growing eco-system in the Arab World, Nezar moved to Bahrain in 2014 and launched Eat App, The fastest-growing restaurant management software globally. Eat App has raised $8.8m USD to date from prominent investors like 500 Start-ups and MEVP, and currently operates in over 45 countries.
While building Eat App, Nezar co-founded Soundscapes, the region's first grassroots music and arts festival, inspired by the ethos of burning man. Soundscapes is now branching out to the global stage, and hosting its first festival edition in Zanzibar in February 2022