Viresh Harduth, Vice-President, New Customer Acquisition for Sage Africa & Middle East opines that when you want to grow your startup business, the best approach would be to keep it simple, and suggests a few strategies to...
Vic Bageria is the UAE Chapter President of Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO). EO UAE Chapter is a global, reputed hand-selected group of entrepreneurs who have scaled their businesses in the region and have established...
  Total startup funding in MENA up by 31% according to MAGNiTT 2018 MENA Venture Investment Report ● 2018 saw a record number of 366 startup deals take place across MENA, amounting to $893m of total investment ● When excluding the $200m...
Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem may be nascent, but is rapidly evolving to support economic growth Despite having the largest market in the GCC in terms of population and consumer spend, Saudi Arabia’s tech startup ecosystem is small and nascent...
Game-changers look to influence tomorrow’s agenda-setters at Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Ras Al Khaimah, on September 27, 2017 Guy Kawasaki headlines diverse new age line up, with debates to centre on entrepreneurship, women empowerment and sustainability Ras Al Khaimah is readying...
Growth attributed to region’s young population with high disposable income & high internet penetration rate 2016 industry value stood at USD 4.8 billion GCC market to hit USD 20-billion mark by 2020 The number of online shoppers in the...
You have a great business idea. How should you approach investors to fund your business? Ashik Hasim, partner at Essentially Precise, shares his valuable insights on the intricacies of funding your startup business.  If you don't build your dream,...
Dubai-based Entrepreneur shares insights on doing business in Dubai/UAE
Findings from Labbrand’s recent survey also indicate an inherent paradox embodied in the nature of tertiary education today. Multiple market forces are creating pull and push tensions, which appear contradictory and difficult to manage. Catering for a diverse international,...
With International Women's Day around the corner, we interviewed  Joy Ajlouny, Dubai-based professional who co-founded a unique app-based package delivery service. Joy speaks of her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and the role of Arab women in societies today. Joy Ajlouny, co-founder...
Latest figures released by Google shows India’s growing inclination towards e-commerce and online purchases which witnessed an  unprecedented surge in 2015. Piyush Gupta writes on what awaits the sector in 2016. Google released a list of what India searched for...
BECO Capital, a regional venture capital firm focused on technology investments in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, today said that the Venture Capital (VC) market has gained momentum in the last 12 months, boosted by successful fundraising by...
An Interactive session with Akram Miknas, Chairman, MCN Group. Recently I had the chance to attend a talk by Akram Miknas, Chairman of MCN Group. The founder of Promoseven Holdings Group runs some of the world’s most sought-after media brands....
UAE Entrepreneur To Judge The Prestigious Hult Prize at the annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting In New York Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex, one of the world’s leading global logistics and transportation companies, Mr. Fadi Ghandour, will this month...
ArabNET Digital Summit 2014 today opened with a keynote address by the CEO of twofour54, the commercial arm of the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi. The speech spotlighted the creation of a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. “Despite good progress SMEs...
With the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and especially the UAE on the brink of an Entrepreneurial revolution, Word-of-mouth marketing through referral networks is one of the best ways UAE Entrepreneurs can connect to or associate with...
Inspiring. Intriguing. Enthralling - Those would be the ideal adjectives to describe today's BOLDTalks event held at DUCTAC in the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. What is BOLDTalks BOLDtalks are series of events that host a selection of acclaimed international speakers...
Expert opinion by Yassine Aissaoui on how to beat your competition and remain ahead in the ever-evolving SEO game. After working on the design and the content of your website, after acquiring inbound links for a few months, you have achieved...
Seedstars World (SSW) is a worldwide startup competition in emerging markets and fast growing startup scenes.  Seedstars World (SSW) offers a chance to network with investors and Entrepreneurs from around the world. The Seedstars World team travelled to 20 different countries in...
New Research by Tahseen Consulting Finds That Female Rates of Entrepreneurship in the GCC are Substantially Lower Than Male Levels In several of the GCC countries, men are more than twice as likely as women to set up their own...
The workplace is where we spend the majority of our time, it’s also the place where we are encouraged to be as creative, motivated and productive as we can be. Staff need an environment that stimulates and inspires them in order...
Entrepreneurship in Middle East and North Africa: New Evidence on Motivational Factors for Females (This is a guest post by Beschir Hussain, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, and Ammar Rizvi, University of Oxford) The Arab Spring has brought to the fore a rise...