In many ways, the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Middle East is very nascent. When it comes to existing models of what an ecosystem might require, the MENA region has a ways to go in terms of making several avenues of support for entrepreneurs consistent. Many accelerators and incubators have come online in the past year to support entrepreneurs, but many are still quite young. Are they doing enough to support startups? Are investors doing enough? Is the private sector involved enough in supporting entrepreneurs via initiatives, or building out CSR programs? Are larger companies doing their part to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship within their companies and set the right tone in the broader space? Where are the untapped markets that startups have yet to fill (if not most markets in the region)? In which spaces could innovation most disrupt a sector? What are the opportunities that we have yet to strive for?
We at Wamda think about these question constantly, but we'd like to hear your answers.