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As outlined in the first part of this feature, startups have become a fundamental pillar of the economy, a means not only for innovation,...
To many, startups and those operating in the digital space have been the saviours of the Middle East economy during this pandemic. With...
Egypt-based RiseUp, the organiser of the biggest entrepreneurship summit in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), has acquired...
Recently, we published a feature on the battle of the startup hubs in the Middle East. There are several cities across the region,...
I would have liked Careem to go public and remain independent because that is how you make the biggest statement about the maturity of the...
Egypt’s economic woes and subsequent currency devaluation have had a knock-on effect on the country’s startup ecosystem....
In 2017, Bahrain ranked second in the MENA in terms of Ease of Doing Business, and very good reasons have endorsed this ranking. The number...
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial center, and Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte Ltd, a leading technology company in the...
“Lebanon is a great place to test ideas and launch startups. This relatively small market is better than others when it comes to the...
“Cloning ecosystems might not necessarily work, and might not be sustainable given the different characteristics of each country....
The Pitcher is an annual pitching event giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their businesses in front of a large audience of...
Fourteen years ago a group of Arab scholars drew a sobering picture of the Middle East: that it would need 140 years to just double its per...
The startupper calendar gets busier every year.
In 2016 there have been more than 200 events related to entrepreneurship, startups,...
Throughout 2016, the startup ecosystem for the Middle East and North Africa continued to grow as over 15 new accelerators opened their...