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Following the success of Kickstarter.com and IndieGoGo.com, crowdfunding
platforms around the world have taken off. There is big...
The Dubai-based international investment platform
announced today that they have recently received the stamp of
approval from the...
There are some questions that continuously occur
in the minds of entrepreneurs - if I want to get seed financing, or
that second round of...
You might remember the
story of Palestinian Asma Jaber and her fiancé Sami Jitan who
launched PIVOT, an
interactive app that stores ...
A recent panel at the MENA ICT Forum included liwwa's Ahmed
Moor, second from left; crowdfunding strategist
Ronald Kleverlan, third...
Egypt’s latest crowdfunding platform Tennra for entrepreneurs launched this week with a proposition to make giving away money...
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Despite Israel’s destroying several billion dollars worth of property, businesses, and homes, displacing 500,000 people, and killing 2,200 ...
There’s nothing like a healthy competition to get people
clicking. Hivos’s Mideast Creatives program and Zoomaal know
something about thi...
According to many entrepreneurs,
the main problem currently facing business development is
funding. As a solution, many...
Last week, Zain Jordan signed
an agreement with Zoomaal, the region’s largest
crowdfunding platform, as part o...
As I write this, I’m listening to a playlist on Spotify, sitting
across from my empty bookshelf, its sparse shelves occupied by a
few CDs I...
Cross-posted from Cloud Games on February 10, 2014.
Continuing its streak as the most successful crowdfunding
campaign to date, upcoming...
Welcome to Wamda's weekly startup news ticker, which will
offer quick announcements and stories relevant to the region. If
you have a quick...
In Morocco, there’s no need to introduce couscous. But it’s a
different story in the US and UK. Lamiaa Bounahmidi wants to change
Looking back at the year, 2013 has clearly been the year of
crowdfunding– especially in emerging markets and the Middle
Update: The campaign mentioned at the
end of the piece is updated to show a more realistic representation
of an unknown developer raising...
In 2009, Ramzi Jaber quit his job as a civil engineer in
Jerusalem to organize TEDxRamallah. Upon moving to Ramallah to
begin work on the...
New crowdfunding platform Zoomaal, in partnership with Hivos, has set up ‘The Hivos Creativity Competition’ to encourage Arab creativity an...
The Middle East’s newest crowdfunding
launched today, offering entrepreneurs, artists, and
socially-minded doers the c...
It’s 10am in Nabbesh’s offices in Dubai. The team is a bit
speechless. “We’re at 29%,” someone says excitedly. Founder Loulou
Restaurants and fast food outlets are booming in Kurdistan.
According to one official
in Erbil, Kurdistan’s capital now boasts close to 5...
Any entrepreneur who doubts the power of crowdfunding can simply
look to the example of Hind Hobeika, a Lebanese engineer who
In the Middle East, indie
musicians often struggle to find consistent income in a small
and fragmented market. It can be difficult...