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“I met with a Jordanian minister a few years ago and he told me that he wanted the country to have 10,000 PhDs in the next few years,...
This article is a crosspost with Harvard
Fostering entrepreneurship has become a core component
Excitement about Turkey’s startups hit fever pitch last year. This
time one year ago, The Economist anointed the country’s
startup scene a...
When I arrived in Kuwait and settled into a chair at the Nuqat Creative Conference last month, the young man next to me immediately turned,...
Tahrir Square will forever stand as a symbol of Egypt’s revolution
and its ongoing transformation, its power seared into c...
In two weeks, Cairo will host the "first-ever entrepreneurship
summit in Egypt" a stone's throw from Tahrir Square. Rise Up Egypt,...
If there’s one place in the Arab world one can go to understand the
complex relationship between women, government, and
recent discussion between Vivek Wadwha,
Vice President of Innovation and Research at Singularity
University, and Dick Costolo, CEO of...
Imagine what the world would be like if Steve Jobs, Bill Gates
and Mark Zuckerberg had all been forced to spend three years in...
At Mix n’ Mentor Casablanca this past Saturday, Wamda announced the Karim Jazouani Prize, in honor of one of Morocco’s pioneering advocates ...
Mix n Mentor
Does the future of the internet lie in tablets?
That’s what Médoune Seck believes. With the help of Google, he
turned his internet café in ...
When it comes to entrepreneurship, Ethiopia is riddled with
contradiction. A stunningly beautiful, tremendously friendly and
Entrepreneurs are hard to come by in Qatar; small and
medium-size enterprises make up only 15% of the economy and only
about 2% of Qataris...
Entrepreneurs in the Arab world who may be self-funding, are bootstrapping, or are just looking for an inexpensive place to start their...
This piece was originally published on
the Harvard Business Review on April 17,
Venture capital is ignoring the Middle East
This week's Game Development panel at ArabNet
touched on a few counterintuitive themes which, whether you agree
with them or not, are...
Imagine Cup is a leading student technology competition that has grown to become a top competition in the Gulf. The UAE local finals will...
Within the barren hills of oil-rich Dhahran in
the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia, a unique structure is slowly
reaching high into the...