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Yousra Diab is the head of programmes at Dubai-based social impact accelerator C3
As the world came to a standstill with the outbreak of...
Shahzad Bhatti is the founder and owner of the Co-Working PopUp, a community-driven coworking space and incubator for startups and small...
The UAE’s Ministry of Finance has launched a new accelerator to drive innovation in the country.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid...
Fintech startups in MENA have raised over $100 million in funding in the last 10 years, and a new report indicates the number of startups...
State of Fintech
People on the internet aren’t too sad to let go of 2016. Memes surrounding the US presidential elections, comedy sketches on the...
Throughout 2016, the startup ecosystem for the Middle East and North Africa continued to grow as over 15 new accelerators opened their...
Cairo was - surprisingly - named one of the top 10 cities in the world to found a tech-startup last year, and that is likely partly...
Jordan’s startup factory just powered-up another assembly line. In December 2015, Orange Jordan, which is part of the multinational...
As of September 20 one of Tehran’s
three established accelerators will
be open for applications to their third cycle.
Out of those a...
Entrepreneurs, doers and thinkers discuss progress and
innovation at the Bardo Museum recently. (Images via Thinkers &
The Iran startup scene has gone through a quiet, yet powerful,
transformation over the past year. Despite slow
Reine Farhat, Arabic Editor at Wamda, contributed to this
Accelerator Oasis 500's workplace
Terms like accelerators and...
In a quiet moment, AltCity's work friendly cafe. (Image via
Stepping into the spacious offices
of AltCity on Beirut’s b...
It’s been four years since the first accelerator was launched in
the Arab world. Now, almost every country in the MENA region has
one, and ...
The Ramallah-based accelerator, FastForward, recently selected
three startups for its latest round of acceleration.
The selected startups...
Two and a half years ago, we published a selection of 10 Accelerators in
the Middle East and North Africa, most of which at the time
Earlier this year, Arabreneur invested $440,000 USD in four Palestinian startups: AidBits, Karaz, Fariqak, and Edunation (formerly L...
Tunisian entrepreneurs are unanimous: people in their country
don’t lack motivation and creativity but they need advice on how to