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FasterCapital (a virtual incubator based in Dubai) has launched its fifth round of funding for 2016 which begins on September 18, 2016 and...
The Turn8 Hub Pre-accelerator Program is a free 2-week intensive program from October 9 to 18 for technology startups in...
Ahmed Abu ElHaz CEO of Shezlong pitching at BDL2015 accelerate in Beirut. (Image via Shezlong)
Egypt is fertile ground for...
Do you have a technology startup idea and want to grow it into a successful business? Apply now to Speed@BDD’s Batch II acceleration pr...
For every Dumyé doll purchased one is gifted to an orphan.
(Image via Dumyé)
Sourcing a definition for social enterprise could
prove as p...
Entrepreneurship has finally attained global megatrend status, according to EY, but MENA's founders knew that long...
At the end of 2015 Laundrybox’s
business model, and solid teamwork, secured them the third
place at Forbes Middle East’s
15 Most Promising ...
The only way is up for gamers in Jordan. (Image via
Jordanian game publishing platform
a partnership with US...
CEO Mohammad Al-Shaker during one of the weather forecasts.
(Image via ArabiaWeather)
announced yesterday a $5 million...
The buzz about entrepreneurship and start-ups in
Lebanon has never been louder.
News of increasingly available venture capital funds,
Bayzat, a UAE-based comparison site for health insurance services, banking products and car insurance has received a $1 million round...
Moroccan entrepreneurs are rushing to develop a
thriving startup sector, and this year they managed to attract
major players from their...
The team behind Naseeb Networks. (Image via Naseeb
Networks, Pakistani parent company of
Hellofood, the global online food delivery
platform, whose most recent acquisitions in the region were the
To entrepreneurs, raising a first round of capital is a validation of their startup’s business model. To VCs, it’s a grace...
It’s been seven years now that Omar Balafrej has been running
Technopark, and over that period, he has seen his share of M...
Arzan Financial Group (AFG), one of the oldest
and largest publicly listed investment firms in Kuwait, announced
this week its investment...
Bahrain’s newest table reservation
application, eatapp.co, has just announced a second
funding round, totaling $300,000. The r...
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In a society where women are still economically marginalized and absent from the labor market, technology entrepreneurship is emerging...
“Bahrain is like a petri dish: it’s a pretty self-sufficient ecosystem with a lot of human capital,” says Hasan...
Through Wamda Insights, a new
quarterly publication from the Wamda
Research Lab, we aim to share new knowledge
and data on the Middle East...
This is the first of a series of interviews with top
investors from the MENA region, in an attempt to shed light on
This article was co-authored by Melltoo founders
Sharene Lee and Morad Irsane
“How do you make money?” is a
question everyone asks about Mel...