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Vea, an environmental fashion store in Beirut’s downtown Souks mall, has launched a $10,000 campaign on MENA crowdfunding platform Zo...
liwwa, the Amman-based peer-to-peer Sharia-compliant lending
site, has closed a seed round led by DASH Ventures, with
Following the success of Kickstarter.com and IndieGoGo.com, crowdfunding
platforms around the world have taken off. There is big...
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...
This is a crosspost from Firnas.org
Sometimes, a lack of funding forces entrepreneurs to abandon their projects. On other...
Egypt’s latest crowdfunding platform Tennra for entrepreneurs launched this week with a proposition to make giving away money...
years ago Syrian entrepreneur Salim
Akil was poised to make his SearchinMena.com, a Yellow Pageseque search engine,
the region’s l...
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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 ...
Update: Mercy Corps has extended its crowd funding campaign for Gaza Sky Geeks by an extra 30 days and it will now run until January 8 ...
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...
Victory might be cause for some people to take a break and rest on their laurels for a while, but not the team at Jordan’s Bee...
According to many entrepreneurs,
the main problem currently facing business development is
funding. As a solution, many...
It seems that the determination of youth in the Lebanese city of Tripoli is steadfast in the face of political and security...
It’s already been seven months since we announced the launch of
crowdfunding campaign. Back then, the Mountain V...
Following a two-hour Skype call, it seemed clear to me that entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Bilal Memon, a young Pakistani who was...
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...
Liwwa, the halal crowdinvestment site
launched last November in Jordan, is adding a new facet to its
business model: a partnership with...
$85,210 USD. That’s how much funding the Egypt-based startup
attracted for its award-winning product 1Sheeld during its 30-day ...
UPDATE: As of April 17, 2014, Cary! has met its Eureeca goal,
having raised $103,400 on the crowdinvestment platform.
Cross-posted from Cloud Games on February 10, 2014.
Continuing its streak as the most successful crowdfunding
campaign to date, upcoming...