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Ooredoo broadens e-commerce strategy in Asia with partner Rocket Internet

2013
The Asia-focused e-commerce strategy of Ooredoo and its German partner Rocket Internet is making rapid progress with another acquisition in short order. Lamudi, Rocket...
US startup brings innovative Islamic microfinance to Indonesia

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Founded in San Francisco and recently moved to Jakarta, a financial startup called Blossom aims at nothing less than shaking up the microfinance sector...
“A young, diverse and dynamic city”: Quezon City’s mayor speaks out

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Investvine’s Imran Saddique sat down with Herbert Bautista, a popular actor-turned-politician who on July 1, 2010 became mayor of Quezon City in a landslide...
‘Need enabling environment where SMEs can thrive and grow’

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Investvine's Imran Saddique caught up with Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” A. Aquino IV, a former youth leader and world-renowned social entrepreneur and youngest senator...
Smart Living City Dubai 2014 to host top international experts on smart cities

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Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing announced on June 4 the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown...
Zain supports start-up scene in Jordan

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When it comes to supporting entrepreneurship and youth employment in the Middle East and North Africa, Zain Jordan is taking a large step forward. Last...
Seedstars World focusing on MENA for start-up challenges

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Seedstars World is a global start-up challenge and arguably the only worldwide exclusive competition of its kind, purely focused on emerging economies and high-growth...
Dubai’s innovation hub In5 focuses on start-ups

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In5, the innovation hub launched by Dubai Internet City in 2013 aimed at supporting the development of the ICT start-up ecosystem in Dubai, has...
Middle East needs SME lending initiatives, says IMF

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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa present a large, untapped market for financial institutions willing to help...
Mashreq launches debut workshop for SMEs in the UAE

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Mashreq, one of the leading banks in the UAE, has announced a unique partnership with Arabian Business StartUp Magazine, designed to offer aspiring entrepreneurs,...
Tech start-ups in Gaza get support

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Start-ups in Gaza now have the opportunity to get funding for their business ideas. Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG) is the strip’s first and only...
Gree Ventures raises Asia start-up fund worth $50m

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Tokyo-based venture capital firm Gree Ventures announced that is has collected cash for its second start-up fund of around 5 billion yen (some $50...
Souq.com launches ‘marketplace university’

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The largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world, Souq.com, has announced the launch of Egypt's first Online Marketplace University. The initiative comes as part...
Tapping the UAE’s digital opportunities

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Arabnet, the region’s hub for digital investment and innovation in the UAE, will host the ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 from June 3-5 at Atlantis...
TAG-Org launches support service for Arab start-ups

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Joining a growing group of organisations providing support to entrepreneurs in the Middle East region, Jordan-based international business consultancy Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), has announced the...
Silicon Valley accelerator Plug and Play to launch in Mideast

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Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based accelerator that is invested in more than 300 companies globally, has tied up with Jordan-based telco Umniah to...
New crowdfunding platform launched for the Middle East

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Mawwell, a new international rewards-based crowdfunding destination for creative and innovative projects, has recently launched its first crowdfunding platform for the Middle Eastern and...
Dubai initiative aims to support 100 women entrepreneurs

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Five women entrepreneurs have been awarded half a million dirham as capital to launch their start-ups in the UAE as part of an initiative...