Startups

Startups

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Dubai SME and Jordan-based Oasis500 form partnership

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Dubai SME, the agency of the Department for Economic Development in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, has signed...
Telecom giant MTN to pursue start-up deals in Middle East, Africa

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Africa’s leading telecom company MTN has recently announced its first partnership campaign with one of the continent’s largest tech incubators, Africa Internet Holding (AIH)....
DP World launches round 3 of its accelerator programme

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Dubai-based marine industry group DP World announced that its seed accelerator programme TURN8 will enter its third round of financing to promote entrepreneurship and...
Palestine opens first tech park for start-ups

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Leaders Organisation, a non-governmental group established to socially and economically empower Palestine youth, has launched "eZone", Palestine's first mini tech park. eZone will be...
$120m fund to be set up for Arab SMEs

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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank will launch a $120 million fund to...
Qatar sees the need for angel investment

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Qatar's Ministry of Information and Communications Technology’s Digital Incubation Center (DIC) organised a training workshop on angel investment on April 22 as part of...
Middle East, Europe entrepreneurs close to matching US counterparts

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Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Europe almost match their US counterparts when it comes to profits and jobs, a new survey shows. According to...
Dubai’s crowdfunding platform Eureeca attracts more start-ups

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Based in Dubai, Eureeca, an investment crowdfunding platform, has continued to grow according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Since their launch...
Kurdistan start-up to introduce e-commerce platform

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ifrosh, one of the first startups in Iraqi Kurdistan will introduce an online, community-based marketplace to connect merchants and consumers. The name, ifrosh, comes...
Lebanese startup goes global

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Despite an underdeveloped telecommunication infrastructure compared to its regional peers, Lebanon has managed in the past few years to lay the foundations of a...
Middle East a hotbed for Indian start-ups

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Indian start-ups are eager to sell technology-enabled services and products in global markets are finding customers in the Middle East, the Economic Times reported....
Support for technology start-ups in the UAE recommended

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The UAE should provide more assistance to early-stage technology-based start-ups that serve as a "crucial bridge" between academia and industry, according to recommendations offered...
Pakistan start-up hopes for a global hit with xGear

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Pakistan-based startup xGear is preparing to go global with a gadget that gives drivers detailed data about their journey and their vehicle, Tech in...
Egypt start-up to take on traffic congestion problems

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Egypt-based IT startup has developed a mobile car-sharing application to solve Cairo's complicated traffic problem, Wamda reported. Hayk Hakobyan, one of three cofounders of KarTag, a...
Silicon Valley venture fund seeks Middle East capital for startups

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A new venture fund, the Fenox Global Fund IV, seeks to invest $100 million in seed, Series A and pre-IPO funding throughout the US,...
Funding competition launched for Mideast start-ups

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Jordan-based tech-focused incubator Oasis500 has launches its first global competition and its first activity completely focusing on urbanism, Omraan, a funding competition for startups...
‘Smart Living City Dubai’ brings solutions for smart cities to the Asian market

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International business intelligence company Inside Investor in partnership with Abu Dhabi-based Tasweek Real Estate Development and Marketing, an advisor and solutions provider in the...
Understanding digital disruptions

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The recent acquisition of WhatsApp at $19 billion has got valuations of digital companies into the conversation topics of most corporate folks. Most recently,...