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Egypt’s Startup Reactor is Seeking out Startups!

Startup Reactor, the 6-month accelerator program in Egypt, is now accepting applications for its 5th cycle Following the successful conclusion of its 4th cycle with its last phase “Startup Nova – Entrepreneurship Explosion”, Startup Reactor is accepting applications for its 5th cycle! Startup Reactor is a 6-month accelerator program designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt. …

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Digital conference will gather more than 1,600 leaders and entrepreneurs in Riyadh

For the sixth year in a row, ArabNet Riyadh — the largest and most influential digital conference in the Kingdom — is gathering more than 1,600 regional/international digital professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs, to discuss the digital future in the region. The conference, which will be held December 11-13 at the Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, is hosted by King Abdul Aziz …

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Fear of failure holding back potential UAE entrepreneurs

Saudis have higher rates of entrepreneurial activity but few fledgling firms survive Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates have a higher fear of failure than in any other nation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to a new report. The MENA Regional report published by Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, a research body which studies countries’ approach to …

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7th edition of the Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize in Africa and the Middle East, Prize List 2017

A new feature in this year’s 7th edition was a national phase during which each of Orange’s 17 subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East taking part in the contest studied the projects submitted in their country and appointed local winners. Yesterday Orange (www.Orange.com) announced the winners of the 7th Orange Social Entrepreneur Prize 2017 in Africa and the Middle …

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Expo 2020 Dubai, Unido to deliver development goals

Both organisations signed a MoU to work together on some of the targets for 2030 by exploring initiatives. Expo 2020 Dubai is set to work with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, UNIDO, to promote entrepreneurship and investment around the world to help realise the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs. The two organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, on …

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The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab Launches the Second Edition of Innovate for Refugees

Promoting a culture of entrepreneurship to find innovative technology solutions for refugee challenges The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab announced the launch of the second edition of Innovate for Refugees. The MIT Enterprise Forum inaugurated the registration process of the competition on the 21st of August to extend till the 27th of November, 2017, after which the …

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A woman’s tale: working as a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated world

Standing on stage at an event in Abu Dhabi to celebrate International Women’s Day, Dunia Othman was quizzed by members of the mainly female audience on why, out of all of the opportunities open to her, she chose to male-focused name for her product and even put a prominent moustache in her logo. “Mr Usta, the name chosen for the …

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Sheraa collaborates with MENA’s top universities to form consortium of regional entrepreneurs

‘Shabakah: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Power’ will support new businesses in expanding their footprint in the region Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Sheraa – a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates – recently joined leading universities of the region in a bid to combine forces with their entrepreneurship programs. ‘Shabakah: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Power’ is a consortium created by …

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DubaiStartupHub stand attracts over 200 entrepreneurs at Gitex

During the first three days of its participation in the 35th Gitex Technology Week, the stand of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s newly-launched online platform DubaiStartupHub attracted over 200 business ideas from start-ups who pinned their projects onto a giant digital billboard displaying the map of Dubai. This magnetic tool is inviting investors to express interest in the projects …

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Qatar Development Bank sponsors participation of Qatari entrepreneurs at 36th GITEX Technology Week exhibition

In the interest of regionally advancing local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship in Qatar, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) is sponsoring local entrepreneurs, currently incubated at Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) at the 36th GITEX Technology Week 2016 conference and exhibition. The expo is currently taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai, …

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