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New study shows UAE a thriving hub for entrepreneurs


The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to serve as a hub for business innovation with a new study showing that the number of LinkedIn members noting entrepreneurship as their core job function nearly doubled in the past year. Moreover, the UAE is gaining the highest percentage of LinkedIn members identifying entrepreneurship as their job function from other countries within the …

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Orange launches 6th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East


The projects of 4 start-ups will be recognized during the awards ceremony with prizes of 25,000, 15,000 and 10,000, while 5,000 euros will go to the winner of the Special Cultural Content Prize Orange ( is launching a call for candidates for the 2016 Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East. The Orange Social Venture Prize, which …

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GE and Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship Partner with Social Entrepreneurs to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Africa


Selected social entrepreneurs from Nigeria Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, South Africa and Angola will be taken through a detailed training programme GE (NYSE: GE) ( and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa. The program enables …

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US entrepreneur inspires Qatar’s future business leaders at The Sheikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East

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Sheikh Faisal Center for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East, a leading business education partnership between Al Faisal Holding and DePaul University of the US was delighted to host, Mr. Paul M. Rand as part of its entrepreneurship and business development program. Mr. Paul M. Rand, a serial entrepreneur, author and marketing expert, spoke to over 200 professionals from a number …

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DubaiStartupHub enhances the emirate’s innovation environment


Online platform, jointly launched by Dubai Chamber and IBM , provides integrated services and information for start-up. Dubai, UAE: As part of its efforts to enhance the innovation environment of the emirate under the umbrella of Dubai Smart City initiative, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with IBM recently launched the DubaiStartupHub an online platform on IBM …

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Dubai Smartpreneur Competition application deadline is May 7

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Competition is launched by Dubai Chamber in cooperation with Smart Dubai Office. The ideas have to be developed on smart economy, smart living, smart mobility, smart governance, smart environment, and smart people. First three winners receive a cash prize and also get the opportunity to join Tejar Dubai entrepreneurship development programme for a year. Dubai, UAE: The Dubai Chamber of …

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Sharjah Tatweer Forum organizes interactive seminar titled ‘Women and Entrepreneurship: What’s holding Women Back?’


Sharjah Tatweer Forum recently organized an interactive seminar titled ‘Women and Entrepreneurship: What’s holding women back?’ in collaboration with SAP which attracted several entities that support SME and entrepreneurship projects in Sharjah like Ruwad Establishment, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sheraa, and Sharjah Business Women Council. Women entrepreneurs and leaders from the business and investment sectors also attended the …

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Tamkeen and Mowgli Foundation to Launch Entrepreneurial Mentoring Programme

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Tamkeen and Mowgli Foundation have partnered to launch an entrepreneurial mentoring programme to support the growth and development of Bahraini entrepreneurs during a 4-day Kickstart workshop which will start on April 16, 2016. The Kickstart workshop will mark the beginning of a pioneering mentoring Tamkeen programme, currently in its pilot stage, which has been recently accredited by the European Mentoring …

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Masdar Free Zone encouraging entrepreneurship and Abu Dhabi private sector growth

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Masdar City aims to grow its tenant base nearly four-fold by 2020, and to expand the net leasable area available within the Free Zone by around a third (32%) every year over the next four years. Free Zone tenants at Masdar City expected to increase nearly four-fold by 2020. Accelerator 1 office building set to open second quarter of 2017. …

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Facebook highlights tools for MENA entrepreneurs at STEP 2016; Video content sees high adoption rate

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97% of people online in the UAE watch video at least monthly. Participating at the STEP Conference, the Middle East’s largest interactive event for Tech, Digital and Entertainment, Facebook met a diverse mix of entrepreneurial talent successfully growing their business on the platform. Led by Ciaran Quilty, EMEA Director SMB, Facebook who presented a keynote on ‘Brand Building in a …

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