Sunday , 23 September 2018

Entrepreneurship

JadoPado founder drops plans for Middle East crypto exchange

Omar Kassim says regulators, banking sector and decline in crypto asset values made establishing BitPado as a profitable business would be a struggle Omar Kassim, the digital entrepreneur who sold e-commerce site JadoPado to competitor noon last year, has halted plans to create a new cryptocurrency exchange in the United Arab Emirates. Kassim had announced plans to launch a new …

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$700 commercial licence launched in UAE

Invites entrepreneurs to raise funds and later list those startups on the financial exchange The Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) on Saturday launched a commercial licence for technology startups at a nominal cost of Dh2,570, inviting entrepreneurs to raise funds and later list those startups on the financial exchange. The financial centre said in a statement that the new licence …

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UAE’s Khalifa Fund calls entries for entrepreneurs contest

Pitch@PalaceGCC to encourage innovation among the youth and promote SMEs. Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development is inviting creative entrepreneurs to participate in the second edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceUAE’ and the first edition of ‘Pitch@PalaceGCC to encourage innovation among the youth and promote SMEs. Pitch@Palace plays a vital role in supporting innovative enterprises and ideas at the local and regional levels, with …

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Qatar the most entrepreneurial Arab state – Competitiveness Report

Country scores highest of the Arab states on a global index compiled by the IFC, World Bank and the World Economic Forum By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA Qatar has the healthiest entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Arab world, according to the new Arab Competitiveness Report 2018. The report, compiled by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Economic Forum and the World …

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UAE Plans to Equip Students with Entrepreneurial Mindsets

Our Next Generation Will Lead UAE’s Economic Development, Lubna Al Qasimi Essaouira (Morocco) – H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qassimi, President of Zayed University, affirmed the dedication of the United Arab Emirates’ leadership to transform the country into a prominent global destination for ease of business, innovation and entrepreneurship. “The UAE government aims to enable Emiratis to be a …

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Egypt’s start-ups face problems that hinder growth potentials: Cairo-based entrepreneur

“A Careem-like startup is very hard to be founded in Egypt”, Egyptian entrepreneur Mostafa Elshafey told Zawya By Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA Young Egyptians with entrepreneurial ambitions face struggles on several fronts when trying to build their businesses, a Cairo-based entrepreneur has said. Young Egyptian entrepreneur Mostafa Elshafey, the ex-CEO and founder of the DCBEgypt direct billing platform, which was sold …

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Merger with $1bln US start-up was “opportunity of a life”, says Dubai entrepreneur

Faizal Kottikollon says KEF Holdings’ tie-up with Katerra allows it to instantly become a global player Dubai-based entrepreneur Faizal Kottikolon has said that a decision to sell his four-year old company, KEF Holdings, to a Silicon Valley-based competitor backed by $1 billion worth of venture capital was motivated more by a desire to see it succeed than any financial reward …

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship: Sharjah’s Sheraa grants $50,000 to tech start-up

The UAE’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) awarded $50,000 to Solva Technologies, a tech start-up that offers environmentally-friendly solutions to electric motorbikes, Sheraa said in a press release on Sunday. The Emirates, over the past two years, has been increasing efforts to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, it sees as vital to the country’s growth and prosperity. Late last month, Sheikh …

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‘Start Egypt’ discovers entrepreneurs across the country

UK-funded Start Egypt programme has just completed a discovery mission for the country’s future entrepreneurs Supporting innovation and entrepreneurship across Egypt is vital to boost economic development and improve lives Partnering with Techne Drifts and Entreprenelle, Start Egypt has toured nine Egyptian cities as part of its road shows and its female founders’ workshops. Start Egypt experts from Flat6Labs headed …

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Morocco: BMCE Bank to Launch Latest African Entrepreneurship Award

BMCE Bank of Africa launches the 4th edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award (AEA) on March 12 in Casablanca. Registration remains open until April 30. The AEA initiative supports talented African entrepreneurs who hold promising ideas for to a better world. The past three editions have been dedicated to education and the environment, witnessing the participation of more than 12,000 …

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