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Tag Archives: Entrepreneur

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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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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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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Mowgli Foundation Releases Its Latest Impact Report

Every Mowgli Entrepreneur Creates More Than 3 New Jobs in the Mentoring Year. The Mowgli Foundation, a UK headquartered award winning mentoring organisation in the Middle East and North Africa, recently published its latest impact report, spanning an 8-year time period. With the aim of empowering entrepreneurs to drive economic growth and employment generation, Mowgli focuses on the training and …

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

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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Entrepreneur Middle East- Media Partner for Sharakah Forum

An agreement was signed today between Entrepreneur Middle East magazine and the Fund for Development of Youth Projects ( Sharakah ) to support Sharakah Forum. Sharakah Forum is set to be a regional annual event organized and managed by Sharakah to discuss specific topics related to the SME sector. The forum will focus this year on the Role of Media …

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Dubai Chamber to host Young Entrepreneur Awards on March 10

Global celebration of young entrepreneurs comes to the Middle East for the first time Dubai – Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Barclays is hosting for the first time in the Middle East the finals of the Youth Business International’s Young Entrepreneur Awards on March 10 at the Park Hyatt hotel in Dubai. The awards will celebrate the achievements …

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Student entrepreneur receives boost for new business venture

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) student, Abzal Assembekov, and his team mates have received a huge boost for their enterprising idea following their recent win at the Dubai Startup Weekend event. Abzal was part of a four-member team of entrepreneurs who took first place at last month’s event with their business proposition ‘Photo Real’, which aims to provide a quality, professional …

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pixelbug Wins First Ever UAE Edition of Global Entrepreneur Challenge ‘Get in the Ring’ with its colorbug app

Following a day of intense pitching between 10 shortlisted startups, pixelbug, a marketing technology engine, was named UAE ‘Get in the Ring’ champion. The Global Entrepreneur Challenge was co-hosted by Afkar.me and in5 on October 11th as part of the organisations commitment to grow the region’s start-up ecosystem. The UAE champion will now battle against other hopeful Middle Eastern entrepreneurs …

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