Thursday , 14 November 2019

Business

Ex-Namshi CEO’s ‘buy now, pay later’ fintech start-up gets seed funding

Tabby to provide UAE and Saudi customers with flexi payment options for online purchases UAE-based fintech start-up Tabby, which offers customers the option to ‘pay later or in installments’ for goods bought online, has secured a $2-million seed funding in a round led by Global Founders Capital, with participation from Arbor Ventures and Wamda Capital. Founded by Hosam Arab, former …

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Wamda marks a decade of entrepreneurship at Area 2071 in Dubai

Wamda and Area 2071 hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 6, to discuss the growth of the startup ecosystem over the past decade, and investigate the challenges that remain to be addressed. The event opened with remarks by Khalfan Juma Belhoul , chief executive officer (CEO) of Dubai Future Foundation. Moderated by Wamda executive chairman Fadi Ghandour, the session …

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TSME fortifies its 2020 growth strategy along with its partners

Longstanding partnership with Software AG and a recent one with Automation Anywhere promises positive outlook for 2020 Technology Strategies Middle East (TSME), a leading specialist partner for global technology vendors in the region recently announced its expansion in India and Jordan. The expansion is a result of successful long-standing vendor-partner relationships, thereby continuing its growth journey expanding to new markets …

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Dubai: A global hub for entrepreneurship and innovation

Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of Dubai FDI said: “Team Dubai Advantage initiative is inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for entrepreneurship and innovation and a test-bed for leading technologies shaping the future.” Dubai FDI, the …

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Omar Al Olama inaugurates Ingram Micro’s experience zone at the innovation hub in Dubai Internet City

Showcasing Active Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Security, Transport, Medicine, Environment, and Smart Cities HE Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, inaugurated Ingram Micro’s Experience Zone, part of the company’s regional Head Quarters located in the Innovation hub at Dubai Internet City. The Zone showcases numerous Artificial Intelligence-driven Computer Vision and IoT use cases, including applications for …

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ADGM Academy and Plug and Play sign MoU to establish technology and innovation education hub in Abu Dhabi

The two entities will develop and deliver executive training programs to support the digital transformation of the MENA region, creating jobs of the future and sustaining Abu Dhabi and the UAE as an epicenter of opportunity and prosperity Abu Dhabi Global Market Academy (ADGM Academy) and Plug and Play have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on establishing …

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Bahrain is one of the top 10 most-improved economies in the world – World Bank

Bahrain is ranked among the top-10 most improved economies in the world according to a World Bank report that assessed 190 countries. The Doing Business 2020 report showed that Bahrain advanced 19 places to the 43rd place since last year. The Arab kingdom has implemented a comprehensive economic reform programme as part of its Economic Vision 2030, increasing its foreign …

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HSBC launches Tatawwar to support next generation of social innovators

HSBC has today launched the second edition of its future skills flagship programme, Tatawwar: Building Tomorrow’s Minds, for students across the UAE, Egypt, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Algeria. Powered by Potential.com, Tatawwar: Building Tomorrow’s Minds is an interactive online and face-to-face programme that brings together students aged 15 to 18, schools, parents and the business community to innovate for …

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Brainvire Bags Odoo Partnership in the MENA Region

Odoo extended its partnership with the world-class IT consulting company in recognition of its exceptional performance in the North America region. Brainvire, a Digital Enabler with a legacy of over two decades, was lauded by Odoo yet again with an extended partnership. This milestone expands Brainvire’s scope of ERP expertise to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Brainvire …

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The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and OCP Africa unite for the strategic financing, innovation, and capacity building of agriculture in Africa

ITFC and OCP Africa will jointly introduce a new “OCP School lab” campaign in Senegal in November 2019 The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, (ITFC, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation) (ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and OCP Africa ) (OCPAfrica.com), a subsidiary of OCP SA, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will cater …

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