Sunday , 15 September 2019

Entrepreneurship

Egypt’s RiseUP acquires tech digital publication MENAbytes

The organizer of the MENA region’s largest startup and entrepreneurship summit, RiseUp, has acquired regional startup and technology publication, MENAbytes. The ​acquisition also includes trackMENA, a new data platform by MENAbytes to help users track startups, VCs, investments and acquisition in MENA. Founded in mid-2017 by Zubair Naeem Paracha, MENAbytes has quickly grown to become one of the leading startup …

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EY launches 2nd edition of entrepreneurial Winning Women program to empower the next generation of women leaders

Program is focused on mentoring women CEOs of established businesses looking to scale operations · First MENA edition in 2018 included seven selected women entrepreneurs with a combined revenue of USD 5 million · Last year’s participants included women entrepreneurs from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and the UAE Dubai: EY has launched the 2019 edition of its Entrepreneurial Winning Women program …

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KFED Chairman lays foundation stone for ‘Mohamed bin Zayed Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ in Senegal

Chairman Al Nowais revealed that the new centre will have a capital of USD 20 million (AED 73.6 million) to help fund a series of special programs and initiatives aimed towards promoting innovation and SME development in Senegal and the rest of the West African region. H.E. Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, Chairman, Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) laid the …

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Khalifa Fund establishes ‘Mohamed bin Zayed Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ in Republic of Senegal

Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the instructions of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE …

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MENA startups’ funding deals hit record high in first half of 2019

Total funding in H1 2019 rose 66 percent year-on-year and the number of deals was up 28 percent The number of funding deals for startups in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region during the first half of this year reached the highest number on record for a first half of a year, according to startups platform Magnitt. The number …

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First four startups join Abu Dhabi’s Hub71

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Following a recent announcement from Ghadan 21 that aims to bolster private sector growth in Abu Dhabi, Hub71 has announced today the strategic decision of four startup pioneers to set up a presence with the majority of their development and engineering capabilities at Hub71 in Abu Dhabi. The startups include UAE-based BitOasis, the largest digital …

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Oman- ITA announces programme for seven tech startups

The Information Technology Authority (ITA), represented by Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship, announced on Sunday the launch of the first cohort of Sas Accelerator powered by Google Developers Launchpad programme. As per a statement, seven promising Omani tech startups joined the accelerator programme, which is considered the first in Oman and the MENA region. The first cohort, which will run for …

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University of Dubai and Krypto Labs sign MoU

The MoU aims to encourage the growth of startups and initiatives by young entrepreneurs The University of Dubai (UD) and Krypto Labs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to launch an innovation lab at UD campus in order to promote entrepreneurship and innovation at the university level. The MoU was signed by UD President Dr. Eesa Bastaki and Managing Director …

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Entrepreneurial growth set to accelerate in 2019

The number of entrepreneurs who have benefited from the start-up, advisory and development services of Dubai SME now stands at 34,694 With a steady stream of initiatives being launched to support the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector in the UAE, experts at the SME World 2019 summit said that entrepreneurial growth will continue to accelerate in the coming years. …

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CIT Minister meets & recognizes 30 booming Egyptian tech startups

The meeting comprised an open discussion and exchanging ideas between the CIT Minister and the entrepreneurs The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, met with a handful of successful Egyptian startup entrepreneurs during “Startup Day” hosted by the ITIDA’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC). The meeting comprised an open discussion and exchanging ideas between the CIT Minister …

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