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QSTP brings back Arab Innovation Academy to enhance entrepreneurial skills

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), a part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) and the European Innovation Academy (EIA) kicked off the second edition of their Arab Innovation Academy (AIA) on January 2, 2018. More than 160 aspiring “techpreneurs” from Qatar, MENA, and representatives from India and Russia come together for a single purpose: to help Arab …

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NOMAD announces partnership with Sony Professional Solutions MEA

NOMAD is the first of its kind purpose-built ecosystem for entrepreneurs and the creative community in the region Memorandum of Understanding will bring industry-leading support as NOMAD develops its creative hub in Dubai for innovative media entrepreneurs and startups Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sony Professional Solutions MEA on …

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Dubai’s Wamda launches program aimed at those looking to quit their job to start a business

Wamda will provide cash grants in exchange for equity stakes in any new businesses formed Dubai-based Wamda Capital on Thursday announced the launch of a fellowship program targeted at “high-impact” mid-career individuals who are considering quitting their jobs and starting new businesses. “So basically very simply, you join as a fellow and you get up to $16,000 in cash as …

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Entrepreneurship in the Arab world: the opportunities, challenges, the stakeholders and the funding environment

Zawya has conducted a series of interviews with many stakeholders in the Arab entrepreneurship space to gauge their views on the opportunities and the challenges that they face. Governments across the Arab world have been spending money on consultants to set up incubators and other tools to help those with business ideas create new firms and scale them, as more …

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Ford, HCT Amplify Drive and Innovation with Abu Dhabi’s First Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy Workshop

Ford continues partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for the latest installment of the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy (HFEA) workshop, with inaugural session in Abu Dhabi  HCT Abu Dhabi Women’s Campus participants received cutting-edge training from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and insights from local entrepreneurs on steps and activities for creating and sustaining new ventures  Abu Dhabi marks …

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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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