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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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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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Technical school teams from Ismailia, Sharquia, and Alexandria win top prizes in U.S.-Egypt Entrepreneurship Competition

From over 2,000 applicants, 45 teams reached the final stage to present their plans and prototypes Nine technical school teams received awards for their innovative ideas in the Fanni Mobtaker Innovation Competition sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Ministry of Education and Technical Education, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. The top three prizes …

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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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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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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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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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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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