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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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Corporate innovation festival fuels startup growth across MENA region: StartUp Bahrain Week

Unbound Bahrain doubles in size with attendees gaining insights into startup growth and the future “You have a government here who is willing and able to help you succeed” said Excellency Khalid Al Rumaihi (Bahrain), Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) as part of his opening remarks at leading innovation festival Unbound Bahrain which took place in …

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Looking to make an entry into the UAE and MENA markets? startAD’s Venture Launchpad can help accelerate your journey

In 2018, the total amount of investments made in startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region was $893 million, 31 percent higher than in 2017, according to a report from MAGNiTT. As governments in this region are taking a proactive approach, it has seen a surge in startup activity in the last few years. With plenty of …

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UAE- MENA education sector offers huge potential for business growth

Highlighting the huge potential for growth of their businesses in the Middle East, exhibitors at GESS Dubai 2019 said there is vast scope for service providers to introduce latest technologies in the region and make the next generation ready for the 21st century skill sets. GESS Dubai, which concluded on Thursday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is the biggest …

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1.5mln job seekers contacted on Bayt.com last year

Artificial Intelligence powers more hiring technologies on Bayt.com Dubai UAE:Bayt.com, the MENA region’s leading job site, reported that the number of CV searches undertaken by employers approached the three-million mark in 2018 alone. This high job talent hunting activity goes hand-in-hand with the number of CVs that were contacted: Bayt.com closed the year with more than 1.5 million job seeker …

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Virgin Galactic to launch commercial space flights this year – CEO

Founder Richard Branson says more than $1billion of investment has been made into the technology to date Virgin Galactic will start its commercial space operations this year, its chief executive told Zawya. “We will be going into commercial operations this year with a service that will take people into space and back down, and we believe this will be a …

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WARC launches Prize for MENA Strategy 2019

Prize is free to enter and is open to agencies, brand owners and specialists in any marketing discipline. WARC, the global authority on advertising and media effectiveness, is today launching the WARC Prize for MENA Strategy 2019, a search for the best strategic marketing thinking that has driven results in the Middle East and North Africa. Now in its third …

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Abu Dhabi leads international sustainability agenda

Abu Dhabi brings together investors and service providers at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to facilitate investment partnerships Abu Dhabi is playing a pivotal role in leading the global sustainability agenda by enhancing its position as a regional centre for sustainable financing and meeting the needs and opportunities of the Middle East and North Africa, MENA, region. In this regard, Abu …

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Dubai: Leading the World in 5G Technology

Dubai is leading the world in the use of 5G network with the new 5G technology being rolled out by Etisalat. In line with the country’s vision of becoming a global reference point for technology innovation, mobile network operator Etisalat launched its 5G system in May 2018. This makes Etisalat the first telecom operator in the Middle East and North …

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Scale-ups offer significant opportunity for public and private sectors in MENA to accelerate economic growth

Scale-ups are SMEs with a proven business model that are poised for exponential growth Scale-ups have a higher impact on economic growth. In MENA, they are estimated to generate 3.4 times more revenues and 8 times more jobs than SMEs Strategy& and Endeavor assessed the state of the Scale-ups eco-system in the region and outlined the priorities for five key …

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