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How Huda, Mona, And Alya Kattan Built Huda Beauty Out Of Dubai

How Huda, Mona, And Alya Kattan Built Huda Beauty Out Of Dubai

The Kattan sisters on building the Huda Beauty megabrand out of Dubai (and no, they aren't done with their ambitions just yet).

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  • beauty
  • Dubai Startups
  • fundraising
  • Huda Beauty
Waking Up To The Future Of Banking: UAE Fintech Startups Take On The Challenge Of Financial Inclusion

Waking Up To The Future Of Banking: UAE Fintech Startups Take On The Challenge Of Financial Inclusion

When Bill Gates famously said “banking is necessary, banks are not,” Saad Ansari paid attention. The founder and CEO of Xpence set out to innovate for financial inclusion to solve the biggest barrier facing startups in the UAE today: setting up a bank account.

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  • Dubai Startups
  • financial inclusion
  • fintech startups
  • NOW Money
  • opening a bank account
  • Smart Zone
  • Xpence
‘Trep Talk: Top Investors From The MENA Region Share Tips On What To Include In Your Pitch Deck

‘Trep Talk: Top Investors From The MENA Region Share Tips On What To Include In Your Pitch Deck

MENA investors share thMENA investors share their pet peeves and main preferences on what they'd like to see in a pitch deck.eir pet peeves and main preferences on what they'd like to see in a pitch deck.

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  • Dubai Startups
  • fundraising
  • pitch deck
  • pitches
Dubai FDI Wins Top Investment Promotion Agency Award For The Middle East At World FDI Forum

Dubai FDI Wins Top Investment Promotion Agency Award For The Middle East At World FDI Forum

Dubai FDI, the investment development agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (Dubai Economy), has won the 2019 Top Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Award for the Middle East at the World FDI Forum 2019, national news agency WAM reported on Wednesday.

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  • Dubai
  • economy
  • FDI
  • Investment
  • UAE
AREA 2071 Hosts 20 Startups Valued At Over AED42 Million

AREA 2071 Hosts 20 Startups Valued At Over AED42 Million

Two startup accelerators hosted in AREA 2071 contribute to the UAE's continuous efforts to position itself as a global center for future technologies.

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  • Accelerator
  • Area 2071
  • Dubai
  • Dubai Future Foundation
  • incubators
  • startup incubator
Dubai Chat Commerce App Zbooni Raises US$1.1 Million To Fund Expansion

Dubai Chat Commerce App Zbooni Raises US$1.1 Million To Fund Expansion

Dubai-based technology startup Zbooni has closed its latest funding round of US$1.1 million from Chalhoub Group and B&Y Venture Partners, the company announced in a statement on Wednesday.

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  • chat commerce
  • mobile payments
  • payments
  • Zbooni

We Got Funded: Food To Go To Expand Its Cloud Kitchen Concept Across The UAE

We Got Funded: Food To Go To Expand Its Cloud Kitchen Concept Across The UAE

Founded by Elie Haber, Johnny Khazzoum, and Tony Abou Mrad in January 2019, Food To Go offers technology-driven restaurant operations to franchisers and food outlets, helping them sustain quality amid today's increasing restaurant operational costs.

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  • food delivery
  • food entrepreneurs
  • Food To Go
  • growth funding
The UAE’s Role In Supporting Entrepreneurship

The UAE’s Role In Supporting Entrepreneurship

The UAE has successfully created a legal framework that is constantly adapting, matching or exceeding the highest international standards, to meet the needs of the entrepreneurship community.

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  • business licenses
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Investment
  • UAE
Mashreq Announces NeoBiz Digital Banking Proposition For Startups

Mashreq Announces NeoBiz Digital Banking Proposition For Startups

Mashreq, the oldest private bank in the UAE, has announced the launch of the first full-service digital bank exclusively for start-ups, entrepreneurs and SMEs in the Emirates. Catering to the […]

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  • banking
  • digital bank
  • Mashreqbank
  • Neobiz
  • opening a bank account
  • SMEs
Tech Giant Cisco Acquires Dubai AI Startup Wrappup

Tech Giant Cisco Acquires Dubai AI Startup Wrappup

Dubai-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) voice-to-text note-taking startup Wrappup, which was acquired by Voicea last year, has been taken over by Cisco.

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  • AI
  • Cisco
  • Voicea
  • Wrappup
Youth Hub Launches New Open Trade Incubator For Young Entrepreneurs

Youth Hub Launches New Open Trade Incubator For Young Entrepreneurs

The Youth Hub, an initiative for young entrepreneurs by the Federal Youth Authority, has launched a new open trade incubator for startups.

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  • innovation
  • Startups
  • Trade
  • trade incubator
  • UAE
  • Youth Hub
Kuwait-Based Laundry Marketplace JustClean Announces UAE Expansion

Kuwait-Based Laundry Marketplace JustClean Announces UAE Expansion

Kuwait-based startup JustClean has signed up more than 100 laundry businesses in the UAE since introducing its marketplace application for the laundry industry in the Emirates in October 2018 and has plans to double its fleet by the end of the year, the company said in a statement this week.

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  • expansion
  • Faith Capital Holding
  • JustClean
  • laundry
  • Startups
  • UAE