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Co-Founder Dubai Stories: It’s All About Instinct and Ideas, Say WakeCap’s Co-Founders

Co-Founder Dubai Stories: It’s All About Instinct and Ideas, Say WakeCap’s Co-Founders

Most people aren't inclined towards applying for a job that advertises that it can't really pay you at the moment but promises equity someday in the future. But not only did Ishita Sood apply to it immediately, she also accepted the role as WakeCap's founder without putting anything on paper and before the company was officially formed.

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Winner Of 3rd Emirati Tech Boot Camp Awarded Free Company Setup And Space at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus

Winner Of 3rd Emirati Tech Boot Camp Awarded Free Company Setup And Space at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus

'Mnawrah ', a marketplace for instant, personalized and cultural specific e-cards founded by Aysha Al Hemrani, was awarded free company setup and a desk space at the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority's (DSOA) wholly owned Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) as part of a pitch competition at the 3rd Emirati Tech Boot Camp earlier this month.

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UAE Ministry of Finance Launches Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

UAE Ministry of Finance Launches Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund Accelerator was launched in Dubai this week in the presence of the UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs His Excellency Obaid Humaid Al Tayer. 

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  • UAE
MAGNiTT’s MENA Venture Investment Report Notes A Rise In Deal Count In H1 2018

MAGNiTT’s MENA Venture Investment Report Notes A Rise In Deal Count In H1 2018

MENA startups data platform MAGNiTT has released its MENA Venture Investment Report for the first half (H1) of 2018, which shows a 12% increase in the number of deals in H1 2018 (at 141 investments) up from 125 deals in H1 of 2017.

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The Role Of A Board In Building Up Your Business

The Role Of A Board In Building Up Your Business

For a startup in search of funding, demonstrating how you make your decisions is the key to convincing investors to sign on - and the obvious and most important way to do that is to set up a board.

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A Boost For Emirati Entrepreneurs: Emirates Development Bank Approves AED50 Million Fund For Startups

A Boost For Emirati Entrepreneurs: Emirates Development Bank Approves AED50 Million Fund For Startups

A new direct financing program for startups and emerging companies in the UAE has been approved by the board of directors at Emirates Development Bank, with the AED50 million fund […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Wishlist: Changes We’d Like To See In The MENA Startup Ecosystem

The Entrepreneur’s Wishlist: Changes We’d Like To See In The MENA Startup Ecosystem

We asked entrepreneurs and investors on the key factors they'd like to see changed in the MENA ecosystem

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  • Dubai Startups
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • STEP 2019
  • STEP conference
Building An Investment Culture In The MENA Region

Building An Investment Culture In The MENA Region

Five tips for entrepreneurs raising funds in the region (and beyond)

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Emaar Malls Announces Full Acquisition Of Fashion E-Commerce Retailer Namshi

Emaar Malls Announces Full Acquisition Of Fashion E-Commerce Retailer Namshi

Emaar Malls had previously owned a 51% stake in Namshi after getting into a strategic partnership with Global Financial Group in 2017. Next Article

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  • namshi
Six Reasons Why The UAE Attracts Global Startups

Six Reasons Why The UAE Attracts Global Startups

Many of the UAE's current plans are expected to result in a clear boost for the country's emerging small businesses.

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  • Expo 2020
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  • UAE
  • UAE entrepreneurs visa
  • Visa for entrepreneurs
Dubai-Based Social Enterprise Evolvin’ Women Signs New Partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Business Bay

Dubai-Based Social Enterprise Evolvin’ Women Signs New Partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Business Bay

UAE-based social enterprise Evolvin’ Women has announced a new partnership with DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Business Bay to help further the careers of women in developing countries. Evolvin’ Women aims […]

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Careem And Dubai’s RTA To Launch Joint Taxi Service Next Year

Careem And Dubai’s RTA To Launch Joint Taxi Service Next Year

Ride hailing technology company Careem has announced that it is launching a new e-hail taxi service company with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), national news agency WAM reported this week.

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  • Roads and Transport Authority
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