Where can I find examples and inspiration for a successful startup?

Learn how the best in the business went about building their enterprises–be it with the local upstarts in the UAE, or the international entrepreneurs that are role models for us all, here are the stories that will serve you the right boost of inspiration to take your startup to the next level.

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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
UAE School Students Show Off Their Innovative Prowess At The Assembly’s Show & Tech 2019

UAE School Students Show Off Their Innovative Prowess At The Assembly’s Show & Tech 2019

Organized by The Assembly, a one-of-a-kind collaborative community makerspace and Smart lab located within the in5 innovation center in Dubai Knowledge Park, the not-for-profit initiative brought together learners, students, entrepreneurs and makers to learn and share hands-on tech skills, explore new ideas and bring them to life.

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  • Dubai
  • in5
  • innovation
  • student entrepreneurs
  • The Assembly
Scaling Up From The Middle East: Mona Kattan, Sima Ved, and Kunal Kapoor Explain How At Dtec Forum

Scaling Up From The Middle East: Mona Kattan, Sima Ved, and Kunal Kapoor Explain How At Dtec Forum

This year's second edition of the Dtec Forum, powered by Entrepreneur Middle East, focused on building impactful businesses out of the Middle East.

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  • Apparel Group
  • DTEC
  • Huda Beauty
  • Kunal Kapoor
  • Luxury Closet
  • Mona Kattan
  • Sima Ved
Follow The Leader: Harmeek Singh, Founder And CEO, Plan b

Follow The Leader: Harmeek Singh, Founder And CEO, Plan b

Harmeek Singh, when he first arrived in Dubai 15 years ago, could probably have not imagined that he’d become the founder and CEO of a homegrown business known for redefining the UAE’s events industry- but you could perhaps tell he was on his way there if you were to hear his recipe for startup success.

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  • Follow the leader
  • Harmeek Singh
  • Plan b
  • Team-building
Co-Founder Dubai Stories: How Geetanjali Kaul and Sofia Chand Founded TurtleCard

Co-Founder Dubai Stories: How Geetanjali Kaul and Sofia Chand Founded TurtleCard

A toddler’s mum sharing her frustrations with a close friend one night is how TurtleCard came into being.

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  • co-founder
  • cofounder communication
  • cofounder relationships
  • Dubai Startups
  • mobile application
  • TurtleCard
Stronger Together: The Stories Behind How Some Famous Co-Founders Met

Stronger Together: The Stories Behind How Some Famous Co-Founders Met

Here's a list of how some co-founders of both famous and upcoming companies came together...

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  • Apple
  • co-founder
  • famous co-founders
  • Google
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Larry Page
  • Mattel
  • Sergey Brin
  • Steve Jobs
  • Steve Wozniack
  • theSkimm

Dubai Future Foundation Announces Startups For Dubai Future Accelerators 6th Cohort

Dubai Future Foundation Announces Startups For Dubai Future Accelerators 6th Cohort

The Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has announced the selection of local and global startups to work on a series of future projects in collaboration with three government entities in the first round of Dubai Future Accelerators’ 6th Cohort.

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  • Dubai Future Accelerators
  • Dubai Future Foundation
  • innovation
Healthcare For The Masses: Why Tele-Health Is A Game Changer For The Middle East

Healthcare For The Masses: Why Tele-Health Is A Game Changer For The Middle East

Technology stepped into the healthcare system to make it more effective and efficient.

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  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • healthcare
  • healthcare innovation
  • tele-health
The Lock&Stock App Rewards Students For Putting Their Phones Away During Class

The Lock&Stock App Rewards Students For Putting Their Phones Away During Class

Currently active in the UAE, Lock&Stock is a free mobile app that allows students to earn points each time –one point for every three minutes– their phones are locked during a class.

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  • discounts
  • Lock&Stock
  • university students
UAE Rises Two Places To 36th Rank On Global Innovation Index 2019

UAE Rises Two Places To 36th Rank On Global Innovation Index 2019

The UAE has ranked among the top three innovation economies in the Northern Africa and Western Asia region in this year’s edition of the Global Innovation Index (GII), and jumped two spots to #36 out of a total of 129 countries worldwide.

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  • GII
  • Global Innovation Index
  • innovation
  • ranking
  • UAE
Growth Hacks: From A Startup In Dubai To An International Brand

Growth Hacks: From A Startup In Dubai To An International Brand

Five factors that got a homegrown UAE brand to open in Las Vegas.

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  • Cove Beach
  • Dubai
  • hospitality
  • international expansion
  • Las Vegas
Advancing Humanity: Singularity University’s Ramez Naam

Advancing Humanity: Singularity University’s Ramez Naam

The Co-Chair for Energy and Environment at Singularity University on how he envisions (and enables) the future.

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  • climate challenges
  • Ramez Naam
  • renewable energy
  • science
  • Singularity University