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Dubai’s University Free Zones Strategy To Power New Wave Of Student-Lead Innovation And Entrepreneurship In The Emirate

Dubai’s University Free Zones Strategy To Power New Wave Of Student-Lead Innovation And Entrepreneurship In The Emirate

A new strategy to create economic and creative free zones in universities across Dubai is poised to propel the emirate's startup sector to new heights and play a significant role in the UAE's future growth as a knowledge and innovation economy, experts have said.

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  • Dubai
  • entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • innovation
  • Startups
  • student entrepreneurs
  • University Free Zones Strategy
  • university students
Want To Spearhead A Startup? These Entrepreneurs In Dubai Startup Hub’s Co-Founder Dubai Program Are Looking For Someone Like You

Want To Spearhead A Startup? These Entrepreneurs In Dubai Startup Hub’s Co-Founder Dubai Program Are Looking For Someone Like You

Here's what five of the first Co-Founder Dubai cohort of entrepreneurs in search of a co-founder have to say about their search for the right talent.

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  • co-founder
  • Co-Founder Dubai
  • co-founder search
  • Dubai
  • Dubai Startup Hub
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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  • co-founder
  • cofounder communication
  • cofounder relationships
  • WakeCap
Follow Your Entrepreneurial Dreams: Full-time Employees In The UAE Can Also Work As Co-Founders Of Startups

Follow Your Entrepreneurial Dreams: Full-time Employees In The UAE Can Also Work As Co-Founders Of Startups

Wannabe entrepreneurs in the UAE can benefit from changes in the country’s labour system that allows for employees to take on part-time work in addition to their full-time roles, a legal expert has said.

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  • co-founder
  • employee
  • employment
  • labour law
  • part-time work
  • UAE
Leading With Your Gut

Leading With Your Gut

Your gut is an important decision-making tool- so don't dismiss it so quickly when it comes to call and let it lead the way.

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  • bias
  • business decision
  • business leaders
  • decision-making
  • instinct
  • intuition
  • leadership
Cream Of The Crop: Why You Need To Screen Senior Hires For Your Enterprise

Cream Of The Crop: Why You Need To Screen Senior Hires For Your Enterprise

For businesses to hire with confidence and mitigate employment risk, a consistent level of due diligence should be undertaken for all candidates to verify basic details such as identity, previous employment, and education history.

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  • employee commitment
  • Hiring
  • recruitment
  • talent sourcing

Beyond The Comfort Zone: Building A Model Workforce

Beyond The Comfort Zone: Building A Model Workforce

The secret to business success? Create a curious workplace.

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  • leadership
  • learning opportunities
  • LinkedIn
  • skills gap
  • talent
  • Team-building
‘Trep Talk: Top Hiring Tips For Startups From The Region’s Famous Founders

‘Trep Talk: Top Hiring Tips For Startups From The Region’s Famous Founders

It's hard enough attracting talent, so how is a founder to know when they've found the perfect team member for their startup?

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  • Hiring
  • recruitment
  • Startups
  • talent sourcing
Words Matter: How Small Changes In Language Can Impact Women’s Advancement In The Workplace

Words Matter: How Small Changes In Language Can Impact Women’s Advancement In The Workplace

The ability to express oneself strongly is not restricted to one gender, but women are more likely to be criticized for it– and the criticism is potentially couched in more negative terms.

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  • Communication
  • corporate cultures
  • EY
  • gender equality
PDSi Launches Workplace Readiness Programme To Bridge The Gap Between Teenagers And The World Of Work

PDSi Launches Workplace Readiness Programme To Bridge The Gap Between Teenagers And The World Of Work

UAE-based consultancy PDSi has launched a new initiative to bridge the gap between teenagers and the world of work, through a structured work experience placement and workshop series.

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  • Dubai
  • Internships
  • PDSi
  • work experience for teens
  • Workplace Readiness Programme
Five Things To Remember When Hiring Your Startup’s First Few Employees

Five Things To Remember When Hiring Your Startup’s First Few Employees

Regardless of how innovative and high-quality your startup's products and services are, the quality of your team will be the most important determinant of whether your business succeeds or fails.

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  • employee commitment
  • Hiring
  • recruitment
  • Startups
  • talent sourcing
The How-To: Family Relationships In A Business Setting

The How-To: Family Relationships In A Business Setting

It is very common that businesses attract stakeholder’s family members to the workplace.

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