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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

Term Sheet 101: A Carefully Thought-Out Term Sheet Can Be The “Magic Bullet” For VC Success, Says Former Silicon Valley Lawyer

Term Sheet 101: A Carefully Thought-Out Term Sheet Can Be The “Magic Bullet” For VC Success, Says Former Silicon Valley Lawyer

With venture capitalists (VCs), it’s very important to get down to the venture capital term sheet as soon as you can. That’s according to Shahram Safai, Partner at Dubai-based Afridi […]

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  • Afridi and Angell
  • Dubai
  • Funding
  • fundraising
  • legal advice
  • Market Access
  • Silicon Valley
  • Startups
  • term sheet
  • venture capital
Dubai Business Women Council Partners With Creative Zone To Launch ‘She Leads’ Incubator Programme For Female-Led Startups

Dubai Business Women Council Partners With Creative Zone To Launch ‘She Leads’ Incubator Programme For Female-Led Startups

The Dubai Business Women Council, in partnership with Creative Zone, has announced a 10-week programme to support 100 of the UAE’s brightest female entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. The […]

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  • DBWC
  • Dubai Business Women Council
  • She Leads
  • Women Entrepreneurs
UAE-Based Medical Innovation Startup ProvenMed Wins Dubai Smartpreneur 2020 Competition

UAE-Based Medical Innovation Startup ProvenMed Wins Dubai Smartpreneur 2020 Competition

Dubai-headquartered medical devices innovation startup ProvenMed has won the fifth Dubai Smartpreneur Competition. The virtual event, organised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, saw 10 shortlisted startups from the […]

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  • Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi
  • Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 5.0
  • innovation
  • Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • provenmed
Dubai-Based Search Engine meekd.com Raises First Funding Round

Dubai-Based Search Engine meekd.com Raises First Funding Round

Dubai-based global online search company meekd.com has raised its first round of seed funding for an undisclosed amount from UAE-based film production and distribution company Xmovies and an angel investor. […]

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  • Funding
  • fundraising
  • Meekd
  • search engine
Having An MVP To Validate With Customers Is Vital To Success, Say Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Alumni

Having An MVP To Validate With Customers Is Vital To Success, Say Dubai Smartpreneur Competition Alumni

Validating your minimum viable product (MVP) with customers is vital to success, Dubai Smartpreneur Competition alumni have stressed to this year’s cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs. The annual competition, organised under […]

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  • alumni
  • arabee
  • Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 5.0
  • fundraising
  • innovation
  • Investment
  • mentorship
  • minimum viable product
  • MVP
  • pitching
  • Tuitify
Tech Entrepreneurs Can Get A DIFC Innovation License For Free

Tech Entrepreneurs Can Get A DIFC Innovation License For Free

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is temporarily waiving its commercial license and registration fees for ambitious tech-entrepreneurs applying for a DIFC Innovation License.

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  • business licenses
  • company trade license
  • DIFC
  • DIFC Innovation License
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Dubai Startups
  • innovation
  • technology