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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

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
Elevision Media Creates Dh4 million Media Fund To Support Local SMEs Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

Elevision Media Creates Dh4 million Media Fund To Support Local SMEs Affected By COVID-19 Pandemic

UAE-based digital-out-of-home advertising platform Elevision Media has launched an initiative to provide Dh4 million in free advertising for small local businesses affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID) pandemic in order to help them market their products and services.

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  • advertising
  • covid-19
  • elevision media
  • marketing
  • pandemic
Innovating In A Pandemic: Working With A Startup Can Help Large Corporations Pivot Faster

Innovating In A Pandemic: Working With A Startup Can Help Large Corporations Pivot Faster

It’s no secret that businesses of all sizes across the world have had the rug pulled out from under them as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Companies […]

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  • collaboration
  • coronavirus
  • covid-19
  • innovation
  • Market Access
  • pandemic
  • public private partnerships
  • The Ambassador
  • TishTash
  • Washmen
Payments Processor Network International Offers Dh5 million Relief Package To Support SMEs In The UAE

Payments Processor Network International Offers Dh5 million Relief Package To Support SMEs In The UAE

Payments processor Network International has announced a total of Dh5 million ($1.3 million) in cash and other practical relief measures to help its smaller customers offset the economic impact of […]

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  • covid-19
  • Dubai Startups
  • e-commerce
  • Network International
  • payments
  • payments processing
  • relief measures
The Co- Dubai Launches Retail Accelerator Program

The Co- Dubai Launches Retail Accelerator Program

The Co-Dubai, one of the first incubators and co-working spaces to be certified by Dubai SME, has launched a Retail Accelerator Program to reduce barriers for retail and e-commerce entrepreneurs through a variety of services including regulatory set up, payment gateway set-up and mentoring.

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  • Dubai
  • e-commerce
  • retail
  • retail accelerator
  • The Co- Dubai