Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, announced the launch of the Dubai Technology Tour – an initiative that aims to drive UAE-India collaboration in the areas of fintech and healthtech.
As people across the world were forced into a lockdown and 'socially distance' to curb the outbreak, the World Health Organization and other health authorities also called for 'medical distancing' to minimize physical contact between patients and healthcare providers in order to limit exposure and transmission as well as allocate hospital capacity to more critical cases. And while not a solution to the emergency, telemedicine has fast become an essential part of the response to the outbreak.
Closer to home, an Economic Bulletin on the US-China trade war by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce says that the UAE, and some other GCC countries are “very well positioned” to gain a larger market share in the Chinese market for select products on the list such as petrochemicals and polymers, such as polyethylene, polycarbonate and acrylonitrile, along with liquefied propane. The tariffs could also have a positive impact on UAE producers due to higher demand from China. Meanwhile, with the UAE's role as a major transshipment point, the trade war also presents an opportunity for SMEs in the Emirates and wider Middle East region who function as the main importers and re-exporters of Chinese goods.
In the past two years, school marketing budgets have doubled, but unfortunately, some schools are still advertising in places that don’t necessarily help parents decide or fail to get into the emotional space of parents to provoke their interests. At the same time, school marketing managers are under pressure to generate leads and to bring parents through the admissions funnel. As the market becomes even more competitive, schools have to find ways to attract parents and to deliver on their promises. The school marketing industry in the UAE is a $10,000,000 industry and with more new schools opening, the figure is set to increase.
Within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, I have continuously listened to people advocating support for local businesses, and how it is our duty as members of the community to endorse our fellow entrepreneurs with their endeavors.