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SME Story: Interview with Rami Shaar, CEO of Washmen (ShoeCare)

When sourcing new talent, it is essential that we leverage their skills and readjust their mentality to the way we work


SME Story: Interview with Prabhakar Posam, CEO of Patang

In terms of the blockchain and metaverse, the Web3 industry is still in the early adoption stage with limited participation

Hub71 is Masdar City's official startup ecosystem partner

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 named Masdar City’s official startup ecosystem partner

The entities will identify opportunities to collaborate in areas including mobility, food, health, and climate action

Fourth cycle of Flat6Labs Ignite program kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Fourth cycle of Flat6Labs Ignite programme kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Startups for the fourth cycle of the programme were picked after a comprehensive selection process involving over 960 applicants from across the world

Masdar city and AWS sign partnership

Masdar City, Amazon Web Services to help UAE startups scale operations

Startups will have access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers, as well as technical and business training delivered by AWS experts

Flat6Labs, Wio Bank ink MoU to enhance SME-centric banking services in Abu Dhabi

In addition to banking services, Wio Bank will provide experts and mentors to support startups in Flat6Labs Ignite’s programme

shahzad - the co-kitchen

Dubai’s DET unveils ‘The Co-Kitchen’, the first kitchen incubator under DBIN

The Co-Kitchen provides entrepreneurs and startups with many advantages, including a low-cost platform to launch their projects without the need for huge investments

MoE and creative zone - courtesy WAM

Creative Zone joins Ministry of Economy’s NextGenFDI initiative

The NextGenFDI programme, which was launched in July, aims to attract digitally-advanced companies into the UAE market and develop the next generation of technology-based companies

SME Story: Interview with Kate Brunette-Sireteanu, co-founder of Peace of Mind Products

While we all walk around wearing masks to protect ourselves from airborne particles, our youngsters had no added layer of resistance until we launched our VirusShield Stroller Cover

SME Story: Interview with Dr Walid Saad, CEO, World of Farming

SME Story: Interview with Dr Walid Saad, CEO, World of Farming

Since launching earlier this year, we successfully completed the first prototype of our patent-pending circular farming methodology, that uses our artificially intelligent tracking software technology

Benjamin Mouflard (CEO) and Vinicius Rodrigues (CTO) of ChatFood tell us how their company's mission is to empower hospitality businesses

SME Story: Interview with the founders of Chatfood

Benjamin Mouflard (CEO) and Vinicius Rodrigues (CTO) of ChatFood tell us how their company’s mission is to empower hospitality businesses

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Etisalat by e& and Ministry of Economy launch programme for Emirati startups

This initiative will support Emirati entrepreneurs with a comprehensive range of services such as company formation, digital solutions and ICT services

SME Story: Interview with Muneeb Mushtaq of Airzai 

Airzai, a tech-fragrance company, is leading the charge in creating ‘the future of fragrance and wellness’ by leveraging technology

Why alternative financing could address financial needs of SMEs

Various countries have implemented a variety of measures including subsidised interest rates, collateral-free loans, partial credit guarantees, credit insurance, matching grants

Dubai SME leverages fintech to support start-ups in partnership with Beehive

Mohammed Bin Rashid Fund for SMEs partners with Beehive to support startups

In 2021, the Fund supported SMEs with Dhs65.29m worth of financing, of which Dhs47.67m was disbursed through Beehive to 374 projects

Interview with Sami Khoreibi and Sebastien Wakim, founders of Wisewell

Wisewell is an installation-free water purification technology that uses full-spectrum filtration to turn tap water into the highest quality of mineralised water

Interview with Karthik Jayaraman, MD & co-founder of WayCool

Interview with Karthik Jayaraman, MD & co-founder of WayCool

India’s fastest-growing Agri-commerce company WayCool, recently forayed into UAE to offer tech stack solutions in the food economy

Hub71 launches Tech Barza an exclusive capital club for regional family offices

Hub71 launches capital club for family offices in Abu Dhabi

The ‘Tech Barza’ platform will encourage more family office participation to tap investment opportunities among high-growth tech companies in Abu Dhabi

Khaleelulla Baig co-founder and CEO Koinbasket

Interview with Khaleelulla Baig, co-founder and CEO of Koinbasket

Koinbasket lets you invest in diversified cryptocurrency portfolios and indexes, implementing a proprietary algorithmic approach to pick the best from 1000’s of crypto products in real time

Aramco Launches Taleed Program to Accelerate SME growth in Saudi Arabia

Aramco launches Taleed to accelerate SME growth in Saudi Arabia

The programme will provide SMEs a wide range of support from capability building and strategy development to training, market access, advisory services and business planning

Virtuzone - Wio partnership

Virtuzone, Wio Bank partner to help SMEs with their digital banking needs

Virtuzone, in collaboration with Wio Bank, will offer entrepreneurs access to banking services through Wio’s SME-focused digital banking application, Wio Business


Masdar City, MBRIF to support sustainability-focused UAE startups

Biosolvit, Wahaj Solar, Alesca Life, ECOLOO and Desolenator from MBRIF’s Accelerator programme will join Masdar City’s growing network of sustainability-focused companies

UAE based start-up Nadeera receives $100,000 grant from PepsiCo to scale circular economy solution

UAE startup Nadeera receives $100,000 grant from PepsiCo to scale circular economy solution

Nadeera, the winner of PepsiCo’s MENA Greenhouse Accelerator Program, was selected from a pool of 10 regional startups shortlisted earlier this year

Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 launches ‘The Community Hub’ to connect creative sector, startups

The Community Hub will offer businesses in the UAE and beyond access to a network of creative and media professionals

Further Ventures to support startups

Further Ventures launches $200m fund, backed by Abu Dhabi’s ADQ  

Further will partner with entrepreneurs, as an institutional co-founder, to launch and grow new ventures from ideation to exit

AI driven software solutions

Saudi tech startup Elevatus raises $10.5m in Series A funding round

The funding round was co-led by venture capital firm Global Ventures and Wa’ed Ventures, the venture capital arm of Aramco


US Mission to the UAE, startAD open applications for ‘AWE UAE 3.0 – Women in Business’ initiative

The programme, aimed at supporting women-owned SMEs in the UAE, will start in December and conclude on March 8, 2023

The cloud's George Karam and Kamil Rogalinski

Cloud kitchen platform The Cloud raises $10m in latest funding round

The funding round was led by Middle East Venture Partners and Olayan Financing Company with participation from Rua Growth Fund

UAE MoE, Flat6Labs tie up

Ministry of Economy, Flat6labs launch initiative to attract SMEs to the UAE

The initiative will enable startups to compete in local and global markets through Flat6labs Ignite programme