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Sporting tours with Eric Cantona are offered by this Abu Dhabi startup

Looking FC offers four-day journeys designed by Cantona that take visitors on a sporting pilgrimage to discover worldwide football locations

Healthy prospects: Why Emirati entrepreneur Mahmoud Bartawi is launching a new startup

UAE-based startup Mealzap is on a mission to reach all those embarking on the journey towards a healthier lifestyle, says its CEO and co-founder Mahmoud Bartawi

Here’s why the Middle East region is a lucrative market for startups

Over the past years, Hub71 has offered entrepreneurs the access to market, resources and support to enable founders to thrive in a growing market says Jida Itani, COO, Hub71

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Saudi Aramco’s Wa’ed invests SAR19m in fintech startup Lamaa

The Riyadh-based startup was established in March 2021 by entrepreneur Sumeet Khutale who has recently relocated from London to the kingdom

China’s ByteDance invests in Dubai-based logistics startup iMile Delivery

The fresh capital will support iMile’s plans to hire more engineers in China and invest in its technology

Growing your startup – what would a good COO advise?

For a business to grow, it needs to have a data-driven culture

GITEX Global: Interview with Massimo Cannizzo, CEO and co-founder, Gellify Middle East

Gellify, in collaboration with Azimut recently launched a $50m VC Fund to help MENA startups, with a focus on enhancing advanced technology-based innovation in the region

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Dubai-based tech startup raises $500,000 in seed funding

The company was founded in July 2020 and now has over 50,000 users in Dubai alone is offering a unique pay per minute payment model

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GITEX Global: Interview with Amedeo Scarpa, Italian Trade Commissioner to the UAE

The list of startup organisations at the event aimed to share knowledge with their peers and explore significant opportunities for growth

Can your startup be part of the space race?

By 2040, space exploration is estimated to become a $1 trillion industry

Azimut and Gellify launch a $50m VC fund to support MENA startups

The new fund will focus on enhancing advanced technology-based innovation in the region, identifying and nurturing B2B tech startups

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 and AWS accelerate startup growth on the cloud

Collaboration provides Hub71 startups with access to AWS Activate, with AWS credits worth up to $100,000 and access to technical support

The growth of startups in the MENA region

With the return of in-person events like Gitex Global and the Dubai Expo 2020, the startup ecosystem’s development and investment future looks quite promising

US-based 500 Startups closes largest fund to date

Firm expands strategy beyond accelerator and seed investments, doubles down on global thesis

UAE startup Beanburds uses augmented reality to transform online shopping

Beanburds is the first UAE brand to launch augmented reality to redefine the coffee retail experience

Cover story: Why Virtuzone’s executives believe startups must emulate UAE for long-term success

The UAE has meticulously crafted its position as a startup hub, and similar to any venture, the path to reach the top has not been easy. In an exclusive, business setup company Virtuzone’s leaders elaborate on why they are convinced by its proposition

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Dubai Chamber, TikTok help over 280 startups to strengthen their digital growth

The MoU was signed earlier this year to create and launch the Dubai Chamber – TikTok Academy.

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Dubai hospitality group announces the launch of two new food tech startups

Working with entrepreneurs of the future, the company looks to further expand its regional expertise in the food tech sector in the next 5 years

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How Dubai Next can be a gamechanger for the startup ecosystem

Here’s how the platform can help champion innovation and reduce the failure rate among startups within the region

UAE startup Pawame secures $2.5m, launches $5m Series A round for expansion in Africa

Pawame offers a portfolio of solar home systems in remote areas of Kenya on a micro-financed basis

Dubai tech startup Zeta raises $250m to accelerate growth

The investment values Zeta at $1.45bn

First Saudi tech startup that could go public picks HSBC for IPO

Jahez has also been expanding in other areas such as last-mile logistics and cloud kitchens

Flat6Labs Bahrain graduates eight startups in latest funding cycle

Startups receive a total of $250,000 in investments, head to demo day

Saudi tech startup Foodics raises $20m in Series B funding

The funding will enable the startup to grow its share in existing markets, ramp up international expansion, as well as expand its fintech offering

Revealed: 8 factors key for company liquidation in the UAE

The process of liquidating a company can seem daunting, but partnering with an expert can help entrepreneurs ease the transition

UAE-based P2P app Ziina joins Y-Combinator accelerator programme

Ziina also announces new seed funding from US and MENA venture capital funds

Bidayatech takes novel approach to startup funding in MENA

Backers receive non-monetary rewards in return for backing a startup fundraising campaign

UAE startup Quiqup closes over $5.5m in funding to pursue expansion

Quiqup is currently working with more than 800 brands in the UAE

Abu Dhabi’s wealth fund invests in SoftBank-backed tech startup

It invested in Reef Technology, a startup that manages hubs in parking lots used for food delivery and other services

Saudi tech startup Foodics launches $100m fund for SMEs

Foodics partnered with Maalem Financing to launch the fund