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UAE launches Global TradeTech Sandbox at WEF

The Global TradeTech Sandbox will streamline the interaction between exporters, logistics companies, ports, regulators, and customs officials

Saudi's Aramco allocates $4bn to expands global VC programme Image: Getty Images

Energy giant Aramco allocates $4bn to expand global VC programme

Aramco’s venture capital programme supports the development of disruptive new technologies and creates diversification opportunities for Aramco while paving the way for collaborations with innovative startups

Saudi Arabia leads MENA venture capital market

Saudi Arabia secures $1.4bn in 2023, leads MENA VC fundraising

The kingdom’s venture capital market was boosted by the government’s focus on innovation, a dedicated unicorn project, and investments from sovereign funds

UAE, Saudi Arabia lead MENA VC fundraising

UAE, Saudi Arabia lead MENA VC fundraising, says MAGNiTT

The fundraising in Q3 2033 contributed to $1.4bn raised through 286 transactions in the first nine months of the year

TECOM’s in5 reports 20% growth in funding for startups

Expand North Star 2023: Funding for startups at TECOM Group’s in5 surges by 20%

The innovation and entrepreneurship platform said 120 new ventures joined its ecosystem in the first nine months of 2023

Hub71 enahnces incentive programme to drive startup growth in Abu Dhabi Image Supplied

Hub71 revamps incentive programme, strengthens support for startups in Abu Dhabi

Startups can receive Dhs250,000 worth of in-kind incentives and an initial Dhs250,000 cash incentive for equity, with certain startups eligible to receive a top-up of up to Dhs250,000

Hub71 RemotePass partner to help SMEs Image Hub71

Abu Dhabi: Hub71, RemotePass partner to support startups with HR needs

A Hub71 startup since 2020, Remotepass has successfully scaled its business to become a key partner of the ecosystem

MAF fosters entrepreneurship with Launchpad X

Here’s how MAF is connecting MENA startups with global markets

The Launchpad X concept store is home to a diverse range of local brands that have displayed outstanding innovation and growth potential

The future of water _ World Water Week GettyImages

The future of water: Nurturing a water-wise world

As we mark World Water Week, the theme of this year, ‘Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-Wise World’ is a stark reminder of the urgent need to address this crisis

Dubai Chamber attracts 69 startups in H1 2023

Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy attracts 69 startups in H1 2023

The chamber held meetings with multinationals, SMEs, startups and scale-ups during the first half of the year to showcase Dubai’s growth potential

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered, DIFC Innovation Hub partner to empower UAE women entrepreneurs

The Women in Tech accelerator programme offers entrepreneurs a platform to unleash their potential, overcome barriers and accelerate their business ventures

DIFC innovation Hub launches FinTech Accelerator Programme 2023 Image Dubai Media Office DIFC

DIFC Innovation Hub kicks off FinTech Accelerator Programme 2023

A total of 20 startups will be onboarded during the ninth edition of the programmen

Hub71 Wio Bank

Hub71, Wio Bank join forces to enhance banking for tech startups in Abu Dhabi

The partnership to streamline bank account processes for startup founders

OYO to add 2000 apartments in Abu Dhabi

Hospitality tech firm OYO adds 2000 apartments in Abu Dhabi

The ready-to-move-in accommodations provide fully managed long-term housing rental spaces for professionals

15 cool startups joining hub71 in 2023 as part of its first cohort Image Hub71

These 15 innovative startups are set to join Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 this year

The startups, part of Hub71’s first cohort of the year, originate from the UAE, US, New Zealand, Egypt, the Netherlands and the UK

startup show comes to UAE

The Falcons: Startup funding show comes to the UAE

The show brings the pressure, the suspense and the glory of raising capital to TV screens in the UAE in a10-episode season

Dubai Chamber

Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy attracts 30 startups in Q1 2023

The chamber is supporting Dubai’s digital transformation while cementing its status as the global digital economy hub

Winners of the startup pitch competition

Make it in the Emirates: MoIAT reveals startup pitch competition winners

Twenty-four startups were shortlisted to participate in the competition by a panel of industry experts from a pool of almost 400 submissions

DIFC venture regulation

DIFC enacts new venture studio regulations

The enactment of the new regulations supports the DIFC Launchpad by providing a legislative framework for venture building

Dubai_Mohammad AlBlooshi - Head of DIFC Innovation Hub and FinTech Hive 2023 DFS

Exclusive: How Dubai is bolstering its global fintech hub status

Mohammad Alblooshi, head of DIFC Innovation Hub and Fintech Hive, showcases Dubai’s role in the global fintech ecosystem

Middle East venture capital market

The Middle East’s booming venture capital market

The drive for economic diversification and state-backed initiatives together with financial support for startups is fuelling Middle East’s venture capital industry

Ahmad Ali Alwan_Impact Event by HUb71

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 sees robust 102% growth in in 2022

Hub71 and its focus on driving impact for startups and Abu Dhabi has led to the facilitation of 41 POCs for corporate partners valued at Dhs160m by the end of 2022

SCCI, EDB partnership

Sharjah Chamber, EDB review funding solutions for investors

The bank is a financial enabler of the UAE’s economic diversification and industrial transformation agenda

Investible Signing Event 27.02.23

Here’s how Hub71, Investible will support climate tech and other early-stage companies

The tech ecosystem’s startups will also gain access to Club Investible, a global network of more than 130 high-net-worth investors who provide capital and expertise

Women startups

Women-led startups are aiming for a bigger slice of scarce funding

On a global level, the past year was difficult for almost anyone looking to raise money, but it was almost impossible for small startups founded by women

Karl Hougaard shares the top businesses to star in the UAE in 2023

Top businesses to start in the UAE in 2023

The UAE offers a variety of business opportunities, both on and offline, for entrepreneurs looking to start new ventures in 2023

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

Insights: Three lesser-known reasons why startups fail

With the right focus and partners along with right information about potential pitfalls, a business can survive in the face of challenges

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