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Virtuzone launches MENA region’s first e-commerce accelerator programme

The programme is offered free of cost with the establishment of an e-commerce company with Virtuzone

MENA’s proptech landscape: Primed for growth?

The evolving landscape will soon change the way adopting an innovative digital business model in the real estate market is viewed

Qatar to invest billions in UK green technology site

The country is planning to build a science and engineering campus in the north of England

Six areas to cover in your startup’s first 100 days

The first few months for any startup are critical

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Startups at Dubai’s in5 secure investments worth Dhs1.4bn

More than 150 new companies joined in5 since 2020, bringing the total number of startups supported by the incubator to 500

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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority launches Sandbox programme to support early-stage tech startups

The programme operated by the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus will offer services worth over Dhs550,000

Family offices raise bets on startups in $418bn market

Family offices made up 4.2 per cent of the roughly 23,000 venture capital deals worldwide this year through August 31

Leap Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s startup VC ecosystem grew record 65% y-on-y in H1 2021

The upcoming global tech event, LEAP, will allow startups and platforms to present their ideas and innovations to secure investments

Dubai Airshow 2021 will showcase the industry’s recovery and future growth

The event – the only global airshow to take place since 2019 – will introduce a dedicated hub for startups and provide more networking opportunities this year

Projects of the 50: UAE aims to create 75,000 private sector jobs for Emiratis

Several incentives have been unveiled to encourage UAE nationals to join the private sector including salary top-ups and unemployment benefits

UAE launches international campaign to attract foreign talent

The campaign will highlight the benefits to entrepreneurs, startups and investors of choosing the UAE as a launch platform

How private equity is well poised to leverage opportunities

As an asset class, private equity continues to perform robustly, with venture capital seeing a standout year on the back of enthusiasm for technology and healthcare

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed forms new board of Abu Dhabi’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The board will represent vital sectors and companies of all sizes across the emirate

Saudi automotive startup Speero closes $1.8m pre-series A funding round

Launched in 2017, Speero is a digital platform for automotive after-sales

Why UAE entrepreneurs must listen to this podcast

Entrepreneur, author and philanthropist Shailesh Dash has launched The Entrepreneurial Dash, a podcast that offers guidance and motivation to budding entrepreneurs

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed launches new platforms to support startups and investors in the UAE

The UAE will also host a new Investopia Investment Summit in March 2022

Intelak Hub

Dubai’s Intelak Hub announces 2021 programmes for aviation and tourism startups

Startups that wish to participate in the incubator and accelerator programmes can be based anywhere in the world

Desert Control

Desert Control joins Dubai’s in5’s alumni network after raising Dhs85m in IPO

Desert Control is ready to launch its commercial rollout of liquid natural clay that turns deserts into fertile land

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Dubai Chamber partners with TikTok to launch training programmes for SMEs and startups

The Dubai Chamber – TikTok Academy will offer a four-week educational programme to help businesses develop social media marketing strategies

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Dubai SME launches digital health business incubator Ztartup

The incubator provides two specialised programmes – one for business incubation and the other for business accelerators

Ten startups graduate from 2021 Techstars Hub71 accelerator programme in Abu Dhabi

Participating startups hope to secure a total of $15m in funding

Crypto firms got more funding last quarter than in all of 2020

The funding surge is happening as Bitcoin hits record highs

Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders at Poweder.ae

The SME Story: Amina Grimen and Ayat Toufeeq, co-founders of Powder.ae

Powder.ae is a direct-to-consumer, content-led e-commerce business focused on retailing clean beauty and skincare in the Middle East

Melda Akin, founder and CEO of D14.AI

The SME Story: Melda Akin, founder and CEO of D14.AI 

D14.AI is a Dubai-based tech company providing an AI-driven software platform for healthcare clinics, gyms and logistics companies to optimise their workforce and manage their business operations

Etihad Hub71

Etihad to become official partner of Abu Dhabi’s tech startup venture Hub71

Hub71, is a flagship initiative of Ghadan 21, Abu Dhabi’s accelerator programme for business in the capital

Ben Kinerman-Daltrey KinFitz & Co

The SME Story: Ben Kinerman-Daltrey, co-founder of KinFitz & Co

KinFitz & Co is a sales recruitment, training and coaching business, working specifically with startups and SMEs

UAE-based startup North Ladder secures $5m Series A funding

North Ladder is a trading platform for pre-owned luxury assets and electronics

Aramex

Dubai Economy partners with Aramex to offer customised solutions for startups, freelancers

Aramex will provide DED Trader licence holders with Domestic and International Express delivery solutions, and comprehensive freight services and logistics assistance

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 community passes 100 startups

Hub71-based startups have raised Dhs185m since its launch in March 2019

Hub71 announces new academic partnerships to grow digital talent in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Decoded expert series returns on February 10 with stellar lineup