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Saudi Arabia Riyadh

Saudi Arabia attracts record $152m in startup funding in 2020

Saudi startup ecosystem was the fastest growing in MENA, Magnitt report shows

Over $1bn piled into MENA-based startups in 2020

The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia accounted for 68 per cent of the total deals disclosed in 2020

Dubai Airshow

Dubai Airshow to return in 2021, discuss future of the aviation sector

The event, taking place from November 14 –18, will serve as a platform for the innovation within the industry during Covid-19

Prince Khaled’s KBW Ventures joins $6.2m funding round for US biotech startup

TurtleTree Labs produces milk using cell-based technology

Gitex 2020: Autism startup takes home Gitex Future Stars top award

Abu Dhabi-based Jade Autism wins Supernova Challenge and top prize of $50,000

Saudi Telecom’s CEO quits after two years

A search for a successor is underway

Exclusive: Dubai Chamber’s CEO on the emirate’s recovery from the pandemic and increasing focus on startups

Companies are reinventing their business models and fast-tracking digital strategies as they prepare for a post-pandemic recovery, opines Hamad Buamim

DIFC set to grow its fintech base with new ‘Innovation Hub’

Startups benefit from access to industry experts, mentors and partner organisations

Bahrain

Bahrain boosts access to funding for SMEs, startups

Changes in law allows small enterprises to fundraise via convertible notes and employee shares schemes

SME Revival: The 20 beneficiaries revealed

Motivate Media Group, along with an expert panel, has selected 20 SMEs as the beneficiaries of the $1m initiative

Dubai Design District extends support to Lebanon’s design industry

d3 offers Lebanese designers and startups space to rebuild after the August port blast

Exclusive: Regional venture capitalist Noor Sweid on the startup ecosystem

Noor Sweid, founder and partner of Global Ventures, on how the startup ecosystem has coped with the pandemic

Prince Khaled’s KBW Ventures invests in US-based organic seed startup

Back to the Roots to use funding to scale up distribution, marketing, for seed packet line

New $60m fund to invest in 120 MENA-based startups amid Covid-19 tech rally

The fund will invest in tech startups across sectors including fintech, healthtech and edutech

Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Hive to host new accelerator for redundant employees

ASPIRE hopes to reach 5,000 participants in the next 12 months

Hub71 webinar series seeks to attract startups to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Decoded wants to promote Abu Dhabi as a tech launch pad

DIFC-gate

DIFC launches new license starting at $1,500 for startups and entrepreneurs in Dubai

Businesses can secure up to four visas when renting a desk space within the freezone

Regional startups on a ‘growth’ trajectory amid Covid-19 crisis

While the pandemic may have rattled industries, the regional startup ecosystem remains resilient

Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Hive accelerator programme attracts record entrants

Fourth cohort attracts 620 fintech startups from all over the world

Osama Al Fares UOWD

Is now a good time to be an entrepreneur in the UAE?

Innovation and entrepreneurship play a key role in responding to the significant challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis, says UOWD associate professor

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, CE-Ventures disburse over Dhs700,000 in grants

The 11 selected startups operate in the retail, real estate, fintech, travel and tourism, agriculture, education, technology and creative sectors

Why UAE-based businesses should continue flexible working patterns post Covid-19

In light of the ‘new normal’, businesses much find a way to nurture that need for greater flexibility

Startupbootcamp establishes regional headquarters at Dubai’s DIFC

FinTech ranked first in the region for deals ahead of e-commerce and transport and logistics

Global Exclusive: How tech event LEAP aims to transform Saudi’s ICT landscape

Saudi Arabia is transforming its technology landscape, aiming to become the regional hub for innovation and building an ecosystem where the tools of tomorrow are conceptualised and created. Powering that ambition is LEAP, a new mega tech event set to have a ‘seismic’ impact on the global stage

Why the regional fintech ecosystem is booming

Regional fintech startups hold tremendous room for growth

Five reasons for disliking your work and solutions to fixing it

While there may be several reasons for anxiety and dissatisfaction at the workplace, it is imperative to find sustainable solutions

Three startups win Dubai’s in5 contest to strengthen UAE’s response to Covid-19

Winners receive one year’s in5 membership and access to prototype labs valued at over Dhs125,000

Dubai’s in5 startups raise Dhs65m in H1 2020

The investments came through multiple channels such as venture capital funds or angel investors

Sheraa Motivate Media Group

Motivate Media Group and Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center launch Dhs1m fund for tech startups

The fund will provide in-kind services including marketing and advertising support across platforms of Motivate’s leading titles

UAE-headquartered business search engine Hubb launches globally

Hubb’s range of services include food delivery, property, manufacturing, motoring, travel, and job searches among others, via a ‘master app’ with 36 different industries