Aalia Mehreen Ahmed

Aalia Mehreen Ahmed

Features Writer, Entrepreneur Middle East

Aalia Mehreen Ahmed is the Features Writer at Entrepreneur Middle East. She is an MBA (Finance) graduate with past experience in the corporate sector, and is also co-founder of CyberSWIFTT- an anti-cyberbullying campaign that ran from 2017-2018 as part of the e7: Daughters of the Emirates program. A self-proclaimed bibliophile, she has a penchant for chai, cricket, and all things BTS. 

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Startup Spotlight: Digital Health Screening App CogniSigns Wants To Enable Easy Access To Early Diagnoses

CogniSigns is a digital screening app that uses an algorithm-driven chatbot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to detect diseases and mental health conditions in a user.

Gateway To Growth: Monty Group's Mountasser Hachem Is Tapping Into The Multi-Billion Dollar Fintech Industry With MontyPay

By launching digital payment gateway MontyPay aims to negate the obsolete nature of existing payment gateways with a one-stop-shop approach to its services.

Dubai-Based Startup Boomer11 Offers A Gamified Experience For Sports Fans In The Middle East

As a mobile-first, freemium app, Boomer11 currently offers engaging features catering to football and cricket fans living in the Middle East.

Startup Spotlight: Dubai-Based Direct Debit Is Easing The Process Of Budgeting For Quarterly And Biannual Payments

Using a single log-in on the Direct Debit platform, users can ensure that they pay their major bills and fees in monthly instalments.

Startup Spotlight: Dubai-Based Indoor Farming Startup KRISPR On A Mission To Transform Agriculture

KRISPR works on reversing nutritional decline by bringing together the best elements of science and technology to cultivate nutritious, fresh, and beyond organic quality food.

Startup Spotlight: Abu Dhabi-Based Startup I Hear You Aims To Translate Sign Language Into Speech Or Text (And Vice-Versa)

From a sign language keyboard offering and a sign language educational platform to the aforementioned service of translating text and voice messages to sign language, I Hear You is looking to adopt a holistic business model.

UAE-Based Cosmic Centaurs Launches Cosmic Conversations, A Game Aimed At Building Healthy Interactions Between Employees

By listing over 100 conversation starters, this game's prompt cards aim to help break the ice between colleagues in a team, while also encouraging deeper conversations among themselves. 

A Slam-Dunk Partnership: Sole Acquires Stake In Ball Above All To Bolster Interest For Basketball In The UAE

The two parties thus hope to make use of the partnership to create a stronger buzz around basketball in the UAE, while also working to groom professional players for the sport.  

Startup Spotlight: Cairo-Based Cupmena Is On A Quest To Create A Sustainable Agritech Sector

Launched in February 2019, Cupmena's main line of business is simple: use the vast amount of nutrition available in spent/used coffee grounds to grow different types of mushrooms.

Celebrating Creativity: Dubai-Based Concept Store FLTRD Opens New Space To Introduce Art To Wider Audiences

By creating a welcoming yet artistic space in its collaboration with Art B Dubai and M Square Gallery, FLTRD is hoping to entice even non-art lovers to visit the brand new opening.

Startup Spotlight: Count'd Aims To Solve Pain Points In The UAE's Meal Planning Industry

Count'd co-founders on building a scalable healthy eating platform for all UAE residents who focus on on self-care, nutrition and wellness.

Experimenting Through Innovation: Kuwait's One Global Is On A Mission To Achieve Holistic Digital Disruption Across The Business Ecosystem

Through its services Og Business and Og Stack, this Kuwait-based digital transformation and innovation company is looking to achieve greater automation of processes and create a decentralized marketplace for the business ecosystem.

Startup Spotlight: Dubai-Based Infralytiks Simplifies Data From Drone- And AI-Based Infrastructure Inspections

Infralytiks was launched in 2020, with the aim to ease the process of data analytics, while also developing custom software and automation platforms intended for the purposes of inspection.

Startup Spotlight: Dubai-Based Works Offers A No-Code Platform To Ease The Creation Of Enterprise Software

By creating a platform that enables tailor-made professional software applications to be made without coding and without any code generation, Works claims to ultimately reduce enterprise-grade software delivery time-to-market by 75%.

UAE-Based Trident Trackway Is Recycling Plastic Waste To Create Temporary Roadway Solutions

Trident Trackway makes heavy duty portable flooring products made from recycled plastic in the UAE, enabling the construction of temporary roadways, staging areas, and storage pads.

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