Aalia Mehreen Ahmed

Aalia Mehreen Ahmed

Features Writer, Entrepreneur Middle East

About Aalia Mehreen Ahmed

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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Business Connect

Due Diligence, Digitized: Dubai-Based Startup Diligend Is Working Towards Simplifying Decision-Making For Investors Through Its Centralized Platform

A part of in5's community of startups in Dubai, the firm offers fund due diligence for investors and consultants, monitoring of fund managers, as well as research management and customer relationship management.

Zooming Ahead: UAE-Headquartered Finalrentals Is Looking To Make A Dent In How Traditional Car Rentals Work

Launched in 2016, Finalrentals was created to address some specific loopholes in the traditional car rental industry that founder Ammar Akhtar had spotted thanks to his decade-long experience in the sector.
Business Connect

With His New App, X By OJ Lifestyle, Omar Jackson Wants To Shake Up The World Of Experiences

At face value, OJ Lifestyle may initially come across as yet another lifestyle-influencing brand, but look a little closer, and one will find the platform's essence to be based off Jackson's life experiences and lessons.
Business Connect

Sweden's Storytel And UAE's Kitab Sawti Officially Merge In A Bid To Create The World's Largest Arabic Audiobook Library

Storytel founder and CEO Jonas Tellander and Kitab Sawti founder Sebastian Bond on building a business that encourages greater love for stories.
Business Connect

Shining A Light On The UAE's Culture: VIP & Protocol Events Management Makes A Mark As The First All-Emirati Events Management Company

In addition to the basic services of events management, VIP & Protocol also organizes training sessions where international clients can get a better understanding of the country's culture and etiquettes.

Riding The Wave: Zbooni Co-Founder And CEO Ramy Assaf Is Capitalizing On The Surge Of Digitization In The MENA Region

Zbooni aims to help small and medium enterprises to solve two major issues related to setting up an online presence: the need for a direct connection with a bank, and the requirement for specific software to enable digital payments.

Gaming Studio Sirius Play Debuts Starlite Racing In The UAE, Highlighting The Growth Of The Country's Esports Ecosystem

Founder Chad Lau believes the UAE is a strategic location to create a successful esports ecosystem with the potential of it being played at a national level.
Business Connect

Rising To The Occasion: Dubai-Headquartered Startup Rise Is Shaking Up The Financial Services Sector

Co-founded by Padmini Gupta and Milind Singh, this fintech startup is on a mission to reimagine financial services provided to the immigrant population.

Riyadh-Based Foodics Raises US$20 Million In Series B Funding Round In Bid To Help F&B Outlets Function Better Using Cloud Technology

This latest round of funding has entailed a total of $28 million raised by Foodics in recent months- a move that is expected to help the firm inch closer towards its goal of becoming the next Saudi unicorn.
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Investment Office Launches AED2 Billion Innovation Program To Foster Innovation In The UAE Capital's High-Growth Sectors

Abu Dhabi looks to boost growth in sectors with a sustainable competitive advantage.
Female Entrepreneurs

Out With The Old, In With The New: Acorn Strategy Managing Director Kate Midttun On The UAE-Based Agency's Tenth Anniversary

With Acorn Strategy celebrating its ten-year anniversary in November of 2020, Midttun looks to drive meaningful impact through her firm's various undertakings.
travel startups

Despite A Turbulent 2020, Dubai-Based Travel Startup Pickvisa Is Betting On A Brighter 2021

"I wanted everyone to enjoy traveling like me, without any barriers. We are here with Pickvisa to remove at least one of the obstacles– visa processing hustle.''
Business Connect

We Got Funded: HR Tech Platform Diversely Raises US$200,000 In Pre-Seed Investment As It Looks To Negate Bias In The Hiring Process

Diversely aims to improve existing and outdated HR tech tools as well as to go global by 2023.

"We Got Funded!" Cairo-Based E-Commerce Platform Brantu Raises Raised An Undisclosed Series A Round Led By Sawari Ventures

Launched in July 2019, Brantu is a mobile-first fashion platform that enables local and global fashion brands to reach Egyptian consumers without the hassles of extended delivery time and additional costs that are often typical of international, cross-border websites.

Rethinking Business: Business Leaders Discuss Lessons Learnt Through The COVID-19 Crisis At The 2020 #EntMERoundtable Presented By du

The latest edition of the Entrepreneur Middle East Round Table presented by du emphasized the importance of pivoting business models through the course of the COVID-19 crisis.