Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Entrepreneur Staff
Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

More From Aby Sam Thomas

Innovators

Designs On The Future: Area 2071 Aims To Make The UAE The Leading Nation In The World

Dubai Future Foundation Deputy CEO Abdulaziz Al Jaziri explains the vision for the path-breaking initiative launched by Dubai and the UAE.
Editor's Note

When Disaster Strikes (Hard), Perception Is Everything

The toughest hurdles that happen along an entrepreneur's lifecycle are what contribute to their greatest strengths and successes in the long-term.
Growth Strategies

For Whom The Bell Tolls: Acts Of Heroism In The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

If you like what these new enterprises offer, make it a point to do business with them.
Innovators

Redefining Retail: Elabelz Founder And CEO Nooruldeen Agha On His Latest Venture, ST-YL

Agha believes that ST-YL is going to change retail as we know it, and its impact is not going to be restricted to just the UAE, or only the MENA region- it's going to be global.
Editor's Note

Reality Check: We're Running A Business, Too

How many of all the startup support initiatives out there are actually supporting the region's entrepreneurs?
Innovators

Impacting The Future: Ahmad Ashkar, Founder And CEO, Hult Prize Foundation

Ahmad Ashkar, founder and CEO, Hult Prize Foundation on building a global startup movement centered on enabling social good.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

New Kids On The Block: Silicon Valley-Headquartered Plug And Play Partners With Abu Dhabi Global Market

For those of us who have been watching the Middle East entrepreneurial ecosystem for a while now, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the region has seen a surge in the number of accelerators and incubators in the recent past.
Innovators

Attention To Detail: Ghassan Aboud, Founder And Chairman, Ghassan Aboud Group

The pre-eminent entrepreneur today leads a diversified multi-billion enterprise that has operations in everything from real estate to media to hospitality, but Aboud's flagship business was in the automotive domain, which he entered in Dubai, back in the early nineties.
Startups

Leading The Change: Smart Containers Co-Founder And CEO Richard Ettl On How His Startup Is Revolutionizing The Logistics Sector

Smart Containers may not really sound like a name you'd associate with a high-tech company- but then again, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.
Innovators

Going Against The Tide: Jake Dyson, Chief Lighting Engineer, Dyson

The eldest son of the legendary Sir James Dyson, founder of the multimillion dollar enterprise that is Dyson is much like his father- an inventor, designer, and entrepreneur in his own right.
Acquisitions

Exporting Innovation: Dubai-Based Startup Wrappup Gets Acquired By California-Based Voicera

As a mobile app that made use of AI to auto-summarize meetings, Wrappup fits it neatly with Voicera's own offering, which leverages a combination of voice recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning to provide attendees of a meeting with a full recording and transcription, as well as high accuracy meeting highlights.
Startups

Echoing The Past, Heralding The Future: Mirzam Chocolate Makers

For a business that only opened in September 2016, Mirzam Chocolate Makers has scored quite a few wins in a rather short period of time.
Editor's Note

Handing Over The Reins: You Cannot Be In Charge All Of The Time

Remember that you've got people on board your enterprise who have embraced your vision, and are very well-equipped to translate that into reality- you just need to let them take the reins.
Editor's Note

Time And Talent: Two Elements You Might Be Throwing Away On Social Media

While every social media guidebook out there urges us to think carefully before we post anything, this particular mindset seems to have been overlooked by many users of social media.
Entrepreneurs

Infusing The Human Element: Aster DM Healthcare's Alisha Moopen

Alisha Moopen, Executive Director and CEO - Hospitals & Clinics, GCC, for Aster DM Healthcare, on injecting life back into privatized healthcare.