Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Entrepreneurs

Ideas Take Flight: How Expo 2020 Helped Turn A Student Project Into A Fully-Fledged Startup

How Project You, a project by university students in the UAE, with support from Expo 2020 Dubai, turned into a fully-fledged startup.
Innovators

Leading The Change: Imad Kreidieh, Chairman, Ogero

Ogero -referred to as the "engine" for the country's Ministry of Telecommunications- has been tasked with upgrading the nation's existing (and outdated) copper wire infrastructure with fibre optic cables, which is expected to have a massive (and long-awaited) positive impact on internet connectivity and speeds.
Innovators

Courage And Conviction: Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Thumbay Group

With an IPO planned for 2023, the Founder President of Thumbay Group is taking his UAE-born business conglomerate to the global stage.
Editor's Note

Staying The Course: What It Means To Work In A Startup

Working at a startup is hardly, if ever, as glamorous as it may seem on Instagram- rest assured that startup life is more about "#WorkHard" than "#PartyHard."
E-commerce

Moving On: Namshi Co-Founder Hosam Arab Steps Down As CEO Of The E-Commerce Enterprise

Arab's resignation comes about two weeks after Namshi announced its complete acquisition by Emaar Malls, the retail arm of the Dubai-headquartered Emaar Properties, by buying out Global Fashion Group's stake in the company.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Dubai Chamber's Chamberthon In Rwanda Pairs Entrepreneurs From The UAE And Africa To Build A Cross-Border Mentorship Program

The 20 entrepreneurs selected for this exercise had to work together in teams to come up with proposals for a three-month-long cross-border mentorship program for startups that Dubai Chamber wants to initiate between the UAE and the African continent.
Editor's Note

Breaking Free: Rejecting Big Tech's Notification Frenzy

An insight on how a simple decision can cause a marked improvement in one's well-being.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Stepping Up: Serial Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk

In his first Middle East appearance, the VaynerX Chairman makes his presence felt at the 2018 Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival by not sugarcoating the realities of startup life.
Entrepreneurs

Impacting Entrepreneurship: Abdelhameed Sharara, CEO And Co-founder, RiseUp Summit

The CEO and co-founder of RiseUp Summit is catalyzing Egypt's entrepreneurial ecosystem with his platform's consistent year-on-year growth.
Editor's Note

Get Set For The New Year: Refresh, Regroup, And Recharge

Learn to be kinder to yourself (and your team).
Leadership Strategy

When It's Time For A Break, Take One

Sometimes you really need to disconnect.
Editor's Note

Mr. Nice Guy Gets The Job Done

When you deal with people that -you think- are behaving in a problematic way, it may be well worth your while to have an open mind, listen to the other's perspective, and then try to find a way to work with them in a way that's agreeable to you as well.
Innovators

Mindful Management: Entrepreneur And Financier Shailesh Dash

Al Masah Capital founder Shailesh Dash discusses making strategic future-proofing (and portfolio growth) tangible.
Entrepreneurs

Cooking Up A Win: Zuma Co-Founder Rainer Becker

The chef-turned-entrepreneur on how he made it big on the global F&B scene.
Editor's Note

Support Systems: What To Do When Things Seem To Be Going Out Of Control

Don't be afraid to ask for help- it will only ever do you good.