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"Every opportunity I've invested in was a unique experience, and special for me in its own way. Just Salad is probably the one I'm most passionate about."
As Dash Ventures Managing Director Omar J. Sati put it: "An exit is an exit. Whether Amazon or Emaar, both [are] equally significant, and both [are] vital to the ecosystem's development and sustainability."
Cadillac is undergoing a transformation in terms of its image and messaging- and Ghrayeb wants to show that the brand is living and breathing what it stands for.
Sheraa Chairperson H.E. Sheikha Bodour Bint Sultan Al Qasimi discusses harnessing the entrepreneurial skills of the region's youth.
YaHalla founder and CEO Bader Samir Tayeb on how the Smart City vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inspired him to set up his business.
For all of the conversation about the bravery of entrepreneurs in building businesses, there isn't enough being said about the daring shown by the people who work for these upstart founders.
Through its establishment of the Zain Innovation Campus, this corporate is showing other Middle East companies how to effectively support the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem
After three decades of success, the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare is now leading his company to its next phase of growth.
I love people who come to me with ideas. But I hate people who come to me with only ideas.
Given its massive population, Egypt is an important market for Careem in the MENA region, and the company has been steadily growing its brand in the country, with its services now available in the six cities of Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour, Mansoura, Tanta and Hurghada.
"I'm a Bahraini citizen, and I firmly believe in citizenship- what your country has given to you, you have to give back to your country."
As we are at the start of 2017, let's resolve to take on all of the opportunities and challenges that are going to be thrown at us with the right attitudes.
In a region where over 80% of businesses are either owned or controlled by families, it's easy to note the similarities between the growth stories of the Shaikhani Group of Companies and other family businesses based here in the Middle East.
Besides operating a separate team to provide training and support to its SME suppliers, UAE telco du says it also has a procurement system in place to identify SME partners- a system that it continuously evaluates and improves.
The new PROOF VC Fund will invest in capital alongside a select group of early-stage VC firms in their best performing companies.