Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Editor in Chief, Entrepreneur Middle East

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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.

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.

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.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

INJAZ Al-Arab's Akef Aqrabawi Is On A Mission To Enable Arab Youth To Drive The Region's Economy Forward

INJAZ Al-Arab President and CEO Akef Aqrabawi talks about the initiatives to cultivate and support entrepreneurship.

Hitting (All) The Right Notes: Academy Award-Winning Music Composer A. R. Rahman

"You don't get success in one day, two days- it might take two years, three years, 20 years... But come out with a strong personality, and something to contribute to humanity- and you'll be recognized."

Tapping Into Opportunity: Nour Al Hassan, Founder And CEO, Ureed

For businesses seeking to reach online audiences in the Arab world, the need for Arabic content in the digital realm cannot be understated, and Ureed, with its network of freelancers, seeks to capitalize on this opportunity.
Editor's Note

How You Handle Business Wins (And Losses) Impact Your Team's Loyalty

A look at how a leader's management style can affect a team.

Focused On Impact: Deliveroo Co-Founder And CEO Will Shu

The UK-headquartered online food delivery company may have launched only in 2013, but Shu remembers recognizing a gap in the food delivery space way back in 2004, when he had just moved to London from New York.
Editor's Note

Agility Needs To Be Seen In Everyone At An Enterprise (And Not Just In The People Running It)

The idea of being agile, taking ownership of what one does, and doing things the best way they can be done is not something that's restricted to the C-suite of an organization- it needs to be translated across all layers of the company.
Editor's Note

Kill Your Darlings: Entrepreneurs Must Know When Their Offering Stops Serving The Intended Purpose

There's a fine line between being resolute about the idea you have in your mind, and, well, changing or rethinking your idea in a manner that it suits your intended clients better.

Venues Of Value: Paul Evans And Freek Teusink Of Solutions Leisure Group

Since its launch in Egypt, Solutions Leisure Group has today moved on to the UAE as its home base, with a portfolio that includes some of the most popular (and yes, most profitable) F&B concepts in the country

Cadillac Middle East MD Christian Soemmer On How The 115-Year-Old Brand Is Still Making Waves Globally

It's one thing to be an iconic luxury auto brand; it's another thing altogether to be an iconic luxury auto brand that can boast of a 16-month run of consecutive growth.

On Route To The Future: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Dirk Ahlborn

Passion is almost certainly the major driving force at this enterprise, with HTT utilizing a crowd collaborative approach to build up the company.