Megha Merani

Megha Merani

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Dubai Startup Hub

10 Startups From The UAE And Africa Selected To Participate In GBF Mentorship Program

Ten startups from the UAE and Africa have been selected to participate in the Global Business Forum (GBF) Mentorship Program by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Funding

'Trep Talk: Top Investors From The MENA Region Share Tips On What To Include In Your Pitch Deck

MENA investors share their pet peeves and main preferences on what they'd like to see in a pitch deck.
Hiring

'Trep Talk: Top Hiring Tips For Startups From The Region's Famous Founders

It's hard enough attracting talent, so how is a founder to know when they've found the perfect team member for their startup?
Education

Dubai Startup Hub's Startup Panorama Edition 5.0: Shaping Entrepreneurs Of The Future

In today's ever-changing environment, the student skillset must be expanded to include adaptability, collaboration, and empowerment to create your own opportunity.
Funding

Show Me The Money: The Right Way To Invest In MENA's Entrepreneurs

Huge gaps still exist in the Middle East and North Africa's startup funding ecosystem, but substantial recent exits and an improvement in the quality of pitches could be on the way to changing the status quo.
Growth Strategies

Turning The Tide: Growth Hacks For When Business Is Bad

Speakers from Flip International, Okadoc, Roar and Sage Middle East shared honest discussions around the darker side of entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

The Next Frontier: The Changing Face Of Entrepreneurship In The Arab World

Insights from the Enterprise Agility Forum 2019 on what's needed to enable more startup success stories to come out of the MENA region.
Events

"Scale-Up Africa" To Be Theme Of Dubai Chamber's Fifth Global Business Forum Africa In November 2019

GBF Africa 2019 will bring together African and UAE government and business leaders to explore avenues of economic cooperation and facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows.
Dubai

New "One Free Zone Passport" Initiative In The Works To Permit Businesses To Use Single License To Operate In All Free Zones In Dubai

The Dubai Free Zones (DFZ) Council plans to launch a new initiative that would allow companies licensed at a single free zone in Dubai to also operate in other free zones in the Emirate, without the need for a second license.
Growth Strategies

Aiming High: Opportunity Knocks For The MENA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Entrepreneur Middle East's 2019 Enterprise Agility Forum welcomed Careem co-founder and CXO Magnus Olsson on stage with a standing ovation to deliver the opening keynote.
Co-founders

Dubai Startup Hub Shares Practical Tips For Finding The Right Co-Founder

As part of its Co-Founder Dubai program, Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurship arm of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized an exclusive event for its participating entrepreneurs to share guidance on how to find the right partners for their respective businesses.
News and Trends

Dubai's University Free Zones Strategy To Power New Wave Of Student-Lead Innovation And Entrepreneurship In The Emirate

The strategy is poised to propel the Emirate's startup sector to new heights and play a significant role in the UAE's future growth as a knowledge and innovation economy.
Women Entrepreneurs

DIFC FinTech Hive Launches Career Mentorship Program AccelerateHer To Empower Female Talent In Finance And Tech

Financial technology accelerator DIFC FinTech Hive has launched a new mentorship program designed to equip budding female professionals with necessary tools and experience.
News and Trends

Shortlist Announced For Top 10 Finalists Of Dubai Smartpreneur Competition 4.0

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced the shortlist of its top 10 finalists for the 4th Dubai Smartpreneur Competition.
Fundraising

Dubai Chamber's New Whitepaper Proposes Solutions To Key Funding Challenges Faced By UAE Startups

The report, titled Helping Startups Access Funding and published in collaboration with Roland Berger, was released during an event in the Entrepreneurship Advocacy series run by Dubai Startup Hub, the entrepreneurial support arm of Dubai Chamber, at its head office in March.