Megha Merani

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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.
Co-founders

Better Together: Co-Founders Of Dubai-Based Startup WakeCap Hassan Albalawi And Ishita Sood Talk Partnership Pros

"Until we formed the company officially, our relationship was based just on trust."
Starting a Business

Side Hustle: Full-Time Employees In The UAE Can Also Take On Part-Time Work At Other Companies

Wannabe entrepreneurs in the UAE can benefit from changes in the country's labor system that allows for employees to take on part-time work in addition to their full-time roles.
Building a Website

GoDaddy Partners With Dubai Startup Hub To Teach Entrepreneurs How To Build A Website In Less Than A Day

Global internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy held its first 'Digital Me' workshop in the UAE in partnership with Dubai Startup Hub.
Dubai Startup Hub

Innovators Invited: Dubai Startup Hub Launches Fourth Edition Of Its Annual Smartpreneur Competition

The competition is open to all entrepreneurs living in the UAE, and seeks to engage young entrepreneurs in Dubai's strategic initiatives.
Co-founders

Matchmaking For Entrepreneurs: Dubai Startup Hub Launches Co-Founder Dubai Program

Co-Founder Dubai is a new program that will help match UAE entrepreneurs with the right co-founder to support their growth plans
Mentorship

Building Bridges: Dubai Startup Hub's New Mentorship Program To Foster UAE-Africa Cooperation

Startups from the UAE and Africa are set to participate in the first-ever Chamberthon during the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, from February 13-15, 2019.
Dubai Startup Hub

Top Companies Announce Deals With Winners Of The Third Edition Of Dubai Startup Hub's Market Access

Emirates Post Group, Aswaaq, Axiom, and Sumitomo Corporation have signed initial cooperation agreements with several startups to collaborate on innovative solutions and projects that solve key challenges they are facing.
Startups

UAE Startup The Ambassador Set To Score The Best Corporate Deals For Entrepreneurs

The online B2B privilege programme serves as an envoy of sorts, using the collective purchasing power of SMEs through its platform to negotiate the best corporate rates on essential business products and services.
Venture Capital

Rewards For Risk: Silicon Badia's Namek And Fawaz Zu'bi

"The MENA is slowly catching up, but we still see a lot of strange asks from some of the newer ecosystem investors."
Dubai Startup Hub

Dubai Startup Hub Launches Third Edition of Market Access Program For Startups And SMEs

This edition of the program features projects from Sumitomo Middle East, Emirates Post Group, Axiom Telecom, and Aswaaq LLC.
Startups

A15 Sells Its Stake In Mobile Payment Startup TPAY To Helios Investment Partners

In a bid to create the region's first "dragon" company, A15 has sold its stake in mobile payment startup TPAY to Helios Investment Partners.