Pamella de Leon

Pamella de Leon

Startup Section Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Starting a Business

UAE Startup Joi Wants To Be The Go-To Portal For All Things Gifts

The brain-child of Ritesh Tilani and Alper Celen, joi is a web and mobile gifting platform offering a variety of more than 1,000 refined selections.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Kitchen Nation Helps Culinary Startups Scale Independently

Kitchen Nation was launched as a platform to cultivate ideas and talent through its services and support system, with the aim being to stand out among the world's culinary incubators in its mission to enable homegrown concepts.

Moroccan Startup WaystoCap Is Enabling Africa's Businesses To Trade Better

As a platform that addresses the business-to-business buying and selling of merchandise across Africa, Morocco-born WaystoCap is aiming to solve the fragmented situation in a market that is still in the process of going digital.

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2017: Daria Solovieva

Daria Solovieva, founder of ella Middle East, discusses improving the MENA media landscape and cultivating an audience for the female-focused publication.

Entrepreneur Middle East's Achieving Women 2017: Dr. Raja Al Gurg

Looking at the many hats Dr. Al Gurg wears, it is quite apparent that this accomplished lady practices what she preaches. While Dr. Al Gurg spearheads the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group as its Managing Director, she also acts as the President of DBWC, besides other roles.
Business Unusual

Made For The Middle East: Halla Walla Offers Emojis That Are Characteristics To Arab Culture

Driven to alter the perception of Arabs in the West, especially with the current state of discourse worldwide, the duo set out to create Halla Walla to depict expressions and emotions in colloquial conversations representative of the region.

Startup Loyyal Uses Blockchain Tech To Keep Customers, Well, Loyal

Loyyal is leveraging blockchain and smart contract technology to create a solution for loyalty programs.

MENA Fintech Startup NOW Money Wants To Help Everyone Get Access To Banking

Founders Katharine Budd and Ian Dillon launched NOW Money to provide expat workers who don't have access to banking and remittance services with direct access to a current account, debit card and remittance from their proprietary app and service center.
News and Trends

Ford Invests US$1 Billion In Autonomous Vehicle Technology Startup Argo AI

With a lot of players involved, we might finally be closer to self-driving cars, flying cars, and more soon.

Medativ Is Bringing 3D Printing Medical Solutions To The MENA Healthcare Industry

From education, to jewelry and even 3D printed offices, 3D printing has placed its footing in various industries.

Pure Harvest Aims To Overcome Local Climate Challenges And Make Farming High Tech

Pure Harvest founder and CEO Sky Kurtz and his team are aiming to bring the hydroponic farming model to the Middle East, starting with the UAE.

Put That Pen Down: Startup Wrappup Wants To Make Meetings More Efficient

Finding a particular detail in your notes after a long brainstorming session is often like trying to find a needle in a haystack- and yet, such notes are essential in one's ability to deliver on the important action points from a meeting.
Startup Financing

We Got Funded: Startup mrUsta Raises AED2.75 Million In Funding Round

More than ever, quality in the service industry is essential, and the UAE-based mrUsta, an online marketplace for consumers to find and book service providers founded in 2013, has strived to accomplish this- and now, investors have taken notice.

Startup Kasra Wants To Create Arabic Content That Trends On The Internet

Founder Nawaf Felemban says the Arabic website aims to "empower Arabs to be narrators of their own stories by publishing compelling content that readers will want to share."
Startup Financing

We Got Funded: Raises US$7 Million In Funding

Founded by Geet Bhalla and Digvijay Pratap in 2014, is available in both English and Arabic and offers customized travel services and curated itineraries for holidays, hotels, flights and activities, integrated with customer reviews from TripAdvisor.