Pamella de Leon

Pamella de Leon

Startup Section Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Digital Disruption

IBM's Juan Jose De La Torre On The Need For MENA Businesses To Embrace Digital Transformation

Tech has changed the way we work and live, and with that, more so than ever, the need for enterprises and startups to shift to strategize the digital market is high.
Startup Financing Gains US$2.4 Million In Latest Investment Round

While it was aiming to achieve US$1 million new funds, the startup managed to surpass its goal and received $2.4 million in its latest round of bridge funding from an array of investors.

Design Denizens: Abjad Design's Duo Learn As They Earn

Founders Sheikha Bin Dhaher and Diana Hawatmeh shared the set up of Abjad Design in 2010, and the how it has progressed then, and is still open to learning.

Linking Up: MyHUBBER Wants To Reward Users For Social Engagement

When it comes to the development of new apps in the realm of social engagement, the main thing to consider is whether it is up to the task of going against existing apps and platforms that currently reign the social networking space.
Artificial Intelligence

Playing To Learn: Microsoft Uses Minecraft As Test Ground For AI

As part of an experimental version of the game developed by Microsoft, the new platform, called Project Malmo, was designed to train and stimulate an AI to carry out various tasks like crossing bridges and building elaborate objects.

More Than Just Skin Art: MIT's Temporary Tattoo Would Let You Control Your Smartphone

For the tattoo enthusiasts among you who are too chicken to go under the needle, your next temporary tattoo would not just look rad, but have a functional purpose too.

Clean Sweep: Startup JustMop Wants To Become The Go-to Spot For Home Services In The Region

Joining the MENA ring of the on-demand sector is the startup JustMop- an online marketplace for domestic cleaning services operating in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar.

We Got Funded: Jordan Based Liwwa On Their Latest Successful Raise

Ahmed Moor and Samer Atiani wants to address the gap of SMEs lacking access to finance with liwwa, and they just got funded.

Fishy Business: Norwegian Fish Food Startup Wins Top Honors At Angel Challenge 2016

Norwegian startup MiniPro beat four other finalists to take home NOK1 million in funding after winning the final round of the Angel Challenge pitch competition at the Startup Extreme conference in Bergen, Norway.

Building A Brand: Poupette À La Plage Managing Partner and CEO Rabee Abu Kishek

Having noticed a lack of chic clothes for children that's comfortable and easy to wear, Managing Partner and CEO Rabee Abu Kishek and Creative Director Najjar built the business up to fill that particular gap in the market.

Catalyzing Yemen's Startup Ecosystem: ROWAD Entrepreneurs Foundation

ROWAD Entrepreneurs Foundation Executive Director Adeeb Qasem talks about the Yemeni entrepreneurial ecosystem, the startups and innovating under circumstances that you can't begin to imagine.

Startup Taka Solutions Wants To Spread Responsible Consumption Using Green Tech

Taka Solutions founder and Managing Director Charles Blaschke on his startup's mission to reducing energy consumption, entrepreneurship in UAE, and representing the GCC region on the global competition The Venture.
Startup Financing

Online Art Marketplace Collectionair Closes Investment

Collectionair -a curated platform and marketplace for fine art from emerging markets including the MENA region- has just received funding support from both twofour54 and DASH Ventures.

Capitalizing On Corporate Wellness In The UAE: Startup Fruitful Day On Health And Wealth

Whether at home or at work, a lack of variety in dietary choices can lead to unhealthy eating habits- and Fruitful Day wants to keep you healthy with an assortment of fruit choices delivered to you every month.

Frying Pan Adventures Co-Founder Arva Ahmed On Growing Her Business

Interested in an inventive look at Dubai's culinary scene? Co-founders and sisters Arva Ahmed and Farida Ahmed launched Frying Pan Adventures (FPA) to offer culinary tours around old Dubai with authentic food and cultural experiences in the city.