Pamella de Leon

Pamella de Leon

Startup Section Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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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.

Uniting Online Discussions: Quora Acquires Parlio, Platform On Meaningful Conversations

In March this year, Q&A website Quora announced its acquisition of the startup, with Parlio's founding team and operations joining Quora too.
News and Trends

Hello From The Other Side: Sweden Invites The World To Talk To Its People

Sweden has become the first country to roll out its own phone numberĀ­- and it's for anyone in the world to dial up and talk about anything to a citizen or resident in the country.
Business News

Orange Jordan Launches New Accelerator Program For Startups

Orange Jordan, a telecom company providing integrated communications services in the Kingdom, has announced the launch of Business Innovation Growth (BIG), an accelerator program for growth stage Jordanian startups for entrepreneurs.

Little Majlis Brings The Artisan Scene Online

Anna Bolton-Riley and Annabelle Fitzsimmons launched Little Majlis, an online community and e-commerce boutique platform for art, edibles, and craft and design products from GCC-based brands and independent artists and designers.
Entrepreneur Ecosystems

Fintech At The Forefront: PayFort Announces New MENA Accelerator

At Wamda's 2016 Mix N' Mentor event in Cairo in March, online gateway PayFort announced the launch of its regional fintech accelerator Fintech Factory.

Sesame Workshop Launches Venture Capital Fund

Staying true to its founding roots of educating children, Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization that brought Sesame Street to the screens, has introduced Sesame Ventures, a venture capital arm that will invest in startups geared towards children's educative products and services.

Kuwaiti 'Treps Graduate From MTB Startup School In Silicon Valley

In early February, 16 entrepreneurs graduated from MTB Startup School 2016, an acceleration program from the partnerships between Mind the Bridge (MTB), its MENA partner Kuwait's Brilliant Lab, Kuwait's Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, Zain Group, IE Business School, Al Hamra Kuwait, and Gatehouse Capital.

Serial Entrepreneur Raed Dabbous Goes From Launching F&B Enterprises To Bicycle Studios

Perhaps you already know of his hospitality ventures, but now Raed Dabbous has another enterprise up his sleeve: Bespoke Ride, a bicycle studio and endurance center.

ChefXChange Gears Up To Close A US$2 Million Round

A year after raising US$500,000 in its seed round with angel investors and individual investors, ChefXChange, an online platform to search and hire chefs locally for private or corporate events, is back raising $2 million for its Series A round.

"Do You Want Some Space?" Startup Boxit Offers Up Solutions For Your Storage Needs

Boxit can't provide the emotional space the title might suggest, but the company can, however, connect people seeking extra storage space with credible logistic companies with just the click of a button.
Young Entrepreneur

Start 'Em Young: Jordan-Based Teen 'Treps Launch Accesories Line

While they may be only 16 years of age, IB students Zaid Amer Rahhal and Mazen Rid Hashem are no strangers to the entrepreneurial itch.
Startup Financing

The Luxury Closet Is Dressed To Impress With US$1 Million Raise From Wamda Capital

Mobility and convenience is a strong factor in the luxury online market, and The Luxury Closet, an e-commerce marketplace for authentic high-end pre-owned items at discounted price, is banking on this trend.

Road Warrior: UAE Startup Teach Me Now Wins Hong Kong Pitching Contest

Teach Me Now founder Thea Myhrvold talks about Infiniti Middle East's first speed pitching session and establishing her educational tech platform.