Pamella de Leon

Pamella de Leon

Startup Section Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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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.

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 number­- 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.