Pamella de Leon

Pamella de Leon

Startup Section Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

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Social Entrepreneurs

Five Minutes With Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant, Founder And CEO, Vendedy

The founder and CEO says that the core motivation behind her startup, which connects street sellers with consumers, was to try and meet the challenge of creating a stable consumer base for those forced to turn to touristic, traffic-heavy streets to sell their wares in cities around the world that are rife with economic challenges.
Startup Financing

MENA Art Platform Artscoops Gets Funded Through Equity Crowdinvesting On Eureeca

Instead of going for the usual funding routes taken by startups in the Middle East region, Artscoops chose another option to grow its business: crowdinvesting.
Startups

Heavenly Hampers For Your Professional Gift List

Corporate gifting this holiday season? We suggest supporting local entrepreneurs by sending over a lux gourmet basket guaranteed to please your professional associates.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Pillar Omar Christidis On What To Expect At ArabNet Riyadh 2015

ArabNet CEO and founder, Omar Christidis on the KSA entrepreneurial ecosystem and what's ahead of the ArabNet Riyadh 2015.
Entrepreneurs

Five Minutes With Entrepreneur Vera Futorjanski, Co-Founder, Vaniday

Vaniday founder and Managing Director Vera Futorjanski says that while there's an on-demand booking app for "virtually every kind of product or service," there was a gap in the market when it came to discovering and booking beauty and wellness services- which is now filled by her app.
Team-Building

Head To HintHunt Dubai For An Action-Packed Team Building Time

Whether you're a great detective or a mediocre one, your team will surely love the adrenaline rush.
Startups

Shipping Made Easy: Fetchr Circumvents Logistical Challenges With GPS-Equipped App

In a region where directions are a major hassle since addresses are often too difficult to locate (or in some cases, may not exist at all), Fetchr has found its window of opportunity.
Success Strategies

Success Strategies From Globally Recognized Athlete Raneem El Welily

Squash champion Raneem El Welily says it's not just the hours that you put in toward your goal, but "what you work on, how well you manage your weak points, and how you work on improving them."
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Speaking In Code: 22 Fintech Ideas Pitched In 36-hour Hackathon

Dubai Internet City's tech incubation hub in5 center, brought together developers, coders and designers for the third edition of Decode Dubai.
Startups

Offline To Online: Startup Platform ChefXChange Helps Users Find Local Private Chefs For Hire

Startup ChefXChange offers food enthusiasts an online platform to search for chefs who'll cook for you, manage everything from the menu to the grocery shopping, and even the washing up.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Seedstars Dubai 2015 Picks Finalists For Global Competition

With this year's focus on the travel and the fintech sectors, the Switzerland-based startup contest held its Middle East regional event, Seedstars Dubai, at The Cribb in September.
Franchises

Zomato's Heino Gehle On Investments, Giving F&B Outlets Their Own Apps, And Growth Strategies

Founded in India in 2008, and subsequently launching in the UAE in 2012, Zomato, the restaurant discovery platform now present in 22 countries, is keen for more.
Startups

Interiors For Your F&B Startup: Friends' Avenue Café Has Personality

The founders of the café, who are all aged between 24 and 25 years old and are currently pursuing Master's degrees, bootstrapped and set up their homegrown concept in Dubai's JLT neighborhood at the end of February this year.
Team-Building

Team Building Time? Escape Quest Challenges You With Puzzles And Clues

It was with curiosity, a bit of anxiety and excitement that the Entrepreneur Middle East editorial staff entered The Explorers Library room (one of the three Escape Quest challenges).
Design

Riyadh's Rukun Gallery Is KSA's Newest Art And Design Destination

Rukun Gallery wants you to see how materials are manipulated and hopefully, "transform our preconceived notions of the way they behave."