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Dubai Startup Hub's Startup Panorama Edition 10.0 Focuses On Women Working In The Emirate's Tech Scene Startup Panorama Edition 10.0 features the inspiring stories of some of Dubai's women in tech on the hurdles they faced, support they found in the ecosystem and why they chose to build their startups in the Emirate.

By Megha Merani Edited by Aby Thomas

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To say that being an entrepreneur is difficult would be an understatement.

That's just the job description.

But being a female entrepreneur, in a male-dominated tech space –anywhere in the world– takes difficult to a whole new, far more demanding level that makes it difficult to excel.

However, the state of women-owned startups in the Dubai has come a long way with a powerhouse of female tech founders who have blazed a trail of success and innovation across different industries. They are active in financial, consumer and retail, lifestyle and healthcare sectors, among others, and have raised millions in funding despite the odds, and as the UAE government continues to champion and support gender balance.

Dubai Startup Hub's Startup Panorama Edition 10.0 features the inspiring stories of some of Dubai's women in tech on the hurdles they faced, support they found in the ecosystem, and why they chose to build their startups in the Emirate.

To download a copy of this report, click here.

This article was originally published on Dubai Startup Hub and has been reposted on Entrepreneur Middle East based on a mutual agreement between the websites.

Related: Dubai-Based Search Engine Meekd.com Raises First Funding Round

Megha Merani

Independent Journalist

Megha Merani is an independent journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her stories have made headlines across a number of publications including Reuters, Associated Press, Entrepreneur Middle EastBloomberg Middle East, Arabian Gulf Business Insight, Arabian Business, and former local daily 7DAYS.

Megha also produces editorial for government platforms including the World Government Summit and World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils. She has been a grant winner of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Global Initiative Against Organized Crime funded by the government of Norway to report on the online trade in illegal wildlife.

Megha is also an Associate Fellow (AFHEA) at Murdoch University in Dubai and leads its Digital Newsroom course unit. In addition, Megha serves as a United Nations Women mentor to support equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and supports various other programs including TIE Women, 60 Day Startups, and the Watt Inc. Business Incubator.

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