Entrepreneurial ecosystems

Growth Strategies

Four Factors That Allowed The UAE To Emerge As The New Frontier For Global Entrepreneurship

Spurred by watershed events in recent human history, the entrepreneurial phenomenon has witnessed a global uptick- and at the forefront of it all is the UAE.


Sharjah Media City Chairman Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa Talks Venture Building, Startups, And Success Rates

"My mantra is: 'Don't expect others to do a task that you would not be prepared to do yourself.' I think this is something that makes a leader stand out."

News and Trends

Abu Dhabi's Supreme Council For Financial And Economic Affairs Launches AED5 Billion IPO Fund To Boost Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange

The launch comes in the midst of the Abu Dhabi government's initiatives to attract more investors into its business ecosystem in the near future.

Growth Strategies

To Address The MENA Region's Most Pressing Issues, Startups And Their Larger Business Counterparts Need To Come Together

In a world without assistance, some of humanity's best ideas would never see the light of day. Those that can guide the next generation of innovators to success have an obligation to do so.


Follow The Leader: H.E. Dr. Tariq Bin Hendi, Director General, Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO)

Dr. Bin Hendi is clearly bullish about the potential that Abu Dhabi represents for businesses today, and he's making sure he and his team at ADIO are able to showcase this to the world at large.

Growth Strategies

Changemakers: Roberto Croci And His Microsoft for Startups MEA Team Are Gearing Up To Make A Serious Dent In The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

As the region starts to make a gradual recovery from the repercussions of the global COVID-19 crisis, Croci is moving ahead with an ambitious agenda that he and his team have built for Microsoft for Startups MEA.

Growth Strategies

Revamping An Industry: How Ecosystems Can Help The Fashion Sector Gain Competitive Agility In The New Normal

The fashion landscape, like other consumer-oriented industries, can orchestrate new, innovative ecosystems to support brand and bolster value chains and competitiveness.


Egypt's Investment Climate Readiness: A Win-Win Situation

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, global economies faced instabilities and investors were advised to take a step back, yet Egypt, a developing country, was able to thrive.

Growth Strategies

Building A Legacy: Tala Al Ansari, Director, Scale2Dubai, District 2020

The Director of Scale2Dubai, District 2020 is leading a global initiative aimed at growing Dubai's innovation economy.

Women Entrepreneur™

Amani Circle Founder And CEO Deborah Webster On Creating A More Ethical, Responsible, And Sustainable Way Of Doing Business

Webster started her career in the marketing field, which is what got her convinced in the power of relationships. In the midst of Webster talking about her love of building things in new domains, I notice that this part of her story carries a lesson for how to go about making decisions in difficult situations- so, dear reader, pay attention!

Growth Strategies

The Changing Face Of Business In The Middle East

A look at the ways in which forward-thinking governments are fostering economic development in the MENA region.

Growth Strategies

Taking The Leap: Saudi Arabia's Talent Pool Looks To Opportunities Within The Entrepreneurship Domain

Saudi Arabia's talent pool is waking up to the opportunities presented by the country's entrepreneurial domain.

Growing a Business

3 Tips to Maximize Your Startup Ecosystem

With work and a collaborative attitude, you can make connections that will last a lifetime.


Driven By Growth: Saudi Arabia Sees A Rise In Support For Startups And Entrepreneurs

From incubators and accelerators, to co-working spaces, education programs and funding, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is seeing a surge in the number of organizations to support entrepreneurs.