News and Trends

Pfizer And Arab International Women's Forum Release A Report Focusing On The Need For Diversity In The MENA's Healthcare Systems

The report highlights the importance of addressing acute health and mental health challenges for women in conflict-ridden countries.

Starting a Business

Startup Spotlight: Lebanon-Based Dooda Solutions' Earthworm Farms Offer Eco-Friendly Fertilizer Alternatives To Farmers In The Region

Dooda Solutions' vermicompost products aim to enhance soil health as well as provide sustainable solutions for farmers.

News and Trends

Applications Open For MIT's First Accelerator In MENA, Launched In Partnership With Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority

MIT DesignX Dubai Accelerator has been designed to help aid regional entrepreneurs in addressing sustainability-related challenges through design innovation.

Growth Strategies

Nailing It: Here's What Entrepreneurs Should Consider When Relocating Their Businesses To Saudi Arabia

Beyond drive and ambition influencing your move, it's important to have a good support system to make the transition easier.


Infographic: The Top 10 MENA Countries For Tech Startups In 2023

The UAE led the MENA region, with it being home to 339 scaleups, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia follow with 140 and 132 scaleups, respectively.


Startup Spotlight: Dubai-Based AI Supply Chain Sensing Wants To Put An End To Logistical Disruptions (Even Before They Can Occur)

In the case of supply chain disruptions, the solution often follows after they occur. But AISCS' solution bypasses the need for such a reactive response by adopting a more proactive approach.

News and Trends

How MENA's Digital Economy Is Holding Up Amid Global Slowdown

A recent World Bank MENA Economic Update says that the region's economies would grow by 5.5 per cent in 2022, but the growth could be uneven


Intersectional Impact: Dana Co-Founder And CEO Zada Haj Is Tackling The MENA's Needs For Sustainability And Gender Inclusion With Her Enterprise

Haj believes that creating a more robust agrifood sector with purpose-led infrastructure and appropriate financial backing will decidedly strengthen gender inclusion, as one in four entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector is female.

Growth Strategies

Let's Play: Why Dubai Is Well-Positioned To Deliver The MENA Its Own Gaming Industry

Considering that Dubai Economy predicts the GCC's gaming industry to increase from $1.3 billion in 2019 to $4.5 billion in 2025, the opportunities for global and regional game developers is incredible.

Women Entrepreneur™

Nominations Are Open For The Inaugural Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 On March 29

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Women SME Leaders Awards 2022, the first initiative of its kind to recognize and further empower women-owned and run SMEs across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, staged by Mastercard and Entrepreneur Middle East.

Science & Technology

Fintech Companies Have the Power to Advance Financial Inclusivity

Fintech companies have a leg up over the traditional banking industry when it comes to assisting the financially disadvantaged, but there are also pitfalls they must avoid.


Las empresas de tecnología financiera tienen el poder de promover la inclusión financiera

Las empresas de tecnología financiera tienen una ventaja sobre la industria bancaria tradicional cuando se trata de ayudar a las personas económicamente desfavorecidas, pero también hay obstáculos que deben evitar.

Growth Strategies

Webinar Invite | Paradigm Shift: Developing The MENA Region's Gig Economy | August 17, 2021

With the interest in micro-entrepreneurship surging post the global COVID-19 pandemic, this Entrepreneur Middle East Live webinar will look into how this can be further facilitated and grown in the MENA region, as well as the opportunities and challenges inherent in doing so.

Starting a Business

Having Announced Its 2020 Winners, KAUST and SABB Now Welcome Applications For Its 2021 TAQADAM Startup Accelerator Program

TAQADAM, a Saudi Arabia-based startup accelerator program that aims to develop high-potential startups, has announced its 2020 winners and opened applications for its 2021 cohort.

Growth Strategies

Time For Coffee? There's An App For That, Says COFE Founder Ali Al Ebrahim

COFE is a coffee-centric marketplace app conceptualized in Kuwait, and developed in Silicon Valley for coffee communities around the world.