MENA

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.

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.

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.

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.

Junaid Seraj

Virtuzone And Seven Pillars Team Up To Help MENA Companies Expand Into Central Asian Markets

A new joint venture to support MENA-based companies to set up shop in Russia, China, and Central Asia.

Bahrain's Rain Management Aims To Increase Crypto Assets Adoption After Raising US$6 Million In Series A Funding

With an aim to expand through the Middle East and work with diverse regulators, the co-founders hope to further their vision of mass adoption of crypto assets in the region.

Why 2021 Could See More Startups From The Middle East Become Unicorns

The pandemic seems to have driven the region's VCs to be more sophisticated and strategic in how they deploy capital, and also to be bolder.

Google Invites Applications From MENA Tech Startups For Its Digital Accelerator Program

Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA to consider technology startups headquartered in the MENA region that have already raised seed funding.

UAE Startup The Concept Wants To Help You Travel Using Sustainable Products

With an aim to remove non-sustainable hardware from the aviation industry, its first core prototype is a redesigned lightweight in-flight economy food tray called NEOS Fly which combines functionality, sustainability, and technology, and would make a positive impact on the environment, while also allowing airlines to save money in the long run.

Pamella de Leon

Silver Linings: What SMEs In Dubai (Potentially) Stand To Gain From The COVID-19 Crisis

Looking beyond the summer, I'm hoping that we are going to see drastic changes to how we work, how we get paid, and a reduction in bureaucracy that will benefit everyone.

Alex Malouf

TiE Dubai Invites The MENA's Female Entrepreneurs To Participate In A Global Startup Competition

MENA region's aspiring female entrepreneurs will now have an opportunity to collaborate and exhibit their business ideas at TiE's global initiative, TiE Women.