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Mind over matter: Lama Younis interview

Mind over matter: Lama Younis interview

Saudi academic and entrepreneur Lama Younis reveals why she set up the Hissah Enrichment Centre, and how she aims to develop individuals, communities, and cultural perspectives in the GCC region

Blending technology and spirituality: Hajjnet

Blending technology and spirituality: Hajjnet

Founder of Hajjnet, Ali Dabaja, explains how he is using apps to help pilgrims get the most out of their Hajj experience

Future Kids interview: Samantha Malkoun

Future Kids interview: Samantha Malkoun

Samantha Malkoun tells StartUp how her brain training business Future Kids aims to give children a fully rounded education and a love for learning

Angling for success: Fishfishme

Angling for success: Fishfishme

When Abdullah Alshalabi cast his net into the fickle waters of entrepreneurship, he caught an idea which has revolutionised the way people fish for leisure in the region

Interview: Richard Branson

Interview: Richard Branson

Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Sir Richard Branson talks candidly about startups, success and space travel

Strumming a perfect tune

Strumming a perfect tune

Ramsay Phillips, owner of boutique guitar manufacturing workshop, Ramsay Phillips Guitars, reveals why and how he started his business

Illuminating zentrepreneurs

Illuminating zentrepreneurs

Soniyaa Punjabi of wellness centre Illuminations World explains how entrepreneurs can benefit from becoming zentrepreneurs.

Drawing on experience

Drawing on experience

Another successful Middle East Film and Comic Con event took place in Dubai last month, showing the world the strength and diversity of the region’s popular culture offerings. One of the exhibitors, Mai El Shoush, tells StartUp how meeting people at last...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Food security is now high on the government agenda as Qatar looks at becoming self sufficient. Arabian Business Qatar meets Widam CEO Ahmad Nasser Sraiya Al Kaabi, who is expanding the livestock business to meet the demands of his country

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Anissa Helou interview: Accidental Cook

Anissa Helou interview: Accidental Cook

Food writer, chef and entrepreneur tells us how she found her way to the head of the food industry’s table

START - the art of success

START - the art of success

Founded six years ago, START was an ambitious programme to provide art education for underprivileged children in the region. Director Tanaz Dizadji reveals how it has become a huge success, reaching close to 6,000 children

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Lockheed Martin interview: Charles W. Moore

Lockheed Martin interview: Charles W. Moore

Lockheed Martin CEO on Gulf countries efforts to boost their military arsenal


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