Second Arabian Business StartUp Academy announced

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Arabian Business is launching a series of workshops for entrepreneurs. (ITP Images - for illustrative purposes only)

Arabian Business is launching a series of workshops for entrepreneurs. (ITP Images - for illustrative purposes only)

The second of Arabian Business StartUp’s series of Academies will take place on 28 February, featuring entrepreneurs who have succeeded in setting up their own companies.

Following the success of the inaugural Academy earlier in the month, this workshop will give attendees the chance to hear firsthand accounts off successful start-ups from people who have been there and done that.

Taking the podium will be Alex Andarakis, founder of Adarakis Advisory Services, and Shant Oknayna, co-founder of new online beauty company GlamBox, with other speakers to be confirmed.

Andarakis founded his management consultancy business in Dubai in 2010, having already chalked up a quarter of a century of experience across the globe heading companies such as Emaar Properties, Unilever, Aujan Industries, Omniyat Properties an Al Islami Foods.

He will talk to the audience about the transition from senior successful career to entrepreneur and private business.

Onknayan, along with three friends, launched GlamBox in late 2011 with operations starting in January 2012. Spotting a gap in the market, they now offer an online beauty sample box service, as well as beauty tips and expert advice.

Having already attracted high customer numbers, GlamBox is a great example of a start-up success, and Oknayan will discuss how and why the business came to fruition, explaining what is involved in taking an idea from conception to launch.

Expect valuable insights and information from both speakers, as the Academy continues to provide entrepreneurs and SMEs with key information and advice for taking their business to the next level.

The event will take place at The Ritz-Carlton DIFC, with registration at 8.30am for a 9am start.

Entry is free. For registration details please contact

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