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UAE's first culinary incubator to help aspiring chefs

UAE's first culinary incubator to help aspiring chefs

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 10:49 AM

Aspiring chefs and foodie entrepreneurs now have a place to showcase their skills and develop their ideas in Dubai.

Calling adventurous UAE entrepreneurs and angel investors

Calling adventurous UAE entrepreneurs and angel investors

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:30 PM

Jordanian entrepreneur Rami Al-Karmi launches a series of workshops for UAE-based entrepreneurs and angel investors.

The Tharawat Talks: Turning failures into success stories

The Tharawat Talks: Turning failures into success stories

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 12:30 PM

The Tharawat Talks returns with a panel discussion on how start-up founders should manage situations of hardship and crisis.

Entrepreneur of the Week: Sanuj Kohli, founder of LEME Group

Entrepreneur of the Week: Sanuj Kohli, founder of LEME Group

Sunday, 15 January 2017 9:02 AM

Our latest Entrepreneur of the Week, Sanuj Kohli, founder of LEME Group, has started expanding his business into East Africa.

Six technology trends that SMEs should watch out for in 2017

Six technology trends that SMEs should watch out for in 2017

Thursday, 12 January 2017 2:41 PM

Sage chief technology officer Klaus-Michael Vogelberg talks about the role chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain will play at start-up and scale up enterprises next year.

Are entrepreneurs in the UAE more risk-averse than investors?

Are entrepreneurs in the UAE more risk-averse than investors?

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 12:11 PM

Prashant K. (PK) Gulati, a technology innovator, angel investor, and mentor, and Amir Farha, co-founder and managing partner at BECO Capital, shared their thoughts on the issue at the final Arabian Business StartUp Academy of our 2016 series

HE Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani shares tips for entrepreneurs on how to be successful

HE Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani shares tips for entrepreneurs on how to be successful

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 3:14 PM

His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development, and co-founder of Musafir.com, shares the rules he follows to stand the test of time

Dubai-based Brndstr opens GCC's first BOT Studio

Dubai-based Brndstr opens GCC's first BOT Studio

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:51 AM

Simon Hudson, founder and CEO of Brndstr, helps brands really engage their followers on social media.

The Recap: MENA Angel Investors Summit 2016

The Recap: MENA Angel Investors Summit 2016

Monday, 9 January 2017 5:07 PM

In its fifth year, MENA Angel Investor Summit 2016, organised by Tenmou and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), continues to grow the angel investment community in the MENA region. Its founder, Hasan Haider tells Tamara Pupic about the light ahead on the dark road faced by local entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur of the Week: Valerie Konde, founder of Collectionair

Entrepreneur of the Week: Valerie Konde, founder of Collectionair

Sunday, 8 January 2017 9:17 AM

How Valerie Konde balanced business know-how and art expertise to launch Collectionair.

PR trends Dubai-based brands shouldn't ignore in 2017

PR trends Dubai-based brands shouldn't ignore in 2017

Thursday, 5 January 2017 4:47 PM

Anastasiya Golovatenko, PR director at JPd, a Dubai-based branding and creative design agency, presents some of the newest PR trends.

Mini Exchange's Sarah Jones on how to stay ahead of the game

Mini Exchange's Sarah Jones on how to stay ahead of the game

Thursday, 5 January 2017 11:46 AM

Sarah Jones, founder and CEO of Mini Exchange, an online marketplace for childcare products, shares her top tips to success.

Four finalists for The Venture 2017 Gulf regional final

Four finalists for The Venture 2017 Gulf regional final

Wednesday, 4 January 2017 11:46 AM

The regional final of The Venture 2017, a $1 million Chivas Regal global fund designed to support social entrepreneurs, to be held in Dubai on 18 January, 2017.

Sheraa's Najla Al Midfa on how enterprising youths should be led

Sheraa's Najla Al Midfa on how enterprising youths should be led

Tuesday, 3 January 2017 12:59 PM

For Najla Al Midfa, general manager of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), Sharjah - an emirate noted for its rich history, culture, and architecture - brims with entrepreneurial energy. As Sheraa marks its one-year anniversary this month, that is the Sharjah Al Midfa wants to see: a dynamic community of enterprising youths who are empowered to aim for the stars

Emirates Development Bank allocates $409m for housing, SMEs

Emirates Development Bank allocates $409m for housing, SMEs

Monday, 26 December 2016 2:18 PM

Budget said to finance housing loans for Emiratis, business start-up initiatives


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