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Video: Souq's Ronaldo Mouchawar to attend Arabian Business StartUp Academy

The Arabian Business StartUp Academy, which takes place March 26 at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (DTEC), will feature the co-founder of regional e-commerce giant, Ronaldo Mouchawar

The event will also focus on the effect of Value Added Tax (VAT) on SMEs in the UAE. Neil Petch, chairman and founder of business management consultancy Virtuzone, will discuss what it means for the overall professionalisation of the entrepreneurial scene and the country’s working environment.

Mansoor Sarwar, regional technical director at accounting and business management software firm Sage Middle East, will share the best ways in which start ups can get accustomed to the new charge.

The workshop will also feature two panel discussions with Imad Hammad, co-founder of online car marketplace CarSwitch, Ibrahim Colak, co-founder of service provider mrUsta, Rami Shaar and Jad Halaoui, co-founders of laundry concept Washmen and Colin Omalley, finance and administration director at VirtuZone.

In addition, business and life coach Sophia Fromell will give a talk on how entrepreneurs can adjust to an ever changing business environment, particularly those who transitioned from the corporate world.

Entry to the Arabian Business StartUp Academy - which starts at 8.30am - is free for the public but registration is required.

To register, visit the StartUp Academy page here. For more information, please contact

(Source: YouTube channel)