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500 Startups to host Investor Day

Silicon-Valley based VC firm, 500 Startups, today announced that it is gearing up to host Investor Day, which marks the culmination of 500 Startups MENA Dojo Series A ‘growth acceleration’ program.

Intel Capital and NBA join hands to fund startups

Intel Capital and the NBA announced a sports and entertainment technology innovation collaboration called the “NBA + Intel Capital Emerging Technology Initiative.” to identify new technologies from global companies at all stages,

Intel Capital pledges $72 million in dozen tech startups

Intel Capital, announced yesterday at the Intel Capital Global Summit new investments totaling $72 million in 12 technology startups. With this new funding, Intel Capital’s year-to-date investments have reached more than $115 million.

Etisalat announces ‘SMB Festival’

Etisalat has announced a week-long ‘SMB Festival’ from the 6th to 13th May 2018, the first of its kind initiative dedicated for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in the UAE,

How to protect businesses from a breach

Rajesh Gopinath, VP – Sales Engineering, MEA. at Paladion discusses how businesses in the region need to substantially reduce dwell time to prevent a successful breach.

4 winners declared for du Emirati Startup Challenge

du today announced the four winners of the du Emirati Startup Challenge launched in partnership with Zayed University and co-organised by E11 Global and Step Group. The winners were chosen from 18 Emirati startups selected for the final round of the Challenge.

How to watch out for Cryptocurrency scams on Android

Guest written by Lukas Stefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET explaining the how important to know what to watch out for cryptocurrency scams on Android platform The recent rise in cryptocurrency scams appearing on the Android platform in disguise has shown that such incidents are not exclusive to PCs and also highlight the importance of knowing what to look out for so you do not unintentionally tak...

Dubai Women Establishment concludes Innovative Leaders Program

Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has successfully concluded the second edition of its Innovative Leaders Program, hosted in collaboration with the distinguished Ashridge-Hult International Business School in the UK. 6 female prominent Emirati leaders have completed the program, which was developed to support the UAE’s vision of fostering a culture of innovation across the country, by helping women ...

Egypt-Based SWVL Raises $8 Million

Egypt based SWVL, the premium app-based mass transit system announced a US$ 8 million Series A led by regional venture fund BECO Capital, alongside Africa-based investor DiGAME Investment and global VC fund Silicon Badia. Raed Ventures, Arzan VC, Oman Technology Fund, and chairman of EDventure Holdings also participated in the round. Mostafa Kandil, co-founder and CEO at Swvl said “the US$ 8...

Women On The Move

Cairo based Startups Without Borders an organisation that believes in connecting migrant and refugee entrepreneurs with opportunities and resources to build their businesses, And, just few weeks back they conducted a one day program ‘Women On The Move’ to support refugee women living in Egypt. The event was organised in partnership with Fard Foundation, Entreprenelle, The Greek Campus,...

Winners for Arab Startup Competition Announced

Winners of the 11th edition of the Arab Startup Competition were announced last week at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 2, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman in presence of more than 400 investors, business entrepreneurs, media representatives and renowned public figures.

IATA Innovation Competition Aimed at Startups

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the Global Airport and Passenger Symposium (GAPS) Startup Innovation Awards – a competition to recognize pioneering ideas in the area of passenger experience from startup companies. The awards will be presented at the first GAPS taking place in Athens this October. The competition seeks submissions in various passenger categories incl...

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