My Startup World Staff

7 in 10 UAE Professionals want to start their own business

The Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa 2019 survey, conducted by, the Middle East’s leading career site, and market research agency YouGov, has found that nearly 7 in 10 professionals prefer to be self-employed.

Indian startups gets office and business setup support in Dubai

Two promising Indian startups from New Delhi and Bangalore were named as the winners of a prestigious competition organised by Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec), which was held during the recent Dubai Startup Hub roadshow to India. 

‘Letswork’ launches a women’s only co-working space

Letswork, the UAE’s largest community of co-working spaces and a start-up rolled out by e25, Emaar’s in-house innovation lab, now brings a women’s only co-working space to Dubai. Partnering with hotels, cafes and business centres, Letswork offers over 30 co-working spaces

UAE’s startup STARZPLAY topped the charts in the region

UAE’s homegrown startup and region’s leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service provider, STARZPLAY has once again topped the charts in the region’s in terms of subscriptions for the second consecutive year, according to the IHS Markit Pay TV & Online Video Report – MENA – 2019.

DFSA accepts four FinTech firms into its 2019 Summer Cohort

The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) accepted four FinTech firms into its 2019 Summer Innovation Testing Licence (ITL) Cohort following the evaluation of a number of applications. These four firms can now apply for an ITL, with the first batch of licences expected to be granted by the DFSA in October of this year.

Orange Jordan launches the Coding Academy

Orange Jordan in partnership with Simplon, launched the Coding Academy project to offer free programming courses in different programming languages for the Jordanian youth, in order to enhance the concept of “training for employment” and assist them in finding job opportunities in the technology sector.

Standard Chartered launches accelerator for Women in Tech in the UAE

Standard Chartered Bank announced today the launch of “Womentum”, a Women in Tech global programme in partnership with womena, aims at supporting women-led start-ups and entrepreneurs in the UAE.

Noon Academy raises $8.6mln in series A round

Noon Academy, an online learning platform that operates throughout the Middle East, announced today that it has raised $8.6 million in series A funding. The round was co-led by Raed Ventures and STV with participation from institutional investor Alisamiah Investment

Dubai Startup Hub roadshow attracts Indian startups

Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently kicked off its first-ever roadshow in New Delhi and Bangalore which attracted strong participation and interest from high-potential Indian startups that are keen to enter the Dubai market.

2nd phase of Luminus ShamalStart in Jordan

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya, president of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Luminus ShamalStart, the leading business accelerator and seed investor in the north of Jordan announced the launch of its second phase.

Winners for VR & Beyond competition declared

The winners for the VR & Beyond competition were declared earlier in the morning at an ceremony , held at Emirates Towers in Dubai. The competition was established by Burj Khalifa together with HTC Vive and Dubai Future Accelerators—an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation.

International trade standards and their importance for MSMEs

Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA) talks about the significance of international standards and explains why they are important for MSMEs.

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