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  • Six final teams to compete in Ibtikari programme 5.0

    The six final teams will compete in the Ibtikari 5.0, a five-month incubation programme designed to help UAE nationals advance their tech start-ups.

  • Dubai’s W Ventures to Invest $50Mn to create an eSports Platform for MENA

    The platform will be developed in collaboration with Virginia, US-based marketing agency RedPeg to boost the eSports ecosystem in the MENA region.

  • HH Sheikh Mohammed launches Dubai ‘Future Labs’

    HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid on Monday launched Dubai Future Labs – four high-tech laboratories on aviation, energy, blockchain and entrepreneurship

  • Dubai-based Repeat raises $2.5m in a Series A round

    Repeat helps restaurants increase their revenues while giving targeted and tailored rewards to their most loyal customers.

  • Expo 2020 Dubai is going to be 100% green

    The 422MW of energy used during Expo 2020 Dubai will be 100 percent generated from renewable sources.

  • Swvl’s co-founder and COO Mahmoud Nouh leaves the company

    The Cairo-based startup has recently reported that Mahmoud Nouh, the COO and a co-founder of Swvl has left the company to pursue his personal endeavours.

  • IMF Regional Economic Outlook report calls for reforms to promote job-rich growth

    The challenging global economic environment and lower oil prices place a greater onus on MENAP countries to strengthen institutions and foster private investment.

  • Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Awards recognise 11 Healthiest workplaces

    The sixth edition of the Daman Corporate Health and Wellness Awards recognised eleven companies in the UAE for prioritising employee health and wellbeing.

  • Briar Prestidge to lead “Double Your Instagram, Double Your Business” Workshop at WIL Forum 2019

    Briar Prestidge is back at this years’ WIL Forum to facilitate her popular workshop “Double Your Instagram, Double Your Business.

  • Meddy – GCC-based Doctor booking platform raises $2.5Mn

    Meddy, a GCC-based doctor booking platform and currently the largest one in Qatar has raised $2.5Mn in a Series A round to scale operations in the UAE.

  • Venture Central with Annex Investments to host 7th #BrandFusion

    V7 Group as the event co-presenter, Annex Investments proudly presents, Luxury and Lifestyle Expo labeled as #BrandFusionRetail

  • HH Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser Attends ‘Catalyzing the Future’ Celebration

    HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, attended the ‘Catalyzing The Future’ celebration of the 10th anniversary of Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP).

  • DIFC Receives Delegation from US-UAE Business Council

    DIFC hosted a delegation from the US-UAE Business Council – US FinTech Mission, reinforcing its strategic emphasis on innovation and financial technology…

  • Womentum 2019 Graduates 7 Female-Led Tech Startups

    womena® graduated the second cycle of its Womentum Accelerator, empowering seven of the top female-led tech startups from the MENA region.

  • Abu-Dhabi based Bayzat Human Resource platform raises $16M

    Bayzat is a Abu Dhabi-based free platform for human resources (HR), payroll and employee benefits that has raised $16 million in Series B funding.