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QBIC invites Swatch mastermind Elmar Mock to inspire Doha ‘treps

  The Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC) has been gearing up for economic growth by pushing startups and SMEs to go above and beyo..

Breathe Luxury to Auction Seven Massive Arab Domain Names at World Travel Market

The World Travel Market in London’s latest edition will have a game-changing auction. Breathe Luxury Limited is auctioning off seven Middl..

IMF Add Islamic Banking To The Agenda

It was bound to happen sooner or later. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has finally decided to eyeball Islamic banking. The IMF had th..

Office Interiors Say A Lot About Your Corporate Culture

A working environment is as important as the idea itself. As the spearhead for tech startup Brndstr based here in Dubai, I wanted to talk of..

Five Minutes With Mai Assaf Of Eternel Clinic

Mai Assaf, a partner at aesthetic center Eternel Clinic in Dubai, took some time out to discuss entrepreneurship in the region, stand-up com..

Three Regional Startups Chosen For Incubation And Funding

After six weeks of analyzing 150 worldwide applications, and subsequently shortlisting nine teams, an intensive two-day boot camp took place..

Hungary Considers Taxing Online Data Transfers by the Gigabyte

Hungary’s economic deficit has pushed their government to take action. Austerity measures that swept Europe during the global economic cri..

#TheVenture: Five Tips on Becoming a Successful Social Entrepreneur

We know that success doesn’t come overnight. All entrepreneurs know too well. For The Venture’s global report, Redefining Success in a C..

American Retailers Unite Against Apple Pay

  Apple recently introduced Apple Pay, positioning it as the ultimate e-commerce payment solution. Despite some criticism, Apple Pay wo..

Banque Du Liban Accelerate 2014

Themed “Blueprints for Success”, Banque Du Liban Accelerate is expecting 1000 attendees to enjoy a series of panels and talks fr..

Putting The Right Elements Into Place For Mini Exchange: I Developed My Own Middle East E-Commerce Portal

Mini Exchange is the region’s first online marketplace for kids’ fashion. Think of a high-end eBay, but with none of the hassle, crossed..

Dana Habayeb On Setting Priorities For Her Startup LEBES

  Dana Habayeb, a 25-year-old Canadian- Palestinian, first launched her brand LEBES two years ago in Canada. LEBES is an online-based b..

Emerging Markets Makes For Endless Opportunities: Hill International President Raouf S. Ghali

“If you cannot find opportunity in the Middle East then it’s not the Middle East that has the problem, it’s your business model.” Th..

Budget Beauties: Affordable Smartphone Overview

The MENA region is a great market for high quality, affordable devices. Major brands are now competing to bring you luxury and top-of-the-li..

Expansion of Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Begins

It looks like we’re going to see Al Maktoum International spread its wings after UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai H.H..

Riyadh’s Rukun Gallery Is KSA’s Newest Art And Design Destination

Rukun Gallery wants you to see how materials are manipulated and hopefully, “transform our preconceived notions of the way they behave.”..

5 Lessons On Managing My Deadlines

I have a love and hate relationship with deadlines. Often, it’s a motivator to get excellent work done, sometimes it instills the fear tha..

Editor’s Pick: Louboutin Beauté Nail Range

Christian Louboutin Beauté, available exclusively at Christian Louboutin boutiques globally as of October 1st, released the signature sha..

F&B ‘Treps, Look Out For The UAE Specialty Food Festival

The F&B market in UAE is evidently growing as the Specialty Food Festival returns for its fifth edition at the Dubai World Centre from N..

What Makes The Family-Firm Tick? Five Research-Based Decision Drivers

Many articles and conferences about family business talks about succession and conflicts without addressing the basics of why it is that we ..

Four Marketing Methods That Weren’t Relevant 10 Years Ago (That You Can’t No Longer Ignore)

The digital age has been an incubator for all sorts of effective PR techniques. Though PR methods tend to change based on various consumer a..

Book Review: Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success

This is not the typical book one would ask their staff to read, but it’s worthy of your time nonetheless. Entrepreneur, comedian and autho..

Emirati ‘Trep Yousuf Al Gurg Has His Eye On The Prize

Currently an architecture student at the American University in Dubai, Emirati Yousuf Al Gurg is well on his way to number-crunching his sta..

Innovation, Disruption And Growth: Now Is The Right Time To Invest In MENA’s Tech Scene

Away from the screaming headlines about gloom and doom in the Arab world is the rarely told story of a trend whose promise is nothing short ..

Markhor Is Social Entrepreneurship For The Sole

This isn’t anything like Toms Shoes, folks. Markhor came to be after two of the co-founders, Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali, met a local leathe..