Ankush Chibber

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Ankush Chibber
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Ankush is a journalist hailing from India, who has edited and written for publications in his home country, the UAE, US, and UK. Previously the editor of Gulf Business in Dubai and of Entrepreneur in India, Ankush is a keen student of economics, a follower of Manchester United since 1996 and a disciple of Archer.
It was while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro that Amina Ahmadi and Haya Al Ghanim decided to do something about the lack of sportswear for women who want to be dressed modestly.

This Line Of Modesty-Inspired Sportswear Could Encourage More Gulf Women To Get Fit

Every year, a few hundred men and women climb a big pile of volcanic rocks in Africa. Stacked up to 4,900 meters (or 16,000 feet), this pile, collectively known as Mt. Kilimanjaro... (contd.)
Mind Rockets wins Seedstars Public Vote

Meet The MENA Startup That Was The Public’s Darling At Seedstars Summit 2017

MENA startups led the field in both interest and winnings at the Seedstars Summit 2017, which ran from April 5-6 in Lausanne, Switzerland, picking up two key awards.A total of nine startups... (contd.)
UDrive has brought the pay-as-you-go car sharing concept to Dubai. But will it work?

UDrive Has Brought The Pay-As-You-Go Car Sharing Concept To Dubai

They say that the first one through the door always has it the hardest. He takes the tough blows and falls but paves the way for others to find their way in.... (contd.)
Co-founders Ankit Wadhwa, Kanwal Faraz and Pratik Gupta on how a slightly different approach to e-commerce got them there.

How I Did It: The Wadi Team On Raising the Biggest Series A Round In The Middle East

Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from some of the Middle East & North Africa’s most innovative companies; and the grit and... (contd.)

Tesla Is Now Taking Orders In The UAE, Prices Starting At Dhs275,000

Tesla today will begin accepting online orders or Model S and Model X in the UAE, it announced today at the World Government Summit.Customers in the UAE can now visit the online... (contd.)
The Arab world's on-demand economy, still in its infancy, is set to break out. Are you watching closely?

Here’s Looking At The Rise & Rise Of MENA’s On-Demand Economy

Has there been a technological event as impactful as the coming of the smartphone? We’d wager not. Maybe only Henry Ford’s production line for building cars cheap and fast comes close. Stakeholders of... (contd.)
Luxury Closet raises new funds

Luxury & Second Hand Make Peace As This Dubai Startup Raises $7.8 Million

The Luxury Closet, a Dubai-based online marketplace that buys, sells, and consigns personal luxury goods, mostly pre-owned and at a discounted price, has closed a $7.8 million Series B round of funding. According... (contd.)
Wrappup Team: Rishav Jalan, Rami Salman & Ayush Chordia (from l)

Seed Round Secured, A Dubai-based Startup Wants To Hack Your Meetings

Dubai-based productivity startup Wrappup has secured its first round of institutional funding, in a $800,000 seed round that was led by BECO Capital, and included 500 Startups, Arzan VC, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Hala... (contd.)
Inc Arabia Samsung Note 7

With The Galaxy Note 7, Samsung Is Losing The Business Traveler

If there is anything I dread about holidays, it is all that flying. No, I don't suffer from aviophobia. It's the bureaucracy that meets you before and after a flight.All those immigration... (contd.)
Apple's AirPods

Are Apple’s AirPods Really Worth It?

Now that the cat’s out of the bag, the biggest question around iPhone 7’s design has been answered. Much to the fans’ disappointment, Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack didn’t sit... (contd.)
Food startups in the UAE

Does A F&B Startup In The UAE Still Make Sense?

A recent 2016 UAE Food & Beverage Report by KPMG emphasized that when it comes to weekend plans, two out of three consumers in UAE prefer to eat out.The survey revealed the... (contd.)
Ronaldo Mouchawar is taking Souq to another level.

Here’s How Souq.com Is Upping The Game

It’s late afternoon when I arrive at the Souq.com offices in Ibn Battuta Gate, a typically Dubai-like development of offices packaged together with a hotel and a mall. I normally pick afternoons... (contd.)

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