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Camilla is a freelance writer from Southern Italy who has lived in China and Jordan, working for local magazines and corporate blogs. Having majored in literature and communications, she has found the 'sweet spot' in business writing, satisfying her curiosity and fascination with social entrepreneurship. She is always looking for new places to explore and great food to indulge in.
Votek’s Arabic speech recognition technology is behind a toy that is bringing back the fun in learning Arabic.

Meet Loujee, The Million Dollar Toy From Votek Bringing Back the Fun In Learning Arabic

Stories of people who are fleeing their home countries to escape economic uncertainty and conflict have sadly become all too common these days, especially in the Arab world. The Syrian Civil War and... (contd.)
Thanks to Taita Leila, an emerging social enterprise, women in the West Bank are sewing their way through dislocation, poverty, and unemployment

A Thousand Threads Of Palestine: How Women Are Sewing Themselves Out Of Poverty

If I could recommend you a list of movies and documentaries about the Middle East that you must watch, the award-winning documentary Grandma, A Thousand Times (Teta, Alf Marra in Arabic) would... (contd.)
Cashbasha is paving the way for international e-commerce in emerging markets

Meet The Startup That’s Changing The Rules of E-Commerce In Jordan

Fouad Jeryes has a cosmopolitan upbringing, innate charisma, and a prolific entrepreneurial spirit. Having been born and brought up in Boston for the first seven years of his life, he and his family... (contd.)
With rising worries over stability in the Arab world, two Palestinian entrepreneurs have stepped up to provide the regional community with an alternative source of awareness and safety.

Meet The Entrepreneurs Keeping People & Businesses Safe In Palestine

In October 2015, an estimated number of 73 Palestinians and 13 Israelis lost their lives in the geographical area delimited by the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Some called it... (contd.)
Whether you are an entrepreneur growing your company or an employee working toward your own business ownership goals, managing your day efficiently is an important key to success.

3 Reasons Why Expats Need Social Intelligence In The MENA Workplace

Recent findings show that, in taking your career to a different level, at least 80% depends on your social and people-centered skills whereas only 20% depends on your technical skills. Surprised? In today’s... (contd.)
Taking your work home with you? You have nothing on the entrepreneurs working with family.

Founded In The Family: Meet The Jordanian Couple Breathing New Life Into Forgotten Items

Part of our "Better Together" Photo Story series, featured in the February 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from sibling and spouse pairs in the MENA Region that co-run companies; and the good... (contd.)
And a startup is already on the right track.

This Is How IoT Will Be Driving Innovation In The MENA Hospitality Industry

It's common knowledge that guest satisfaction doesn't come easy.Product Manager at Savvy Ahmed Khalil Alkahlout believes that IoT applied to the hospitality industry can serve as a springboard for success and mean... (contd.)
Who said that the UAE is no country for old cars?

This Startup Wants You To Get The Best Deal On A Second Hand Car

When he bought his first used car years ago, Alexander Kappes had no idea about the many pitfalls that were awaiting him. For Kappes, car enthusiast (his dream is to own a... (contd.)
This Jordanian how his personal struggle triggered a much-awaited eureka moment that turned into Masmoo3, an audiobooks startups.

How I Did It: Masmoo3’s Ala Suleiman On Bringing Audiobooks To The Arabic Speaker

Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from from some of the Middle East & North Africa’s most innovative companies; and the grit... (contd.)
This Jordanian on how his entrepreneurial itch reached its climax with Tamatem - a mobile gaming studio creating games tailored towards the Arab world.

How I Did It: Hussam Hammo On Learning To Talk Money

Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia. Insider stories from from some of the Middle East & North Africa’s most innovative companies; and the grit... (contd.)
Now on the cusp of recognition with the e-commerce startup CashBasha, Jeryes talks about reaching this point with patience and willpower.

How I Did It: CashBasha’s Fouad Jeryes On Fighting His Inner Demons…And Winning

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.)
Inside Amman's 2017 co-working spaces Think outside the office box.

Have A Look Inside Amman’s Most Popular Co-Working Spaces

There are good ideas, and there are great ideas. But it's who works on them and with who that makes the difference between the two. Based on this premise, various communal spaces have... (contd.)
Jordanian-born company ArabiaWeather is (quite literally) predicting the unpredictable.

This Jordanian Startup Is Predicting The Unpredictable

Parents would know how kids often come up with questions that leave them stumped. We can say with some measure of surety that the parents of now-acclaimed entrepreneur Mohammed Al-Shaker, would have... (contd.)
Started off as an ambitious project in college, BrailleBoard may soon provide millions of Arabs with a helping hand into the digital sphere.

This Made-In-Palestine App Could Help Bring The Blind Into The Digital Age

As the world becomes increasingly visual and interactive, as many as 39 million people suffering sight loss risk feeling left out.The conversation around their inclusion has reached a crescendo as digital media... (contd.)
Gilmore Girls' lovers around the world sat down these past couple of months to watch the show’s much-awaited return on Netflix over and over again.

9 Things MENA’s Hospitality Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls protagonist, Lorelai Victoria Gilmore, is an attractive woman who is in her mid-thirties when the TV drama started.A larger-than-life character, Lorelai has been lauded mostly for embodying the 'modern' parent, and... (contd.)

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