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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.

This Jordanian Entrepreneur Wants You To Network The Smart Way

Whether you are looking to become an entrepreneur or you are already one, you should be aware of the benefits that come from a purposeful, goal-oriented networking.If you are one who likes... (contd.)

Meet The Jordanian Co-founders Trying To Build A ‘Mashable’ For The Arab World

Here is a pretty sure-fire recipe for a startup: Amman, 10th best place to start a tech company + a techie + a social media expert. For Ala Shakhsir (the techie) and Mohammed... (contd.)
New investments for Palestinian startups

Ibtikar Raises A Fresh $2.5 Million To Boost The Palestinian Startup Ecosystem

Palestinian fund Ibtikar has raised a new round of investments worth $2.5 million in what is being seen as good news for early-stage Palestinian startups. With this closing, Ibtikar increases its capital to $10.45 million,... (contd.)

This Jordan-born, California-based Startup Is Challenging The Costly Medical Supply Industry

In his former life, Yahya Aqel was a student of biomedical engineering who stumbled into ten years of work as a distributor, broker, and supplier. That is when he wasn't swimming or... (contd.)
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.)

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