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Eventtus Raises $2 Million To Make Your Event Experience Smarter

Eventtus, an Egypt-based conferencing app startup has announced a new investment round of $2 million, led by Algebra Ventures and 500 Startups.This brings the total capital raised by the company to $2.65... (contd.)

Meet The 15 Maghreb Startups Joining The 3rd International BigBooster Accelerator In France

Launched in 2015, the BigBooster accelerator sees startups participate in “Booster Camps” in France, the US, China, and Morocco, with the aim of introducing and immersing the startups in global entrepreneurship ecosystems.100... (contd.)

Deal Between Saudi Arabia & GE Aims To Drive Innovation For Saudi Youth

Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE to drive digital industrial diversification and the application of innovative business models.A statement said that this initiative... (contd.)

Dubai’s DIFC Just Announced A $100M Fund For Fintech Startups

Dubai International Financial Centre has (DIFC) launched a $100 million fund to invest in financial technology startups.The fund will focus on companies in the incubation and growth stages looking to access markets... (contd.)

Smart Tech Investments Are Key To Transforming MENA’s F&B Industry

Smart technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are fast becoming the key driving force behind the transformation of the regional Food & Beverage (F&B) industry, according to London Business School’s... (contd.)

UAE Businesses Need To File Their Excise Tax Returns Or Face Hefty Fines

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has warned businesses to file their excise tax returns before the deadline, or face the penalties.Last month, the UAE introduced an excise tax which saw the price... (contd.)

Logistics Giant Teams Up With Dubai Startup On Implementing Blockchain Tech

Tristar Group has teamed up with Dubai-based startup Block Gemini Technologies to develop a Proof of Concept (POC) that it says will use blockchain technology to make supply chains more transparent."Blockchain technology gives us... (contd.)

UAE To Invest In French Tech Via Mubadala

Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala Investment said on Thursday it planned to invest millions of euros in businesses and other organisations in France under a deal signed with French state-backed investment vehicles CDC International Capital and... (contd.)
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10 Startups From All Over The World Are Joining Dubai’s First Ever Islamic Lifestyle Bootcamp

Ten startups have made the cut for the first Islamic Lifestyle Mini Bootcamp that will run from November 12 to 16 at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), the technology incubator within... (contd.)

Report: Saudi Arabia’s Private Sector Is Brimming With Confidence

Despite some tectonic political challenges taking place in the kingdom lately, Saudi Arabia's private sector businesses are welcoming a record spike in business confidence and investment.This is according to a survey sponsored... (contd.)

The Demand For Teachers In The GCC Is At An All-Time High

With a surge in population across the region in the coming years, teachers and the other general administration staff in the education sector will be in high demand in the GCC.As it stands,... (contd.)
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You Should Not Only Ace Your First Impression, You Need to Keep Impressing

Most people focus on making a good first impression, but neglect to plan how they will continue the relationship in the future. Of course, making a good first impression is important. But sometimes what you... (contd.)

Report: Closing The Gender Gap In MENA Will Take 157 Years At This Rate

The World Economic Forum recently released its annual Gender Gap Report, and things don't seem to be improving on a global scale, let alone the MENA region.According to the report, the most... (contd.)

MENA Businesses, Job Seekers Are Looking For Career Development Over Everything Else

According to a new poll by, the region’s largest job site, a whopping 91.4% respondents deliberately look for companies with clear training and development programs during their job search.In fact, nearly... (contd.)

Some GCC Countries Might Need More Time To Implement VAT

All six countries in the GCC remain committed to introducing VAT, though some will probably need more time, a senior International Monetary Fund official reportedly said. “My feeling, through my interaction with the... (contd.)

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