What do you think is the biggest challenge for Arab online startups? [Poll Results]

| Jul 24, 2008 | comment 4 Comments

In the latest poll on StartUpArabia, the question to the readers was:
What do you think is the biggest challenge for Arab online startups?

The result of reader voting came out as follows:

Poll results: Challenges

Out of 62 readers who responded to the poll:
- 32% of them think that the main challenge for Arab startups is funding
- 26% think the immature online advertising market is the biggest challenge
- 15% responded that it was the low internet penetration in the region
- Another 15% blame the non conducive environment
- Only 10% thought trust was the biggest challenge
- and the remaining 3% specified other reasons like the lack of original ideas or targeting other markets other than the local one

Even though the list of challenges in this poll, and the ones added by the readers, might not be fully comprehensive, I think they actually give a good idea about the biggest challenges and problems that Arab startups and entrepreneurs face and have to tackle, and how important each one of them is.

  • http://www.darrb.com Murshed

    i personally feel the real challenge is in the entrepreneurs themselves!

    leave funding .. leave advertising .. leave penetration .. if we don’t have a good product .. a good idea .. a good team .. what would funding/online ads/penetration do for us?

    you need a good idea owner .. a good team .. thats all .. everything else is easy .. you can create a market by your self ..you can convince offliners to become online .. ONLY if you have a good idea ..good team .. good way of convincing people about what you have ..:)

  • http://www.darrb.com Murshed

    i personally feel the real challenge is in the entrepreneurs themselves!

    leave funding .. leave advertising .. leave penetration .. if we don’t have a good product .. a good idea .. a good team .. what would funding/online ads/penetration do for us?

    you need a good idea owner .. a good team .. thats all .. everything else is easy .. you can create a market by your self ..you can convince offliners to become online .. ONLY if you have a good idea ..good team .. good way of convincing people about what you have ..:)

  • http://stringar.com/ mohamed

    Murshed: that is right the most important factors is good idea, goals, good team…..
    if you look at most of arabic sites you will find it’s amateurs individual and business no real team and no goals for this site just a copy of another site

  • http://stringar.com/ mohamed

    Murshed: that is right the most important factors is good idea, goals, good team…..
    if you look at most of arabic sites you will find it’s amateurs individual and business no real team and no goals for this site just a copy of another site

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