Archive for April, 2009

BarCamp Tunisie, Al Ghazela Technology Park, May 9th 2009

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Tunisia will be soon be getting its first BarCamp event, that will be held at the Al Ghazela Technology Park (Hannibal Hall) on May 9th 2009 starting at 9:00 AM. BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering, born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. These events are quite intense with [...]

Interview with Dan Stuart, Managing Partner At Intilaq

Monday, April 27th, 2009

One of the most interesting developments that have taken place recently in the internet entrepreneurship and venture capital space in the Arab world has been the launch of Bayt’s venture capital arm “Intilaq”. To get even more details about this exciting bit of news, I got to ask Dan Stuart, who is Head of strategic initiatives [...]

Ekree, A Tunisian Portal To Rent Anything Online

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Ekree, which means rent in Tunisian Arabic, is a new Tunisian portal that allows people to post any of their items or belongings online for rent, and gives people who are interested the possibility to rent them. By providing a platform for renting things online, Ekree aims to fill a gap in the market of [...]

Vignette to Hold Middle East Web Convention 2009 In Dubai

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Vignette, the web content management software company, will be holding the first edition of the Middle East Web Convention along with its main partners on the 27th of April at the Madinat Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. The event organizers say that it will be bringing together a multitude of senior executives from across the region and [...]

Beirut Media City First Open Discussion – Beirut – April 29th 2009

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Plans to create a media city in Beirut, that were recently launched by Kuv Capital, are still moving ahead steadily, with the date for the first open discussion scheduled for April 29th 2009 at 6:30PM in Beirut. It will be at GEM – Beirut, Gemeyzeh, St. Nicolas Stairs. This first open discussion will be to get [...]

Salam Business Club Takes Important Step Into Islamic Finance and Banking

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Salam Business Club (SalamBC), the social business network built especially for the Arab, Asian and Muslim business world, and that recently launched versions in Arabic, Urdu and other languages (and soon in Persian), will be officially announcing an interesting new business development for their service in the upcoming days. Through a partnership with the Institute for Islamic [...]

Interview With Mohamad Haj Hasan, Co-Founder Of Jawaker & Akhtaboot

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Going back to our interviews with Arab internet entrepreneurs, we bring you a new interview with Mohamad Haj Hasan, co-founder of Jordan based Boundless, the company behind online cards game destination Jawaker, and online job portal Akhtaboot. Of course, before anything I’d like to thank Mohamad for taking the time to answer our questions about Jawaker, their [...]

Google, AT&T, Automattic and Twitter Executives Visit Iraq

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Executives from Google Inc, AT&T Inc, Twitter and other high tech companies are visiting Iraq this week in a trip organised by the US State Department. The department, which helped arrange the April 19-23 trip, said the executives would offer ideas on how new technologies could help foster transparency, strengthen civil society and generally empower people [...]

What Is The Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

I thought it was about time to do another crowd-sourced post experiment where I throw a question out there on social networks, try to gather different people’s feedback and bits and pieces of their shared wisdom, and then share it with everyone here. The question I asked this time was: What is the best business advice [...]

How will the current economic crisis affect Arab online startups? [Poll Results]

Monday, April 20th, 2009

In the latest poll on StartUpArabia, the question to the readers was: How will the current economic crisis affect Arab online startups? The result of reader voting came out as follows: Out of 123 readers who responded to the poll: – 43% of them believe the effects will be positive – 39% say they think it’ll [...]

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