Archive for 2010

Palestinian Hassan Hamdan Receives Award At 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Palestinian entrepreneur Hassan Hamdan, Co-Founder of Optimal Technology Solutions and recent graduate of Modern Science and Art University, has been awarded the “Lessons from the Edge Award” in the 2010 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) Competition. The award was given as a specialized category within the GSEA, a program of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the [...]

Intel Capital Invests In Three Middle East Companies: Nymgo, Jeeran And ShooFeeTV

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

The World Economic Forum in Marrakech yesterday witnessed some really interesting news from Intel Capital, which announced 3 new investments in the Middle East; UK-Lebanon based Nymgo, as well as Jordanian companies Jeeran and ShooFeeTV. This investment marks a second round of investment from Intel Capital in both Jeeran and ShooFeeTV (both also IV Holdings [...]

Dubai Silicon Oasis Technology Incubator To Support Startups

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Dubai Silicon Oasis, the integrated free zone technology park, has launched a new big project in the UAE, the ‘DSO Technology Incubator’. The incubator’s goal is to support new start-ups and encourage entrepreneurs in the field of technology by stimulating the development of successful companies, and chart a new avenue for investment in technology in [...]

TechWadi Marks Launch Of Entrepreneurship Initiative In Egypt

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

On October 25-26th, 2010; TechWadi, the Silicon Valley-based non-profit organization working to promote entrepreneurship in the Arab world, will be hosting two days of free events that are focused on developing the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Egypt and the MENA region. On October 25th, at the Smart Village Convention Center in Cairo, Egypt; hundreds of [...]

Dubai Internet City To Host Next DemoCamp Dubai On Nov. 24th

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Dubai Internet City just announced that it is preparing to host another edition of DemoCamp Dubai, the event enabling tech entrepreneurs, students, professionals and engineers to showcase and launch their new products in front of the tech community, and obtain valuable feedback from a like-minded audience comprising venture capitalists and angel investors. This next edition [...]

Edufina: A University Research Portal For The Arab World

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Edufina is a newly launched startup that aims to fill in an empty space providing comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information about universities around the Arab world. The portal targets both students and parents, and enables them to access very detailed university data and statistics, as well as use a set of comparison tools in order [...]

GoSolo Entrepreneurial Workshop: Raising Capital for Your Startup

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Tandem, the Dubai-based business advisory company, will be hosting a 5th installment of GoSolo at The Shelter in Dubai, today Wednesday October 13th, 2010 at 7PM. GoSolo is a series of entrepreneurial workshops organized by tandem and that aim to help and guide aspiring entrepreneurs through the different challenges of launching a startup and give them [...]

Areeb: A Free Arabic E-Learning Project Providing Video Lessons

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Areeb School is a new non-profit educational project for the Arab world, which aims to provide good education for all Arabic speakers, at different stages of their lives and covering various topics and natural sciences. The site aims to  explain the various scientific subjects of mathematics, physics, chemistry and others in a simplified and easy [...]

ReKrute Signs Exclusive North Africa Partnership Deal With Viadeo

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The online recruitment platform ReKrute; which operates in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria; has signed a partnership deal with Viadeo, the professional social networking service, by which it becomes the exclusive representative for Viadeo in North Africa. Under the agreement ReKrute will be able to expand its range of e-recruitment solutions, to start reselling and providing Viadeo’s recruitment [...]

Mobily Launches Developers Community To Enrich Arabic Mobile Applications & Content

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Saudi Arabia’s second mobile operator Mobily (Etihad Etisalat) has launched a new project dubbed “Mobily Developers Community” that aims to help developers build mobile applications and software that support Arabic content. It’s been a hot topic in almost every web or mobile event in the region that there is a big lack in Arabic applications [...]

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