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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Win Free Incorporation & Online Advertising With Falcons’ Lair Business Competition

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Virtuzone, a virtual UAE-based free zone, in partnership with Dubizzle, the UAE’s leading online classifieds service, have launched a new business competition under the name of ‘The Falcons’ Lair’, offering entrepreneurs an opportunity to make their business dreams a reality. Entrepreneurs whose ideas are chosen at the end will get an offer from Virtuzone to [...]

Fourth Edition Of Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition Launched In Jordan

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC) is officially launching its 4th cycle for 2010 – 2011. This comes as part of the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship’s continued effort to empower Jordanian entrepreneurs to take their ideas or startups to the next level. The vision of QRNEC is to evolve and expand into a comprehensive entrepreneurship enabler, [...]

What is your exit strategy?

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

As a startup founder of, I wonder what are the possible exits for my company in the future? It’s a topic I think every founder should really think of. How many other Maktoobs can we really have in the region? It took 10+ years for the exit to happen. And it was a foreign [...]

All eyes on you, there’s never been a better time to start-up than now

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Governments support, communities, talent, funds, role models & case studies, cutting edge software n’ tools, and soon, better broadband & higher Internet penetration, and a great deal of awareness/coverage by media. You’ve got it all. Take it back to the days when Web meant that big Blue “e” icon. That’s exactly when we read all [...]

Event: U.S. Delegation On Entrepreneurship – June 28th 2010 (Amman, Jordan)

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Later this month, the U.S. Department of State will be leading a delegation consisting of venture capital investors, entrepreneurs and pioneers in startup acceleration to Jordan, as part of the ongoing push to foster entrepreneurship in the region by the US Government. The event will be held on Monday 28th of June, 2010; at the [...]

Arabize, slap an Arabic funky name on it n’ you got yourself a new startup

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

So if you skipped the class where your math teacher introduced Equivalence, you haven’t missed much. You can easily learn it while checking up some of the Arabia’s start-ups with some of the online services that you usually use. Mind you some will confuse you with Equality. While this could be a degrading statement, there [...]

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