Microsoft BizSpark Offers Startups Free Software And Services

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Microsoft launched a new program called BizSpark to help Internet companies by giving them free access to software, tech support and introductions to its business partners around the world. BizSpark is intended to “accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early-stage startups” using, of course, Microsoft technology, according to the Redmond, Washington-based software colossus. To be [...]

Microsoft Innovation Center To Support Another Ten Tunisian Startups Through IMPRESS Initiative

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

The Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) in Tunisia has launched the second edition of their IMPRESS initiative to finance the 10 best startups in the country. The initiative is aimed at helping young businessmen develop their business by providing technological support and substantial added value. MIC is the first centre of its kind in North Africa [...]

Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 17 – 23, 2008

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide initiative aimed at young entrepreneurs everywhere who seek to generate new ideas and to seek better ways of doing things.

Zero2Beta: Intense Web Application Design & Development

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Zero2Beta is a new experiment launched by SpinBits and CloudAppers on intense design and development of a useful web application from concept to launch in a couple of days, and releasing it to the public. With agile development platforms like Rails and the back-to-basics approach to applications, the time to design, develop and launch an application [...]

Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition Nominated Teams Announced

Friday, July 18th, 2008

The nominated teams have been announced for the third iteration of the Queen Rania National Entrepreneurship Competition (QRNEC), which aims to be a driving force for entrepreneurship and innovation in Jordan. The following are the names of the nominated teams, who have successfully passed the first stage and will compete for the QRNEC awards for [...]

Synergos Middle East & North Africa Social Innovators Program

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

In October 2007 Synergos launched the Middle East and North Africa Social Innovators Program, with funding from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and other donors. The three-year initiative seeks to identify and support twenty individuals from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine who are implementing successful social projects. In order to be considered [...]

MBR Foundation Center For Entrepreneurship and Innovation In American University Of Beirut

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation today announced plans to establish a new center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon, as part of its continuous efforts to instill the spirit of entrepreneurship in the Arab world. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Center for [...]

Swalif Think Day, An Event Encouraging Arab Thought & Innovation Online

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Under the slogan “Think“, Dubai’s Knowledge Village will be witnessing a joint event by GadgetsArabia, Swalif Soft, and the Emirates Internet Group, on August 7th 2008, aimed towards pushing and encouraging development in the Arab internet industry, by bring together a number of high profile speakers from some leading Arab web2.0 companies. Some representatives from [...]

Microsoft & ABAN Partnership To Promote Entrepreneurship In MENA Region

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Microsoft signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today with Arab Business Angels Network (ABAN) covering the Middle East and North Africa region. The partnership aims to increase the success rate of new entrepreneurial ventures in the region, by encouraging innovative business ideas and providing seed funding. Under the agreement, ABAN will work with Microsoft to [...]

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation Launches ‘Sawaed’ Challenge Fund Programme

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation announced recently the launch of ‘Sawaed’, a new programme that aims to challenge the private sector to develop innovative business concepts to drive the development of the Arab world. Operating as a ‘challenge fund’, ‘Sawaed’ will encourage businesses to compete for funding in response to a specific regional [...]

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