Disrupting the world of video on demand

It is no surprise that STARZ Play, an on-demand video streaming service developed exclusively for the MENA region, closed a multi-million-dollar funding investment led by SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners Capital last week...

Magnitt – Attracting top local startup talent

Magnitt aims to startups in the MENA region to different stakeholders. From investors, to corporates to service providers, founder Philip Bahoshy has created an invaluable online platform for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region...

HITTING THE PERFECT SHOT

Over the years, the neighborhood video parlors have disappeared, and given way to swankier bowling alleys, which later gave way to set sporting areas that ensure that we have no excuses when it comes to playing sport, and exercising.Over the years, the neighborhood video parlors...

THE HARDSHIPS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurs so often set out to ‘solve a problem’ that they have found and, as shown by Samantha Hamilton-Rushforth, they often find a perfect fit between their idea and the market they are in. Samantha quit her job as a journalist in December 2014 to...

FINDING YOUR PASSION AND PURSUING IT TOO

It is easy to see why Carla Julian of Move On Yoga quit her day job and ventured out on her own. A free person by her own admission, Julian is very clear that she wanted to do something different as a routine for her...

WHY I WALKED AWAY FROM MY SIX-FIGURE CAREER

It wouldn’t be an understatement to call Careem one of the most successful startups to emerge out of the Middle East in the last few years. Co-founderMudassirSheikha himself says that the success of Careem has exceeded their expectations, “I still remember our first business plan...

IT IS A BIG DEAL.

What makes you want to give up your comfortable, high paying job to venture out on your own? If you ask Padam Chhabra, founder Clip the Deal, he’ll say, “Always get your corporate experience before you start out as an entrepreneur else you will be...

THE INTERN

In a world which is getting more competitive by the day, students and graduates across the world are scrambling to find the best internship. But as internships became the norm across the world, getting internships in the Middle East remains a fairly unorganized process. Enter...

Dum Dum Donutterie, Dubai

How do you launch an already established brand from the UK in the Middle East while maintaining your identity with it? Fadl Saadeddine and Mohammad Irshaid would know as they are responsible for bringing Dum Dum Donutterie to the Middle East. Both Saadeddine and Irshaid...