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ME tech start-ups at GISEC and IoTx 2017

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ME tech start-ups to demonstrate at GISEC and IoTx 2017 Daily ‘Start-up Show’ will see over 50 firms showcasing their innovations. Start-ups will demonstrate the potential of their creativity at next week’s 4th Gulf Information Security Conference (GISEC) and Internet of Things Expo (IoTx) 2017 – May 21-23 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Start-ups […]

Meet the 100 Arab start-ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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For the first time this year, the World Economic Forum and the International Finance Corporation have partnered to bring together 100 Arab world startups, which are shaping the future in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). These 4IRStartups were selected in collaboration with the region’s leading authorities on the entrepreneurship ecosystem, including Wamda, […]

THE ARAB CHINA TECH SUMMIT

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Connecting Chinese and Middle East Ecosystems 2nd, 3rd & 5th May 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   ABOUT THE EVENT   The “Arab China Tech Summit”, ePanda’s inaugural event in Dubai, is a unique and invitation-only conference, taking place across three days from May 2nd, May 3rd and May 5th 2017. Bringing together regional startups […]

UAE’s Mumzworld looking to expand

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Expansion across GCC is the primary objective UAE-based mother, baby and child e-commerce website Mumzworld has commenced talks to raise new funds for expansion across the non-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, its founder says. In February 2016, the company successfully closed its Series B funding with multi-million dollar investments led by Wamda Capital, twofour54, and […]

Dubai unveils new plan to help social media entrepreneurs

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DED launches ‘e-Trader’ to license business activities across social networking accounts The Business Registration & Licensing (BRL) sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, has launched ‘e-Trader,’ a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, which will allow Emiratis and GCC citizens in Dubai to conduct business activities on social networking sites. The initiative is […]

Dubai’s Careem and China up the ante in the drive to acquire passengers globally

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Dubai’s Careem and China up the ante in the drive to acquire passengers globally Careem Inc., the Dubai-based service that’s valued at about $1 billion, will partner with China’s Yidao Yongche and share resources, according to a statement. They will use London-based startup Splyt Technologies Ltd. to coordinate their fleets and payments so that passengers […]

China’s HNA to buy Singapore’s CWT for S$1.4b

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HNA, one of China’s most acquisitive conglomerates with businesses spanning aviation to financial services, has been snapping up assets overseas. HNA Holding Group has offered to buy Singaporean logistics firm CWT Group for S$1.4 billion (US$1 billion), reflecting its latest asset purchase after having spent more than US$30 billion on acquisitions around the world since […]

Putting Dubai on the global startup map

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Led by regional tech veteran, Ned Jaroudi, 1776 aims to bring global startups to Dubai, promote regional startups to the world and help foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the public sector. Dubai may be well known for its homegrown startups, but there is now a push to make the emirate an attractive […]