• 5 ways to better network at your next conference

    5 ways to better network at your next business event

    Entering a conference is simple, you walk in, register and find a seat. Finding someone to talk to is easy too, just bring someone along, but to actually leverage the potential power of networking? That’s scary. Going to a conference is about finding new ideas, opportunities and meeting new...
  • Google helps MENA startups with expanded Launchpad Accelerator

    As one of the world’s largest and most influential internet companies, Google has continued to expand its empire, like with many tech companies, through helping startups. And if you’re a budding startup or entrepreneur, Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is a dream. Unfortunately, the launchpad was initially only available in certain...
  • #TenforTech Cairo standing on one leg to support girls in tech industry

    #TenforTech; standing on one leg to support girls in tech industry

    In a country where social norms continue to downplay women’s abilities, countless companies have tried to fight back against the norm. AlMakinah, a local tech school, is hoping to help support women in a still male-predominant industry; the Tech industry. Almost a month ago, AlMakinah, in collaboration with SWVL,...
  • RiseUp Explore continues to send startups across borders 9 Egyptian startups to Berlin

    RiseUp Explore: 9 Egyptian startups to Berlin to experience international entrepreneurship

    RiseUp continues to ferry Egyptian Entrepreneurs through hard issues and across borders. The RiseUp platform has become the leading connector between local startups and international networks, resources and the world’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. For the second year running, RiseUp has sent promising local startups and their entrepreneurs to international waters,...
  • Learning from Elon Musk 5 lessons on being a successful entrepreneur

    Learning from Elon Musk, 5 lessons on being a successful entrepreneur

    After the creation of Paypal, famous entrepreneur Elon Musk set his sights on something higher. So high, it passed our skies. The now founder of SpaceX, who owns the first privately owned working spacecraft to travel to the International space station, is a mysterious enigma. Also Read ➤ Leadership Lessons from...
  • Careem Invests $500,000 in Local Egypt transportation Startup Swvl

    Careem has bought a minority stake in Egyptian startup Swvl that was co-founded only three months ago by Mostafa Kandil, a former Careem Market Launcher who had quit his job with Careem in February to launch his own startup fulfilling its mission to build an institution for the region. The investment, $500k in seed funding,...
  • Think-Marketing-Article-Emaar-jumps-into-online-retail-and-acquires-51%-of-Namshi.com-in-all-cash-deal

    Emaar jumps into online retail and acquires 51% of Namshi.com in all-cash deal

    The United Arab Emirates real estate developer’s retail arm, Emaar Malls, has acquired over 50% of fashion e-commerce platform Namshi. A press release was released yesterday stating “Global Fashion Group (“GFG”) has announced today a strategic partnership with Emaar Malls (DFM: EMAARMALLS), the shopping malls and...
  • Think-Marketing-RiseUp-Explore-takes-6-startups-to-Silicon-Valley-on-a-Journey-to-EXPLORE-the-global-entrepreneurship-ecosystem

    RiseUp Explore takes 6 startups to Silicon Valley

    RiseUp the leading connector of startups to local and global networks, resources and ecosystems, is taking 6 startups on a RiseUp Explore trip to Silicon Valley – the home for startup & global technology companies- in San Francisco, USA , from April 4 to April 13th. RiseUp Explore is...
  • Airbnb-just-acquired-Tilt.com,-co-founded-by-Egyptian-entrepreneur-Khaled-Hussein

    Airbnb just acquired Tilt.com, co-founded by Egyptian entrepreneur Khaled Hussein

    The unique travel-experience offered by Airbnb Company has been expanding beyond booking a place to stay, by adding an “Experience” feature to capture the whole trip experience in its application. Which is probably why we have been hearing murmurs of Airbnb pursuing the Egyptian start-up Tilt. Tilt is a...
  • Think-Marketing-Egyptian-designer-Ghada-Wali-joins-Forbes-List-30-Under-30-Europe-–-Arts-2017

    Egyptian designer Ghada Wali joins Forbes List 30 Under 30 Europe – Arts 2017

    Ghada Wali,  The Egyptian Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Cairo. Graphic designer Ghada Wali (27 years) was selected among the Forbes List 30 under 30 – Europe – Arts (2017). Ghada graduated from the German University in Cairo and was a graphic design teaching assistant at the AUC....
  • Think-Marketing-Flat6Labs-Cairo-New-Round-is-Now-Open

    Flat6Labs Cairo New Round is Now Open

    Flat6Labs is a regional startup accelerator program that fosters and invests in bright and passionate entrepreneurs with cutting-edge ideas. Flat6labs announces the opening of applications for their new round of acceleration program in Cairo. Six promising teams will be selected to join Flat6Labs Cairo program; where they will be...
  • 5 hacks every entrepreneur should learn from Jeff Bezos

    Jeff Bezos the fifth richest man in the world (September 2016). Bezos is an entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com, which became the world’s largest online shopping retailer. The company began as an Internet merchant of books and expanded to a wide...
  • Vezeeta.com-secures-$5-million-to-expand-regionally

    Vezeeta.com secures $5 million to expand regionally

    Vezeeta, a leader in Healthcare IT Platforms that is pioneering the shift to automated physician, clinic and hospital bookings, recently announced that it had raised USD 5 Mn from four regional and international investors. UAE’s BECO Capital, Sweden’s Vostok New Ventures, Jordan’s Silicon Badia and Egypt’s Technology Development Fund...
  • Think Marketing Article-Algebra Ventures Completes $40 Million First Closing of Largest VC Fund in Egypt

    Algebra Ventures Completes $40M First Closing of Largest VC Fund in Egypt

    Algebra Ventures today officially announced the US$40 million first closing of its new technology venture capital fund, at the moment the largest in Egypt. The fund will invest in up to 25 technology and technology-enabled start-ups in different areas including technology IP, fintech, industry platforms, e-commerce and consumer internet....
  • Think Marketing Article 6 Key-Principles to Learn From Thriving Marketer Hussein M. Dajani

    6 Key-Principles to Learn From Thriving Marketer Hussein M. Dajani

    Inspirational and driven, Hussein M. Dajani is a thriving example of a successful marketer in the MENA region. Hussein is a beaming professional which intrigued us immensely so we have taken a stroll in his professional journey, which kept us motivated and inspired. We came up with 6 key-principles that...