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Bahrain spends $2.1bn on training schemes

More than BD800 million ($2.1 billion) has been spent since 2006 on funding training programmes for thousands of Bahrainis and supporting start-ups aimed at empowering citizens, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

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Saudi tech start-ups to drive Digital Economy

Saudi tech start-ups will drive the Digital Economy over the next 15 years, and support job creation for technology talents, the Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology announced today at SAP’s first Start-up Focus even

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Saudi tech start-ups to drive Digital Economy

Saudi tech start-ups will drive the Digital Economy over the next 15 years, and support job creation for technology talents, the Saudi Minister of Communications and Information Technology announced today at SAP’s first Start-up Focus even

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Most UAE, Saudi firms ‘wary of digital start-ups’

Nearly 85 per cent of businesses in the UAE and Saudi Arabia believe that digital start-ups will pose a threat to their organisation, either now or in the future, according to new research. Dell Technologies’ Digital Transfo

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Oman launches $200m tech start-up fund

Oman has launched a new technology-focused venture capital fund with an initial investment of $200 million to support emerging technology enterprises in the Sultanate and the wider region, a report said. Set up by Oman Investment

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DP World’s Turn8 initiative helps start-ups

The latest round of the Turn8 initiative, a venture fund comprising of a growth accelerator programme for start-up companies complemented by a follow-on investment fund, recently brought eight promising candidates and business investors together

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GEMS launches initiative to back young start-ups

GEMS Education has launched the Arab Innovation Centre for Education (AICE) Accelerator programme, an initiative supporting school students in the UAE in their efforts to create their own start-ups. The programme, which is the fir

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Dubai ‘offers ideal gateway to regional markets’

Dubai offers the ideal gateway to the UAE, as an attractive test-bed market for tech products and services, and to surrounding regional markets due to its position as a trade and telecom connectivity hub, said an industry expert.

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Abu Dhabi plans new tourism start-up scheme

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is set to launch a new initiative, Rowad Al Seyaha, which has been designed to offer Emirati entrepreneurs, both experienced and aspiring, the chance to develop their ideas for potential

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Big boost seen for GCC venture capital

The venture capital market in the GCC has gained momentum in the last 12 months, boosted by a much deeper start-up ecosystem, government and private initiatives and increased attention from international investors, said an industry expert.

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