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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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QDB launches equity fund to support start-ups, SMEs

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has launched a direct equity investment (Istithmar) scheme to support Qatari entrepreneurs as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a report said. QDB also announced a QR365 million ($100.

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Oasis500 to support 7 new Mena start-ups

Oasis500, a leading seed stage investment and business accelerator, and the first of its kind in Jordan and the Mena region, recently invested in seven additional start-ups in the latest round of acceleration. The selected start-u

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Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi launches 7 new start-ups

Flat6Labs Abu Dhabi, a global digital innovation hub supporting entrepreneurs, introduced seven new start-up companies from its accelerator programme, which is supported by media company twofour54. The launch was held during Flat6

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Flat6Labs Jeddah launches 10 Saudi start-ups

Jeddah-based Flat6Labs, a start-up accelerator programme, introduced a line-up of 10 Saudi technology-enabled start-ups at its third Demo Day event. Supported by IKEA and the Arabian Cement’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Respo

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Flat6Labs Jeddah launches 10 Saudi start-ups

Jeddah-based Flat6Labs, a start-up accelerator programme, introduced a line-up of 10 Saudi technology-enabled start-ups at its third Demo Day event. Supported by IKEA and the Arabian Cement’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Respo

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