ArabNet Dubai 2014 articles

The coolest startups at ArabNet

The coolest startups at ArabNet

Reading Time: 3 minutes ArabNet’s second Digital Summit in Dubai saw a diversity of ideas and technologies in the digital startups showcased during the three-day conference. More than 30 startups pitched at the event, coming from various countries in the MENA as well as Europe. Executive picked the four ideas that most captured ‘cool’.   Girnaas Founded: 2013 Country:

Full speed ahead

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Local investors whine about entrepreneurs. Usually the real challenge in most markets is that the investors don’t have their act together, the investors don’t take risks and the investors don’t know how to build their own ecosystems.” Hearty applause followed these words, spoken by Dave McClure in his keynote speech at ArabNet’s Digital Summit in Dubai.

Serious about games

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regional gaming startups now have a champion in the form of MEGAplay — the Middle East Gaming Alliance, an organization dedicated to nurturing regional gaming startups. The launch was announced Tuesday by David Munir Nabti, CEO of Lebanese startup space AltCity. Choosing the afternoon of the first day of ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 in Dubai to unveil

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Dubai: the next step

Reading Time: 2 minutes All Lebanese businesses must seek regional expansion — or so it is drilled into the heads of local entrepreneurs. A typical Lebanese business model is to test a product in Lebanon before scaling to the region. This reflects at once the limits of the very small Lebanese market, but also the increasing nature of seeking