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UAE Entrepreneurship Guide: The Accelerators & Incubators Every Startup Should Know About

With an entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem booming around the UAE, resources for entrepreneurs are growing at an even greater pace. For brave souls willing to take on the world and transform their idea into an actual business, going through an accelerator…

Advice From The Africa Global Business Forum: Don’t Invest In Africa

Don’t. Don’t invest in a whole continent. Have you ever heard of someone who got an investment right at the same time in 54 countries? Invest in a sector. Invest in a country. Invest in people. But please, let’s stop…

Developers and Designers: Let’s Give a Toast to Entrepreneurship!

Global Startup Battle is going on all over the world, with startup enthusiasts, developers, and designers fighting for the realization of ideas like never before. Of course, Dubai is having it’s fair share, too. ​ The theme “Your City. Your…

Make It Rain: 8 CEOs Who Became Filthy Rich Before Age 30 (Infographic)

They’re creative, restless, risk lovers and entrepreneurs at heart. They put everything on the line, they sacrifice weekends for work, laziness for hustle, dreams for actions, and like most stories with a happy ending, they ended up making hella money!…

LaunchScale: A Snapshot of The Startup Scene in San Francisco

According to Angel List, there are over 11000 startups in San Francisco. That is as much as the startups in Oceania, Africa, and South America combined. In one city. So, what a better way to experience the vibe than attend one…

Chat with Dr. Sayd Farook: Islamic Economy, Entrepreneurship and The Dubai Startup Ecosystem

The UAE today is a hub for entrepreneurship, finance, islamic banking, arts and everything in between. It can get messy at times to understand and appreciate the importance of the emirates as a global power player and trendsetter, so it is only fair…

WOMENA: How Women Are Pioneering The VC Landscape In The GCC

The startup community nowadays is buzzing with names: from the inspirational Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, to visionary investors like Peter Thiel or Marc Andreessen, there is no shortage of testosterone around. Yet what goes unnoticed most of the time are female…

Patrick Chakauya: The Entrepreneur Who Wants To Build A Footwear Empire

What to do when you have a dream, a passion, a goal you’re dying to accomplish? While most of us would just sit tight and hope that one day things will magically work out, a minority is getting out there…

Innovation 4 Impact Competition: Time To Get Your Ideas In Front of Decision Makers and Opinion Leaders

One of the models for entrepreneurial development which has attracted a lot of replication in many places, Dubai included, is the Singapore model.  Its government-led programs have sparked a rapidly developing venture capital ecosystem that, while dwarfed in size by…

Butsu: How A Young Designer Is Set To Launch A Global Shoe Brand

There are people who buy shoes, and those who create their own. Why settle for something pre-made when you can create your own custom made brand that fits your taste? This is Patrick’s philosophy, a young designer who took it…

Why Rejection Is Just An Invitation To Try Harder

Every entrepreneur at one point in his or her life will encounter rejection, from the simple “your idea is shit and won’t pick up” to the hard hitting truths from investors who tell you that your money ask is just…

Peter Thiel: Luck Is Just an Excuse For Not Working Hard Enough (Video)

Peter Thiel is no stranger to success. His rise from zero to $2.2 Billion hero is an inspiration to every hustler and entrepreneur out there. From co-founding Paypal and acting as its CEO to founding Palantir of which he is…

Profit From Passion: Increase Your Net-Worth By Doing What You Love

Have you ever heard the saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?” It’s a secret that people who are passionate about their work have come to understand. Many struggle to know what it is they…

Developing Africa’s Future Entrepreneurs Through The Global Scholars Program

About GSP The Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy is an intensive, nineteen-day, summer youth camp for a select group of secondary school students from across the world.  Built around ALA’s unique Entrepreneurial Leadership and African studies curriculum,…

It’s Inevitable: 7 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Handle Rejection

If you’re an entrepreneur, then you’ve been here before: You come across a great idea; you believe in it; it feels right. You get behind it and push with all your might, trying to get it off the ground. You, finally, get…

How Being Obsessed Is The Only Possible Way To Become Truly Successful

Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you could just consider ‘success’, so know that you don’t have to be Richard or Elon…

Wealth & Success Are Earned: Why The Majority of Billionaires Are Self-Made (Infographic)

It’s easy to join the pack and hate on the rich and the successful just because they have more money stacked in the bank. It’s fashionable to call on the wealthy for their obscene net worth and disregard of the bottom…

This Is What “Startup” Class In A Turkish Airlines Flight Looks Like (Video)

Turkish Airlines released an amazing video ad announcing its new direct flight from Istanbul to San Francisco titled “Turkish Airlines presents Startup Class”. The video is hilarious and captures everything awesome and wrong with Silicon Valley, starting from the epic iconoclast-type characters…

The Entrepreneurial Gene: Why Some People Are Simply Born To Start Companies

Yes, that’s right; your genetics play a large part in determining how likely you are to be a good entrepreneur. People have been contemplating for ages whether or not people’s genetic composition affects their career choices, and it turns out it…

Six Reasons Having A Startup Is Like Having A Baby

Whether to have one or not can be one of the toughest decisions ever As an entrepreneur, deciding to quit your job that you live off of, borrow money and start something without knowing the outcome can be challenging. It is…