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Homegrown Cybersecurity Startup VUL9 Raises New Funding, Now Valued at $3 Million

VUL9 Security Solutions, a homegrown cybersecurity startup based out of the UAE, has raised a fresh round of funding from two influential KSA investors, bringing the value of the 1 year old company to over $3 Million. This is good…

Startup Challenges: 8 Warning Signs Staff are About to Quit and How to Deal With it (Infographic)

In this latest piece are 8 warning signs staff are about to quit and how to deal with it. By identifying these key indicators, organisations will place themselves in a better position to help prevent staff from quitting their job.

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…

When Social Entrepreneurship Becomes The Best Type of Feminism: Meet Alpaca Inc.

We’re all too accustomed to the image of businesses and corporations being evil institutions sucking every possible profit out of people and countries. Whether it is Wall Street or the greedy multinationals setting sweatshops around the world, the realities of today’s…

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…

VUL9 Security Solutions: How A Startup Is Trying To Build A Safer Cyberspace In The Middle East

Ashley Madison, Sony, the US government, Iran Nuclear Centrifuges and ARAMCO facilities in Saudi Arabia. These are just a few of the high profile targets that have been hacked in the past and that reminds us all how vulnerable the…

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…

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…

The 2015 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge Takes Science & Tech Innovations To The Next Level

This worldwide startup competition dedicated to innovative technologies will select and highlight the 30 most exciting innovations & tech projects from all over the world that will impact our societies in 6 areas – Food & Agriculture, Transport & Mobility, Materials &…

The Freedom Of Life’s Shackles: The Road Of Entrepreneurship

So the saying goes, that where passion exists, where a love for the work you’re doing and the mission you’re pursuing, the stress and strife and struggles of “working for the man” will not find a home. ‘Tis what I thought…

Unbelievable! CoffeeMeetsBagel Turned Down $30 Million On Shark Tank From Mark Cuban

What would your reaction be if Mark Cuban offered you $30 Million for your company knowing that you’re not making any profit yet? Well, while everyone might have jumped all over that opportunity and cashing in big, these three female entrepreneurs…

Pedro Espinoza: The Mastermind Behind SmileyGo

In the world of Entrepreneurship, it’s hard not to run after money. We hear of the likes of Zuckerberg and Spiegel and we just wonder why we can’t be the next genius to come up with a billion dollar idea? Well,…

Afraid Of Failure? These Legendary People Failed Over A Dozen Times Before Making It Big (Infographic)

Failure. Just the word alone makes me feel like packing up my shit and getting the hell out here. We’ve grown up believing that failure is the root of all evil. That failing in class makes us dumb. That failing…

A Quick Sell: Here Is How To Persuade Anyone Of Anything

You’re on the most important elevator ride of your life. You have ten seconds to pitch- the classic “elevator pitch”. Love or Hate. Money or Despair. And you may never get this chance again. As PM Dawn says, “I feel for…

Time To Rethink Messaging: ChimeTime Wants To Change The Way You Text

Time and time again, innovative minds have attempted to add a touch of personality to generic text-based communications, but nothing has really stuck. Until now. ChimeTime is offering iPhone users a chance to see why “messaging never sounded so good”….

It’s Made In China And Is Worth $163 Billion: Alibaba Is In The House

Whenever you hear “Made in China”,  you think that’s just another piece of junk the Chinese managed to ship over for 3 cents a piece. Well, it turns out that China doesn’t only excel in selling cheap stuff, but it…

Millionaire Scheme: Why You Always Should Have An Exit Strategy

You want to become a millionaire before the age of 30, making the most out of your youthful days and living life to the fullest while still having the energy to jump off from an airplane? If you’re an entrepreneur…

Why Angel Investing Should Be A Human Right

Here is the big picture: there are thousands of bright people with amazing ideas and innovative businesses, but they lack cash. On the other hand there are trillions of dollars sitting into accounts doing nothing besides racking in interest. Don’t…

Doozy: The New Way To Turn The Streets Into Your New Gaming World

The University of Southern California (USC) is famous for its games program. Great talent from USC launched groundbreaking gaming sagas, some revolutionized the console industry and others just keep on taking gamers to a whole new level of sophistication and graphic…