Blog & Podcast
 
  • Date: Oct 10, 2016
Arab youth is a demographic to be respected and reckoned with, as they represent one of the world’s fastest growing segments and are driving demand for local, targeted digital media...
 
  • Date: Feb 28, 2016
In ascertaining the future of viable technology businesses in the Middle East and North Africa, we can find a roadmap to success within the confines of our collective history....
 
  • Date: Feb 15, 2016
Even the most successful investors and serial entrepreneurs regularly debate the question of how ‘entrepreneurship-friendly’ ecosystems flourish. There are no quantifiable metrics to measure the health of an ecosystem, so any attempts to cite a fact to back up the solidity of an ecosystem inherently lacks direct causality. In fact, the concept of a ‘startup ecosystem’ is in itself debatable. What are the basic building blocks for a healthy ecosystem anyway?
 
  • Date: Feb 15, 2016
I was at last weekend’s Mix N’ Mentor Beirut, and after sitting in on two fundraising mentorship sessions it became clear that there are several misconceptions around the fundraising process.
 
  • Date: Jan 22, 2016
Entrepreneurs are a gifted breed of individuals who are insanely busy with a seemingly impossible task. They must balance a surge of new ideas while trying to capture every opportunity to grow their company and master the art of listening, yet also decipher what a bunch of people are telling them to do (thinking they know what is best for the company).