Last week on August 22nd, I had the privilege of attending a talk at in5 Innovation center (http://infive.ae/). At the talk hosted by TieDubai (http://dubai.tie.org/), Brian Frankel, CEO & Co-Founder of Wasta Tickets (www.wastatickets.com) kept the small crowd that had gathered on their toes with his interactive and engaging content. Brian, who is based in… Read More


“I don’t believe in luck, those who have succeeded have grabbed the right opportunity and work hard.” I heard these fighting words on March 28th when I had good fortune of hearing Jihad El Eit, founder of Jeetek Group (http://jeetekgroup.com/) speak at an event organized by TIE Dubai (http://dubai.tie.org/) in collaboration with in5 (http://infive.ae/). He… Read More


STEP Conference is one of the largest gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors and enthusiasts in the Middle East. With more than 4000 participants expected this year, it’s being billed a place to be if you are a startup, investor or just need some inspiration. Check out the summary video of last years conference at the end… Read More


  I had the good fortune the other day of attending New York University – Abu Dhabi’s IdeaLabĀ  Startup Series Fall 2015. This is a six part series on various topics relevant to the Middle Eastern entrepreneurs. The first session titled “Startup War Stories” consisted of two sets of panel discussions – Startups just beginning… Read More


The startup ecosystem in the Middle East is thriving, when you try to get information on this, you end up going to various sites, checking their events, finding out what’s hot, what’s not.   Gulfstartup.me is an attempt to bring together all this information. Be it information on the newest startups on the block, incubators… Read More