Entrepreneurs

Infusing The Human Element: Aster DM Healthcare Alisha Moopen

Alisha Moopen’s personal office at Aster DM Healthcare’s corporate headquarters in Dubai’s Business Bay neighborhood may seem like a relatively small space, but there’s quite a lot in there for observers to take in while within its confines. For instance, besides the expected assortment of files, papers, and notebooks on Moopen’s tidy desk, there’s a brightly colored…

Startups Graduating Flat6Labs Beirut Inaugural Cycle Showcase Solutions At ArabNet

Ten Lebanon-based startups have graduated from Flat6Labs Beirut -a seed program and early-stage fund supporting Lebanese entrepreneurs to scale their ventures- showcasing their solutions at the first Demo Day held during ArabNet Beirut 2018. Flat6Labs Beirut’s first seed program cycle supported a diverse group of entrepreneurs working on solutions across industries including hardware,…

Beware Of The Underdog: Nooruldeen Agha, Founder And CEO, Elabelz

In October last year, reports came out about a Dubai-based fashion e-commerce venture entering the very nascent Iraqi e-commerce market, having developed a customized solution of delivery and payment for the country’s large, increasingly tech savvy and often deep-pocketed youth population. The online fashion e-commerce platform, described by its founder as “officially the world’s…

Should Small Businesses Speak Out on Controversial Topics?

How do you feel about immigration? How about same-sex marriage, the cost of higher education, climate change or the Affordable Care Act? These controversial issues weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of Americans -- but it’s not just individuals engaging in the public debate. Increasingly, companies of all sizes (led largely by their CEOs) are taking a stand, speaking out in support or opposition…

UAE Startup Joi Wants To Be The Go To Portal For All Things Gifts

If you always find yourself in a bind when it comes to figuring out a good, thoughtful gift, this MENA startup can help save the day. The brain-child of Ritesh Tilani and Alper Celen, joi (www.joigifts.com) is a web and mobile gifting platform offering a variety of more than 1,000 refined selections. The entrepreneurial duo built joi after noticing a lack of reliable gift platforms in the…

If You Think You are Overqualified for Your Job, It Could Ruin Your Career

If you feel like you’re starting to outgrow your current position, you may want to watch your behavior carefully. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University's College of Business found that people who think that they are overqualified for their job often feel unsatisfied with their work and place within their organization. This leads to a mental frustration, which in turn, kind of makes…