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Winners for Eureka! GCC 2023 announced

Eureka! GCC 2023 recently announced the winners of the startup competition organized by IIT Bombay’s Entrepreneurship Cell and powered by Gulf Islamic Investments (GII). After a highly competitive selection process, Hulexo (a retail tech startup) won Eureka! GCC Grand Prize title and USD 25,000 prize money to invest in their business.

Entries now open for Software AG’s Future Disruptors Program

Software AG has launched the 2023 edition of its annual Future Disruptors Program, now held in UAE and Saudi Arabia every year. This year, the program challenges UAE university students to design IoT, AI and machine learning based sustainable smart city and industrial innovations.

Fawry partners with Infobip to provide seamless payment experience

Egypt-based leading fintech company, Fawry has partnered with Infobip to offer Fawry’s customers a seamless payment experience. Through this partnership, Fawry will be able to leverage Infobip’s omnichannel engagement, contact center, chatbot and identity solutions to streamline the payment process for its customers.

Food delivery app, Cari enters UAE market

Cari, a revolutionary food delivery app today announced the launch of its services in the UAE. Built on the promise of 30-minute, free delivery, guaranteed dine-in menu prices, and an unheard-of 0% commission model – Cari is disrupting the food delivery scene.

MCIT partners with PepsiCo and AstroLabs to empower over 100 Saudi entrepreneurs

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) announced a partnership with PepsiCo and AstroLabs as one of its efforts to enhance the country’s position as a regional hub of digital businesses and a destination for entrepreneurship.

WEMIX and Hub71 partner to grow global blockchain startup ecosystem

Leading Korean blockchain developers, WEMIX and Hub71 signed a MoU to create and accelerate growth opportunities for their respective portfolio companies and Web3 startups. 

UAE-based AI startup, School Hack hits one million users in just 4 months

School Hack, the UAE-based Chat-GPT powered edtech platform that equips students to work with AI and helps develop the skills for the jobs of tomorrow, has hit one million users since its launch in February 2023.

The Entrepreneurial Nation attracts 700 applications for Phase II

The Ministry of Economy revealed that it has received 700 applications from startups and SMEs wishing to participate in phase II of The Entrepreneurial Nation programs, between October 2022 and April 2023. The Ministry is currently in the process of shortlisting these applications in accordance with the program’s eligibility criteria.

Sharjah Media City wraps up the first edition of “Shams Creative Fest”

Sharjah Media City “Shams” successfully concluded the inaugural edition of the “Shams Creative Fest,” a three-day event held at Shams Business Center. The festival witnessed extensive participation from startup owners, craftsmen, and creative artists who showcased their projects and artistic innovations to festival-goers. announces $250M Series D led by Qatar Investment Authority announced an investment of over $250 million in Series D funding led by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) taking the total amount raised by the company to over $450 million with an up to 1.8x increase in its valuation.

Winners of the Aviram Awards announced

Forbes and Aviram Foundation recently announced the winners of the Aviram Awards at a glittering award ceremony held last week in Marrakech, Morocco. The ex-president of the USA, Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the award show.

Barilla and Plug And Play invite applications from Ag-tech and Food-tech startups

Barilla renews and strengthens its commitment to innovation in food with Good Food Makers, a global accelerator for Ag-tech and Food-tech startups whose ideas will shape the more sustainable future of food.

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