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Digital transformation through collaboration

Nicholas Wright, Sales Director, MENA Region, Saxo Bank, explains how in the post-Covid era, institutions reluctant to collaborate on digital transformation will find themselves sinking to the bottom.

Egyptian Fintech, ElGameya secures six-figure Pre-Seed funding

Egyptian Fintech, ElGameya, secured a six-figure investment in a Pre-Seed funding led by AUC Angels, to support its growth plans in the ever-growing peer-to-peer lending space.

12 Fintechs selected for Finance Forward MENA 2020 accelerator

Village Capital today announced the twelve early-stage fintech startups selected to take part in Finance Forward MENA 2020. An accelerator, Finance Forward MENA will provide the startups with five weeks of online and in-person training focused on improving their business models

Dubai-based startup Conektr raises $800K Pre-Series A funding round

Conektr, a Dubai-based digital lower trade, groceries, and HORECA marketplace platform has raised AED 3M ($800K) in a dual-tranche Pre-Series A round from Auris Investments, an investment vehicle co-sponsored by Faber Capital’s holding company and several affiliated investors.

ESET reports cybercriminals are cashing in on COVID-19

ESET has released its Q2 2020 Threat Report, summarizing key statistics from ESET detection systems and highlighting notable examples of ESET’s cybersecurity research, including exclusive, previously unpublished ESET research updates.  

Deadline closes on August 8 for YouthTech Competition 2020

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has urged UAE-based technology innovators to sign up for YouthTech Competition 2020, the summer’s hottest hackathon for entrepreneurial start-ups, before the application deadline closes on August 8.

SBWC conducts workshop for fashion entrepreneurs

Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC) has yesterday concluded the third talk show for July titled ‘The Rise of Sustainable Fashion’, where experts highlighted the growing trend of ethical and sustainable fashion and the impact of the coronavirus on the apparel and fashion industry.

Mastercard and Microsoft support the fintech community

Mastercard and Microsoft collaborate to drive startup innovation and enable financial inclusion that will accelerate Mastercard Labs’ cloud native research and development activities, enabled by Azure and AI, to de-risk and commercialize emerging technologies and platforms for digital commerce.

Corporates can boost their capabilities working with startups

IESE Business School, in collaboration with GELLIFY and ACCIONA, today released a new report on how corporations can boost their capabilities and efficiency collaborating with startup entrepreneurs in a highly volatile market.

SolarGridX to represent Middle East at global TiE Young Entrepreneurs competition

The Dubai chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Dubai) today announced that it has selected SolarGridX as the Middle East entry for the global TiE Young Entrepreneur (TYE-U) competition.

Dubai set to be the startup hub for drones services

According to Falcon Eye Drones (FEDS), the Middle East’s leading provider of DT^3 (Drone Technology, Data Technology, and Digital Transformation) technology, expressed that Dubai’s new drone law will position the emirate as the world’s commercial and start-up hub for drone services

ESET scores high in the Business Security Test 2020

Leading cybersecurity vendor, ESET, today announced that it has garnered high scores for its Endpoint Protection Advanced Cloud in the AV-Comparatives H1 Business Security Test 2020.

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