Ranked seventh of the Top 10 MENA startup ecosystems by ‘Performance’, the emirate of Sharjah has been recognized by the 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) as a high-growth entrepreneurial ecosystem. This achievement marks a milestone in the emirate’s vision of becoming a world-class startup hub.
LNDDO Digital Lending Limited, the UAE’s most innovative and forward-thinking direct lender, has unveiled a ground-breaking new offering that is dedicated to engineering credit solutions for SMEs. Officially authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) under Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) jurisdiction, LNDDO is the first licensed digital lender in the UAE and MENA region.
Emphasising the formative role of entrepreneurship in building and sustaining competitive economies, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) has consistently fostered innovation and growth opportunities for its thriving community of entrepreneurs, through a series of programmes, initiatives and collaborations, including the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF).
As part of its commitment to supporting the SME ecosystem in the UAE, NBF recently hosted a webinar with Etisalat to discuss the post-COVID business recovery and growth in the virtual sphere. The session took place as part of the bank’s knowledge sharing efforts through NBF Connect – an SME community platform engaging in industry-focused conversations such as the opportunities and challenges that currently exist.
To commemorate World Entrepreneurs' Day observed annually on August 21, Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC Free Zone) has announced the launch variety of new competitive, flexible, and comprehensive business set up packages to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of regional and global investors and support the growth of the publishing and education sectors and allied businesses.
With Global Village confirming that its gates will re-open to the world on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, preparations for Season 26 are entering an exciting stage. As the UAE and wider region's leading multicultural family destination for culture, shopping, and entertainment moves closer to finalising plans for another season of fun, memories, and success, aspiring business minds are invited to pitch their ideas and explore the full potential of their creative concepts. Innovative and passionate entrepreneurs can bid for their very own street food kiosk or food cart offering over the coming weeks, with Global Village welcoming proposal submissions up to August 1, 2021.