DisruptAD, one of the region’s largest venture platforms, is partnering with Flat6Labs, MENA’s leading seed investor and the largest manager of startup programs in the region, to launch Ignite, a new start-up accelerator in Abu Dhabi that will support early stage companies with AED 120 million in funding and other benefits including office space and mentorship.
Aafaq Islamic Finance, a leading company in the Islamic finance sector for individuals and companies affirms its continuous support for local initiatives through various features provided by the "Osool" program launched two months ago offering support to small and medium-sized Emirati enterprises in the United Arab Emirates.
LIN SCAN, a PIPECARE Group company, has announced its winning of the top Gold award in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Chamber SME Awards which was held in Abu Dhabi last week and was broadcasted live over the internet. The ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mohamed Helal Al Mheiri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber; Mouza Al Naseri, Acting CEO of Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development; Abdullah Ghurair Al Qubaisi and Helal Mohamed Al Hameli, Deputy Directors General of the Chamber.
UAE and particularly Dubai is one of the most sought after places to start a business. Centrally located, the city is known for its key global position and attractive 0% tax rate, both on personal and corporate incomes. Setting up a business in Dubai has become easier now more than ever and one of the most affordable and reliable ways to register your business is getting it issued by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED).
Justmop, the cleaning and beauty provider serving the UAE and KSA, launched today as the first, third-party service on the Careem Super App for Dubai-based Customers. Careem and Justmop also announced that the first 500 users to book a Justmop service through Careem will receive a 50% discount using the voucher code ‘CLEAN’.
Zbooni, MENA’s leading digital enabler for SMEs, has signed a formal agreement with Female Fusion Network, the UAE’s largest and most engaged community for women in business. The partnership will help strengthen support for women entrepreneurs by giving them access to research and insight from Zbooni’s data analytics team, training and events, and advice towards financial empowerment, which is often a large barrier for SMEs. Zbooni will benefit from interaction with an open and honest forum of women, to help hone its services to better serve the region’s female business leaders and owners.