Early stage startups comprise almost 50% of all companies registered in Dubai. The city is home to some of the top-funded startups in the region. This video follows entrepreneurs as they work to establish their businesses.
Helen Chen drops out of business school to start her technology-enabled brokerage company in Dubai. She hopes to capitalize on the expanding market and disrupt the real estate sector. Chen considers basing operations at Astrolabs.
Only one in 12 startups will succeed. Funding opportunities are increasing; Dubai receives 65% of all startup funding in 2018. Roman Ollivier discusses launching his organic produce and dairy delivery service and business operations.
Melda Akin learns to write code at the age of 12. She seeks funding to grow her tech business that uses AI to solve complex planning problems. She participates in Elissa Freiha's accelerator program.
Ronaldo Mouchawar discusses establishing the Middle East's largest e-commerce site; mentorship benefits the Dubai startup scene. Amazon acquires Souq in 2017; Uber acquires Careem.
BitOasis Co-founder Ola Doudin meets with Aramex founder Fadi Ghandour; Ghandour provides funding for startup companies. Experts discuss the startup ecosystem in Dubai.
Credits: Follow That Startup
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Dubai's wider startup ecosystem, the support and finance available, the trade fairs and opportunities, the personal challenges and the stories of success and failure.
Length: 24 minutes
Copyright date: ©2019
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