• First Saudi NFT marketplace, Nuqtah, closes Pre-Seed Round

    First Saudi NFT marketplace, Nuqtah, closes Pre-Seed Round

    Nuqtah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first and leading NFT marketplace, closed their Pre-Seed round led by Shorooq Partners and joined by strategic angel investors. The Company founded by Salwa Radwi plans to become the de facto platform for the Saudi and MENA digital creative economy. NFTs represent a...
  • Knitting Perfection

    Long before Covid-19 led to loungewear becoming a major fashion trend, Aman & Rajan Gill were quick to identify a gap in the market and a need for quality nightwear and loungewear at affordable prices. Rajan, a Business graduate from the University of Buckingham & Aman, a Master’s graduate...
  • Samar Baba: Enabling The Youth Digitally

    Samar Baba: Enabling The Youth Digitally

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? My name is Samar Baba, from Tunisia, in the Middle East & North Africa and I am currently the Lead Developer Advocate responsible for the IBM Z Global Student Hub. I hold an...
  • Melissa Sassi: Accelerating Innovation In Tech

    Melissa Sassi: Accelerating Innovation In Tech

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your journey that culminated in where you are today? I studied International Business Management and Linguistics in undergrad, got two Masters in Supply Chain and Finance and started my career in procurement. I found that this career path did not fire me...
  • Enabling Pakistani Women in Ecommerce

    Enabling Pakistani Women in Ecommerce

    The number of Internet users in Pakistan has increased by 11 million between 2019 and 2020 states the Digital 2020: Pakistan report by Simon Kemp. With 76.38 million Internet users in Pakistan by January 2020, the digital landscape promises immense economic potential. And it certainly is not rocket science...
  • Nurturing Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Nurturing Women’s Economic Empowerment

    March 10th, 2020, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE): Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has celebrated this year’s International Women’s Day with a Business High Tea & Networking event exclusive for UAE businesswomen. Attended by women business leaders, the event held in Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah served as an...
  • Pakistani AI Chatbot Raaji wins the coveted MIT SOLVE Challenge Award

    Pakistani AI Chatbot, RAAJI, educating girls about reproductive health wins premier award at the MIT-SOLVE Challenge Finals 2019.  The prestigious social impact event was held in New York, USA, during the UN General Assembly week on September 22nd, 2019. MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology,...
  • THE NEST I/O: Creating change-makers by tapping into the potential of Pakistani female entrepreneurs

    The third edition of Startup Weekend Karachi Women Edition came to a successful close, experiencing record-breaking registrations from more than 200 aspiring women entrepreneurs belonging to diverse professional backgrounds including developers, designers, marketeers and startup enthusiasts. The event was organized by Pakistan’s leading tech incubator The Nest I/O from...
  • SHERAA & Sharjah Youth Council In Partnership To Strengthen Start-up Ecosystem

    July 8th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE): Creating strong, inclusive and innovative start-up communities, the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) and Sharjah Youth Council (SHJYC), have come together to host their first ever workshop series. Set to take place from June 22ndto July 06th  2019, the 9-part series will provide aspiring entrepreneurs...
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