entrepreneurship

  • 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...
  • Dissecting the financial gender gap

    Entrepreneurship is one of the main lifelines of positive economic activity in a country. Not only does it enable healthy competition, triggers innovation and introduces new products as well as services, it greatly contributes to economic development, productivity and job creation. While many barriers still exist for entrepreneurs leading...
  • Ma’an’s first social incubator program receives regional and global interest

    New public workshop to be held to provide advice on the application process. Application deadline extended to 13 July to accommodate increasing interest from social entrepreneurs.   June 10th, 2019, Abu Dhabi (UAE): The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an has extended the deadline till 13 July in response to...
  • HERstoryUAE: Rohini Gehani

    How did you get this idea to start your business? My venture started with passion and over the years evolved into a business model. Rivaage is a platform for emerging and established brands to showcase their collections / talent, as the name implies. Is your enterprise a game changer?...
  • Sparking Innovation

    Setting up a successful business and working for yourself is the dream career for many, but a combination of innovation, vision, organisation and trusting your instinct is what makes a successful entrepreneur. Women in the UAE are leading entrepreneurship into a new era of enrichment as more females are...
  • HERstory profile: Mona Ataya

    How did you get this novel idea to start your business? You could say Mumzworld was born out of firsthand frustration of not being able to find the right products for my children, let alone being able to find them in one place. As a parent, you are information...
  • TechWomen Comes to Pakistan!

    TechWomen is accepting applications for the 2017 program. For the first time in the history of TechWomen, the application will be open to women from Pakistan. “We’re excited to welcome them to the community along with women leaders from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia,” says Arezoo Riahi,...