Dubai Future Accelerators

The Dubai Future Accelerators is an intensive 12-week program scheduled for September. This event is designed to create partnerships between top companies and entrepreneurs with powerful entities in Dubai to create breakthrough solutions together. This program is not about the technicalities that go into creating your business model or how to pitch your startup. It doesn’t involve coding language or SEO, or tips on how to develop your business. The core premise of this program is about changing the world. Today. This event will give you the opportunity to bring your best to the table and test your business with in the most dynamic environment of world-class enterprises and renowned entrepreneurs. This will help you unlock insights for your product or business and also forge meaningful partnerships, commercial agreements and investments for public and private sectors. The Dubai Future Accelerators focus exclusively on the identification and deployment of futuristic prototypes and products on a city-wide scale. So undertake 6 different challenges and if you have the perfect solution, then be sure that your product or business will be ready for development. It’s time you explore the challenges and apply at...

How to vet your Idea? By Tarek & Ali | July, 30th 2016

Hello! Hope that all of you are doing well, We will be organising on Saturday 30th July, our first meet up for entrepreneurs (to be) titled “How to vet your idea?. The event will be two hours, based on the following program: 4:00 PM – Introduction (opportunity for members to network with each other) 4:15 PM – Open Talk on “How to vet your Idea?” by Tarek Mohammed 4:50 PM – Break 5:00 PM – Workshop by Ali Khawaja 5:45 PM – Q & A 6:00 PM – End of Session We are waiting for confirmation for the venue, but tentatively it will be held at AlSerkal Avenue in AlQuoz, Dubai at the Cinema Room (max. capacity will be 50 people)   When and Where? Saturday, July 30 2016. AlSerkal Avenue in AlQuoz.  ...

Use Video Livestreaming to boost your business.

It’s hard to ignore the fact that video has become an integral and dominating part of social media, especially livestreaming. In fact livestreaming apps are already dominating social media conversations and will continue to do so as more people catch on to this trend. With new opportunities like Periscope, Blab, and Facebook Live Video, it’s tempting to join in on movement. But the question is, which channel are most effective for your business. Let’s take a look at the most popular ones: Facebook Livestreaming Facebook Live is a new tool that Facebook has launched that allows you to create a livestream on your Facebook page. To start a livestream, open up the status bar as though you were going to write a new post and click the little head with the circles around it. This will push you into a cue to start your livestreaming. You will then be prompted to name your video feed and choose your audience, meaning you can choose to Livestream to everyone, or just selected followers. Once you do that, you’ll click the button to go Live and voila, you are now broadcasting to your Facebook audience.  Also important to note, you can save the video if you decide you want to share it later — so perhaps add it to your YouTube channel, etc. Tips for using Facebook Livestreaming: 1.     Ideal video length: 5 to 20 minutes. 2.     Use a short, snappy video title. If you need to add a longer description, do it in the comments. 3.     After the live event be sure to add a little narrative to the post, a call to...

How to Hack PR for Your Startup (Free Online Event) | August , 2nd

  How to Hack PR for Your Startup (Free Online Event) | August , 2nd   This is a free, online event that you can participate in from your computer. To join and get the access link, you must register at https://app.webinarjam.net/register/24710/ddcc769a41. If you can’t make it, you can still register on that page to get the video recording after the event!   —- PR is one of the most cost effective ways a startup can begin building thought leadership, brand recognition, and a customer base. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs don’t know where to get started or how to deal with journalists – so they hire an expensive PR firm, or ignore PR entirely. On this free, interactive webinar, two startup PR experts with decades of experience will guide you on how to start leveraging PR at your startup. This interactive Q&A webinar will be hosted by Adeo Ressi (Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, 9X entrepreneur and investor), and feature special guest Conrad Egusa. Conrad is the CEO of Publicize (http://publicize.co), a startup aiming to change the way companies approach PR. He has been featured in publications including The Financial Times and Bloomberg, and has been a guest contributor for TechCrunch, VentureBeat and TheNextWeb. Conrad is also a Global Mentor at 500 Startups, The Founder Institute, ANDI (Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia), and the Spanish accelerator Zarpamos. During this event, Adeo and Conrad will discuss: – How to properly strategize your PR efforts – How to grow yourself as a thought leader – How to get your company featured – all without the help of a big PR firm. – How to write...
Build your blog. Build your business.

Build your blog. Build your business.

Need to create a blog for your business, but struggling with where to start? Think you need help in managing your blog? Here’s some practical advice on how you can get the ball rolling. There are many reasons how a blog can benefit your business. But two reasons stand out. First and foremost, a business blog helps you grow your reputation as an industry expert, allowing you to use this platform to give your audiences high quality content for your current and prospective clients. The second reason is that a blog helps your website rank for many more keywords that’s the core pages possibly can alone. Starting up with your blog isn’t as daunting as you may seem. Here are some guidelines: Firstly, understand why do you want to start a blog. Is it to nurture your audience? Is it lead generation? Is it business updates? Don’t start a blog without a clear content strategy. Plan your goals and your execution of those goals. Why should your readers read your blog? The next thing you need to establish is the purpose of the blog. What makes your blog special in comparison to all the other content online? With the extreme amount of content available online, it is difficult for content to shine – how do you intend to stand out from the crowd? Know your audience The most important thing you can do to develop a successful blog is know your audience. Understand who your audience is and what they are interested in. How can your content be useful and relevant to your customer? You must have a sound...