NOOR SHAWWA (ENDEAVOR UAE)|January 9, 2017

Noor Shawwa is the Managing Director at Endeavor in the UAE, which he launched in December 2013 to help high-impact entrepreneurs scale up their businesses. Since launching the office, Noor guided Endeavor to select 14 entrepreneurs from 10 companies and built a network of mentors that includes some of the business leaders in the UAE. Before joining Endeavor, Noor was the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Bayt.com, the Middle East’s largest job portal. At Bayt, Noor worked with the senior management team across functions to optimize the company’s processes and performance. Before Bayt, Noor was the Head of Content at Zawya.com, the Middle East’s first business and financial information provider, which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2012. Noor played an integral role in Zawya’s growth by establishing its content to rival and beat international giants such as Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, and others. Before Zawya, Noor was a full time lecturer at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He lectured on Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy. Noor has an MBA degree and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Concordia...

World Future Energy Summit 2017|January 16, 2017

The ‘World Future Energy Summit 2017’ (WFES) will be taking place from 16-19 January, 2017 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Anticipating the growing demand for energy efficiency solutions, the WFES Energy Efficiency Expo will address the challenges and opportunities of reduced energy consumption. Energy Efficiency Expo is committed to organisations and people adopting energy-efficient technology in buildings. It is the ideal platform to market energy-efficient solutions and develop new business opportunities. Meeting energy efficiency targets through a strategy of community, government and commercial sector collaboration will translate directly into reduced operating expenses. The event is built around 5 main domains that shall raise awareness to sustainability and the environment: International water summit Ecowaste exhibition Solar expo Energy efficiency expo Sustainable transport Registration is now open, so make sure to apply...

Gulf Customer Experience Award|January 18 2017

1 Day. 100+ Presentations. 42 Winners. The region has become more open to businesses and multinational companies than ever, and thus becoming more open to a competitive market that is shaped and formed by nothing less than exceptional services, customers, and experiences. The Gulf Customer Experience Awards recognise and celebrate the delivery of an exceptional customer experience, enabling businesses from across the Gulf to compete for the ultimate accolade in the world of customer, digital and employee experience. The “Gulf Customer Experience Awards” recognise great customer experience across the region with the Finals and Awards Ceremony being the culmination of an engaging and exciting awards journey for all participants. With all-things-digital becoming more popular than ever in the Gulf, the “Gulf Digital Experience Awards” have been designated to give the digital arena the recognition it deserves and give participants the opportunity to showcase and deliver exceptional customer experiences. Moreover, delivering a great employee experience is a win-win ticket to achieving great customer experiences. The “Gulf Employee Experience Awards” are introduced to recognise the hard work, leadership and focus that goes on behind the scenes, out of customers’ view, to ensure not only great customer experience but great business results too. Organisations, teams, individuals – leaders, managers, inspiring people from all over are eligible to apply. There are 39 categories to choose from including Sector, Discipline, and People as well as the Digital Experience and Employee Experience Categories too. The awards will be held on January 18 2017 in Dubai, UAE, so make sure to apply here before the entry deadline, which is October 12...

10TH MIT EF Arab Startup Competition|January 4, 2017

Approaching its 10th anniversary, the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab Region carries on with its mission of helping regional innovators and entrepreneurs realise their projects and ideas. Multiple success stories from across the region stand witness to the importance of such initiatives in creating momentum towards a culture of building and creative problem-solving. In its continuous efforts to promote a positive society and a sustainable future, this year’s MIT EF Arab Startup Competition includes three different tracks: ideas (teams are not required to have a prototype, just an idea for a product or service is enough), startups (the startup should not have generated more than $500K in annual revenues and must have been operational for less than 5 years), and social entrepreneurship (your core product or service must address a social problem targeting marginalised or disadvantaged individuals), with prize money for the winner. Each of the three tracks will award the first three ranked winners with cash prizes in addition to many other benefits including: top tier training, mentorship, coaching, media exposure, and great networking opportunities. Applications have opened on October 13, 2016 and will close on January 4, 2017. Informative roadshows promoting the competition will be held in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar and the UAE, and seventy nine semi-finalist teams will be announced on February 10, 2017. The semi-finalists will be invited to attend pre-bootcamp activities scheduled to take place in February and March, 2017 in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The competition will culminate in a four-day event from April 24-27, 2017, with the announcement of the competition winners scheduled to take...

Discounted Services from TEDMOB for Wamda Community (Exclusive Offer)

Are you looking to develop and launch a digital product? You’re in luck. Wamda and TEDMOB have partnered to bring you an exclusive discount deal for your startup’s digital needs, whether mobile application development, marketing services, or UX/UI optimisation. About TEDMOB: TEDMOB is a digital solution provider based in Lebanon that has been closely working with startups, media content companies, and SMEs from the region. Their services go beyond the product itself, as they also provide constant support and maintenance to their clients. TEDMOB understands the market’s needs, and their portfolio, which includes clients such as Bank Audi, Vodafone, and ooredoo, shows that they have managed to leverage themselves as a regional leader in this domain. Let’s get down to business: There are 3 tiers of projects, based on size and scope: basic, medium, and big. Discounts will range between 20% – 50% depending on the job, which can include any of the services TEDMOB offer. Prices will be as follows: Basic projects: – Cost ranges between USD 5,000 – USD 10,000 – Require 4-6 weeks in development after approval of the design and objective of the product Medium projects: – Cost ranges between USD 8,000 – USD 15,000 – Requires 5-8 weeks in development after approval of the design and objective of the product Big projects: – Cost ranges between USD 20,000 – USD 30,000 – Requires 7-9 weeks in development after approval of the design and objective of the product The offer is valid starting January 2017, allowing a maximum of 6 startups to be supported, after a series of interviews, upon which the decision to proceed will be made. Interested in applying? Drop us an email with a brief on your startup and how you’d like to benefit from this offer...