Google Launches US$13 Million Worth Of Loans And Grants To Help MENA Startups

There’s quite a lot of opportunities to unpack in Google’s new program, so MENA entrepreneurs, don’t miss out!

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Giving a boost to MENA’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, Google has debuted a new initiative to help startups and SMEs recover from the repercussions brought on by the global pandemic. The Grow Stronger with Google program is designed to boost MENA’s economic recovery through digital transformation to support local businesses and job seekers by focusing on three main pillars: digital skills training and mentorship, digitizing businesses, and providing access to capital.

The tech giant will offer digital marketing training sessions in partnership with local organizations and entities. This includes the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Egyptian Tourism Federation in Egypt, the

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500 Startups Appoints SHUAA Capital as an Advisor to its 500 Falcons I Fund

The appointment comes as the global venture capital firm expands in MENA

500 Startups, the most active early stage venture capital firm globally1, announced today the appointment of SHUAA Capital, represented by Jassim Alseddiqi, as Advisor to its Falcons I fund in MENA (500 Falcons, L.P.).

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SHUAA Capital CEO Jassim Alseddiqi (Photo: Business Wire)

SHUAA under Alseddiqi’s leadership will focus its support on advising 500 Startups’ Falcons I portfolio companies in financing and exit strategies, as the firm’s MENA fund nears the end of its deployment.

As CEO of SHUAA, Alseddiqi runs one of the leading financial services firms in the Middle East, SHUAA Capital psc (DFM: SHUAA), with USD 13 billion under management. He is actively involved in the region’s startup ecosystem, leading multiple investments in AI, Edtech, Fintech and other sectors.

“We are thrilled to

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Business Startups – Use of Technology in Business

Technology today is used in business everywhere, easily bringing the world and all of its knowledge to seekers as fast as the click of a mouse. Information can be simple acquired virtually trouble-free through the use of computers, televisions, mobile phones, fax machines, printers, digital cameras and other accessible devices. Over the years technology has become very user-friendly, simple Jane and average Joe can quickly learn how to manipulate modernized technology.

The use of computers can sustain a large paper load, its function and data base keeps track of every role in a company to include:

  • Meetings and Scheduling
  • Financing
  • Banking
  • Transaction
  • Translation
  • Stocks
  • Business Monitoring
  • Ordering
  • Spread sheets
  • Inventory Records
  • Communication
  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Networking and Relaying Information
  • Advertising
  • Collaborations
  • Calculation
  • Integration
  • Analysis
  • Business News
  • Research

Computers come equipped with the use of several management programs that can make business to-dos possible such as keeping a record of and … Read More

How To Craft A Patent Strategy – Software Startups

Importance of intellectual property while launching a new innovation in software

Well, it depends on the type of innovation and the product. For example, there is a mobile game which has a character of a new movie. For a few months, that game may be hit but after sometimes, it is expected to fade quickly. Therefore, inventions based on movement or actions of any specific character, may not be worth although possible to patent.

For other products, patent plays an important role. In 1980’s SPC (Software Publishing Company) had the leading presentation software called ‘Harvard Graphics’. Harvard Graphics is very popular for conferences and presentations. Especially, for people doing business, this software was the standard for conference and conference room presentations. It costs around a hundred dollars on floppy disks. Although there were many other presentation software programs at the time Harvard Graphics was the leader in the market.

After … Read More