Why Venture Capital Likes Modular Farming

March 10, 2019

Modular farming is becoming more than just a goal for social impact organizations interested in sustainability. Modular farming, which is growing crops in self-contained, movable units so they can thrive in difficult climates, is becoming more than just a sustainability goal for social impact...

The Checklist for Entrepreneurs in MENA

September 03, 2016

In this vlog, Moroccan national Yassine Maghnouj, the marketing director of Evaptainers — a US-based startup that produces low-cost, electricity-free refrigerators — presents a quick checklist for entrepreneurs in the MENA region.

Entrepreneurial Zeal and Accelerator Growth in India

August 30, 2016

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Raghav Kanoria, the founder and partner of Neoleap Business Ventures LLP. The entrepreneurship bug has spread in India, and a positive drive to encourage entrepreneurs resonates throughout society. The Global Entrepreneurship...

A Different Kind of Revolution in Egypt

February 13, 2016

Is Dubai the Next Silicon Valley of the Middle East?

February 06, 2016

Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?

January 20, 2016

Studying at university provides students with the necessary tools to become an entrepreneur and overcome common startup problems. There has always been a fierce debate of whether entrepreneurship can be taught or not, and if an entrepreneur is made or simply born. In the past, being an...

Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region: Is There Light Ahead?

November 16, 2014

A new study says the ecosystem for MENA entrepreneurs has improved, but challenges remain in terms of finding investors and scaling growth. When Tunisian gaming studio Digital Media launched a new game in 2013, it captured press attention partly for competing in a space populated by few other...

The Youth of the Middle East: Looking for Change

September 05, 2014

The Middle East is more than just bombs and bullets. I recall hearing a professor who once said that “nothing interesting happens in the Middle East.” Ironically, his comment came in November 2010, a month before Arab youth rose up and demanded change, triggering an unprecedented wave of...

The Growth of Crowdfunding: Risks and Rewards

May 19, 2013

The success of the "Veronica Mars" Kickstarter campaign has illustrated that crowdfunding is a reliable source of capital for both start-up businesses and established firms. The campaign to front a movie based on the cult television show "Veronica Mars" through crowdfunding broke records for the...

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