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If you would like to tell the world of your whereabouts and notify your friends and followers of the latest city you’ve visited, do more than just check in via…

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Startups are Unrealistically Optimistic

Unsurprisingly, startup entrepreneurs always have impractical prospects to the number of users, profits and business exposure during the first year. When working with startups I guide them to focus on…

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قمّة روّاد التواصل الاجتماعي العرب

خلقت قمّة روّاد التواصل الاجتماعي العرب، والتي أقيمَت أخيراً في دبي، موجة تفاعلية أثّرت على مختلف جوانب الإعلام العربي، ورسّخت مفهوم المؤثرين على نطاق واسع. قبل بضع سنوات، كنّا نطلق…

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Launch of Dubai Innovation Hub for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and SMEs

Dubai Innovation Hub (مركز الابتكار) is an ambitious initiative to empower Entrepreneurship, startups, and Small to medium Enterprises in the Untied Arab Emirates by providing them with access to funding…

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Local Businesses in the UAE are Growing and are Avid Users of Instagram

The Emirates Diaries, an English magazine established by Emiratis to increase awareness of the UAE’s culture and history, launched its 4th issue tonight and it brought together a very interesting mix…

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Digital and Social Media Guidelines for Startups and Entrepreneurs

I’ve recently published guidelines targeted at startups and entrepreneurs who are just getting started in Digital and Social Media to promote their business, Mobile App, or service.  This presentation has…

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Movie Chef Gets You Hungry to Tweet, Blog, and Eat

One area I am strongly passionate about is how Social Media plays a role in day-to-day lives and when I see it depicted in movies and TV shows it is…

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Mentoring Startups in Abu Dhabi – Khalifa Fund Ibtikari Initiative

I am mentoring startups in Abu Dhabi as part of the Khalifa Fund Ibtikari initiative for UAE Nationals.  The area I am focusing on is adapting a startup’s business model to…

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Mentoring Startups in Dubai – DP World Turn8

Startups are hard work and not to be taken lightly. Ideas come and go, they evolve, and they change. Execution and resilience trump better ideas with poor execution. I participated…

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Startup Weekend Dubai (2013) – Active Community

Startup Weekend 2013 showed passion on different levels: entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, media,… and involved individuals from different profiles: veteran business people, students, Mompreneurs,… Mentoring at Startup Weekend Dubai 2013 allowed…