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Startup Hustle Middle East


If you are looking to start a new business in Dubai, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you! Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, in Dubai, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East. StartupRead more

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E50: Building the Middle East's largest Freelance marketplace | Ureed | Marwan Abdelaziz

Feb 10 • 57:22
In this episode we catch up with the CEO of Ureed, the largest freelancer marketplace in the GCC. We discuss things like customer acquisition, building Ureed from scratch, raising funding from WAMDA capital and acquiring
Find out more about ureed here : functions as an online platform that connects employers with freelance translators...

E49 : What is hustle culture? | Fireside chat by StartupSBA

Dec 30 • 01:03:32

What is hustle culture? How is it different from having a great work ethic? When did being a workaholic become a badge of honour? 'Hustle culture is pervasive, and is increasingly becoming popular and a benchmark for best practice in many workplaces. But again, it’s nowhere near as great as it’s made out to be.' (Timothy Ramos, blog)...

E48 : Pivoting Post COVID | Hamza Khan - Letswork

Sep 6 • 48:14
In this episode, we catch up with Hamza Khan, founder of the Letswork app that allows you to work from wherever you want! Access 40+ co-working spaces, hotels, cafés, and warehouses across the UAE with a single membership.  
We discuss with him the situation pre and post COVID, and how they have managed to keep their business alive by changing their strategy and adding new ...

E47 : Angel Investment in Dubai with Abdullah Mutawi

Aug 8 • 22:42
In this episode, we talk to Abdullah Mutawi who is the chairman of the Dubai Angel investors.
Abdullah is a lawyer with more than 20 years' experience in corporate finance, M&A and venture capital with a deep focus on technology transactions and helping clients navigate complex shareholder, management, and corporate governance issues.     Abdullah has advised clients rangin...

E46: Raising Series A round during a Pandemic | Mohammed Aldossary, Sary

May 23 • 56:07

As a podcast we are seeking to cover not just startups and entrepreneurs from the UAE, but the Middle East, so we were excited to interview Mohammed Aldossary, co-founder & CEO of Sary (a B2B ecommerce marketplace from Saudi Arabia) that has managed to raise USD 6.6 Million in Series A funding, during these unprecedented times....

E45 : The path to 100K subscribers on youtube | Emkwan

May 2 • 53:39

EMKWAN is an award winning Reviewer and Vlogger focusing on Technology and Lifestyle. Broadcasting weekly from Abu Dhabi and Dubai.   ...

E44 : Theres a New VC in Town | Nuwa Capital | Khaled Talhouni

Apr 7 • 10:29

Recently formed Dubai and Riyadh-based Nuwa Capital aims to redefine the relationship between founders and capital by providing a progressive founder centric approach to investing in emerging markets....

E43: Hear 'em Roar | Pallavi and Richard Dean

Mar 24 • 45:05
We interviewed some of our old friends, Pallavi and Richard Dean. Pallavi is the founder of Roar which is an award winning Interior design studio, and Richard hosts Business breakfast show on Dubai eye and has written two books Sink or Swim - How to Stay Afloat in Tough Economic Times and more recently, Crowd Pleaser - the 100 greatest public speaking tips of all time from...

E42: The first venture-backed podcast company in the Middle East | Hebah Fisher | Kerning Cultures

Mar 6 • 47:45

Have a listen to our very exciting interview with Hebah Fisher, Co-founder and CEO of Kerning Cultures Network, which currently produces several podcasts including Kerning cultures and Al empire. Podcasting is media's next growth market, and Kerning cultures is on a mission to building the premier Middle East podcast network. Kerning cultures is also the first venture-back...

E41: Sharjah - the vibrant startup hub | SAEED ALNOFELI, PROGRAMS MANAGER, SHERAA

Feb 24 • 16:09
We had a chance to catch up with Saeed Alnofeli, Programs manager at Sheraa at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship festival 2019. Saeed told us about how Sheraa is actively involved in supporting the startup ecosystem from idea stage all the way to series funding stage.
With 7000+ community members, and more than 72 graduated startups,
Sheraa aims to cultivate the pipeline of futur...

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