Sharjah’s transformation into a business-friendly city discussed

SourceGulf Today
SectorEconomy
CountryUAE

The Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa) hosted a visit by Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, to explore Sharjah’s growing startup ecosystem and Sheraa’s founder-focused approach to ecosystem building, as well as connect with some of UAE’s top startups supported by Sheraa. Dr Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi engaged with 40 of Sheraa’s portfolio startups in an open roundtable discussion on the challenges and opportunities for early and growth stage companies in the UAE, tackling pressing topics such as financing and funding gaps, corporate and public partnerships, and founder-friendly policies and regulations. The visit also provided startups a unique opportunity to present to the Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, showcasing their entrepreneurial journeys and their contributions in transforming the UAE.

The five startups included Almentor.net, an Arabic e-learning platform, Rise, a wealth management app and platform for migrants, Joi Gifts, an e-commerce gifting platform, Mughamer.com, the newly launched Sharjah-incubated adventure...read more...