The e-commerce boom witnessed last year is one of the factors driving positive growth for Dubai’s start-up ecosystem in 2021, according to the president of TiE in the emirate. The Dubai chapter of TiE, a global organisation which fosters entrepreneurship, was launched in 2003 and its president, Ashish Panjabi, believes several factors have come together over the years to place start-ups in a strong position moving forward. In an interview with Arabian Business, Panjabi explained that one area which still needs support in the UAE is women entrepreneurship. Shirin Jarrar shares her views on how and why we need to empower, celebrate, and support women in business and help them become active participants in the economy, on the occasion of Women's Entrepreneurship Day This is one reason why TiE Dubai has brought the TiE Women global initiative, a competition for women-led start-ups, to the MENA region, said Panjabi. In the global finale, which will be held in Dubai on January 14, 26 start-ups will compete for a $100,000 price as well as mentorship support. How has UAE’s start-up ecosystem developed since TiE was launched in 2003? I would say we were a region of consumers but are gradually moving to become one of producers and...read more...