Why Successful Startups Go To The UAE


However, not all emirates are created equal. But other emirates, such as Ras Al Khaimah , offer competitive advantages for founders and investors alike. Anyone who has ever been an expatriate founder will attest to the importance of this as foreign shareholding limits often force founders into taking on the wrong local partner. During his time as the emirate’s shake, he has continued to implement pro-western policies. Running a startup is exhilarating.

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How Israel and the Arab World Connect Through Technology

David Teten

Many Israeli companies build technologies which could be very valuable to the broader Middle East region, particularly in water tech, agriculture technology, and cybersecurity. However, Israel and the United Arab Emirates recently announced that they will normalise diplomatic ties and forge a broad new relationship. Other Arab countries are rumored to be working on similar initiatives.


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SXSW Pitch Finalist: Winding Tree

Austin Startup

Last summer, Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates’ national carrier, joined the many airlines and hotels that have partnered with Switzerland-based Winding Tree to bypass intermediaries using distributed ledger technology.

[Review] The Rise Of The New East


Spanning halfway round the globe – from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates to India, South East Asia and China – the book brings one on a fascinating tour of the complex business characteristics governing our neck of the woods. To tap this burgeoning market, companies should consider working with local partners who possess a more intimate knowledge of each market.

5 Entrepreneurs Celebrate Summer Business Accomplishments


In June, we partnered with NXP Semiconductors to deliver the first nationally sanctioned mobile wallet solution for the United Arab Emirates, launching a secure mobile payment platform that offers all UAE residents the ability to easily pay for a wide variety of goods and services using smart wearable technology or multifunctional devices. Summer is over.

Resources for Global Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

If you’re an entrepreneur planning to start a business outside of the United States, you might be looking for assistance and resources that are available in your specific country. On Bplans, we often share information about United States’ specific resources, like SBDCs (small business development centers), but those resources probably aren’t as helpful to global entrepreneurs. For example, you might try: “What kind of business plan does United Bank of India require for a loan?”.