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Innovation needs perspective not isolation Break free from the entrepreneurship dream bubble

I was honoured to be invited to Bahrain this week to give a talk at an event organised by Bahrain Development Bank’s Rowad Programme, a comprehensive platform providing multiple layers of support to Bahrain’s entrepreneurs and start-ups. Rowad’s breadth and depth are far greater than anything else that I have seen in the region, and…

Sharjah’s cost advantage a win for UAE startups

Entrepreneurs are facing pressure from multiple challenges with a major one continuing to be the cost structure of doing business in the UAE. Sharjah appears to provide a solution. This section of today’s column is co-written with Najla Al-Midfa, General Manager of Sheraa and one of the region’s thought leaders and active architects of entrepreneurship…

My Zawya Story: Strategic Growth Decisions

This post is part of the My Zawya Story series. If negative cash flow the main characteristic of the foundation phase of a start up and break even cash flow represents the institutionalisation phase then the third phase is growth represented by increasing positive cash flows. This is where the fun begins. All stakeholders are basically happy, assuming a…