B-LINGO

B Lingo: Pivoting

What is to Pivot? or Pivoting? “Pivoting” is a familiar word in the startup world. When your first business model isn’t working (and this happens more often than not), the CEO and team pivot to plan B. These are deep breath moments! But pivoting doesn’t necessarily mean desperation.” – Inc.   — CASE IN POINT […]

Startup Accelerators

What do Startup Accelerators really do?

I’ve been asked time and time again, whenever  I tell people about my job, “What does it really mean?” An Accelerator? SBA provides an interesting definition, which I can agree on, where they state that an accelerator is a key contributor to the rate of business startup success. Accelerators select and invite a small group […]

New regulatory framework for Virtual Currencies

The UAE Central Bank released, in Jan 2017, a regulatory framework for virtual currencies and electronic payment systems, aimed at digital payment service providers. However, a sentence within the regulation, that “all virtual currencies (and transactions thereof) are prohibited”, has been clarified by the Governor. He stated that “these regulations do not cover ‘virtual currency’, […]