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 […]

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 […]

Launching of Sheraa Entrepreneurship Center

It’s great out here supporting my good friend, Najla, on her launching of Sheraa Entrepreneurship Academy. Attended by The Who’s Who of the entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem builders in the UAE, Sheraa is set to become one of the most important facilities to support students and propels the to a career of being their own […]

How not to describe yourself if you want to get funded

By Joanna Glasner Crunch Network We are the  Uber of our industry, applying curated, user-generated gamification to the sharing economy. That’s pretty much it. That’s the sentence you’d craft if you’re looking to turn off venture and angel investors with a mission statement containing buzzwords that are losing popularity or were never compelling in the […]