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 […]

Why are companies investing in startups?

Corporate venture¬†capital is seeing an unprecedented growth. Even though there are concerns over investment in startups by companies, venture capital markets are becoming irrationally exuberant as the large corporations are not showing any signs of doing away with their venture investing activities. Corporate venture capital is generally understood to be some kind of equity investment […]

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 […]

Short Euro Trip (Updated)

I’m heading onto a short Euro trip next week. My first stop will be Italy followed by France and finally ending in Austria. The great thing about this week-long trip is that I’ll be seeing family and friends that I haven’t seen in a very long time. Do you think I should spend longer than […]