Entries by Dulce Lada

Hiring: Office Administrator

WOMENA is looking for a dynamic and flexible individual to join the team as an Office Administrator. In the role, you’ll have the opportunity to empower women, develop the Middle East’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and support budding entrepreneurs. As the Office Administrator your primary responsibilities: Oversee the day-to-day operations of WOMENA including general office management tasks Oversee internal […]

WOMENA World Tour 2017

Summer is fast approaching and WOMENA is hitting the road! We’ll be speaking at conferences, growing our networks sharing best practice, learning from other angel groups and ecosystems, and bringing the best ideas back to the Middle East! WOMENA will also be building bridges and raising awareness about the Middle East ecosystem through speaking engagements […]

Journey: Elissa Freiha مسيرة إليسا فريحة

Why did we start WOMENA? Take a glimpse into the #herstory of WOMENA as our cofounder and angel investor, Elissa Freiha shares their entrepreneurial journey on why they build one of the most active angel investment groups in the region. Thank you WEORITU for featuring us and capturing our story in this beautiful video. To learn more […]

WOMENA Giveaway: STEP Conference 2017 Tickets

(Updated April 2 – Winners announced) As many of you know, this March we started the #WomenOfMENA campaign in time for International Women’s Day, by asking for the women of MENA to show us who they are, what they are proud of, and what they have accomplished, using the hashtag #WomenOfMENA. As we are approaching the last week […]

WOMENA Angel Group Invests in Blockchain Rewards Platform Loyyal

Just over three months after WOMENA invested in Bayzat and Souqalmal, the Dubai-based angel group kicked off 2017 by investing in the latest funding round of Loyyal, a blockchain-based loyalty and rewards platform. Loyyal leverages blockchain and smart contract technology to provide a network for incentivising commercial and non-commercial transactions. Their first application of the […]

How A Startup in Dubai Can Succeed

When you think of Silicon Valley what do you think of? Maybe you think of Elon Musk going to space or Peter Thiel searching for immortality. Maybe you think of scrappy entrepreneurs using breakthrough technologies to change the world. In Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs benefit from networks that provide insider information, venture capital, human capital, mentorship, […]

MENA Tech Investors You Should Follow on Twitter

Startups in the MENA region received over $870M investments last year. That is a good indicator that there is a growing interest in the startup ecosystem and investors are getting comfortable investing in technology and not just in the traditional asset class such as real estate. At WOMENA, we’ve reviewed over 900 pitch decks and funded six startups […]

WOMENA Angel Group Announces Two New Investments in the MENA Region

WOMENA, a Middle East based angel group has recently completed two more investments in companies Bayzat and Souqalmal, bringing the total amount invested since launch to $462,000. With these two deals, WOMENA has increased the value of investments made in 2016 by 400% compared to 2015’s investments. Bayzat is a cloud-based platform that targets the […]