Entries by fdiliberto

Melltoo’s “Instagram Entrepreneurship – The Key to Succeeding in Style”

Since investing in Melltoo, we’ve continually been proud with their progress and growth, none more so than when they announced they were hosting the event “Instagram Entrepreneurship – The Key to Succeeding in Style”. This event will bring together female entrepreneurs who use Instagram as their primary sales and marketing platform and explore best methods […]

WOMENA’s Fifth Pitch Meeting on April 25th

On April 25th, WOMENA members gathered to see pixelbug and Guiddoo present. Our Chief Content Creator, Nichole Bates, led the workshop entitled “The Startup and Funding Lifecycle”. Guiddoo creates personalized audio and video tours of world famous monuments and tourist attractions pixelbug creates awesome augmented reality apps that fuse art with technology and have developed […]

Introducing Our Middle East Partners: N-Z

Following on from our earlier blog post, below is the second post in introducing our partners in the Middle East. Progress in Technology Middle East connects connecting entrepreneurs with Silicon Valley resources. PITME has developed an excellent network of partners in Silicon Valley to support Middle East based entrepreneurs Startup MENA runs a series of networking events […]

Our Partnership with TechWadi

Over the next few months, we will be highlighting some of our partnerships with excellent organisations dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Our first partner feature will be on TechWadi, a organisation on the other side of the world in Silicon Valley but a partner that has done so much for entrepreneurship in […]

Elissa Featured in Arabian Business 100 Most Powerful Arab Women

Earlier in March, Arabian Business released the highly anticipated “100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015”. This is an annual publication and really shows the excellent female talent across the Middle East. We were honoured that Arabian Business selected Cofounder Elissa Freiha as number 77 on this year’s list amidst so many incredible women. It’s hard […]

Women Empowered Through Business in the Middle East

On February 26, Al Iktissad Wal Aamal Group and Al Hasnaa Magazine hosted the 7th New Arab Women Forum (NAWF) in Beirut, Lebanon. Themed “Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” the event focused on women entrepreneurs and how they can help foster economic growth and employment in the region. The event brought together regional leaders to […]

GCC Pitch Challenge Finale

April 29th marks the finale of the GCC Pitch Challenge Final, organised by our fantastic partner Startup MENA. 12 Gulf-based startups will be pitching to the judges with two from each GCC country. The GCC Pitch Challenge final follows an extensive search across the region to find the top up-and-coming startups. 200 applications were received […]

Introducing Our Partners: A-M

We at WOMENA see fragmentation and imperfect information as hindrances to the success of the MENA startup ecosystem and the players in it. There are so many wonderful entrepreneurial support organizations and startup financing entities in the region that can collaborate to make wise and informed investment decisions. To help develop this startup ecosystem, we […]

An Angel’s First Step to Avoiding Risk

Every entrepreneur around the globe is thinking about where they can get funding and every angel investor is wondering if the ventures they see will succeed. Angel investing has come into the spotlight with TV shows like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank bringing both the pressures and very real risks of what it means to […]

WOMENA Featured in Arabian Business Arabic

In January, Elissa was interviewed for Arabian Business and spoke about the role of women in entrepreneurship and the barriers they face. Below is a translation of the article and the original Arabic can be seen on our press page. Women play the most important role in entrepreneurship Elissa Freiha believes that the journey of […]