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AlemHealth wins Seedstars Dubai  

We love to see our two portfolio companies – AlemHealth and Melltoo – continue to grow and achieve great success. So we were thrilled when we saw AlemHealth win Seedstars Dubai!

Seedstars Dubai is one of a series of pitching competitions across the world organised by Seedstars World. With over 3000 applicants from across the world and only one winner, it is of the most prestigious and competitive pitch competitions in the world. Getting even this far is a considerable success and to win is a fantastic achievement.  

AlemHealth will now go to Lausanne, Switzerland for the final of Seedstars where they have a chance to win $500,000 of equity prizes. We wish you luck AlemHealth!

WOMENA’s First Entrepreneur Webinar!  

WOMENA is hosting its first webinar for entrepreneurs on October 13th at 1pm (GST)! It is open to everyone and will be of particular value to any startup considering applying to receive investment from WOMENA’s members.

During the webinar, you will find out more about about:

  • What WOMENA does
  • What WOMENA’s investment process and criteria are
  • What WOMENA looks for in startups

The WOMENA team will also explain how you can be considered to pitch to the WOMENA angels in January, February or March 2016. You can sign up here and if you know of any other entrepreneurs who might be interested, please pass on the invitation!

So if you want to be any one of the companies who have pitched to WOMENA’s members before – like the 14 above – make sure you sign up!

We look forward to seeing you on October 13th!

WOMENA’s Seventh Pitch Meeting – June 15th  

In the spirit of the giving month of Ramadan, WOMENA hosted a special Pitch Meeting where the focus was on social impact investing in partnership with Weyakum.

AlemHealth and Bridg were the two companies presenting this month. Dinner was served as Ameera Amir, Founder of Weyakum, gave an introduction to social entrepreneurship. Sahar Wahbeh, Founder of Dumye, and Bedour Al Raqbani, Founder of Kalimati, then introduced their own companies as examples of social entrepreneurship.

We were honoured to host Her Highness Sheikha Dr. Hind Al Qassimi, women’s rights activist and Chairwoman of the BPW Business Women’s Club.

 

AlemHealth connects hospitals in developing countries to a global network of healthcare providers affordably, raising the quality of care available to patients in the least developed countries.

Bridg has developed an advanced consumer-to-merchant smartphone payment platform harnessing the power of bluetooth.

For more photos check out our Facebook page.

It was an excellent way to conclude the year ahead of Ramadan and summer. We look forward to welcoming you to our next Pitch Meeting on September 30th!