How to value your startup


by Johnny Matta, April 7, 2016 (via   Startup valuation has a direct impact on the founders’ remaining share in the company after each investment round, and it impacts the monies that the firm’s owners walk away with subsequent to an acquisition. Because the venture’s value also carries a strong weight when negotiating merger […]

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April 8th, 2016

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Startup Prostitution


Beware of Startup Prostitution 10 warning signs for startup founders Note: This is not a post to glorify prostitution or to criticise the startup industry, but merely a collection of our experiences over the past years as 2 women founders at Winerist in London – Tatiana Livesey & Diana Isac. StartupBritain reports that in 2015, […]

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March 24th, 2016

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What Investors Look For When Evaluating Your Pitch


When evaluating a pitch, here is what Fadi Ghandour looks for in your business model. Some of the investors we featured look at early-stage and even ideation, others only consider large-scale models. At the core of the matter is that a pitch is a pitch, and you’ll notice that these investors all mention a few essential points… […]

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December 8th, 2015

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Winners of the third Arabian Business StartUp Awards

Amer and Moe at the award ceremoney 23-11-2015 (356)

The best businesses, individuals and institutions from across the regional start-up ecosystem were honoured on Monday at the third annual Arabian Business StartUp Awards. More than 300 people, including this year’s 70 Arabian Business StartUp Awards finalists, attended a special gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton DIFC hotel. Each of the 14 categories featured five nominees […]

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November 24th, 2015

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Young Entrepreneurs from KSA


Latest News Young Entrepreneurs Amer and Mohamad Yaghi We are extremely proud of our young entrepreneurs Amer and Mohamad Yaghi who attend BISJ. Amer and Mohamad have launched two products over the past two years, both are apps. How fantastic to be this innovative at such a young age well done Amer and Mohamad. The […]

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November 16th, 2015

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Let’s Teach Entrepreneurship at School


  Let’s Teach Entrepreneurship at School The idea that teaching people about ownership and entrepreneurship is key to eradicating poverty, crime, and violence is gaining momentum. In October 2009, finalists from NFTE’s national business plan competition were invited to meet President Obama at the White House. On January 24, 2010, New York Times op-ed columnist […]

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November 15th, 2015

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