An unprecedented startup journey

As the global pandemic took centre stage, many UAE-based startups had been positioning themselves for an eventful 2020 and beyond, saw themselves going back to the drawing board to offset the impact of the crisis. How exactly have some of those startups fared during one of the biggest challenges to date?

In a 30-minute special, CNN’s Follow That Startup revisits startup Founders in Dubai, to see how they are navigating their way through the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst the Founders interviewed were MAGNiTT's Philip Bahoshy, Nomad Homes' Helen Chen, Fade Fit Kids' Kris Fade, FarmBox's Romain Ollivier and Pure Harvest Smart Farm's Sky Kurtz.

The Founders touched on various subjects ranging from MENA's startup investments and how businesses tackled the crisis head-on to pivoting business models, the lessons that they learnt and how the pandemic has had contrasting fortunes for different startup industries.