Startup Arabia Selected Among the World’s Best Startup Books

Press Release

Dubai, UAE – January 23, 2019 – Startup Arabia, Stories and Advice from Top Tech Entrepreneurs in the Arab World by Amir Hegazi, an best seller book about top entrepreneurs and startups in the Middle East, has been selected as one of the best 23 startup books to read in 2019 by, the world's leading site for nonfiction book recommendations –

Startup Arabia mission is to empower the next generation of MENA entrepreneurs by providing valuable lessons and inspiration from some of the top 22 tech entrepreneurs in the region, including Samih Toukan, founder of Jabbar Group,, and Maktoob; Mona Ataya, founder of Mumzworld; Mudassir Sheikha, founder of Careem; Omar Soudodi, co-founder of PAYFORT; Maaz Sheikh, founder of STARZPLAY; Delphine Edde, co-founder of Diwanee; Idriss Al Rifai, founder of Fetchr; Philip Bahoshy, founder of MAGNiTT, and many others.

Startup Arabia sheds light on what it takes to survive the common startup challenges in the Middle East and thrive beyond. Its narrative is local and authentic, from the voice of the very same entrepreneurs who built those great companies from concept to success. Startup Arabia also provides a flavor for the startup ecosystem and how is it like to start and run a business in this part of the world.

“I’m honored for Startup Arabia to be selected among the world’s best startup books among such great group as The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, Connecting the Dots by John Chambers, Chairman of CISCO and many other remarkable authors and title. I’m equally honored by the countless aspiring and current entrepreneurs from the Middle East and around the world who reached out to say how much they have learned and were inspired by the exceptional entrepreneurs and stories featured in the book.” says Amir Hegazi, who is the managing director of intoMENA Group and former director of marketplace of


Startup Arabia is available in paperback, hardcover, and Kindle on and on paperback on, and