Startup Arabia: Stories And Advice From The Top Tech Entrepreneurs In The Arab World


Los Angeles, CA – July 24, 2018 – A new book by a veteran Middle East executive climbs to first ever #1 best seller new book release under global marketing category, that is focused on Arab entrepreneurs and Arab startups.

Startup Arabia: Stories and Advice from Top Tech Entrepreneurs in the Arab World by Amir Hegazi aims to educate and inspire MENA entrepreneurs, meanwhile providing a promising outlook on the startup ecosystem and overall business climate in the region.

Startup Arabia captures the untold stories of the high-tech entrepreneurs in the MENA region. Through a collection of interviews, Startup Arabia explores:


- how they got their initial ideas;

- what challenges they faced and how they overcame them;

- what lessons they learned from those experiences;

- what advice they have for the next generation of Middle East entrepreneurs; and  

- what they believe is required to ensure continued development of a startup ecosystem in the region.

“Ultimately, Startup Arabia provides an eye-opening, refreshing look at the entrepreneurial journey and a much-needed call to action to aspiring entrepreneurs across the region to help shape the future of the Arab world, as well as paint a very different picture than the region that is often portrayed in mainstream media. It’s intended first and foremost  to empower the nextgen of MENA entrepreneurs” says Amir Hegazi, who is the managing partner of intoMENA Group and former director of marketplace of


Featured MENA Entrepreneurs:

Samih Toukan (Jabbar Group, Souq, Maktoob), Mona Ataya (Mumzworld), Mudassir Sheikha (Careem), Omar Soudodi (Payfort), Maaz Sheikh (Starz Play), Delphine Edde (Diwanee), Idriss Al Rifai (Fetchr), Kunal Kapoor (The Luxury Closet), Bana Shomali (ServiceMarket), Elie Habib (Anghami) , Omar Gabr (Instabug), Muhammad Chbib (Tajawal, Almosafer), Sara Alemzadeh (Designer- 24), Jon Richards (Yallacompare), Fouad Jeryes (Cashbasha), Khalid Shadid (Reserveout), Mai Medhat (Eventtus), Amir Barsoum (Vezeeta), Abdulaziz Al Loughani (Talabat), Niama El Bassunie (Waystocap), Zain Alabdin Tawfiq (Sarahah), Philip Bahoshy (MAGNiTT)


Click HERE to read the Q&A with the author, Amir Hegazi.


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