Startup Arabia: Untold stories from top Arab entrepreneurs (free book)
May 2019

Startup Arabia captures the untold stories of the high-tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East who are creating one of the most vibrant and fertile tech hubs in the world today. The book was written by Amir Hegazi, a life-long entrepreneur, with over 15 years of startup, tech, e-commerce, and digital media experience.

 

Through a collection of interviews, Startup Arabia touches on the early days of those entrepreneurs and the startups they created. It explores how they got their initial ideas, what challenges they faced and how they overcame them, what lessons they learned from those experiences, and what advice they have for the next generation of Middle East entrepreneurs. They also share what they believe is required to ensure continued development of a startup ecosystem in the region.

 

Not only did these entrepreneurs conquer the usual challenges of new tech startups; they managed to break from deep-seated tradition and societal limiting beliefs, cut through red tape, and navigate an often unfriendly startup environment.

 

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. It was also selected among the top 17 best books for startups worldwide by Book Authority in 2019 https://bookauthority.org/books/new-startup-books

 

Click here to purchase the hard copy of the book!

 

 

About the author

 

Amir Hegazi is a life-long entrepreneur, with over 15 years of startup, tech, E-commerce, and digital media experience. He is the Managing Partner of intoMENA Group, a consulting firm that helps international companies do business into the Middle East and North Africa region ("MENA"). Prior, Amir was the Director of Marketplace at Souq.com, the region's largest E-commerce platform (recently acquired by Amazon.com), where he helped build its marketplace from the ground up to account for sizable portion of overall sales volume. Amir is also one of the early pioneers of digital media in the region, having launched the largest online TV network in the Arab world at such companies as JumpTV and Talfazat. Amir is passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and promoting the startup ecosystem in MENA. Amir lives in Los Angeles and Dubai.

 

Hear the untold stories from founders and entrepreneurs: 

Samih Toukan, Jabbar Group, Souq, Maktoob
 

Mona Ataya, Mumzworld

 

Mudassir Sheikha, Careem

 

 

Omar Soudodi, PAYFORT

 

Maaz Sheikh, STARZ PLAY

 

Delphine Eddé, Diwanee

 

Idriss Al Rifai, Fetchr

 

Kunal Kapoor, The Luxury Closet

 

Bana Shomali, Service Market

 

Elie Habib, Anghami 

 

Omar Gabr, Instabug

 

Muhammad Chbib, tajawal, Almosafer

 

Sara Alemzadeh, Designer-24

 

Jon Richards, yallacompare

 

Fouad Jeryes, Cashbasha

 

Khalil 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 purchase the hard copy of the book!

 

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