MENA investment Landscape

The Middle East Investment Landscape

While WOMENA only launched late last year, we have continually been impressed at the growth of the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem. Only a few years ago, there was very little investment in innovation and entrepreneurship but in the last couple of years, this growth has begun to explode. We created the infographic above to highlight […]

WOMENA’s Third Pitch Meeting

WOMENA had its third Pitch Meeting on February 21st and despite the awful sandstorm, we had our best turnout yet. The Pitch Meeting was again held at Art Sawa Gallery in Al Quoz in Dubai as it’s such an interactive and interesting space. Crowd Analyzer and MediaWave were the two companies presenting and were well […]

WOMENA Featured on BBC Middle East Report

We were honoured to be featured by the BBC in their Middle East Business Report. The BBC team filmed our third Pitch Meeting, where Crowd Analyzer and MediaWave presented, and got to meet some of our members and see the work we are doing. The report was looking at various women’s initiatives in the UAE, […]

Why Become An Angel Investor in the Middle East?

While the term angel investor may be somewhat new, the concept of supporting growth by investing in a start-up is intrinsic to the way business is done in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). There are a lot of reasons to become an angel investor, whether you are looking to fund the next big […]

Announcing our Partnership with Mompreneurs

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Mompreneurs today! We are very much looking forward to future collaboration with an organisation that is busy promoting female entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Mompreneurs is a B2B platform that caters to female entrepreneurs in the Middle East to promote and grow their business. The website provides […]

WOMENA’s Second Pitch Meeting

On January 24th, WOMENA members met for our second Pitch Meeting at the beautiful Art Sawa Gallery in Al Quoz, Dubai. Members from across the Emirates came to see two excellent companies – Apptuto and AlemHealth – present. The afternoon kicked off with an introduction to angel investing and important investment concepts. Education is critical to […]