Startup Confessionals

Startup Confessionals

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Today, the stories behind the creation of startups in emerging markets are often left out of the global narrative. In “Startup Confessionals”, we’ll dive into founder stories from the Middle East and North Africa, with a focus on the Arab world, to learn about some of their bigge ...  Show more

How to weather the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship with Dana Baki, COO and Co-Founder of Munch:On

Today’s episode is with Dana Baki, co-founder and COO of Munch:On (formerly LUNCH:ON), a food delivery app and one of the region’s fastest growing tech companies. The company was selected as one of the Top 50 Hottest Tech Companies in the World by Techcrunch. Before starting MUNC ...  Show more

The future of e-commerce and retail in MENA with Mazen AlDarrab, Founder of Zid

Mazen AlDarrab, Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Zid, a Riyadh-based Shopify-like e-commerce management startup that helps people (and businesses) set up their online stores. Mazen AlDarrab is a serial entrepreneur who previously founded and led different companies before Zid. ...  Show more

Creating a social and personalized experience to connect restaurants with diners with Elmenus Founder, Amir Allam

Today’s episode is with Amir Allam, the CEO and Founder of Elmenus, a food discovery platform with over 12,000 restaurants and over 1.5 Million monthly users. Their mission is to share the best dishes in each city in the region by combining a social, visual and personalized exper ...  Show more

The future of digital payments and moving money in MENA

Today’s episode is with Asim Janjua, Co-Founder of MamoPay. As CXO he drives and leads organizational-design, operations, growth, and expansion with a human-first approach. Before MamoPay, Asim spent over six years working as a Technical Design Lead for Google Switzerland. We tal ...  Show more