Did You Miss Us? We Missed You Too

Did You Miss Us? We Missed You Too Last Tuesday Haider and I had the pleasure of attending the Step Conference in Dubai. It was an opportunity to refuel our information database, expand our startup community network, polish our communication skills, and take a more in-depth look into the startup community in the Middle East…

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Get into the Habit of Experimentation

Get into the Habit of Experimentation   We’re still recovering from the excitement we experienced in last week’s Cofounder Speed Dating event. The short spell of rain made the night even more memorable as the participants took shelter and continued their conversations. Honestly, I didn’t think the night would be such a success. One participant said…

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Why You Need A Co-Founder

Why You Need A Co-Founder   In this week’s post I’d like to share a personal story about how it took me 3 years to start Sirdab Lab.  While doing my MBA in San Francisco, I got a chance to work closely with startups in an amazing accelerator program. I fell in love with the energy…

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Show up. Be inspired. Get connected.

Show up. Be inspired. Get connected.   I’m super excited about our upcoming events for 4 reasons: 1) The positive vibe: You have to experience a Startup Grind event to know what I mean. I don’t know what it is exactly, but it’s fun being around ambitious entrepreneurs connecting with one another and learning from…

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And the GCC Pitch Challenge Winners are…

And the GCC Pitch Challenge Winners are…     Last week Sirdab Lab hosted Startup MENA’s GCC Pitch Challenge, and the experience was wonderful. Seeing startup founders experiencing one epiphany after another as they rotated between mentors is exciting, because it means that they’ll be able to make better decisions, find more realistic business models,…

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Open This Post for Events not to be Missed

Open This Post for Events not to be Missed Hope you enjoyed the lovely weather during the weekend (I don’t know where today’s dusty weather came from!). We have a few exciting events happening next week: We’re launching a new event series at Sirdab called Mystery Problem-Solving. It’s an intellectual exercise to pick each others’…

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Startup Insights and Exciting Events

Startup Insights and Exciting Events The past week was packed with insights from workshops I attended and people I talked to in Sirdab Lab. Value was added and my understanding was deepened on all things regarding the start-up scene. I‘ll try to simplify what was cemented in my thoughts and share it with you guys…

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