Entrepreneurship

Here are the top 15 start-ups to work for in Singapore

Here are the top 15 start-ups to work for in Singapore

The days of easy money for start-ups are over as interest rates soar and economic uncertainties loom. But according to a new LinkedIn study, these 15 start-ups have overcome these challenges in Singapore. In particular, fintech, education and telehealth start-ups topped the list of “LinkedIn Top Start-ups 2022” for Singapore. “Financial technology startups feature prominently …

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Meet a Saudi serial entrepreneur in the UAE who says loving what you do is the mantra for success

Dubai: Although Walid Hajj is now considered a restaurant veteran, this UAE-based Saudi national got his first major breakthrough in food entrepreneurship around two decades ago. “I think I found this break with the people who ran the Cinnabon brand about 20 years ago,” recalls Hajj, who moved to Dubai in 2007. “While I was …

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IIM Grad’s hydroponics startup helps 5,000 farmers earn more

“At my Panvel farm, I tried to grow cherry tomatoes hydroponically, but I encountered difficulties from day one,” says Siva Ramakrishnan, a farmer from Mumbai. He adds that the production was never up to par and that in six months the farm had to be closed. After this daunting period of using hydroponics, the farmer …

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4 business ideas that changed the world: trailer

September 29, 2022 Influential business and management ideas have a huge influence on us. Like it or not, they shape the way organizations are run and the way people around the world spend their days. And Harvard Business Review has introduced and disseminated many of these consequential ideas since its founding in 1922. HBR IdeaCast …

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This 31-year-old’s vending machine business could earn him $500,000 this year alone

At just 31, Marcus Gram has the option of retiring after his vending machine business has become very lucrative over the past few years. As previously reported by AfroTech, Gram’s vending machine business has grown from $4,000 in its first year to over $300,000 in 2021. And after a recent deal, it’s currently expected to …

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Prepare your startup for the next wave of mergers and acquisitions

While these alarming headlines sound all too familiar today, each originally spanned 2007 to 2010: The Great Recession dramatically slowed venture capital fundraising for many companies, as did Recession fears are holding back venture capital markets today. According to PitchBook, Venture capital investments fell 30% in the second quarter of 2022 compared to 2021, and …

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Pigment Raises Another $65M to Build Modern Business Planning Platform

French startup Pigment has raised a new funding round less than a year after raising a $73m Series B round. If you’re unfamiliar with Pigment, the company is developing a business planning and forecasting platform. For growing small businesses, it can replace Microsoft Excel as it is more secure and stronger in general. For larger …

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United Arab Emirates: an Estonian entrepreneur aware of the importance of “staying true”

For UAE-based Estonian expat Margeri Ottis, being a newbie to the world of entrepreneurship initially struggled to make new contacts and find the first customers for her own women’s fashion brand Kimono Girl, who sells embroidered and hand-sewn silk kimonos – the traditional dress of Japan. Ottis remembers walking for more than three hours in …

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Denver Startup Week Showcases Growth in Number of Businesses and Investments

Kicking off Denver’s first all-in-person startup week since 2019, several entrepreneurs said the metro area is now on the map when it comes to business hotspots. The Denver Downtown Partnership, a business organization, hosted a panel of startup CEOs and founders on Monday to kick off the programs that will run through Friday. A new …

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