The coronavirus pandemic usurped every aspect of our lives, dictating our movement, altering our habits and causing both devastation and elation in business. Many startups in the Middle East suffered as a result, but there have been shining moments of hope across the entrepreneurship sector. The pandemic reinforced the need for digitisation, highlighted the importance of innovation and the crucial role that startups play within it. To that end, we have complied some of our most read stories of 2020, highlighting the growing interest in foodtech and fintech.
- A glimpse into the Careem Mafia
- A deep dive into the GCC’s cloud kitchen sector part one and part two
- Online food delivery: The disruption heading to destruction
- We are now in the age of triage
- A look at Egypt’s online food delivery sector
- What is the most important lesson we can learn from this pandemic?
- The slow rise of neobanking in the Middle East
- How do you build a company to last?
- Open banking: DAPI's open letter to the UAE Bank Federation Advisory Council
- Awok’s failure: Pandemic victim or cash mismanagement?
Much like the rest of the world, we also took to Zoom and hosted several webinars, here are our top three:
- Edtech and its roadmap to new realities
- Leadership in crisis with Ronaldo Mouchawar
- The future of agritech in Mena