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Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

Christopher M. Schroeder ; foreword by Marc Andreessen
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
First edition
9780230342224, 0230342221
"As a seasoned internet entrepreneur and venture investor, Christopher M. Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world. Traveling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he was stunned by the thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, often with women leading the way, all tackling the cultural, legal, and societal impediments that had previously stymied innovation. Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies appearing throughout the region, and global players like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, Paypal, and LinkedIn making significant bets, despite the uncertainty. In Startup Rising, he shares the stories of these entrepreneurs, his own observations of this stealth revolution, and what today's tech giants predict for the future."--
  • Celebration of entrepreneurship
  • Work-around: "entrepreneurship isn't new to the Middle East"
  • The new breed
  • Leap frog
  • The ecosystem builders
  • Start-up/turn-around: the education of a new generation
  • The new Middle East: women at the start-up helm
  • Religion and the ecosystem
  • Not a matter of whether, but when.
xii, 234 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-227) and index.
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