What can EURO 2016 teach us about success?

By Ali Fakharany … Football fever reached an all-time high this week with a classic Germany-Italy EURO 2016 quarterfinal. With the entire world watching, the Italian team did a great job punching above their weight and almost making us forget why death, taxes,...
A Salute to Bayt.com

A Salute to Bayt.com

By Amir Farha … I have been lucky enough to have my cousin, Dany Farha, as my partner at BECO Capital. Dany is one of the most successful serial entrepreneurs in the MENA region and co-founder of Bayt.com, the largest job site in the Middle East. He and his...
The 3 things we learned at Startup Q8

The 3 things we learned at Startup Q8

… by Yousef Hammad Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Kuwait, or Q8 as the cool kids write. During my visit I was invited to participate in Startup Q8, a monthly startup gathering which tackles the Kuwaiti startup scene and is organised by Coded, a...
Don’t be afraid to scale

Don’t be afraid to scale

By Amir Farha … The MENA entrepreneurship landscape has come a long way since the days when I was at ABAN (2008) until now. In 2008 there were only a handful of interesting tech companies backed by knowledgeable and capable entrepreneurs who took the risk of...