Keeping an eye on the future
Rabih Bou Rashid seems to be testing the limits on how much he can achieve with drone technology. We explore his growing ambitions… Falcon Eye Drones or FEDS was one of the first businesses in the Middle East to use drone technology for mapping and inspections. Today, it is... Read more
Bayzat’s breakthroughs
When Talal Bayaa came up with the idea for Bayzat, the intention was to create a solution that digitises the HR and health insurance selection process for companies. With automation taking the hassle out of most administrative paperwork, these were areas that were still relatively labour-driven. For health insurance,... Read more
Shedul’s smart, sensible software
Shedul isn’t just driving innovation in software scheduling, it’s also changing the endgame for salons across the region. We catch up with its zestful team to take a closer look… Only a few young entrepreneurs have sought to revolutionise the spa and salon industry. William Zeqiri of is one of them.... Read more
Nester – Parking, at your fingertips
Nicolas Guillon and Sulaiman Azhar have an ambitious plan to revamp the way people find their parking spots. We explore if this young business could be the next big thing… As the sharing economy across the globe heats up, we’ve seen several disruptive ideas come to the forefront. From Airbnb... Read more


SME Stories May 23, 2017

From IoT to artificial intelligence, this home-grown start-up is making startling advances within the technology space. As we sit down with its Founder Mohamed Sadek for an exclusive chat, we can’t help being proud, inspired and awed – all at the same time! COM-IoT Technologies is an IoT innovation... Read more
Harnessing the power of IoT
Adnan of Etechan International talks to SME Advisor about the opportunities and challenges of being a growing business in the region… Etechan International is a national business established under Dubai SME that develops new and unique smart technologies. The company was founded by UAE Nationals, who are well-reputed as... Read more
Italtouch – The flavour of success
Massimo Vidoni speaks exclusively to SME Advisor about his passion for food and how its helping propel his company Italtouch to greater heights… Charismatic, driven and determined, Massimo Vidoni has a personality that is larger than life. But, what’s more fascinating is the story behind his company. “Everything started... Read more
Pressman’s – not just another sandwich shop!
Amit Gandhi and Sawan Ravani swear by the simplicity of their concept. But in a market flooded with seasone foodpreneurs, is simple enough? The heart of Pressman’s pitch is simple: they make fresh, tasty sandwiches. It’s definitely not the first business with this offer; fast food restaurants have been... Read more
With GetBaqala, grocery shopping will never be the same again!
Amjad Puliyali’s new app is a welcome relief for those looking to avoid overcrowded supermarkets and mundane grocery trips. But in a market dominated by retail giants, can it create a space of its own? Let’s face it. We live in a world filled with smartphone-addicted consumers; people who... Read more


SME Stories April 12, 2017

Walking into Taqado Mexican Kitchen’s Dubai Media City branch, we get a glimpse of Nadine Benchaffai in action. She’s looking at the ingredients, welcoming walk-in guests and assisting her staff with their orders. As we sit down with her, she says with a cheeky smile: “It’s not that they... Read more