Nature meets nurture: Zeopi
Ask technologists what the future of healthcare will look like and they will show you the most advanced bionic limbs. Ask astrophysicists what the future of space exploration will look like and they will tell you the story of Space X. Ask the young scientists out of UAE University... Read more
Project Chaiwala: Steaming hot success
While most people would argue that coffee is the best way to start a busy morning, there are few that love to indulge in a cup of tea. Ahmed Kazem and Justin Joseph want to give that segment of the local community a unique tea-drinking experience. Enthused by tea... Read more
This company is worried about reputation so you don’t have to be
Yazin Alirhayim’s young company offers a unique concept: a reputation verification tool that aids buyers and sellers to trust one another when they transact online. Verify describes itself as a distributed reputation protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain that facilitates trust-based transactions. In simple terms, the system records the... Read more
Docswallet: say goodbye to paperwork!
Co-founders Avira Tharakan, Thomas Tharakan and Shameem Jaleel have created a platform that makes documentation storage and authentication easier (and more secure!) than ever before. The challenge is to get users on board. We catch-up with them to see how their platform is faring… There were two things in... Read more
BulkWhiz: Grocery shopping made simple is the first bulk grocery e-commerce platform in the region, powered by home-grown artificial intelligence. The platform is currently in its Beta phase with plans to roll-out across the UAE over the next few months. Even so. It’s already managing to revamp traditional grocery shopping with its innovative... Read more
“What Uber is to transport, is to home services”
What Uber is to transport, is to home services. Founded in Dubai in 2013, the home-grown company has grown exponentially to cover 10 cities in the Middle East. Bana Shomali, Founder, ServiceMarket, shares some of her hard-won lessons on leading a company and innovating in the crowded sharing... Read more
Hayya: A socially-driven financial solution
What Amro Al Qubaisi is doing with his start-up Hayya is not just disruptive, but leaps and bounds ahead of the current market offering. But, will it sustain its unique model? What Amro envisions for the world of payments is quite extraordinary. He wants to create a financial solution that caters... Read more
Smart Labour: igniting possibilities for UAE’s blue-collar workers
Abu Muadh has taken a whole new approach to making a difference, and it’s proving to impactful. There are many technologies available to us today that provide support to those in need. Several innovative services and platforms are on a mission to: improve the state of elderly-care, provide education... Read more
Melltoo: Mobile marketplace with a cause
Sharene Lee and Morrad Irsane are rewriting the rulebook on traditional classifieds with their much-acclaimed platform Melltoo. The premise is simple: Melltoo, no-meetup classifieds, is a peer2peer marketplace for second-hand things. Individuals can buy and sell second-hand without the hassle of meetups. But, it’s only when you take a... Read more
Money Nanny: Making money management simple
Money Nanny is a platform that offers the best combination of finance and lifestyle features allowing users to keep track of their finances, savings and expenses. Think of it as more than just a budget controller because it uses machine learning to help users make better decisions. As is the... Read more