It is not just a brand new year; it is a decade. At the first two phases of this podcast, we have interviewed a few of the most prosperous entrepreneurs in the Middle East and Europe, from Big Data leaders, into societal game-changers to adventuresome champions. We have taken on course changing mindsets, increasing financing, and partnering, as told by the stories of valiant entrepreneurs that took on the struggle to begin new businesses in an entirely new land. All these are just some of the most inspirational hints they have told us.

1. “Learn something new every day. If you are not keen to invest in yourself, why should anyone be prepared to commit anything for you personally?”

States Ahmad Sufian Bayram, at the initial interview of this Startups Without Borders podcast, where we discussed Constructing an entrepreneurial attitude.

Since the Regional Manager for the Middle East and Africa in Techstars, Ahmad has been encouraging countless Syrians to Access entrepreneurship opportunities through Startup Syria. He’s additionally Jusoor’s entrepreneurship program supervisor and adviser from the Board of Techfugees.

As Ahmad notes, functioning on your mindset is crucial when thinking to begin your business. So you need to keep learning, keep growing and keep focusing on your own mindset. If it has to do with mindset, you do not only have the mindset, but you operate in your own mindset all the time.”


2. “Embrace anxiety and take the jump. Courage isn’t the lack of fear; it is having the anxiety and having the ability to go for the job yet.”

“Stress is something which resides in the mind,” says Omar Samra. As entrepreneurs could presume, we could perform the business program, we could perform anything; our mind will get us only into the edge of this cliff, but it is going to never permit us to leap. So to have the ability to take that leap of faith, you need to rely on something else besides your mind,” he states in a panel that was a pure inspiration in the Startups Without Borders Summit.

“Stress is embarrassing, we do not like it. But the second you’re comfortable, you aren’t climbing,” adds Omar Nour, at precisely the same panel. That is something that I remind myself of daily. You’ve got to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

Nour and Samra are just two of Egypt’s most inspirational adventurers and entrepreneurs, who set off on a mission to row across the Atlantic Ocean at a struggle called”the planet’s toughest row”
Since they set off to travel, the entrepreneurs awakened with UNHCR to increase consciousness on the refugee crisis. What they did not understand was that just nine days after they’d face the very same risks, terrors, and conclusions refugees confront as their ship capsized and neglected to self-right.

3. “Change the sport: Locate earnings streams which are different than business peers”

Within an educational interview in Episode 6, Egyptian entrepreneur, speaker, and strategist,” Nader Sabry spills the beans onto the key to expansion hacking: discovering what he calls”off-the-grid” earnings, or”fresh distances in which there’s no to hardly any competition,” he clarifies.

The following point is to take a look at businesses besides yours and how they’re innovating and changing the game. Then there is what I call an open world’, that is really open-form creative thinking, mixing the first two business models,” he states.

Netflix is the perfect example: if they had been competing with Blockbuster because of leasing company they were only growing, but they then disrupted a whole business and themselves by constructing a completely different business model that’s streaming. This enabled them to scale, altering the manner movies and series are created.

4. Half your achievement is exactly what you can do, and the other half is the way you’re yelling about everything you are doing.”

Particularly when it’s a challenging market and there are a whole lot of competitions” states Egyptian entrepreneur Karim Khalifa at a panel in the Startups Without Borders Summit.

Karim discussed exists in a board alongside Rasha Tantawy, Head of Entrepreneurship at Egypt’s Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre; and Mohamed Salah, Country Manager of Startup Grind Amman, to talk exits.

Internally, you have to get in shape, as if anybody arrives to speak to you personally, they will be looking in the numbers”.

Khalifa championed the invention of the mobile marketing business in The Middle East, starting the first comprehensive cellular advertising portfolio in the area in 2008. In 2009, he established the Digital Republic, the top creative, digitally motivated Ad Agency established in Cairo and Dubai, which was afterward obtained in 2016 by Dentsu Aegis, getting a part of the digital agency Isobar.