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Startup Hustle Middle East

Startup Hustle Middle East

By Siddharth & Mamta Varerkar
If you are looking to start a new business in Dubai, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!
Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com in Dubai, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup growth-hacking tips to market your product and we will interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.
Connect with us #StartupHustle
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E50: Building the Middle East's largest Freelance marketplace | Ureed | Marwan Abdelaziz
In this episode we catch up with the CEO of Ureed, the largest freelancer marketplace in the GCC. We discuss things like customer acquisition, building Ureed from scratch, raising funding from WAMDA capital and acquiring nabbesh.com Find out more about ureed here : https://ureed.com/ Ureed.com functions as an online platform that connects employers with freelance translators and editors. Using our platform enables employers to post their linguistic needs online, view available bids, and approve the most compatible applicants for their projects' deliverables and deadlines. In return, freelancers will have the opportunity to sift through online projects, submit their bids and rates, and start with the project as soon as they’re matched. Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you! Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East. You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you! Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we will interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East. You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
57:23
February 10, 2021
E49 : What is hustle culture? | Fireside chat by StartupSBA
What is hustle culture? How is it different from having a great work ethic? When did being a workaholic become a badge of honour? 'Hustle culture is pervasive, and is increasingly becoming popular and a benchmark for best practice in many workplaces. But again, it’s nowhere near as great as it’s made out to be.' (Timothy Ramos, runrun.it blog) In this episode, Startup SBA invited us for a fireside chat to discuss the 'hustle culture phenomenon'. The discussion was moderated by professor Ali Khawaja, educator and a startup mentor and we were joined by Dr Mark Aveyard, Professor of Psychology at AUS and Latifa Bin Haider, founder of Baytuki and co-founder of Mental Health AE. Listen in and let us know what you think of hustle culture... StartupSBA is a student-run Chapter in the American University of Sharjah affiliated with the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization. They aim to cultivate a creative and innovative environment where you can turn your dreams into reality by growing your entrepreneurial spirit with them.  Be The Movement with StartupSBA. Contact them here: startupsba@aus.edu Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling?
01:03:33
December 30, 2020
E48 : Pivoting Post COVID | Hamza Khan - Letswork
In this episode, we catch up with Hamza Khan, founder of the Letswork app that allows you to work from wherever you want! Access 40+ co-working spaces, hotels, cafés, and warehouses across the UAE with a single membership.   We discuss with him the situation pre and post COVID, and how they have managed to keep their business alive by changing their strategy and adding new products to their offering.   Find Letwork here: https://letswork.io   Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect:  https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme   https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...   https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme   www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/    Email us on startup.hustle.me@gmail.com   Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com   Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/   If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode.  Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/   Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com   If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we will interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode.  Connect with us #StartupHustleME
48:15
September 6, 2020
E47 : Angel Investment in Dubai with Abdullah Mutawi
In this episode, we talk to Abdullah Mutawi who is the chairman of the Dubai Angel investors. Abdullah is a lawyer with more than 20 years' experience in corporate finance, M&A and venture capital with a deep focus on technology transactions and helping clients navigate complex shareholder, management, and corporate governance issues.     Abdullah has advised clients ranging from sovereign wealth funds to early-stage companies and is driven by a passion for rigor, attention to detail, and best practices.  Abdullah has led deals with an aggregate value in excess of US$30 billion involving assets in 33 emerging and developed markets.  He is a serial angel investor with many personal investments including successful exits in the U.S. Europe and the Middle East. Find out more about Dubai Angel investors: https://www.dubaiangelinvestors.me/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
22:42
August 8, 2020
E46: Raising Series A round during a Pandemic | Mohammed Aldossary, Sary
As a podcast we are seeking to cover not just startups and entrepreneurs from the UAE, but the Middle East, so we were excited to interview Mohammed Aldossary, co-founder & CEO of Sary (a B2B ecommerce marketplace from Saudi Arabia) that has managed to raise USD 6.6 Million in Series A funding, during these unprecedented times. Ben Harburg, the Managing Partner of MSA Capital (one of the VC's in the Series A round), said, “As we saw in China with SARS, and now Covid-19, these moments provide critical pain points for regional supply-chain businesses, forcing improvements in logistics, technology integration, and consumer touchpoints. Sary is uniquely positioned to help lead these evolutions in the Saudi market, ensuring that products are available on-demand, under all conditions.” Mohammed has had a very interesting professional trajectory from having two successful exits, to moving up from being the market launcher for Careem in Saudi Arabia to the General Manager. During his time in Saudi Arabia, he started to identify pain points from the region, specifically with first mile, anergd thus Sary came into fruition. We talk about how business is impacted with Covid-19, how regulations changes impact growth, how to find the perfect co-founder synergy, how to fund-raise and so much more... We really enjoyed our conversation with Mohammed, and believe that there is so much aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from this episode. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: X Find out about Sary here: https://www.sary.com/ and here: https://twitter.com/trySaryApp Connect with Mohammed here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdossary/?originalSubdomain=sa Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
56:08
May 23, 2020
E45 : The path to 100K subscribers on youtube | Emkwan
EMKWAN is an award winning Reviewer and Vlogger focusing on Technology and Lifestyle. Broadcasting weekly from Abu Dhabi and Dubai.    Check out Emkwans Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/avorahtv/   The name 'EMKWAN' is an online pseudonym, built up while creating and producing content online and being active on social media. EMKWAN combines the art of personable digital storytelling and technology to produce engaging content that's both educational and entertaining.  "One of Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s Leading Video Bloggers" (Gulf News).   Winner of Esquire Magazine's Digital Influencer Award (2015) and AHLAN Magazine's Hot 100 (2016)  Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme   https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...   https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme   www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/    Email us on startup.hustle.me@gmail.com   Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com   Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/   If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar.  This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode.  Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME 
53:40
May 2, 2020
E44 : Theres a New VC in Town | Nuwa Capital | Khaled Talhouni
Recently formed Dubai and Riyadh-based Nuwa Capital aims to redefine the relationship between founders and capital by providing a progressive founder centric approach to investing in emerging markets. Find out more about NUWA capital and how to apply: https://nuwacapital.io/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
10:30
April 7, 2020
E43: Hear 'em Roar | Pallavi and Richard Dean
We interviewed some of our old friends, Pallavi and Richard Dean. Pallavi is the founder of Roar which is an award winning Interior design studio, and Richard hosts Business breakfast show on Dubai eye and has written two books Sink or Swim - How to Stay Afloat in Tough Economic Times and more recently, Crowd Pleaser - the 100 greatest public speaking tips of all time from Socrates to Steve Jobs. We talk about how to leverage media, PR, awards and personal branding to grow your business. Pallavi and Richard are great at this, and it has helped their business immensely. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/TjEMwVsSf7Q Find out about Roar here: https://designbyroar.com/ Connect with Pallavi here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pallavidean/ Connect with Richard here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-dean-802a7a18/ Buy Richard's books: https://www.amazon.ae/Sink-Afloat-Tough-Economic-Times/dp/B07PBSXQBQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=sink+or+swim+richard+dean&qid=1584879319&s=books&sr=1-1 and https://www.amazon.ae/CROWDPLEASER-RICHARD-DEAN/dp/0996637532 Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
45:06
March 24, 2020
E42: The first venture-backed podcast company in the Middle East | Hebah Fisher | Kerning Cultures
Have a listen to our very exciting interview with Hebah Fisher, Co-founder and CEO of Kerning Cultures Network, which currently produces several podcasts including Kerning cultures and Al empire. Podcasting is media's next growth market, and Kerning cultures is on a mission to building the premier Middle East podcast network. Kerning cultures is also the first venture-backed network in the Middle East. Hebah a serial entrepreneur and journalist. Kerning Cultures is her third company; she formerly built micro-finance and business education programs for small businesses in the Gulf and the States. She and her team started Kerning cultures to tell stories in which people from the Middle East can actually see themselves, and they have done a great job with that. The National said about Kerning cultures "A new generation of young and forward thinking producers are providing an alternative view on the Arab World" and The Guardian called Kerning Cultures "The 'This American Life' for the Middle East" Aside from this, Hebah is also passionate about building the podcast ecosystem across MENA through Middle East Podcast forum, that hosts events and panels and also sends out a monthly newsletter. Make sure to listen to Kerning cultures for great storytelling from the region, the podcasts are available everywhere you can listen to podcasts. Find out about Kerning Cultures here: https://kerningcultures.com/ Connect with Hebah here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hebah-fisher-475a7018/?originalSubdomain=ae You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/cLhA4Zqx-1U Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
47:46
March 6, 2020
E41: Sharjah - the vibrant startup hub | SAEED ALNOFELI, PROGRAMS MANAGER, SHERAA
We had a chance to catch up with Saeed Alnofeli, Programs manager at Sheraa at the Sharjah Entrepreneurship festival 2019. Saeed told us about how Sheraa is actively involved in supporting the startup ecosystem from idea stage all the way to series funding stage. With 7000+ community members, and more than 72 graduated startups, Sheraa aims to cultivate the pipeline of future change makers by fostering a culture of experimentation and critical thought. Sheraa also engages with others in the entrepreneurship community to build a strong and globally-connected ecosystem, and position Sharjah as a vibrant startup hub. (Vision of Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa) From Joi gifts to ProTenders to Yalla pickup, Sheraa has supported several tech and tech-enabled startups that disrupt traditional industries and in total Sheraa startups have raised more than 50 million USD! Find out about Sheraa here: https://sheraa.ae/ Connect with Saeed here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saeed-alnofeli-38b2a231/ You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/5peAMMyESB8 Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
16:09
February 24, 2020
E40: Motivation is bulls**t | Dr. Corrie Jonn Block
We had a chance to speak to Dr. Corrie Block, leading business strategist, Director of Xische & Co, Professor of Strategic Management at Monarch Business School, and certified NLP Executive Coach, with over 20 years’ experience working on more than 100 companies. He has founded more than 7 startups in Europe and MENA. He is an International speaker, and delivers workshops on employee engagement, meaningful management, A.I, culture, tech, innovation and the organization of the future. We enjoyed hearing about what he has learned from his startup successes and failures, and how he applies that in helping other founders execute their startup vision. He believes that 'motivation' is bullshit, it's the discipline that gets you to the finish line. Being a founder is hard and tedious and it isn't the motivation that keeps you going, it is the resilience and persistence. Check out Dr. Corrie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/corrieblock/ You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: X Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME ReplyForward
47:53
January 25, 2020
E39: Step conference 2020 giveaway
This year Startup hustle Middle East is a media partner again at Step conference, and we are giving away two tickets to Step conference, taking place on 11th and 12th feb, at Dubai Internet City. All you need to do for a chance to win is, leave us a rating and review wherever you listen to the podcast, screenshot the review, post it as an Instagram story and tag @startuphustleme We are giving away two tickets to two lucky winners! Winners will be announced on 2nd Feb on our Instagram channel - @startuphustleme In this episode, we also talk about our experience as visitors, speakers, exhibitors and media partners at STEP conferences in the past years, and why it’s a must-attend event for all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and people interested in the startup scene. Check out STEP here: https://stepconference.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
17:22
January 20, 2020
E38: The early days of Skype | Jonas Kjellberg
At the Sharjah entrepreneurship festival 2019, we had the chance to catch up with one of the speakers, Jonas Kjellberg, who is one of the co-creators of Skype, a respected lecturer, author, and venture investor. Jonas is currently part of BCG Digital Ventures, a corporate investment and incubation firm. As one of the founding partners of Skype, Jonas was part of one of the internet’s biggest businesses – a simple, innovative idea that has gone on to revolutionize and disrupt the telecommunications sector. We spoke to him about what he has learned from his experience with Skype, what their monetization model was and what he his methodology is when consulting aspiring entrepreneurs. Listen and find out more. Check out Jonas here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonas-kjellberg-2bb1317/?originalSubdomain=se You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: X Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
10:58
January 10, 2020
E37: SEF 2019 100K Startup Pitch competition | Sharjah Entrepreneurship festival
Startup Hustle was a media partner in the recent Sharjah Entrepreneurship festival 2019. Aside from some amazing talks and panels, we got to witness 70 startups go head-to-head for a chance to win AED 100,000 for their business. Five startups were shortlisted based on their one minute pitch and competed in the second round. The startups ranged from a data-driven customer service solution for SMEs, to a podcast broadcast production company, to a local home-made food delivery solution. Who do you think won the pitch? Was it Callix, Fireflies education, Caravan, Snackat or Finyal Media? You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/5uy5WAceJ0o Check out the shortlisted startups here: https://www.finyalmedia.com/ https://www.callix.ae/ https://www.fireflieseducation.org/ https://www.my-caravan.co/ https://snackatcafe.com/ Check out Sharjah EF here: https://sharjahef.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
13:34
December 6, 2019
E36: 178 Million Views in a week | Influencing the influencers | Ahmed Ben Chaibeh - Aquafun
Find out how Ahmed Ben Chaibeh leverages Social media to get hundreds of Influencers to talk about his company Aquafun. Links to Aquafun Website: https://aquafun.ae/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aquafunme/ Link to Siddharth Vlogs video about Aquafun: Aquafun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W6uhVjqBNQ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we will interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
48:54
November 9, 2019
E35: What is VC 2.0? | Arif Saiyad, ASA Ventures
What does a VC 2.0 look like? Arif Saiyad, founder and CEO of ASA ventures, started out with a mere 250 Euros from his dad to exiting several businesses and being involved in more than 100 ventures. ASA Ventures, a VC firm based in the UAE, was started to make compelling ideas happen, and to give founders the tools to best execute their idea - through operational support and expertise. Now set to launch something that will disrupt traditional ecommerce in emerging markets, with the launch of ZON in 2020, this VC firm is set to make some serious waves in the region and beyond. Check out Arif Saiyad here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arif-saiyad/ Check out ASA ventures here: https://asa.ventures/ Check out Nasab here: https://nasabdubai.com/ Check out the ASA Ventures  7 day challenge here: http://bit.ly/31f3dPU Check out about Zon's launch here: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/retail/426859-uae-vc-firm-aims-to-disrupt-e-commerce-in-emerging-markets You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/QVuMj0xIcf4 Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
49:53
October 13, 2019
E34: Setting up a business in the UAE | Scott Cairns
Setting up a business can be challenging, especially trying to understand if you should get a free zone license or a mainland license in the UAE, what the differences are, cost of setting up and the time that this takes. Scott, from Creation Business Consultants tells us about the differences, so startups can get the best start, and can go into business informed and making the right regulatory decisions. Check out this episode to help navigate these very crucial decisions. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/v_snd4466E0 Check out Scott here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-cairns-5001a95/ Check out Creation business consultants here: https://www.creationbc.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
52:41
September 24, 2019
EP 33 : BRAPP - The Social media for musicians | Niki Mukhi
We had a chance to talk to Niki Mukhi, the founder of Brapp. in this episode find out how Niki put together a team and built the foundation to bring a new kind of musical social media to the world. Brapp is an app that allows people to collaborate on music and post stylized content on the Brapp app.  Check out Brapp here: https://www.brapp.tv/ Follow Niki on instagram : @NikiMukhii Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you! Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East. You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
45:05
September 2, 2019
E32: Women entrepreneur of the year | Ambareen Musa | Souq al Mal
We had a chance to talk to Ambareen Musa, CEO and founder of Souqalmal.com, which is one of the top 10 most promising UAE startups by Forbes Middle East. Souqalmal.com is a personal finance and insurance aggregator business started in 2012. It was great to hear her journey in building Souqalmal.com as a sole founder, in a highly regulated industry and across borders, and recently she managed to raise us$ 10 million in Series B funding! She talks to us about what it’s like to be a sole woman founder, how to fundraise and discusses challenges with opening up different markets within the region. Ambareen is one of the top 50 most influential women in the Arab world for a reason, she is very clear about the direction for the company and is unwavering in her efforts. Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you! Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East. You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
36:29
August 24, 2019
EP31 : Stories about F***ups | Fun DXB
F***up Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, three to four people get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional f***ups. Present in over 318 cities, Startup Hustle got the chance to cover volume 18 of F***up nights (branded Fun DXB) in Dubai. It was our first time covering a live event, and it was a very interesting format with really great speakers. First up was Aya Sadder who shared her professional failures. She is a TedX speaker and Ex-incubator manager at Intelak, an aviation and travel incubator. Next speaker was Philip Bahoshy, who we had a chance to interview at Step conference. He shared the story of his F***ups and learnings as he was building Magnitt. Wissam Younane unfortunately could not attend, but he did send in a video which was as insightful as it was funny. However, we did not include Wissam's session, as he did promise he will be there in a future F***up night (Fun DXB event) The event was hosted by Fari Zolf and was one of the largest Fun DXB events to date.   Check out F***up nights here: https://fuckupnights.com/ Check out the Dubai edition Fun DXB here: https://www.facebook.com/talksaboutfailure/ https://www.instagram.com/fun__dxb/ Check out Aya Sadder here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aya-sadder-b2b68922/ Check out Philip Bahoshy here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philipbahoshy/ Check out Magnitt here: https://magnitt.com/ Check out Wissam Younane here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wissamyounane/ Check out Entrepreneur ME here: https://www.instagram.com/entmagazineme/ Check out Fari zolf here: https://www.instagram.com/fari_zolf/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
33:17
August 12, 2019
E30 : Busting myths about entrepreneurship | Wisam Amid | Xische
Wisam has a problem with the term ‘entrepreneur’ and all the myths propagated by media about ‘entrepreneurship’. According to him, if you aren’t ready to commit for the long haul, and show up every single day humble and ready to learn, it may not be for you. The focus should be on building your business, making a difference and solving a problem. Wisam can comment on this with authority because he and his co-founder danish Farhan have built their company Xische from the ground up, pivoted and expanded where they saw an opportunity and have done this for more than 17 years!  Xische & Co. Now operated across several verticals and in four regions. Check out Wisam here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wisamamid Follow xische here: https://www.instagram.com/xische Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
57:36
August 2, 2019
E29: PR tips for entrepreneurs | Briar Prestidge
We had the chance to catch up with the force behind Deals in High heels, Briar Prestidge. She is also the CEO and founder of Briar Prestidge International, a high-profile PR and media production agency based in Dubai, London and New York, working with world leaders, top CEOs, government, entertainers and strategists. Briar tells us about her journey in establishing her own company and shares some very effective PR tips for startup founders.  Connect with Briar here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/briar-prestidge/ Find out about Briar Prestidge International here: https://www.instagram.com/briar_prestidge_international/ and Deals in High heels: https://www.instagram.com/dealsinhighheels/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
53:22
July 23, 2019
E28 : Legal Advice for Every Startup | Khaled Shivji | AA Consultants
Khalid Shivji is an experienced lawyer with over 13 years of experience. He recently started his own Legal Consultancy AA Consultants to advise Startups in the Middle east. Find out some of the most important things that startups should keep in mind when it comes to legal matters and contracts. Find out more about AA consultants https://www.aa-consultants.com Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we will interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
44:01
July 6, 2019
E27 : Starting your own TV Show with Guy in Dubai
If you were ever curious about how to create your own TV Show, Paris Norris walks us through his entrepreneurial journey and starting a new TV Show called Guy in Dubai.  Check out Guy in Dubai here: https://www.youtube.com/user/paznoz https://www.instagram.com/guyindubai/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme  https://www.instagram.com/startuphust...  https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme  www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/  Email us on startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!  Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East. Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
01:07:06
June 24, 2019
E26: Building a great team for your startup | Muhammad Chbib
We had a very insightful conversation with Muhammad Chbib - the man who has been a CEO to startups that have exited (Sukar.com acquired by Souq), been a founder & CEO on a startup that has generated sales of USD 1 billion in 3 years (tajawal and Almosafer), worked as a consultant for McKinsey and company, and founded two startups of his own, with a new one soon to be launched. So, what has Muhammad learned from working with and for these different startups? It all starts with building a great team, he is inspired by people and believes in nurturing talent, and that people make the company. We are also very excited about his new startup venture, listen to the episode to get a sneak peak of what he is up to. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/HyHbslub7qk Check out Muhammad here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/muhammadchbib/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
52:08
June 6, 2019
E25: The Emirati DJ Entrepreneur | DJ Bliss
We had the chance to catch up with Marwan, AKA DJ Bliss and discuss  his life as a YouTuber, running his own entertainment company and starting his 'remixed' barbershop - Beats and Cuts. This was an interesting interview because DJ Bliss is unlike other entrepreneurs we have interviewed - his personal brand contributes quite a bit to the success of his businesses and we also discuss what part social media can play in promoting you and your business. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/7VvGdnD1gQI Check out DJ Bliss Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DjBliss Check out The Life of Bliss Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeuAeozxj49aMJECqFmb4vg Find him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/djblissdubai/ Check out Beats and Cuts here: https://www.instagram.com/beatsandcuts/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
45:40
May 15, 2019
E24 : Why do VCs Invest? | Shane Shin, Shorooq Investments
Shane shin is the Co-Founding Managing Partner at Shorooq Investments, a leading early stage tech-focused VC fund in the MENAT Region. We had the chance to catch up with Shane and discuss what the motivations were behind Shorooq investments backing four startups. These startups are from different industries and were at different stages on their startup journey, but there are definitely some commonalities between the four, that makes them investable. If you are a startup looking to raise and don't know how to approach VCs or what they look for, this episode is for you! Check out Shane shin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaneykshin/ Check out Shorooq Investments here: http://shorooq.ae/ Check out Sarwa here: https://www.sarwa.co/ Check out Souq al mal here: https://www.souqalmal.com/ae-en Check out Trukker here: https://www.trukker.ae/ Check out Yawmi here: https://yawmi.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs and VCs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
50:28
April 20, 2019
E23 : The sales rockstar | Conversation with Spencer Lodge
Spencer lodge is a #1 best selling author, one of the top 100 most influential people in Dubai, a fellow podcaster (The Spencer Lodge podcast) - but above all, he's a salesman through and through.  Spencer has been a judge for many startup competitions, and he talks to us about how the art of selling is a very important skill for an entrepreneur (or businessman, as he likes to call it) to have, and if you can't sell your idea or pitch your business - go find someone who can, or better yet, learn from the man himself. Watch our episode where we talk about why sales has a bad rap and why it should really be a skill you work on as an entrepreneur. Check out Spencer here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencerlodge/ Find his podcast here: http://spencerlodge.libsyn.com/ Buy his book from here: https://www.amazon.com/Spencer-Lodge/e/B07HP7JSHV Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
55:39
April 8, 2019
E22: The in5 crowd | The story of three startups
What does an online reputation management company, a wellness virtual platform and a SaaS products solutions company have in common? They all are part of the in5 community and have very passionate entrepreneurs spearheading them. We had a chance to catch up with Tarik Qahawish from Localyser, Tania Farha from Weltou and Gurpreet Jajj from Illuminate Software Solutions at Step conference 2019 and hear about their business and their journey.  in5 is an enabling platform for entrepreneurs and startups, fostering innovation and helping new ideas reach the marketplace. Launched by TECOM Group, in5 offers five key benefits, which comprise a robust business set-up framework, training and mentorship, networking, investment opportunities, and cutting-edge prototyping labs, studios and creative workspaces. Check out Localyser here: http://www.localyser.com/ Check out Weltou here: https://www.weltou.com/ Check out Illuminate software solutions here: https://illuminate.ae/ Check out in5 here: https://infive.ae/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you are looking to start a new business in the Middle East, or are looking for information on how to grow your startup, this podcast is for you!   Join us on our journey as we build our own startup, Ejarcar.com, and hear success stories from established entrepreneurs in the Middle East.  Startup Hustle Middle East is a weekly podcast, hosted by Siddharth and Mamta Varerkar. This podcast will cover topics like how to build a lean startup, how to pitch, growth-hacking tips to market your product and we also interview leading thought-leaders in the Middle East.  You can find our audio podcast on all podcast platforms - apple podcasts, google podcasts, castbox, spotify, itunes etc. If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. #KeepOnHustling
28:58
March 28, 2019
E21: Raising your Series B funding | Ankit Sarwahi | MEVP
If you are looking to raise your Series B, it is very important to know what VCs like MEVP look for. Ankit Sarwahi, associate director at MEVP tells us what the revenue, profit and user base numbers should look like at Series B stage. MEVP is a Middle East focused VC firm that invests in innovative companies from the region. We spoke to Ankit at STEP conference 2019, listen to find out his take on startups, the ecosystem, exits and the value that VC firms bring. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: X Check out MEVP here: https://www.mevp.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
09:56
March 14, 2019
E20: The state of funding in the Middle East | Philip Bahoshy, Founder of Magnitt
If you are active in the startup ecosystem in the Middle East - you know about Magnitt, a great resource for entrepreneurs and investors in the region. Magnitt is a combination of Crunchbase and Linkedin for the Middle East market. We had a chance to speak with Philip Bahoshy, founder and CEO of Magnitt at STEP conference 2019 about the opportunities and challenges in the Middle East, especially with regards to funding.  You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou9E0wUi7cE Find out more about Philip here: https://twitter.com/pbahoshy?lang=en Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
08:40
March 5, 2019
E19 : Starting the Biggest Startup Conference | STEP Conference 2019 with Ray Durgham
STEP is one of the largest startup and tech conferences in the UAE, and we had the chance to talk to the man who started it all - Ray Dargham. STEP conference is a startup with a mission push the startup ecosystem forward and Ray has managed to create a successful platform for founders, investors and early adopters. STEP just wrapped up its 7th year and ended it with some exciting news - for the first time ever, STEP Saudi will be held on March 25th in Riyadh.  You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: X Check out STEP Saudi conference here: https://saudi.stepconference.com/ Find out more about Ray Dargham here: https://twitter.com/raydargham?lang=en Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
12:56
February 20, 2019
E18: From building Aramex to launching Wamda X | Fadi Ghandour
In this episode, Sid and Mamta speak to one of the most influential people in the Startup ecosystem in the Middle East, Fadi Ghandour, at STEP conference 2019. Fadi talks to us about what it was like to build Aramex more than 37 years ago and tells us about the purpose behind Wamda X, a grant-based programme to encourage entrepreneurs from the region. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/DbIqA3uoItQ Check out Wamda X here: https://www.wamda.com/wamdax Find out more about Fadi Ghandour here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fadi-ghandour-52353b/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
18:24
February 16, 2019
E17: The Honest Truth About Being An Entrepreneur | The Story of Mr. Draper
In this episode, we talk to Mahmoud, Founder of Mr. Draper, which is the first personalized men's shopping service in the region. Mahmoud takes us through his journey of building the business, and gets real about all the mistakes made when he started out and everything he has learned along the way. For people planning to start a business or working on their startup, this episode is a must-listen as Mahmoud shares insights on cap tables, growth hacks and fundraising and he also gets Sid to try out the product! You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/1neOgO60dw4 Check out Mr. Draper here: https://www.mrdraper.com/ Find out more about Mahmoud here:https://www.linkedin.com/in/mahmoud-gao-4a7575a/  Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/   Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com  Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com  Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/  If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
01:16:38
January 30, 2019
E16: 10 Mistakes Founders Make When Pitching to VCs
In this episode, Sid and Mamta talk to Ajinkya, Senior Executive - Investments & Research at ASA Ventures.  Ajinkya tells us ten mistakes founders make when pitching to VC Firms. Ajinkya has witnessed several startup pitches, reviewed many decks and has pitched himself so he shares some really invaluable pointers for founders. What do you think are common mistakes entrepreneurs make when they pitch? Link to the youtube video : https://youtu.be/Y1EyceZkh8w Check out ASA Ventures here: http://asa.ventures/ Find out more about Ajinkya here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajinkyatanpure/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphust... https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/    Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com   Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com Get in touch with Yellow here: https://welcometoyellow.com/ If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
48:47
January 22, 2019
E15: The Uber for Pickup trucks in UAE | Yalla Pickup
In this episode, Sid and Mamta interview the founder and CEO of Yalla Pickup, Elie El Tom. Yalla Pickup is the Uber model for Pickup trucks, used by businesses and consumers for easy and hassle-free transportation and moving services. Elie tells us about how he started his journey and shares his learnings and experience of being a founder. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: X Check out Yalla Pickup here: https://www.yalla-pickup.com/ Find out more about Elie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elieeltom/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: ejarcar.com If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
40:58
January 6, 2019
E14 : The story of Joi | Part 2 | Interview with Co-founder of Joi Gifts
Listen to Part two of Sid and Mamta's interview with the co-founder and co-CEO of Joi Gifts, Ritesh Tilani. Joi gifts is the region’s largest e-commerce gifting platform and Ritesh talks to us about his journey that includes consulting, launching a few startups, being a VC and then getting back to being an entrepreneur. In Part 1 we covered the journey leading up to Joi Gifts, and in this episode we talk about how he set up Joi and how they have set themselves apart from the market by clever branding tactics and some very interesting marketing campaigns. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: Check out Joi gifts here: https://www.joigifts.com/ Find out more about Ritesh here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rtilani Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
51:09
December 16, 2018
E13: From VC to Startup | Interview with Co-founder of Joi Gifts
In this episode, Sid and Mamta interview the co-founder and co-CEO of Joi Gifts, Ritesh Tilani. Joi gifts is the region’s largest e-commerce gifting platform and Ritesh talks to us about his journey that includes consulting, launching a few startups, being a VC and then getting back to being an entrepreneur. We had so much to chat about, so this is part 1 which is the journey leading up to Joi Gifts. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/1cDZpJff2O4 Check out Joi gifts here: https://www.joigifts.com/ Find out more about Ritesh here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rtilani/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: ejarcar.com If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
48:53
December 9, 2018
E12: Our Dubai Shark Tank Experience | The Equity Room
In this episode, we discuss what it was like to pitch our startup EjarCar, at Dubai's very own Shark Tank event called The Equity Room organised by Gulf Events. Find out what happened with the pitch and listen in to find out what we thought of the other startup pitches and the experience. You can also watch this episode on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Z18pzNrBxFw OR catch the behind the scenes from the event: https://youtu.be/QjqD3Sk6oAU Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
51:49
November 26, 2018
E11: The importance of User Experience | Interview with Founder of Digit of Things (Part 2)
Sid and Mamta interview the founder of Digital of Things, the first purpose-built UX Lab in Dubai. Sudipt Shah talks to Startup Hustle Middle East about the importance of usability testing in a multicultural region like the Middle East. Digital of Things marries UX Tech with Psychology to give clients an understanding of what their customer needs. www.digitalofthings.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: ejarcar.com If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
40:03
November 11, 2018
E10: Starting the first UX Lab in Dubai | Interview with Sudipt, Founder of Digit of Things (Part 1)
Sid and Mamta interview the founder of Digital of Things, the first purpose-built UX Lab in Dubai. Sudipt Shah talks to Startup Hustle Middle East about the importance of usability testing in a multicultural region like the Middle East. Digital of Things marries UX Tech with Psychology to give clients an understanding of what their customer needs. https://www.digitalofthings.com/ Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ https://www.twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: https://ejarcar.com If you have the Anchor app, you can also leave us a voice note to be featured in an upcoming episode. Connect with us #StartupHustleME
28:30
November 4, 2018
E09: Let's talk content: Discussion with Raj Kotecha (Part 2)
Listen to Part 2 of Sid and Mamta's conversation with Raj Kotecha, CEO of The Creative Content Agency and full-time maverick hustler. In this episode, we continue our discussion about content, platforms and Inside-out vs. Outside-in marketing strategy. For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments. You can also connect with Raj here: www.instagram.com/rajkotecha Find out about Raj's ventures: www.creativecontentagency.com And his podcasts are: Other Peoples Podcasts (OPP) and Raj Kotecha: That's a Great Question Find out about My Friends Your Friends here, upcoming event on 29 Oct www.myfriendsyourfriends.com
19:32
October 21, 2018
E08: Let's talk content: Discussion with Raj Kotecha (Part 1)
Content is king, and to do content right, that's something else altogether! How should founders navigate all the platforms and formats available and choose the right one for their brand and tribe? In this episode, Sid and Mamta speak to Raj Kotecha, CEO of The Creative Content Agency and full-time maverick hustler, about his journey. We had a lot to talk about, so this episode is Part 1 of the conversation... For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments. You can also connect with Raj here: www.instagram.com/rajkotecha Find out about Raj's ventures: www.creativecontentagency.com And his podcasts are: Other Peoples Podcasts (OPP) and Raj Kotecha: That's a Great Question Find out about My Friends Your Friends here: www.myfriendsyourfriends.com
44:21
October 9, 2018
E07: Let's talk marketing: Discussion with Che
Entrepreneurs and founders are often overwhelmed by digital marketing and don't know where to start! In this episode, Sid and Mamta speak to Che and discuss the mindset needed to put your brand/product out there and some marketing tactics that can help founders. For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on: startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup: ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments. You can also connect with Che here: https://www.instagram.com/oneandonlyche/ Find out about Consulting&: http://consultingand.co/ https://www.instagram.com/consulting.and/ And find out more about Mind Cloud Academy here: http://mindcloudacademy.com
38:35
October 2, 2018
E06: Our favorite podcasts for Entrepreneurs
There are a lot of podcasts that are great resources (or inspiration) for entrepreneurs. In this episode, Sid and Mamta discuss their favorite startup focused (and some non-startup focused) podcasts that they listen to. If you have podcast recommendations for us, do share it with us, or let us know what you think of our list. For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on : startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup : ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments.
16:60
September 15, 2018
E05: Five free tools for Entrepreneurs
As an entrepreneur, you are always looking for ways to save time, be more efficient and get insights and data to help your business. Now, it is easier than ever to bootstrap your business. In this episode, Sid and Mamta discuss their five favorite tools that can help entrepreneurs - from project management tools to CRM's, this a great list in case you are overwhelmed about what to choose, or just looking to make your work a bit more efficient. For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ twitter.com/startuphustleme www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on : startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup : ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments.
16:60
August 25, 2018
E04: Your one page business plan - The Lean Canvas
Founders spend too much time drafting their business plan. The Lean Canvas is an excellent tool to create your one-page business plan that includes all the moving elements that can make your business successful or help you validate a startup idea. In this episode, Sid and Mamta discuss the blocks that make up the Lean Canvas and share the EjarCar Lean Canvas as an example. To view the EjarCar Lean Canvas, click here: http://bit.ly/2KqaunE For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: www.facebook.com/startuphustleme www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ twitter.com/startuphustleme https://www.linkedin.com/company/startup-hustle-middle-east/ Email us on : startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup : https://ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments.
18:60
August 4, 2018
E03: How to pitch your Startup
As an Entrepreneur you are always pitching your business. In this episode, Sid and Mamta discuss how to craft your elevator pitch and how to build your pitch deck. To view the EjarCar Pitch deck, click here: http://bit.ly/2vaBrGo For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ https://twitter.com/startuphustleme Email us on : startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup : https://ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a voice message with your questions and comments.
17:10
July 28, 2018
Why You Should Build an MVP
Save money, time and resources when building your Startup by launching an MVP! In this episode, Sid and Mamta discuss The Lean Startup Methodology (by Eric Reis) and share examples on how you can build your MVP to test the market and launch your product quickly. For more tips, Follow us on Social or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ https://twitter.com/startuphustleme Email us on : startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup : https://ejarcar.com If you are an Anchor user, you can also leave us a message with your questions and comments.
10:57
July 21, 2018
Introducing Startup Hustle Middle East
Welcome to the first episode of Startup Hustle Middle East. Sid and Mamta fill you in on what to expect from this new podcast series about building a startup in the Middle East. Follow us on Social for the Podcast or use #StartupHustleME to connect: https://www.facebook.com/startuphustleme https://www.instagram.com/startuphustleme/ https://twitter.com/startuphustleme Email us on : startup.hustle.me@gmail.com Visit our Car rental startup : https://ejarcar.com
06:53
July 14, 2018