Carla Sertin

ARTICLES

9 months ago

How To Answer "Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years" At A Job Interview

Going into a job interview, you should have an idea of what you want from the position. Executive Director of the Society of Human Resources in the Middle East and Africa Brad Boyson says honesty...
10 months ago

How To Answer “What Are Your Salary Expectations” At A Job Interview

It's important to define salary expectations before entering a job interview. In some places it's illegal to ask interviewees how much money they currently make, and in others it's common...
10 months ago

Solar Startup Pawame Raises $2 Million In Underfunded Cleantech Industry

U.A.E.-based off-grid solar startup Pawame announced yesterday that it raised $2 million in funding. The startup wants to bring electricity to 150 million sub-Saharan households without access to the...
10 months ago

Sarwa: Fintech Around Here Is Kind Of A Buzzword

Mark Chahwan started Sarwa with his co-founder Jad Sayegh to popularize robo-advisors in the Middle East. But there are obstacles standing in the path to success, including the region's...
10 months ago

VC Firm Womena To Start New Accelerator For Female-Led Tech Startups

Dubai-based investment group Womena announced on March 1 that it would launch an accelerator named Womentum focusing on female-led tech startups. The announcement was made at the launch event for its...
10 months ago

Lebanese Billionaire Ayman Hariri's Social Media App Vero Is Going Viral

There’s a new “it network” on the block. People flocked to subscription-based social networking app Vero last week, prompting its servers to shut down. It is currently the top free social networking...
10 months ago

Mind The (Funding) Gap: Dubai Incubator To Focus On Islamic Startups

New startup incubator Goodforce Labs launched today in Dubai with a focus on pushing Islamic startups and SMEs towards earning $50 million in annual revenues. The incubator was launched by Dubai...
10 months ago

Souqalmal: The Opportunity For Fintech Is Massive

Ambareen Musa founded financial product comparison site Souqalmal in 2012, a time when she says people in the Middle East weren't talking about fintech. Watch the video to find out what she thinks...