Dubai, UAE- March 29, 2018: Forbes Middle East, the official magazine partner at Step 2018, successfully concluded a panel discussion with four entrepreneurs talking about how media has played a vital role in their journey. Moderated by Ahmed Abdul Wahab, Senior Advisor, Forbes Middle East- the panel discussion revolved around vibrant themes on how media plays an important role in stakeholder engagement and its impact on business.

The four panelists who made it successfully on covers of Forbes Middle East- Mohamed Amine Belarbi, Co- Founder and CEO – VUL9 Security solutions, Lojain Jibawi, Co-Founder and CEO- VOTEK, Eddy Maroun, Co-Founder and CEO – ANGHAMI and Hasib Khan, Founder- UDRIVE  shared their insights on how media has made an impact to  their journey, how can startups make their businesses get noticed by media giants and creating awareness amongst investors and customers being risk averse.

Talking about being on the cover of Forbes Middle East- Eddy Maroun, Anghami added, “Being on the cover of one of the prestigious media giant like Forbes Middle East sets sky rocket expectations to our stakeholders- They all think we are billionaires, laughed Eddy.

In the current scenario, startups talked about how investors and customers, today are risk averse to ideas. The discussion concluded on these startups sharing their experience on how they tackle adverse coverage during a crisis. The panel was held at Step Start arena which included startup mentoring sessions, flagship pitch presentations and partner activations.