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February 2019

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“Disrupt or be disrupted” I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase over and over again you’re starting to wonder if it’s just a tech jargon to make business executives sound smart or there is an actual disruption going on. Disruption is defined as “an interruption in the usual way that a system, process, or event works” by the Cambridge dictionary. In the business or start-up space, this interruption happens daily. Typical example is the uberisation of every space presently. I’m talking AirBnB disrupting the…

Having been selected to part of the first cohort of Startupbootcamp (SBC) FinTech Dubai brought its own excitement and anxiety. We were excited because our idea to provide a platform through which smallholder farmers can be connected with finance had been validated, however, the anxiety of leaving operations and being away for the programme period couldn’t be hidden. We settled it in our minds and hearts after deep deliberation of the business model and the…