Host Andrew Berkowitz introduces the six episode Ecosystem Arabia mini-series which dives deep into the Middle East and North Africa tech and innovation industries. Picture: SUPPLIED.
Host Andrew Berkowitz introduces the six episode Ecosystem Arabia mini-series which dives deep into the Middle East and North Africa tech and innovation industries. Picture: SUPPLIED.

Ecosystem Arabia — Episode 1 of 6.

In the first episode of our six-week community activation, we tell the inside stories of Yahoo’s acquisition of Maktoob.com, Amazon’s acquisition of Souq, and dive into how technology inspired the Arab Spring uprising.

This community activation is an interactive digital gathering of the Middle East and North African start-up ecosystems; it consists of a 6 episode podcast miniseries and a 6 week live-streamed start-up pitch competition, which will both culminate in an interactive virtual summit on February 16.

On this episode you’ll learn:

The inside story of Yahoo's acquisition of Maktoob.com [7:15]
What the future of work in the Mena region will look like [11:37]
Should governments across the Mena region protect their local tech companies [14:00]

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This podcast is brought to you by The Global Startup Movement in partnership with MultimediaLIVE.  

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