AIM Startup will host the second edition of its annual Innovation Showcase and Pitch competition in Dubai, UAE, between April 9 – 11, 2018, in conjunction with the Annual Investment Meeting, Future Cities Show and DIGAE under the theme “Technology for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth”.

Dubai is getting ready to host the creators, innovators and masterminds of our time. AIM Startup is inviting people who are bold enough to step out of their comfort zone and work towards building a brighter future which will be abundant in oppurtunities and resources. It is for the startups who use technology to solve global challenges, while respecting and safeguarding the environment and keeping it greener for our future generations. This will allow them to live in a world based on values of trust, transparency and equality.

AIM Startup was launched in 2017  as an initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy to connect promising startups with investors and business partners from other parts of the world. AIM Startup is an ideal platform for startup companies looking to raise capital, expand into new markets and forge meaningful business relationships with major investors, business leaders, representatives of international institutions and government entities.

More than200promising startups will convene under one roof to meet investors, corporates, government representatives and industry experts in AIM Startup 2018. An opportunity will be given to them to demonstrate their groundbreaking solutions to a global audience of more than 20,000 people. Startups can showcase their products and pitch their products and services to a panel of distinguished judges and investors. This is a big chance to meet officials, investors and experts from different industries. Industry leaders will share their insights​ through interactive panel discussions, talks, fireside chats and keynotes.

All startups using technology to solve global challenges can participate and win exciting cash prizes and awards.

A roadshow is organized all around the GCC which will be conducted between 14th November 2017 to 25th January 2018.

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business leaders has kicked off its flagship bi-annual learning event, the EO Global University, in the city of Hyderabad this week.

It was inaugurated on Wednesday 26th October by Honourable Vice President of India, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu and the Honourable Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD), Industries & Commerce, Mines & Geology, Public Enterprises and NRI Affairs, Mr.K.T.Rama Rao. The 2017 EO Hyderabad University has brought over 500 EO members from 35 countries belonging to 87 chapters across the globe, together for four days of learning and experience sharing.

The event is taking place at the Hyderabad International Convention Center from 25th – 29th October, the 2017 EO Hyderabad University is also offering attendees access to a prominent line-up of global, regional and local speakers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

(L-R) EO University Local Lead, G.V. Kumar; EO Global Chairman, Brian Brault; EO Global University Lead, Michael Ross; EO Regional Director, South Asia, Chiranjiv Patel, addressing media, at the ongoing Entrepreneurs’ Organization’s flagship program 2017 EO Hyderabad University, JUGAAD, at HICC. Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 169 chapters in 52 countries.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization is a global peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000 influential business owners with 169 chapters in 52 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.

EO Global University is one of EO’s most highly anticipated global events that takes place twice a year in different cities across the world. It includes four days of learning combined with social experiences that are unique to the host country. The overall aim is to provide truly global learning experience and an opportunity to interact with and learn from some of the world’s leading business and life-changing experts.

For more details visit 2017 EO Hyderabad University


GITEX Future Stars, the biggest ever confluence of the global start-up ecosystem, is set to offer entrepreneurs a chance to win funding and opportunities to spur innovation through a targeted series of hosted competitions, Innovation cups and corporate pitch opportunities.

GITEX Future Stars is the Middle East and Africa’s largest start-up confluence of global tech entrepreneurs, international investors and corporate buyers.

The event will be held alongside GITEX Technology Week from October 8 – 12, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The start-up conference will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to win over AED 1.2 million in prizes. Prizes include cash to support entrepreneurship, trips to Silicon Valley and the chance to pitchfork key leaders in the start-up ecosystem.

The event will host the GITEX Supernova Challenge, a series of pitch competition offering exhibiting start-ups the opportunity to win over USD 180,000 in prize money across 18 categories including best global start-up, most disruptive start-up and best youth start-up. Shortlisted start-ups will pitch their ideas to an esteemed panel of international venture capital investors.

GITEX Future Stars will also feature a collaborative entrepreneurship program in partnership with Wanda. Wanda is the leading platform for entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa to promote corporate start-up engagement in the region. Over a series of workshops and pitching sessions, select start-ups will come together to solve critical enterprise challenges with the goal of initiating partnerships with large regional and international companies.

At the event ACCENTURE will launch the Accenture Innovation Awards, an initiative that identifies and supports the best ideas that use technology to solve tomorrow’s problems today. Winners will be chosen across three categories: Artificial Intelligence, Fintech and Social Impact.

Winning start-ups will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Silicon Valley, with Accenture assisting them in investor meetings. Winners of the Fintech and Social Impact categories will win an automatic placement at the Fintech Hive Investor Day and Expo Live Grant Program, valued at US$100,000 each. Moreover winners will receive access to a team of industry experts at Accenture, who will mentor, advise and counsel the winners on their businesses, including operations and client management.

To enhance tourism experience in Dubai, Dubai Tourism and Commerce Marketing is running a competition to seek the next big thing in travel technology. The top 30 entries will receive their own space at GITEX Future Stars in October to showcase their ideas.

GITEX Future Stars Women Innovation Partner, NAMA Women Advancement Establishment is supporting the participation of eight Emirati women-only start-ups to showcase groundbreaking ideas to the audience who are from all corners of the globe. At the event NAMA will also launch the Badiri Business Entrepreneurship Virtual Academy, digital platform for aspiring and current entrepreneurs, providing resources training and a community of empowered peers.

Through this event GITEX Future Stars extends an essential platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas and Innovation on a global stage. This event brings to Dubai the world’s leading angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and innovators from across 75 countries to network and unleash the potential of the next big opportunity.

GITEX Future Stars is the Middle East and Africa’s largest start-up confluence of global tech entrepreneurs, international investors and influential corporate buyers.

For more information please contact

Annie Bricker

Manager – PR and Media Relations

Dubai World Trade Centre

Mobile +971 55 7476782

Email: [email protected]

The fashion bar is soon to be raised a step higher in Delhi on 20th August, 2017, when designers from around the country will unveil the new fashion trends and the latest products and innovations, all under one roof, thus creating a niche for themselves.

TheRAV Fashions, a prominent fashion and lifestyle event company, is all set for its unique star studded fashion trade fair, Khwaish, aiming to provide a unique platform for the city’s cognoscenti, fashionistas and shopaholics alike.The event, to be held in the Grand Hotel, New Delhi, will be graced by the presence of prominent celebrities like, Adah Sharma of ‘Hasee toh phasee’ fame and former Mrs. Earth, Priyanka Khurana.

The attack of WannaCry Ransomware (that happened a few months ago, globally), followed by the illicit hacking of social media account of the vice-president of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, has seemingly instigated a wave of change in Andhra Pradesh’s online data management system, to fight the cyber crimes there are.

For the same, Andhra Pradesh has become the first in Asia, to introduce the Blockchain technology in the wake of demonetization, to prevent its people’s wealth and all the sensitive information online. The Chief Minister, Sri Chandrababu Naidu, has always been supportive of the “go-cashless” drive and has been doing his best to take Narendra Modi’s dream of “making India cashless” ahead.

The Blockchain Technology has already been introduced in a few departments in Andhra Pradesh to keep all its data secure. This technology stores all the transactions in a publicly centralized digital ledger that can solve the problem of online data manipulations without having a third party involved to check for the same. Blockchain technology assures safe mode for payments, banking and data storage, for the users.

Blockchain Tech.

Furthermore, Chandrababu Naidu has also announced the launch of an app called “AP Purse” that will facilitate simplistic online-payment-making methods for the people of Andhra Pradesh. CM Chandrababu Naidu, for his peerless initiatives, had been appointed the head for a committee of five Chief Ministers on Demonetization, by the Finance Minister of India, Mr. Arun Jaitley.

Cinema is considered the mirror of society. Indian society has strong impact of films. Films like Lunchbox, 3 idiots, Pink, and many other have proved that bollywood is changing its standards now. The cinema is now starting to evolve on its own and is unshackling its theatrical roots. It is developing its own principle in story telling and is free from any other form.

Bollywood also started doing Biopic movies to learn and inspire people. One such upcoming Biopic movie is ” Super 30” which is based on an entrepreneur. Actor Hrithik Roshan will be seen playing the role of Anand Kumar, a mathematician, who helps economically backward students for IIT-JEE coaching. He annually selects 30 students from extremely poor family and trains them for India’s most prestigious institution- IIT. The films title comes from the name of the coaching center “Super 30” that Anand runs in Bihar. He is also featured in the channels like BBC and has travelled to give talks at MIT, Harvard, and Tokyo University. The film will be directed by Vikas Bhal.

The current period of Bollywood is the most exciting period where filmmakers are trying to be fearless creative than ever before and thinking out of the box. The time is no longer far when a movie on Mukesh Ambani will be on screen. Entrepreneurs dedication is recognized and showed on reel screen.  In the coming years, we will definitely see a huge difference in the standards of Hindi cinema.

Governments and politics have always been in the biased clutches of nepotism all around the world. Nepotism can be defined as the practice of using power and influence to favour relatives and friends over others, especially while giving jobs and making promotions. Manu Joseph has quoted in his New York Times article that, “The Indian elite is a system where there is a 100 percent reservation for its own genetic material”.

India is not untouched from Nepotism:

The State cabinet ministers in Kerala have decided to pass a legislation which would curb nepotism in government appointments. The decision has been provoked by frequent controversies that were made after the appointment of some relatives of CPM leaders to high-ranking posts in few public sector undertakings (PSUs). All the top posts like the Managing Director in PSUs will now be allotted only after scrutinisation by the vigilance committee.

The Samajwadi Party is repeatedly accused by opposition leaders as well as media houses of promoting nepotism in politics. BSP leader Mayawati states that they support nepotism rather than socialism. Similarly, Congress has been pelted with accusatory comments from a long time in Indian politics as the Gandhi-Nehru family continued to appoint prime leaders from their family. Rahul Gandhi, is often criticised of being a hereditary successor to his family’s political background without being worthy of the role.

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged political leaders and portfolio-holders not to ask for tickets for their kindred or friends as there are other hard-working and deserving candidates who might miss upon the opportunity. It has been reported that several party leaders have cited their family members’ achievements and merits on their own letter-heads to create a good picture about how they have worked tirelessly for the parties and the community.

World’s powerful nation also follows Nepotism: 

The US President Donald Trump has been attacked for practicing nepotism in appointing his son-in-law as a senior advisor in the White House a little while back. The legal fraternity holds two different views on this issue. One is that since the anti-nepotism law enacted in 1978 allows the President to appoint his own White House staff without interference of any other provision of law dealing with employment, Trump has made no mistake. The other viewpoint states that the decision by Trump violates a 50 year old federal law and will set up a bad example for the future Presidents of the US.

Pakistan is no far too:

Nepotism can be observed in the politics of Pakistan as well. Bilawal Zardari, whose mother and grandfather are both former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, is the Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party. He went abroad to study and returned to take up a hereditary political role.

Neither UK is untouched, be it in politics or in private agencies! 

The United Kingdom does not have specific anti-nepotism laws but nepotism policies are adopted by several private companies. It has been stated that more than 200 MPs used their parliamentary allowances and liberties to employ their relatives and friends to different official posts in the U.K. It has often been suggested that nepotism should be banned in the United Kingdom but no conclusive law has been made till now.

Though some countries do not have anti-nepotism laws but private companies can put in place employee policies regarding nepotism at workplace.

So it can be summarised that nepotism has infiltrated world politics.

When did you last talk to your customer care service exceutive? Did you talk with a human or a bot?

Very interesting, isn’t it? Its ok! Don’t worry you are born curious and stay in that way because we are here to answer all your questions which arise in your mind.

Even if you haven’t started using chatbots, gear up to hear a lot about them. Poncho is the top ranked chatbot on Chatbottle. This futuristic sounding customer-service tool is already in use by some huge brands like Sephora and KLM and its poised to become the next big thing in marketing sector. Like Siri for brands, chatbots are quickly rising as a new “voice” in consumer communications. These chatty computer programs respond to texts or digital chats, effectively carrying on superficial-conversations with the humans. These bots have stronger conversation abilities than ever before.

There are different ways in which chatbots can be programmed. The most elementary form is rules-based. These rules-based bots are the most similar to automated customer service lines and guide consumers through a decision tree model. Bots have evolved to incorporate NLP, which translates common language into a form the bot’s system can understand. It extracts the user’s intent through a sentence and turns it into a command a machine can understand. Adding another level to NLP is AI, which enables the bot to “learn” through its interactions. Professional writers at editorial content marketing companies like Masthead Media can script chatbots with dialogue that not only reflects the brand identity, but also encourages consumers to continue engagement. These chatbots can mimic a conversation with a customer in a tone that reflects the brand’s identity. This back and forth communication can lead to happy and surprising moments to the consumers. Another important component of optimizing the bot is to understand and work with chatbots’ limitations.

Chatbots are getting more sophisticated all the time. However, chatbots are still in infancy which means people are going to have some negative experiences too.Two words: Microsoft Tay, Microsoft launched an AI bot named “Tay” that was programmed to mirror chatters’ speech patterns. But it created a lot of problems, that warned against entirely replacing utilitarian components of the website.

So, the moral here is to be careful with this emerging technology, and always prepare critically for the worst way consumers may try to use it. Chatbots reach the consumers when they want to be reached. Chatbots have their own personality but make sure you focus on utility over personality.

So, are you already thinking of unlocking a bot’s potential for your brand? Go ahead!

A two day “Startup India Summit” held in Abu Dhabi, UAE was organized by the Indian embassy in Dubai and Consul G haveeneral of India in partnership with Indian Software Products Industry Round Table (iSPIRT).

This provides a single platform for both India and UAE to come together to collaborate with investors and stakeholders for different sectors like technology, medicine, software, and Artificial intelligence.


The Indian ambassador said  “Different companies are at different stages of evolution and certain number of them are looking to grow further. Several others offer attractive investment opportunities. So, we hope to give them an opportunity to mix with the UAE investors, private businesses, sovereign funds and investors. Another objective is to change perceptions that India is not just an outsourcing capital, but has also got innovators and entrepreneurs.”


1. Dubai is a big financial hub, whereas India is one of the biggest startup hubs in the world. This will provide a big investment opportunity for UAE to invest in the country’s booming market.

2. It will increase the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of the country.

3. It will boost the startup companies to invest more in future by getting an access to funding opportunities.

4. This will help to improve the trade relations between the nations involved in the summit in the long run.

On the whole, the startup Indian Summit provides the startups funding, which acts as a source of investment for the nations involved in the summit as they will get benefited in the long run through the investments they make in these diverse startup ideas. So if you look at the big picture, both the startup and the investors are benefited and hence there is partnered growth.

This startup Summit will prove advantageous for both India and UAE and provide a platform for investors to invest in different companies.



Pakistan has made Jammu and Kashmir a living hell. Pakistan soldiers are ceaselessly indulging in ceasefire violations and also beheading the Indian soldiers. Their dastardly actions have destroyed the state peace. In a fresh ceasefire violation on 7 May, Pakistan has resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Chiti Bakri in Chingus area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector. The firing started at 6:45 a.m. and more than 7 villages have been targeted. Since Saturday, at least two civilians including a minor girl were killed and nine people, including four soldiers were injured as Pakistan pounded 35 villages and Indian posts with mortars along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Meanwhile,51 schools in Nowshera sector have been closed for an indefinite period while 36 in Manjakote and Doongi zones have been closed for three days, affecting 4,600 students. One  BSF trooper was also injured on Friday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector.The trooper was injured in unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Rangers here when he was cutting tall grass on the Indian side of the IB. Citing the sufferings and death of innocent civilians, besides the attack on Indian troops, the demonstrators further added that such brutal acts will not be tolerated any more. Our government has not taken any stern action so far, which is why Pakistan has been so daring in beheading the Indian soldiers. From the past three years Pakistan has increased the number of ceasefire violations. The above cited actions relfects that Pakistan is a terrorist country or is highly active in promoting cheap terror games in the valley. 

But why do we always act surprised and outraged whenever Pakistan’s rogue army does its usual job of insulting our dead jawans after a firefight, as it did two days ago by mutilating their bodies after a cross-border raid by their Border Action Team? What’s the government doing against them?

Actually, it’s realized that the world is not going to do anything about the terrorism it promotes, especially if it involves J&K. Because the only reason behind this is the big powers are all caught up in their own narrow isolation.

As a result,to take revenge, there are demands for a “surgical strike 2”. In addition to that, in war, the local laws should be suspended, we should suspend Article 370 and ensure a balanced demographic pattern in J&K, particularly in the Valley. After the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave there was no Kashmiriyat or Sufism: there is only Pak inspired Wahabism or Pakistaniat based on violence and hatred. Without this step, it is difficult to deal with the Pak inspired manipulations in the State.

There is lot that we (as a country) can do, but the wait is of the initiative taken by the government, before J&K become a land of dead bodies.