Startup Rising The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0230342221
ISBN-13: 9780230342224
Edition: 2013
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Description: Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But  More...

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List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 8/13/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Despite the world's elation at the Arab Spring, shockingly little has changed politically in the Middle East; even frontliners Egypt and Tunisia continue to suffer repression, fixed elections, and bombings, while Syria descends into civil war. But in the midst of it all, a quieter revolution has begun to emerge, one that might ultimately do more to change the face of the region: entrepreneurship. As a seasoned angel investor in emerging markets, Christopher Schroeder was curious but skeptical about the future of investing in the Arab world.  Travelling to Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, he saw thousands of talented, successful, and intrepid entrepreneurs, all willing to face cultural, legal, and societal impediments inherent to their worlds.  Equally important, he saw major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, Yahoo, and Living Social making significant bets, despite the uncertainty in the region. Here, he marries his own observations with the predictions of these tech giants to offer a surprising and timely look at the second stealth revolution in the Middle East—one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress.

George Witte is the author of two previous collections, The Apparitioners and Deniability . His poems have been published in a range of journals and anthologized in The Best American Poetry, Old Flame, Rabbit Ears , and Vocabula Bound . He received Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock prize, as well as a fellowship from the New Jersey Council for the Arts. The editor in chief of St. Martin's Press, he lives with his family in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Foreword
Celebration of Entrepreneurship
Work-Around: "Entrepreneurship Isn't New to the Middle East"
The New Breed
Leap Frog
The Ecosystem Builders
Startup/Turn-Around: The Education of a New Generation
The New Middle East: Women at the Startup Helm
Religion and the Ecosystem
Not a Matter of Whether, but When
Notes
Acknowledgments
Annotated Bibliography
Index

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