Inspiration, Ideas and two great Interviews!

Earlier this week Dubai held its second Startup Grind Event. We were lucky enough to be joined by two fantastic guests, Loulou Khazen Baz - newly crowned Winner of The Entrepreneur and Muna Al Gurg - guest judge also from the show.

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With an audience of enthusiastic and budding Entrepreneurs and a selection of mini burgers, canapés and fruit cocktails we discussed the journeys of  both guests. Speaking to Loulou we heard her story of the idea behind Nabbesh.com and the route she took to be crowned winner and Entrepreneur of the 2012 TV show. Muna shared her story as successful business women, guest judge and her views on startups and Entrepreneurs in the region.

We would like to thank our sponsors Purity for supplying our stage furniture, Groupon for helping us sell tickets to the event, iStyle for all our Apple equipment and Shop & Ship as our overall general sponsor. As always a big thanks to MAKE for a fantastic venue and amazing chocolate brownie's.

It is clear that Dubai is getting ready for a boom in the entrepreneur community and we are only a short time away from seeing the next huge startup coming out of the region. With companies like Nabbesh.com and mentors / investors such as Muna we are sure to see some hot activity in 2013.

At the last event we saw the start of a great following for the entrepreneurial spirit in Dubai. This latest addition to the Startup Grind chapter shows that we will soon see the next big bang coming out of the UAE. Hearing stories from the likes of Loulou and Muna gives everybody that belief that their idea to can be successful - as Muna said during the event, we just dont see enough good ideas!

With some more amazing events planned and some equally influential speakers for next year 2013 is set to be a very interesting time for Startup Grind Dubai.

Startup Grind Dubai is brought to you by yours truely Simon Hudson from ThinkTank Middle-East. With a passion for new and creative ideas and a background in new media and small startups, I'm excited to bring what is needed to drive this local Chapter.

Simon is the founder of ThinkTank, a record label for new and innovative startups in Dubai.

 *Video footage courtesy of Canvas Art Dubai.