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5 Exciting MENA Startups to Keep an Eye On


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The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has seen a surge in innovation and entrepreneurship in the past few years. A vibrant startup ecosystem is flourishing, and within it, five remarkable startups have caught our attention. These companies are on the verge of transforming their respective industries, and here's why you should keep an eye on them.


1. Taqseet Pay: Transforming the Shopping Experience

Shopping becomes a whole lot easier with Taqseet Pay. Based in Saudi Arabia, their cutting-edge platform empowers businesses of all sizes to offer flexible and transparent payment solutions to customers, enhancing the shopping experience and fostering growth and loyalty.


Their payment solutions are designed to be transparent and secure, ensuring peace of mind for customers. The platform seamlessly integrates with existing systems, making it easy for businesses to get started and improve their processes.


2. Twig Finance: Making Saving Simple


Saving money has never been easier, thanks to Twig. This innovative startup automates your savings and empowers you to reach your goals without the extra effort. Whether you're saving for future purchases, planning for retirement, or preparing for life's special moments, Twig helps you stay on track and allocate your money toward your most important goals.


Twig's mission is to empower individuals to achieve their goals through automated savings while building healthy financial habits for a more comfortable life. Their vision is to provide tools, knowledge, and expertise to create a financially savvy and healthy community.


3. Payllion: Streamlining Spending for SMBs


Payllion is all about simplifying spending for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Their centralized spending management solution offers real-time visibility and analytics, allowing SMBs to make informed decisions and drive growth.


Payllion's mission is to help businesses spend smarter and more efficiently while empowering the next generation of businesses across the MENA region. Their platform integrates with business bank accounts, enabling efficient payments and expense tracking. It's a game-changer for SMBs seeking financial efficiency and growth.


4. Humd: A Tech-Forward Approach to Printing and Packaging


Humd is here to revolutionize the printing and packaging industry. They offer a marketplace where you can find eco-friendly and sustainable merchandise, marketing collateral, packaging products, and more. From organic T-shirts to recycled business cards, Humd encourages businesses to build their brand while contributing to a greener planet.


Their Design Lab makes it easy to customize products, and they prioritize quality assurance to ensure customer satisfaction. Humd is committed to delivering a world-class experience for those looking to make a positive impact with their printed materials.


5. Sidekick: Your Ultimate Sports Buddy

For sports and fitness enthusiasts in the UAE, Sidekick is the go-to app. This startup simplifies the process of booking sports activities, helping you find thousands of teammates in your area. Whether you're searching for a fitness coach, looking to book a lesson, or eager to join sports groups and events, Sidekick has you covered.


The app's user-friendly interface allows you to effortlessly discover nearby sports activities, connect with potential teammates, and access expert fitness coaching. It's your ticket to a healthier, more active lifestyle.


Are you interested in connecting with more startups?


Mark your calendar for GITEX 'Expand North Star' the biggest startup and investor connector event taking place from October 15 to 18, 2023. Now in its 8th edition, Expand North Star promises an even larger gathering of startups, insightful talks, mentorship clinics, pitch competitions, and much more. During this event, you can also attend industry-leading conferences like Fintech Surge, Future Blockchain Summit, and Marketing Mania.


Don't miss out – secure your ticket today


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