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Momen Elshamy on launching a bootstrapped startup to compete with Canva

written by iryna prysyazhnuk Momen Elshamy is a graphic designer and a founder of Premast – an Egypt-based startup that offers presentation design tools. Premast was launched in August 2020, in the middle of a pandemic and uncertainty. Without any outside funding or government grants, by March 2021 startup is profitable. IMB, Johnson&Johnson, and Volkswagen…

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Ammar Akhtar on bootstrapping a startup, growing during pandemic and skills every non-tech founder needs

Written by iryna prysyazhnuk Ammar Akhtar, founder of Finalrentals and a keynote speaker shares insights on discovering a niche for innovation, bootstrapping a startup, and skills every non-tech founder needs. Ammar Akhtar created Finalrentals in 2016, and the company has become the largest car rental marketplaceย in the UAE with over 40,000 locations worldwide. Akhtar brought…

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George Burke: a successful startup launch during the pandemic

A startup launch. What is the best way to do it? George Burke, a San Francisco based entrepreneur and the co-founder of FounderPool shares his insights on a successful startup launch. FounderPool, Burke’s new project, de-risks entrepreneurs by pooling startup equity. In the first month of allowing for open enrollments and applying, FounderPool got around…