YallaStartup aims to foster innovation and early stage entrepreneurship in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The goal is to set the right channels and programs to increase the entrepreneurship activity at the youth and early stage levels.

We are three entrepreneurs from the Middle East. We founded, advised, fund raised and sold a number of companies in the US and Middle East. Throughout our journeys we faced a number of issues that we had to overcome, some were tougher than others. We realized that a lot of entrepreneurs in the MENA region face the same problems and we decided to do something about it.

Let’s get things going. Yalla! YallaStartup!

Elie Khoury, Habib Haddad & Sami Shalabi