Companies YallaStartup


  • Elie Khoury
  • Habib Haddad
  • Sami Shalabi



  • Entrepreneurship
  • NGO


Company Stage

  • Founded: 2009
  • Stage: Stealth
  • Employees: 4


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YallaStartup aims to foster early stage entrepreneurship in the MENA region. Our goal is to address the gaps in the early stage entrepreneurial ecosystem both online and offline. We focus on knowledge sharing, community building, mentorship, and assisting in finding seed investment.

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.

YallaStartup News

  • Story from the Trenches – SuperMama

    SuperMama is a parenting website that features support, advice, videos, feedback and much more for parents and parents-to-be, a completely new idea in the Middle East. SuperMama is the epitome of creating a new market instead of entering an existing ...

  • The Freedom to Start – An Insider’s Perspective

    Countries in the MENA are well equipped in terms of education to produce entrepreneurs. However, there needs to be more emphasis on certain freedoms, such as the freedom of speech and assembly. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, and to allow it ...

  • Disruptive Innovation – How VCs View Startups

    I don’t think you choose to become a VC. I think you go through this experience – and most VCs go through this, where you gather a bunch of information, either reporting about start ups or doing your own, and ...

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