Recently, I’ve become increasingly convinced that the Middle East is going through its dotcom boom. Today, the brilliant folks at ArabCrunch, a site I admittedly check every morning, launched a tool that we’ve been desperately in need of.
ArabCrunch.net is the first social network focused at fostering entrepreneurship in the region by connecting our local entrepreneurs with mentors from around the world. The site has the blessing of Bassel Yassine Ojjeh, of D1g fame and a former senior executive at Yahoo! who invested in ArabCrunch.The launch came at a conference held at the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship, which may explain why only last week the good folk from ArabCrunch tweeted from Her Majesty’s office.
There has been a mention of quite a few successful Arab entrepreneurs in the press lately. It was only yesterday that Google announced their acquisition of AdMob, a company headed by an Arab entrepreneur Omar Hamoui; not to forget the likes of Samih Touqan and Rabea Ataya, all with much to offer young entrepreneurs.
ArabCrunch.net is currently in private beta (do you guys think I can get an invite? Please. Pretty please!)
So, what do you think? Is this it? Is this our dotcom boom? Leave your comments below, we’d love to know what you think.