Practically every day, a new company sprouts up to tackle one of countless problems and while some hold promise, it’s impossible for us to list them all. We’ve tried to focus on the few that cover a variety of industries, including those that are doing something really cool, whether it’s in, Animation, Graphic Design, web designs, Illustration, enterprise computing, events planning or even those focused on behind-the-scenes services.

Here are our picks, presented in no particular order. These aren’t all necessarily brand new companies, but ones we think will make a significant breakthrough soon.

liwwa
liwwa, Inc. is a financial services company whose mission is to facilitate access to capital for small businesses. As a peer-to-peer lender, liwwa is cultivating a two-sided network of lenders and borrowers across the MENA region (accessible at liwwa.com). To that end we are developing scalable credit assessment processes, payment tools, …

Ektitaby
Ektitaby is an equity based crowdfunding platform for the Arab People. In line with our mission to provide alternative means of finance for startups and SMEs in MENA and to provide our network of investors all over the world with the opportunity to invest in high potential investments, in addition …

Tasmeem Middle East
Tasmeem Middle East (tasmeemME) is the first regional online networking site dedicated to creative Designers. Both companies and individuals can share work, find the right Designer to help get a project done, and connect with fellow designers. tasmeemME’s vision is to provide a melting pot of Middle Eastern designers with …

Gibran translation
Gibran is a professional translation services company that focuses on business, financial, technical, and legal translations. We aspire to serve leading corporations and institutions across the Middle East. Our recognition of the region’s need for quality translation, coupled with our passion for languages, has inspired us to establish Gibran. Our …

Arabia Weddings, Jordan
Samar Shawareb is the Founder and Managing Director of Arabia Weddings.com (www.ArabiaWeddings.com); the region’s number 1 online bilingual wedding planning platform, which was established in Jordan in late 2011. Samar has over 25 years of work experience. She founded Events Unlimited in 2001 as a professional event management company producing …

Al Zaytuna for chocolate and confectionery manufacturing company
We produce real chocolate under the brand TOPS, our mission is to create a quality product that will enable us to operate globally with significant competitive advantage, our vision is to expand regionally via follow on investment based on analysis of the market demand and growth, We are producing niche …