Dubai: mecca for start-ups?
Ramona Depares is joined by Raki Bench Cofounder of COD Network on the AGS Expo floor in Dubai to discuss the hottest sectors making waves in the region right now
In this interview, Raki Bench takes us through what is making Dubai so attractive to start-up companies. His company focuses on helping their partners grow their businesses by providing them with everything they need for the success of their projects in the field of e-commerce.
When asked the big question of why Dubai, Bench expresses that in terms of business, Dubai gave him everything. The company started out their business in ecommerce, affiliate marketing and eMarketing in Morocco and moved to doing business in Dubai.
“From networking to business set up in Dubai, it’s just great opportunities everywhere!”
Bench goes on to further say that in terms of starting a company, bringing your ideas to the middle eastern region is a great way to do it. “The whole entrepreneurship community is very strong here and networking is amazing.”
With Dubai being a hotbed for start-ups, incubator businesses and all young companies are moving to the area but does Dubai have the infrastructure to cope with this? Depares asks.
“Of course. I believe Dubai can compete with the US in terms of logistics and in terms of the whole ecosystem. The whole ecosystem here is ready for you to bring your ideas or projects to life. Bring what you’re doing in your country to Dubai and it will be welcoming you with open hands.”
You work the magic when it comes to connecting businesses to Dubai. In your experience, what are the hottest sectors right now?
When it comes to my industry which is e-commerce, We’re helping people and product sellers, sell their products here in the middle east. Our company, COD.Network, helps online sellers sell their products here in the middle east. Individuals can start their trade in a number of Arab and Asian markets without any problems, as the company provides everything you need for this purpose, starting from transporting your commodity to these markets, custom clearance, to storing products in their warehouses and ending with delivering it to the customer.
With COD. Network, clients are not compelled to follow the long procedures that some investments require in the country and you don’t have to recruit individuals in the objective nations. The company eliminates the need to enlist workers to call your clients to affirm orders. COD. The network makes it simple for you to enter any country you need to begin your web-based business in with no responsibilities or extra costs.
This interview was closed off with Ramona Depares asking if COVID-19 had any impact on businesses coming together. To this question Bench replied that he was surprised with the number of people that came together for the AGS summit in Dubai and in terms of business and e-commerce, the COVID period had quite a positive impact he stated. “Coming here to Dubai, COVID seems like an old story now.”
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