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In the last episode of Ready to Launch: A MENA Entrepreneurship Podcast of 2021, co-hosts Merissa Khurma and Rajae Sahouri spoke with Christopher Schroeder, American entrepreneur, investor, and author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. In this discussion, Chris evaluated how the startup scene has changed across MENA in the decade since his book was released, and the 2010-11 Arab uprisings. While he is encouraged by the skills and talent contributing to a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, millions of people in the region still lack access to resources to tap into their full potential.

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This podcast was funded by a grant from the United States Department of State. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.

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