FT Future 25: Middle East

From Tehran to Cairo, businesses are tapping into the region’s youthful, tech-savvy population. The inaugural FT Future 25 list has sought to identify companies that are disrupting their sectors and succeeding in a tumultuous region

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Innovative start-ups are defying region’s economic and geopolitical challenges

Start-up aims to make ‘modest fashion mainstream’ for women who choose to cover hair

Ignoring Silicon Valley ‘myths’ key to success in region undeserving of hefty risk premium

Start-up harnesses nature to help protect cities and ports from rising seas and violent storms

Ride-hailing app sets sights on becoming one-stop shop with expansion into deliveries

Fintech targets region’s 25m low-income workers reliant on exchange houses to remit cash

Cairo-based start-up offers affordable healthcare for middle class families