START UP: Why are only 14% of investments in Middle East companies founded by women?

START UP: Why are only 14% of investments in Middle East companies founded by women?

The latest report by event organiser Arabnet, in partnership with The Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development (Dubai SME), analysed 1,423 regional investments in start-ups across the MENA region last year and found that only 14 percent of deals were with start-ups founded by women. Briar Prestidge, founder of Briar Prestidge International and producer of live talkshow event, Deals in High Heels.

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE: Dubai-based entrepreneur picked to compete in Amazon Prime reality TV series

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE: Dubai-based entrepreneur picked to compete in Amazon Prime reality TV series

Dubai-based entrepreneur Briar Prestidge has been selected from thousands of business owners to compete in a new Amazon Prime reality TV series about entrepreneurs, The Social Movement. Similar to the hit show The Apprentice that starred now US President Donald Trump, the show will have an ultimate “pitch off” in front of an audience. The winning team’s not-for-profit will win the investment prize and The Social Movement team will return for season 2 to defend their crown.

Meet the Grazia Academy's first graduate, course facilitated by Briar Prestidge

 Meet the Grazia Academy's first graduate, course facilitated by Briar Prestidge

“I registered for the Fashion Styling for Instagram session - a full-day training course organised by Grazia and the College of Fashion & Design Dubai - to explore new ways of marketing my new modestwear brand Abaiia via Instagram. The course facilitator Briar Prestidge was so professional and managed the day flawlessly, sharing tools and techniques for branding and positioning our businesses, and also teaching tips and tricks for optimising our images which were put to the test in an interactive live practice session.

ARABIAN BUSINESS: Dubai entrepreneur picked to compete in Amazon Prime reality TV series

ARABIAN BUSINESS: Dubai entrepreneur picked to compete in Amazon Prime reality TV series

Dubai entrepreneur Briar Prestidge has been selected from thousands of business owners to compete in an Amazon Prime reality TV series about entrepreneurs. Filmed in Montreal, The Social Movement will follow 40 entrepreneurs, CEOs and investors from around the world who together to solve socio-economic issues that are impacting the planet, including wage inequality, access to affordable health care, global warming, hunger and homelessness

Briar Prestidge on Dubai Eye: How I was Selected for Amazon Prime TV

Briar Prestidge on Dubai Eye: How I was Selected for Amazon Prime TV

Starting Up is your weekly guide to launching a new business in the UAE, on every Saturday, and features inspirational stories, business news, and expert advice.

Briar Prestige, CEO of high-profile PR and media production agency, Briar Prestidge International was on Dubai Eye with presenter, Natalie Lindo and Neil Petch, CEO of Virtuzone.

On this episode, Briar reveals that she was recently one of 40 entrepreneurs selected from all around the world to compete on an Amazon Prime series, The Social Movement.

She also gave actionable strategies to entrepreneurs on how to build an online-offline reputation strategy, her “starting-up” story and how companies should position their CEOs online.

Enjoy the show!

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Watch My Docu-series

The Deals in High Heels Show is a live talkshow event in Dubai, and coming soon to LA and New York.

The Deals in High Heels Show is a live talkshow event in Dubai, and coming soon to LA and New York.

A daily docu-series about Briar Prestidge’s life as an Entrepreneur, Producer and PR Strategist.

A daily docu-series about Briar Prestidge’s life as an Entrepreneur, Producer and PR Strategist.

Future Leaders Organization: Briar Prestidge's Interview with Tariq Qureshi

Future Leaders Organization: Briar Prestidge's Interview with Tariq Qureshi

FLO (Future Leaders Organization), a channel by MAD Talks, was launched on September 12, 2018, at Intersect by Lexus, and I was proud to be interviewed by Tariq Qureshi as the “Future Women.” We discussed why personal branding was so important, but is it just vanity?, how you can build a brand online, why I’m an advocate for lifelong learning and my future plans to make a difference.