Silicon Desert: Can Kuwait move from oil to entrepreneurs?

It is a Tuesday evening in a basement room in Kuwait City’s Dasman Complex, a cluster of art supply shops and offices.

More than a dozen women – Kuwaitis and expats – are listening intently to 28-year-old finance graduate Arwa Al-Jaser.

Ms Al-Jaser used to work in a government job. But since September she has been a member of the team behind Mukankom, a website for renting workspace, offices and meeting rooms by the hour.

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