Meet with Donna Benton, Founder The Entertainer
Startup Grind is hosting at in5 Tech, a firechat with Ms. Donna Benton, Founder and Chairwoman of The ENTERTAINER
Donna Benton founded the ENTERTAINER in 2001 with the dual aim to make Dubai’s dining and leisure venues more affordable and enable world-class outlets to new customers. Donna built the business from the ground up, and its ‘buy one get one free’ concept has enjoyed phenomenal global success. The award-winning ENTERTAINER app launched in late 2013, and the company has now fully transitioned from a print publication to a data-driven tech company.
In 2018, Donna sold 85% of her stake to GHF Financial Group, a Bahrain-based Islamic investment bank and has since been involved in various other business ventures. She opened Chloe’s Beauty, Hair & Nails; a ladies-only salon with a focus on quality, affordability and convenience. Donna is an active partner in Dawson Sports, a UAE-based provider of sports equipment and apparel to schools, nurseries and clubs across the GCC. She is also involved in some of the UAE’s latest F&B concepts including Black Tap, Luigia Ristorante and Azure Beach at Rixos Premium Dubai hotel. Donna also has an extensive property portfolio.
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