With a dream and 300 Euros, Mohamed El-Fatatry left his Native Dubai and moved to Finland to obtain a higher education. In 2006, he made his entrepreneurial dream a reality and formed Muxlim, a social networking and community site for Muslims in the Western World.
The site is open to all, and as a result, has already had an unpleasant experience with "griefers." It is also integrating Facebook Connect, with encouragement to users to take advantage of other social tools on the web.
By all indication, this site is here to stay and growing strong. After two years of operation, Muxlim now has venture funding, employs 20 people, reaches hundreds of thousands of users, and has 65 to 70 percent of its audience logging in from the US and the UK. Not bad for a Finnish startup with a young CEO.