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Weekly Wrap-Up: September 09-13
The season of entrepreneurship events is just around the corner, so make sure you catch up on the latest news, and check out what interesting events are coming up.
Pic of the Week
What does 'Think Big' mean to you? Find out what our Editor-in-Chief Nina Curley had to say about it this week.
- 15 Sept - It's the AppAttack!
- 17 Sept - Google Days is Coming to Algeria
- 20 Sept - SeedStartup Demo Day in Dubai
- 22 Sept - Build your Business Plan Workshop
- 23 Sept - Social Media Week is Coming to Jeddah
Entrepreneur of the Week
This week's 'Entrepreneur of the Week' is Faris Zaher of Yamsafer, which recently announced a $1m investement from Sadara Ventures. Faris chats with Wamda about what differenciates Yamsafer from other travel sites and how it has evolved from the idea it was, to what it is today. Watch his interview here.
Articles you Might have Missed
This week, we’ve highlighted 10 startups that are redefining the region’s food and beverage industry. This post is guaranteed to make you hungry.
On the 11th of September, the Internet censorship bill went before the Jordanian Parliament. Read more about it and people's reactions here.
In this post, Christopher Schroeder, former CEO of Healthcentral.com - sold last January - shares with us the three thrings world-class startup teams share.
What can make or break the match between MENA and the concept of equity crowdfunding? Find out here.
Last week, Zynga were proud to announce the launch of FarmVille2, a "next generation social game" with beautiful graphics, more complex characters and social interactions, as well as a new set of social features. Read more about it and Zynga here.
How do you keep your social media strategy in check? Read Wamda contributor and Booz and Company management consultant Mo Ali Yusuf's article to know what you should keep in mind.
Is your city losing its creative capital? Read Wamda contributor and cofounder of the Arab Development Initiative Oubai Kerdy's article on ways cities can turn into environments that foster and promote creativity.
Last week, we were thrilled to have to opportunity to interview Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications @NicolaSehnaoui live on Twitter. The questions were crowdsourced and mainly revolved around the newly-launched Beirut Digital District (BDD) and innovation and entrepreneurship in Lebanon. Read more here.
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