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Weekly Wrap-Up: September 30 - October 04
This week, we've highlighted a number of startups that keep on setting the bar higher for themselves. What drives you to go further?
Pic of the Week
- 05 Oct - SHARE Beirut
- 06 Oct - ExpoTech Technology Week 2012 in Palestine
- 06 Oct - Global Thinkers Forum: Women Leaders in MENA
- 10 Oct - Webit Congress 2012
- 11 Oct - Social Media Impact 2012
Entrepreneur of the Week
This week's 'Entrepreneur of the Week' is Abdullah Mando, of Saudi production house UTURN Entertainment. Abdullah discusses how founding a production house has always been close to a dream of his. Watch his interview here to learn how UTURN averaged 20-30 million users per month last year.
Articles you Might have Missed
This week, we've highlighted 10 gaming startups from the MENA who are doing it right. Read more to find out what makes these startups stand fiercely against international competition.
Is Jabbar looking to sell one of its portfolio companies? Read more about the rumor and what Jabbar chairman and CEO Samih Toukan had to say about it here.
Doa'a Essa Abdul Wahab admits to loving food and knowing how to cook, yet she never imagined herself getting into the food business. So how does she manage to keep her two companies running? Read here to find out.
Chimigi, Iran's first online research panel, released an infographic of the country's digital consumption in 2012. Check out Iran's consumer trends in Internet and mobile usage here.
Startup Events You Should Know About
Last week's StartupQ8 event was a huge success. The event even hosted a Q&A session with the co-founders of Dishadah Express. Find out here how Abdallah Al-Shalabi, who is behind both the blog and the event, prepared for it and what the highlights were by the man himself.
Over 500 students, entrepreneurs, developers, investors, and other tech enthusiasts attended the kickoff of the Hi-Tech Hub event series. Find out how the event went, and what advice Sami Shalabi, software inventor and entrepreneur now at Google, had to give here.
If you were in Sharjah, we hope you didn't miss Startup Weekend Sharjah. Read more to learn about the pitches, including that of a 9 year old CEO.
Find out which startup secured an investment on SeedStartup Demo day, and read about the other startups that were pitching here.
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