Weekly Wrap-Up: October 28 - November 01

by wamda, November 1, 2012

In all of our coverage of success stories, you will find that building and maintaining strong connections can quickly change the life of your startup. How do you nurture the connections you make?

Pic of the Week

Pic of the Week: Connections Will be Vital

Humans are social creatures by nature. But how important are the roles that connections play in your day-to-day life? Read what our Managing Editor Maya had to say about it here.

Upcoming Events

We're especially excited about next week, as we’re hitting three different cities with our Mix N’ Mentor events. Check out the attendee lists and reserve your ticket now!

Get Ready to Network. Wamda Reveals the Mix 'n' Mentor Attendee List!Read our post to learn more. Each event will have its own twist; and its own list of speakersRegister soon as places are limited.

Make sure to check wamda.com/events, or follow @WamdaME on Twitter to stay updated about more events you can!

Entrepreneur of the Week

Entrepreneur of the Week: Bedriye Hulya of b-fitThis week's 'Entrepreneur of the Week' is Bedriye Hülya of b-fit, a chain of gyms for women, by women, in Turkey. Hülya shares with us what challenges she faced as she started her gym franchise, and offers her advice to entrepreneurs and women. Watch her interview here. 

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How to Use a Cow Creatively: Social Entrepreneurship Gets Innovative in Egypt How do you start a social enterprise to change the world? Why did Moroccan expert Adnane Adioui ask the attendees of his workshop on Social Entrepreneurship: “How can a cow save the World?” Find out why here.

Wamda Capital Announces its First Ten Investments

Wamda Capital Announces its First Ten InvestmentsWamda Capital is a sector-agnostic fund that typically invests at the early stage, oftens co-investing with other regional and international investors - and last year, Wamda went on an investment blitz. Read about its ten first investments here.

Two Simple Ways to Boost Education in the Arab World

Education

In his latest post on Wamda, Wamda contributor Nafez Dakkak explores two ways two gaps in education in the Arab world. What are they and how can we overcome them? Read his post to find out. 

Apply before Nov 5th to Pitch to Silicon Valley Investors in Amman

Apply before Nov 5th to Pitch to Silicon Valley Investors in Amman

Silicon Valley investors Geeks on a Plane are coming to our Mix N' Mentor event in Amman on Nov 9th! Entrepreneurs will get a chance to chat with them in a casual group setting where they can voice opinions and discuss the challenges of their startups. If you're looking to pitch, sign up before November 5th.

How to Monetize Digital Content in Emerging Markets: eMarketer’s Geoff Ramsey [Wamda TV] 

Geoff Ramsey of eMarketer

Geoff Ramsey is the founder of eMarketer, an online digital advertising and marketing intelligence site. Watch his interview as he dicusses trends in access and monetiztion of digital content in emerging markets.

Can Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Solve Addressing Problems in the Arab World?

Addy

Addy is an 'addressing system for the digital age', designed to allow users to drop a pin onto a map and generate a customized URL representing that location. Originally Khaled Naim's sideproject, Addy solves a major problem. Read this post to find out how.

Building a TripAdvisor for Cars in Dubai: YallaMotor

YallaMotorYallaMotor is a platform that helps you find the perfect car. It operates in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. So if you're looking for looking for reviews, price comparisons, and more, this platform is for you. Find out more about it here.

A Chat with the Startup Founder Who Secured Over $10 Million on Kickstarter [Wamda TV]

Pebble

How did Pebble, a watch-like device that connects with the Internet, smartphones and laptops secure a $10.3 million start-up boost from Kickstarter? Find out in our interview with founder Eric Migicovsky.

Get Ready to Network. Wamda Reveals the Mix 'n' Mentor Attendee List!

Mix N' Mentor

Today we finally revealed the list of attendees of our three Mix N' Mentor events. We're really excited as this is quickly shaping up to be quite the networking opportunity. Check out who's coming here.

Do Startups Need More Twitter Tools? Egypt’s TweetKeteer Offers Social Media PR in a Box

TweetKeteer

“TweetKeteer” (keteer means “a lot” in Arabic). Twitter Marketeer is their new product, designed to held social media manager engage their audience without risking coming off as spammy. How exactly? Read the post to find out.

Daily Deals In The Arab World: What Sells, What Doesn't; Insights From Cobone

Daily Deals In The Arab World: What Sells, What Doesn't; Insights From Cobone Dubai-based daily deals site Cobone released an infographic revealing data about what works and what doesn't, collected from a focus group of 10,000. What categories are the most popular in daily deals? How are customers responding to this sales model? Find out here.