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Weekly Wrap-Up: January 27-31
We focused this week on the importance of building a founding team in leading your startup to success. Are you looking for the right partner? Are you hesitating to make your choices and set your priorities? Have a look at the advices and tips that Wamda offered you this week to facilitate your entrepreneurial journey.
Pic of theWeek
To build on your own expertise, you can co-build your idea with a person who compliments your skillset well and will be as dedicated to the idea as you. They should feel a sense of ownership and loyalty to the brand as well. You may even find the need to have more than one co-founder at different stages in your journey; rather than hiring, you can offer a founding position with equity to ensure your co-worker has a stake in the company. Read more here on what Maya, managing editor at Wamda has to say about this.
- 09 Feb - Interview Skills Workshop in Dubai
- 15 Feb - Startup Turkey Conference
- 15 Feb - GIST Entrepreneurs in Action Photo Contest
- 07 Feb - Cisco Starting a Business Workshop
Entrepreneur of the Week
This week's Entrepreneurs are Eastline Marketing's Mark Dfouni and Nemer Badin, who launched their startup more than 15 years ago in Montreal, and brought it t Lebanon in 2006. Watch our interview as they discuss their experience and recent launch of a web platform that allows clients to seamlessly create social media campaigns, and support Arabic.
Articles you Might have Missed
It is no secret that in the music industry, the evolution of publishing mediums has greatly affected monetization and turned music from a product to a service. Check out our first installment of Wamda Debates as the team discussed the viability of the streaming model in general.
A couple of days ago, Facebook announced the Dubai launch of Facebook Studio Edge to help digital agencies and organizations when marketing on Facebook. Lean more about the program's short series on Pages, Advertising, and Technology in this post.
Yala Music has been providing fans the ability to stream and download music since 2010, and has offices in France, Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, and the UAE. The company has just announced ad-based downloads; is this a model that will appeal to customers in the region? Read this post and share your thoughts.
In a time where our communication is increasingly relying on short Skype calls, Google chats, and emails, one must make sure to avoid any misunderstanding that can stem from a weakly-planned message. Read this post on how to make sure your email rocks to put all the odds on your side.
It is clear that after cofounding one of the strongest gaming startup in Jordan, Sohaib Thiab had learned a lot of valuable lessons, putting him at an advantage with any challenge he decides to undertake. Find out what lessons he learned from his four years at Wizards Productions.
What if you're not even sure what you want to do in life? New career-matching service FreshGrad has launched to solve this problem in the U.S., offering career recommendations based on an enormous database of aggregated data. Read more in this post.
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