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Weekly Wrap-Up: May 12-16
Balance is key in any entrepreneurial journey. As an entrepreneur, you need to learn how to balance between personal and professional life, as well as giving back to society as you help build a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem for you and your peers. What can you learn from the startups we featured this week?
Wamda 4 Women Roundtables in Doha on Monday, May 20
We're heading to Doha for the W4Women Roundtables event in partnership with Silatech and Roudha Center. We'll be hosting three separate roundtables in Doha, Amman, and Riyadh to discuss what challenges women entrepreneurs face and how to move forward and support each other. Make sure you book your seat!
Mix N' Mentor Amman brings the Lean Startup workshop, by Tech pioneer Calvin Chin
We're really excited to announce that we'll be hosting a great workshop by Cavin Chin, Founder and CEO of Transist Impact Labs, an incubator and investor in impact-driven tech startups in China. Find out what he'll be discussing.
- 17 May - International StartUps Meeting - Tunis, Tunisia
- 18 May - AUC Venture Lab Challenge Deadline - Cairo, Egypt
- 19 May - Izdehar, SME Exhibition & Conference - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- 22 May - DIC Excellence Series: Facebook Page Optimization in Dubai
- 23 May - EuroAsia Social Business Forum - Istanbul, Turkey
- 23 May - Introduction to Video Games Design Workshop - Amman, Jordan
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