Weekly Wrap-Up: July 14-18

by wamda, July 18, 2013

Nominate your candidate for the Karim Jazouani Award

Karim Jazouani AwardWamda recently announced the Karim Jazouani Award, a yearly prize that will be given to a young Moroccan entrepreneur who is working on giving back to the startup community in the country. Nominate your candidate before August 8th.

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