Weekly Wrap-Up: September 09-13

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The season of entrepreneurship events is just around the corner, so make sure you catch up on the latest news, and check out what interesting events are coming up.

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Thing big

What does 'Think Big' mean to you? Find out what our Editor-in-Chief Nina Curley had to say about it this week.



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Entrepreneur of the Week

Entrepreneur of the Week: Faris Zaher of Yamsafer

This week's 'Entrepreneur of the Week' is Faris Zaher of Yamsafer, which recently announced a $1m investement from Sadara Ventures. Faris chats with Wamda about what differenciates Yamsafer from other travel sites and how it has evolved from the idea it was, to what it is today. Watch his interview here.

Articles you Might have Missed

Top 10 Tasty Food and Beverage Startups in the Arab World

Top 15 Non-Tech Startups that are Going GlobalThis week, we’ve highlighted 10 startups that are redefining the region’s food and beverage industry. This post is guaranteed to make you hungry.

 

Digital Freedoms: A Middle East Update

Digital FreedomOn the 11th of September, the Internet censorship bill went before the Jordanian Parliament. Read more about it and people's reactions here


Goodbye Mizado, Hello Jumia: Inside Rocket Internet's Newest Gamble in Egypt

Goodbye Mizado, Hello Jumia: Inside Rocket Internet's Newest Gamble in EgyptWamda contributor Omar Aysha visits Jumia's HQ and sits down for a chat with Pierre Hervé, Jumia's director of marketing. Read about it here.


Hockey Tips for Entrepreneurs: Do You Know Where the Puck is Going?

Do you know where the puck is going?In this post, Christopher Schroeder, former CEO of Healthcentral.com - sold last January - shares with us the three thrings world-class startup teams share.


Is Equity Crowdfunding a Viable Model in MENA? A Look at Eureeca

Is Equity Crowdfunding a Viable Model in MENA? A Look at Eureeca

What can make or break the match between MENA and the concept of equity crowdfunding? Find out here.



Zynga Launches First Game in Arabic with FarmVille2

Zynga Launches First Game in Arabic with FarmVille2

Last week, Zynga were proud to announce the launch of FarmVille2, a "next generation social game" with beautiful graphics, more complex characters and social interactions, as well as a new set of social features. Read more about it and Zynga here.

 

5 Key Decisions You Need to Make to Improve Your Social Media Strategy

5 Key Decisions You Need to Make to Improve Your Social Media Strategy

How do you keep your social media strategy in check? Read Wamda contributor and Booz and Company management consultant Mo Ali Yusuf's article to know what you should keep in mind.


How Can Cities in the MENA Encourage and Retain Creativity?

Cities in the MENAIs your city losing its creative capital? Read Wamda contributor and cofounder of the Arab Development Initiative Oubai Kerdy's article on ways cities can turn into environments that foster and promote creativity. 

Lebanese Telecoms Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui Interviewed by Wamda on Twitter - Here's How it Went

Lebanese Telecoms Minister Nicolas SehnaouiLast week, we were thrilled to have to opportunity to interview Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications @NicolaSehnaoui live on Twitter. The questions were crowdsourced and mainly revolved around the newly-launched Beirut Digital District (BDD) and innovation and entrepreneurship in Lebanon. Read more here.

 

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