This has been a big week for announcements. Check out the top news, and don't forget to register to MixNMentor as places are limited!
Announcing Mix N' Mentor Roadshow, Starting with Cairo!
We're excited to announce our second Mix N' Mentor roadshow which we will kick off in Cairo, on the 16th of March. This year, we'll be taking the event to 11 cities, so if you can't make it to Cairo, make sure you register to an event in a city near you! More in our announcement.
- 09 Feb - Interview Skills Workshop in Dubai
- 15 Feb - Startup Turkey Conference
- 15 Feb - GIST Entrepreneurs in Action Photo Contest
- 15 Feb - 320 Reality Contest Application Deadline
- 16 Feb - Arab Youth and Entrepreneurship: Holistic Approaches to Nurturing Local Ecosystems
- 16 Feb - Cairo Transport App Challenge Awards
Entrepreneur of the Week
Our Entrepreneur of the Week is Goktub Ozkan, co-founder of Turkish flash sales and e-commerce platform Unnado. They sell products for future moms and babies, and after being in business for more than two years, are already quadrupling their revenues. How? Find out in our interview.
Articles you Might have Missed
After founding, selling, and then closing GoNabit, one would assume Sohrab Jahanbani would be ready for a time out. Yet, he's just joined MarkaVIP as their COO. Find out more about it in this post.
Wamda contributor and Entrepreneur Khurram Zafar's first piece on our Community Blog was the winner of our Best Community Post competition. Read this post as he highlights the wrong reasons to become an entrepreneur.
Hackerspaces are all the rage now in the tech world, and if you haven't checked out Lamba Laba in Beirut, you're missing out on one of the most dynamic places to hang out. Find out more about the space, and its aims of becoming a collaboration space in this post.
New beginnings often incur new jobs, and if you've been having trouble landing that dreamy position, read this post by Wamda Managing Editor Maya Rahal, as she shares tips to make sure come prepared.
If you're a developer, chances are that you've already implemented or considered implementing a mobile app. Check out these quick stats you could tweet, based on VisionMobile’s recent survey of 3,460 developers across 95 countries.
Allmand Law have recently conducted a study and found that more than 90% of tech startups fail. If that seems too unrealistic to fathom, read this post to find out why the number is high.
As technology is quickly allowing discussions to take a multi-directional aspect, citizens can make use of new tools to track accountability and ensure their government maintains a healthy level of transparency. Read this post for 5 ways this could be possible.
Got somewhere to go but not sure how to navigate around Lebanon? Ma2too3a's got you covered, as it crowdsources information about anything that might pose danger or inconvenience on the streets and highways of Lebanon and, soon, the Arab world. Read this post for a sneak peek of their new functionality.
This week, the region's biggest startup accelerator has announced a new investment vehicle which will target growth stage companies. Find out more about their new program in this post.
Are you an activist or a blogger always looking for ways to make working for the cause you believe in easier? Wamda contributor Ahmad Gabr suggests the following apps in his latest post. Which ones have you tried?
As Istikana's first deal with a telecom company and the first in the region between a video-on-demand portal and telecoms, the partnership will allow Umniah 3G subscribers to access Istikana's database of online Arabic videos. What will this deal bring to Istikana? Find out in this post.