Weekly Wrap-Up: February 03-07

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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!

MixNMentor Roadshow 2013We'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.

Upcoming Events 

Make sure to check wamda.com/events, or follow @WamdaME on Twitter to stay updated about more events! 

Entrepreneur of the Week

Entrepreneurs of the Week: Goktug Okan Oguz of UnnadoOur 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.

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Founder of GoNabit Joins MarkaVIP as COO

Founder of GoNabit Joins MarkaVIP as COOAfter 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.

7 Reasons Why You Should Not Be An Entrepreneur

7 Reasons Not to Become an EntrepreneurWamda 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.

Can a Hackerspace in Beirut Spread Do-ocracy? A Look at Lamba Labs

Lamba Labs HackerspaceHackerspaces 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.

9 Ways to Increase Your Chances at Getting a Job

9 Tips for Landing a JobNew 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.  

10 Tweetable Facts about Mobile App Development [Report]

10 Tweetable Facts about Mobile App Development [Report]

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.

90% of Tech Startups Fail [Infographic]

90% of Tech Startups Fail [Infographic]

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.

5 Innovative Ways to Crowdsource Better Governance

5 Innovative Ways to Crowdsource Better GovernanceAs 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.

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ma2too3a! Pivots Towards Crowdsourced Traffic Updates

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Ma2too3a! Pivots Towards Crowdsourced Traffic UpdatesGot 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. 

Oasis500 Launches New Investment Track for Growing Companies

Oasis500 Launches New Investment Track for StartupsThis 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.

Useful Applications for Bloggers and Online Activists in the Arab World

Useful Apps for Bloggers and ActivistsAre 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?


Video-on-Demand Portal Istikana Announces Deal with Umniah in Jordan

IstikanaAs 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.


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